Weiz Guy

hefeweizen

Kiwis like to eat bread by the truckload, but we’re sometimes surprised to find that wheat can also make a mighty good beer. It gives it a sweeter, cloudier base, while the yeast produces a unique flavour of ripe bananas, vanilla and clove. So raise a glass to the Weiz Guys who invented this brew. It’s the best thing since sliced bread.

Kiwis also know their beer.  Way back in 2000, when Carl's purpose in life was to introduce true to style international beers to the locals, most of us were scratching our heads when we held up a glass of Bavarian Hefe, this cloudy concoction called a wheat beer.  16 years on, us worldly lot have weized up, caught up and arguably overtaken the rest of the world in our craft beer know how.  So we have finally given our Tuatara Hefe an identity of it's own.  Because we think you're weiz enough to figure the rest out.

Taste: Ripe banana, vanilla and clove. Balanced sweetness, with slight tart finish.

Aroma: Banana and clove

Look: Distinctively cloudy

Hops: Pacific Jade

Malt: NZ Lager, NZ Wheat, German Wheat

Alcohol (ABV): 5%

Bitterness (IBU): 15

Try With: Fresh crayfish

Available: Tap, 330ml, 500ml, 6 pack


Awards Won:

2016 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Best in class
2016 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Gold
2015 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Bronze
2014 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Bronze
2013 Australian International Beer Awards - German Style Hefe - Bronze
2013 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Bronze
2012 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Best in class
2012 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards – Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Silver
2011 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Gold
2011 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Best in class
2010 Australian International Beer Awards - German Style Hefeweizen – Silver
2010 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards – Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Silver
2009 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Best in class
2009 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Styles - Gold
2008 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Wheat & Other Grain Beers - Gold
2007 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards – Wheat of Other Grain Beers - Silver

 

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