Beer #202 - W/C 7 January 2019
BREWERY // Back in 2011 we were in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis which meant Chris Mills and his wife, Natasha Dahlberg, weren't getting much work for their movie visual effects business. Fortunately for us, Chris was able to crank up his home-brewing hobby and start supplying a local Lower Hutt market with beer he brewed in a tiny 50L kit in their rumpus room. He figured that, while the demand for pixel polishers may fluctuate, the thirst for beer would ride out any recession. Demand for Kereru beer quickly grew and they custom-built a brewery in a former linoleum factory where you can now visit for a tour and try beer fresh from the tank at the cellar door.
BEER // Many drinkers like to drink seasonally - dark beers in Winter and light beers in Summer. Obviously we don't agree that something as trivial as the Earth's axial tilt relative to the ecliptic plane should hold sway over what is in your glass. If you're unsure about quaffing a dark beer in the January sunshine, this relatively light tropical porter could be the one to change your mind. Kereru first infused toasted coconut into a porter art the request of their friend Justina. After the first brew, they developed new techniques for infusing the huge amount of coconut into the beer without blocking all their hoses. As well as coconut, you may get coffee, cocoa and vanilla in this medium bodied dessert beer. Be sure not to drink too cold as you might miss out on the malt and coconut flavours. Cheers Justina!
BREWERY // Kereru
BEER // For Great Justice
STYLE // Porter
ORIGIN // Upper Hutt
ABV // 4.5%
TEMPERATURE // Cellar temperature. 10-12C
FOOD MATCH // Bean Chilli. Jerk Chicken. Brie. Brownies & Vanilla Ice Cream. Pineapple Cream Cake.
GLASS // Dimpled Handle. Large Wine Glass