Tuatara have done it again. When you’ve been cooped indoors with work and the weather is increasingly inclement, this is a nice Friday night reminder of how glorious the now faded summer was. For those wondering, green hopped means the hops make a direct journey from the vine to the brew without any treatment in between. The Nelson Sauvin, Citra and Amarillo hops here are all the better for it. Think of it like a Teppanyaki chef serving you up summer fruit flavours instead of fried meat and vegetables. Every time you open your mouth he’s just quick firing flavours of lychee, passionfruit and citrus off his spatula and onto your gratefully receptive thirst.
The neck of the bottle is studded with a spine to give a leathery feel like the neck of, say, a Tuatara. Great handful and a helpful non slip (well, if you’ve already had a few, less slip) design.
Serve while it’s still just about warm enough to close your eyes and delude yourself that summer is somehow still here.