SPEIGHT’S DISTINCTION ALE
An ancient Māori war dance that demonstrates a tribe’s strength and pride, the haka traditionally took place both on the battlefield and when groups would meet in peace. The striking foot-stomping, body-slapping display is familiar to many today when it’s performed before the start of a rugby match, and is still used during Māori ceremonies and celebrations, like weddings and birthdays. It demonstrates the importance of the occasion and honours guests, sharing a goal in common with Speight’s Distinction Ale.
Created as a celebration of 120 years of the Speight’s Brewing Co. in New Zealand, today this ale continues to be the perfect beer to share with valued guests when commemorating significant moments. It is soft, creamy and light on the palate, and is full of roasted malty sweetness with hints of caramel and butterscotch. The finish offers a slight hop bite that sets it apart from other beers. Raise a glass at your next occasion (and really any will do), and toast a moment worth celebrating.