SPEIGHT’S TRIPLE HOP PILSNER
From a friendly ‘Kia ora’ to a warm ‘Ka kite anō’ (that’s ‘Hello’ and ‘See you again’), the Māori language – te reo Māori - is spoken by almost a quarter of New Zealanders and is considered a national treasure. In the last 200 years it has faced some challenges, from being the predominant language of the land at the beginning of the 19th century to concerns it was dying out by the mid-20th century. Fortunately today the language is undergoing a revival with major initiatives implemented to halt its decline, displaying a resilience that is also reflected at Speight’s.
During the 1950s and ‘60s countless beer brands disappeared as larger breweries swallowed up their smaller competitors, but a notable survivor was Speight’s. Since this era of consolidation, Speight’s has only become stronger, with Triple Hop Pilsner an example of this strength. Most recently it won a gold medal i at the 2013 International Brewing Awards. The award-winning taste offers a blend of aromatic hops that give this pilsner its full flavour and clean finish.