Remember back in the day when I told you to keep your eyes peeled for more from NZ brewing company, Monteith's? Well no need to go to any trouble because I've figured it out for you!
This little label is fast becoming my favourite brewer. They are so fantastically original and their products are so, so good. They have crafted two beers; a dark, thick, rib-sticking winter brew, and a light, fragrant summer ale which will have you relaxing on a banana lounge next to an inflatable pool in no time
I'm no beer fanatic, after all I'm a dainty girl aren't I, but I have been known to sip a beer now and then. We first tried the two ales on tap at the East Village Hotel in East Sydney on a recommendation by a friend that "if you can't imagine yourself drinking this all summer, then we can no longer hang out". Well I can tell you that we will be hanging out with that guy EVERY SINGLE DAY this summer because that pale ale is unlike anything I have ever had. Ed deduced it down to tasting like a glass of Pimms, and he was exactly right. It's Pimms, in beer form. A slightly citrus, dry, fruity tang that made me want to sell my puppy and fly to Barcelona to hang out on the beach for a few months.
The winter ale is dark, brooding and perfect on the cold and rainy night we tried it on. If I had a beautiful duck ragu to go with it, I'm pretty sure my life would be complete.
Check them out, i'm sure there will be plenty more gems to come from Monteith's, and i'll be waiting, bottle opener in hand.