Tuatara – Conehead – Green Head IPA 6%
The hops are always greener on the other side, in this case the other side of Cook Strait in New Zealand. There’s only one way to get those cones to the North Island in prime condition and that’s to scramble the jets. OK, it’s to scramble a single engine prop plane with the seats taken out, but be assured that the 800kg of green hops that went into Conehead 2015 were flown direct from Nelson to Paraparaumu in an actual plane, touching down right next door to the Tuatara Brewery. One short hop for a brewer, one giant green-hopping for mankind.
IPA – 6% – 500ml
Type: PaleFlavours: Citrusy/Fruity
Brewed by Tuatara
We met the good guys from Tuatara at the Craft Beer Rising beer festival in Feb 2015 and had to get hold of some of their great beer.
Tuatara started brewing over a decade ago, and is now a well established brewing company based in windy Wellington, New Zealand. Tuatara has won dozens of industry awards for their beer including BGNZ Champion Brewery of New Zealand in 2008.