Champion New Zealand Lager – The Brewers Guild Awards 2017
The Brewers Guild Awards 2017 were held in October at The Wigram Air Force Museum. This year's results produced a record 61 Gold Medals! The smaller breweries really stood up this year with the likes of Sawmill in Matakana, McLeod’s in Waipu getting some well deserved accolades. The consistency of Epic and Behemoth also stood out as they both took home a big haul of medals. The star of the show was Wellington’s Garage Project who took out Champion Brewery
This week we are featuring Eagle Dry Hopped Pilsner. Brewed just down the road from us on Riccarton Rd. This was named Champion New Zealand Lager. Such a massive accolade and a huge congratulations goes to Dave and the team at Eagle.
"Eagle Pilsner is based on a traditional malt base, but brought into the modern era with the generous addition of Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops. Aromas of mashed grapes and lychee a medium body full of fruit and distinct Pilsner finish which leaves the full flavour lingering."