Wai-iti Lager

3.4% ABV

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.

Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards 2015 - Gold medal  

Wai-iti Lager
Brewmasters comments

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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.

I'd heard about this relatively new hop with stonefruit properties called Wai-iti and was keen to give it a go, so with Pilsner and Crystal malts and a good amount of Wai-iti hops, Wai-iti Lager was born.

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.

Tasting notes

Tasting Notes

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.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Wai-iti Lager is made with only natural ingredients: three hops, two malts, water and yeast. It contains no additives.

Packaging

Packaging

Wai-iti Lager is available in 1.3L PET riggers online, in supermarkets and liquor outlets; and in kegs for cafes and bars.

Our Range

Pilsner

A hoppy, golden beer with full malt flavour.

Tasman Reserve Lager

A strong, premium lager with plenty of fruit characteristics.

Wai-iti Lager

A lower alcohol lager, light and refreshing, with zesty citrus and stonefruit characteristics.

Blonde

A blend of malted wheat and barley produce a light, easy drinking wheat beer

Fern Lager

Our take on the classic, refreshing, Kiwi lager.

Fern Draught

A light brown draught with slight bitterness and a malty, biscuity aroma.

Best Bitter

Five specialty malts give this English style bitter its biscuit and toffee characteristics.

Pale Ale

A copper coloured ale with good malt sweetness and a pleasant fruity aroma.

I.P.A.

A moderately hopped English style India Pale Ale.

American Pale Ale

A medium bodied A.P.A. brewed with Chinook and Cascade hops from the USA.

Porter

A dark ale with a full body and rich texture.

Berry Cider

An apple based cider with additions of strawberries, blackcurrants and boysenberries.

Scotch Ale

A smooth, richly flavoured, medium bodied ale with a deep ruby colour.

Crisp Apple Cider

Crisp, clean and refreshing with a medium sweet palate.

Ginger Beer

A refreshing, non-alcoholic ginger beer, that goes great with a lime wedge or two.

Alcoholic Lemonade

Real lemon juice gives this lemonade its sharp, citrus bite.

Special releases

Check out our latest seasonal brews and special limited releases.
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