The beautiful and distinctive tā moko is the art of Māori tattoo. The complex designs were like a history of a person’s ancestry and achievements and indicated their status within a tribe. Today the practice continues for both men and women and remains a unique expression of cultural identity. This strong sense of identification is also seen in the Nelson region of New Zealand, which is renowned for the hops grown there, including Riwaka, a bold hop with strong tropical characters.
A showcase for these Riwaka hops, Emerson’s Pilsner offers a strong fruitiness that calls to mind the Marlborough region’s famous sauvignon blancs, and is probably the best example of a New Zealand pilsner today. With aromas and flavours of citrus and passionfruit, the palate is rich, dense but very drinkable, and you’ll enjoy an almost silky mouthfeel. Experience the highest quality Nelson hops in a beer that is among the best New Zealand has to offer.