Here comes the Sun Set - Tuatara’s Sun Set NZ Roadie!

Posted on Saturday 24/10/2015

After 15 years of sharing a few brews with people all around NZ, it's really time to say thanks to all those craft beer and Tuatara fans, who've enjoyed our beers over the years.

We wanted to do something a bit fun and festive by way of thanks, so we're loading up our 1978 snifter-coloured Landy with our special brews for the summer, and heading your way!

To us, summer is all about getting out to other parts of the country; the great escape from town; connecting with friends, old and new; BBQs that lift the spirit and great beers to go alongside them. (And definitely the odd kite surf or two….)

So we're getting you in the mood for summer with our Sun Set NZ Roadie, with Pit Stop events from the North Island to the South, and finishing up at the Dunedin Beer & Food Fest!

Carl will be pulling up in the Landy (followed by a Brew Cube or two in convoy!) bringing you our Sun Set summer beers, Solstice Spiced Saison and Outrigger Pacific Pale Ale, at daytime and evening events in Taupo, Rotorua, Raglan, Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington.

These Pit Stops will be a celebration in each town with an array of summer food pairings, live music, charity fundraisers and prize giveaways, as well as some stonking Tuatara tap takeovers.

In some places, we'll even be pouring straight from the Landy's built-in tap system!

And because it's a special occasion and as a huge thanks to you, Carl and the Tuatara brew crew will also be giving Tuatara fans a sneaky preview (read: taste) of our very limited release 15th birthday cellar-bratory brew, the XV Russian Imperial Stout!

There will only be 300 of these 1500ml magnums for sale come November, but we will be donating one at each evening event to be auctioned, with proceeds from the auction going towards a local charity.

And what's a roadie without dropping in on some mates whilst in transit? We'll also be doing a couple of beer collaborations with Croucher Brewing in Rotorua and Three Boys Brewery in Christchurch! More beer for you - a taste of the North and the South - created by clever clogs from both of our fair islands.

Hitchhikers, feel free to apply! If you need to get somewhere to go, we're happy to get you there. (Provided it's not off the beaten track, and you don't mind getting jostled about in the Landy.)

If you can't join us, fear not - we promise you can be there in spirit. We'll be sharing the whole Sun Set NZ Roadie story on our social channels! There will also be a few awesome online giveaways for the arm chair Roadie goer at home - so follow us closely… We promise, it'll be as good as being there.

And just FYI - we want to let everyone know we advocate safe, sober driving, and there will be sober drivers commandeering the Sun Set Roadie at all times!

So, check out when Carl, the Tuatara Brew Crew and the Sun Set NZ Roadie will be heading your way:

North Island Leg
Oct 28 - Lakehouse - Taupo (1:30pm)
Oct 28 - Volcanic Kitchen - Taupo (5:30pm)
Oct 29 - Brew Pub Rotorua - Rotorua (1pm)
Oct 29 - Craft Hamilton - Hamilton - (5:30pm) 
Oct 30 - Raglan - Raglan Social Club (11:30am)
Oct 30 - Auckland - 16 Tun (5pm)

South Island Leg
Nov 4 - Nelson - The Free House (5pm)
Nov 5 - Christchurch - Kaizuka Bar (5pm)
Nov 6 - Dunedin - Ombrellos (5pm)
Nov 7 - Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival (12pm)

Nov 11 - Wellington - Watch this space…

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