In the spirit of October's "Kiwis for Kiwis" movement, Croucher Brewing, BREW Craft Beer Pub and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter have teamed up to help support New Zealand’s iconic native bird. And what better way to work together than to release a special edition beer, where some of the proceeds of keg and glass sales go to help the crucial Kiwi conservation work done by Kiwi Encounter right here in Rotorua.
This evening at BREW Rotorua, we are tapping the first keg of North Island Brown Ale, where $1 of each pint sold will be donated plus a portion of each keg sold around the country.
Croucher North Island Brown, is a 4.3% Brown Ale with a dose of fruity hops. The concept behind the beer was inspired by Rotorua itself. “This beer is a great Spring-time celebration,” says Croucher Craft Beer Evangelist, Julie Howard, “it’s sessionable enough for an afternoon on it and it’s a nice celebration of the Kiwi hatchling season. We’re excited to give people an excuse to have a pint and do some good at the same time.”
As mentioned, the Kiwi hatching season is just commencing. When Kiwi eggs are located they are taken to Kiwi Encounter, incubated and then once hatched the baby Kiwi is raised to the point where they can be returned to their natural habitat.
Our North Island Brown Ale will be featured at this weekend’s Pacific Beer Expo in Wellington, after which it will be available for national distribution. North Island Brown is a very limited release and available in kegs only, so get it while you can.
About Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter: The Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs is New Zealand's largest and most successful Kiwi conservation centre, having hatched and nurtured over 1350 eggs since 1995. Find out more about what they do and how you can support them by visiting them here.