This lager won a Gold Medal at the 2015 Brewers Guild Awards and a Bronze medal this year.
Brewed with a trio of hops, this 3.4% lager is light and refreshing. 'Bigger' beers naturally have more body, but it’s a little known fact that lower-alcohol beers can be harder to brew so Tracy was really put to the test on this one! Wai-iti hops have been used for the first time in our brewing process and were used as our main hop addition as it gives the beer a zesty blend of citrus characteristics.
We decided to brew a mid-strength lager following the lowering of the legal limit for blood alcohol in December 2014. Brewing a flavoursome beer with good body and balance, but with lower alcohol content is not easy, and so the team put me up to the challenge.
Wai-iti Lager started its life as a Limited Release, but after it won a Gold medal at the Brewers Guild of NZ awards in 2015, we brought it into our core range so you can enjoy it all year round.
Brewed with a trio of hops, Wai-iti Lager is light and refreshing, with good body and balance. Wai-iti hops have been used as the main hop addition to give the beer a zesty blend of citrus and stonefruit characteristics. Enjoy at 2-4ºC.
Wai-iti Lager is made with only natural ingredients: three hops, two malts, water and yeast. It contains no additives.
Wai-iti Lager is available in 1.3L PET riggers online, in supermarkets and liquor outlets; and in kegs for cafes and bars.
The use of two extremely popular dual purpose English hops, Challenger and
Northdown, contribute to the fantastic blend of fruity, spicy and floral hop
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