Back in the day, the US supply of APA hops went up in smoke, literally. So rather than inciting a riot, Tatara turned to some home grown, New Zealand cones as a temporary fix.
This unwittingly resulted in the evolution of their Aotearoa Pale Ale. One to rival its American counterpart. With citrus flavours and full hop finish, the result was Kapai.
Embracing the 100% kiwiness of their Aotearoa Pale Ale, they recently renamed this brew KAPAI, encapsulating the true character of the beer.
Taste: Citrus, grapefruit and herb flavours with a fresh hop finish.
Aroma: Tropical fruits and orange marmalade.
Look: Golden amber to copper.
Hops: Motueka, Pacific Jade, NZ Cascade, Nelson Sauvin
Malt: NZ Lager, NZ Ale, NZ Light Crystal, NZ Medium Crystal
Alcohol (ABV): 5.8%
Bitterness (IBU): 46
Try With: Venison sausages!
Available: Tap, 330ml, 500ml, 6 pack, 12 pack
2016 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Pale Ale – Silver
2015 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Pale Ale – Bronze
2014 Asia Beer Cup - Light Ale – Silver
2014 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - International Ale Styles – Gold
2013 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Silver
2013 Australian International Beer Awards - Other Pale Ale - Silver