A couple of expat Australians living in Hawkes Bay have some friendly advice for NZ’s mainstream brewers: You forgot the hops, bro.
There are four ingredients in beer: water, malted barley, hops, and yeast.
Sure, some of you, especially the bigger operations, probably add a whole bunch of preservatives and other additives that I’d rather remain ignorant of, but basic beer brewing requires just those four things.
Water, malted barley, hops, and yeast.
No? Then let me point it out to you.
Please use some.
Fush ‘n’ Chups Admin
You’d think the friendly advice would be appreciated. A “spokeswoman” from DB, however, took the bait.
"They can't be serious," she said. "We've got some of the best beer in the world."
DB, by the way, are the “brewers” of Tui. That’s how “serious” they are.
So in honour of our Australian friends, tonight I’m drinking Coopers.
How ‘bout you?