Noted on the weekend at the booze cellar at Belconnen Mall, (I think its Dan Murphys but I’m not 100% sure of their name):
<b>New Zealand Tui – $11 a 1/2 dozen</b>
Tui is an East Indian Pale Ale, normal retail price should be around $16-18. Some say on the 7th day he rested, I say on the 7th day he created Tui, and it took him all day. Fantastic beer, originally designed to withstand the long sea voyages from England, 2ndary fermentation occurs in the bottle on the voyage over. Didn’t take the Kiwi’s long to work out they could just brew it in country – and Tui was born.
(Tui is the name of a native bird in NZ)
<b>New Zealand Speights – $11 a 1/2 dozen</b>
Speights is for those drinking alone, with all their mates. Seriously though, its a sturdy drop from the bottom of the South Island, normal retail price should be $16-18 as well. A little ruggeder (tarter on the tongue) than Tui, and won’t give you a hangover due to its chemical makeup – allegedly. Wouldn’t think it was a bitter though, it seems a little bit like a Canadian microbrew, but from New Zealand. Well worth a tenner though, especially if you want something to look flash next to your dozen Tui.