Emporium Brewing Get To Da Choppa
What to expect:
Light, zingy citrus and sweet spice
Kaikōura-based Emporium have been operating for only five years, but this is the third year in a row they’ve featured in the Top 30 and the second time this beer has come through. The judges were unanimous in their love for this “delicate” beer which showcases lots of sweet citrus (think mandarin and orange zest) and coriander spice. There are some banana esters in there as well. The spritzy carbonation fills your palate and gives your tastebuds a zing. Unless you’re a big Arnold Schwarzenegger fan you might not know that the beer is named for one his most famous lines from the movie Predator, and that’s because the beer is a tribute to Austria-born Philipp Valentin from Kaikoura restaurant Slam Club.
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The spice and citrus of a Belgian-style white ale is classic match for mussels, prawns, calamari and crayfish. Or just fish 'n' chips.