Liberty’s status as New Zealand’s finest craft brewery was cemented after winning Champion Brewery at the 2019 NZ brewers Guild Awards. This Gold and Trophy award winning beer is full of our favorite hop varieties from the Yakima valley in Washington State.
Profile: Pungent stone fruit, big caramel body, subtle tropical notes with a robust malt profile that supports the hop load
The story of Liberty goes back all the way to when they became dissatisfied by what offerings New Zealand had in terms of beer. In particular: Flavour in Beer. Living out in West Auckland there was not a lot to offer: The local licensing trust controlled what one was able to buy in the local outlets. They had tried all the imported stuff… and this led them to believe that it was possible that there was more to beer than flavourless fizzy lager.
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Dominic Kelly from Hashigo Zake helped out by offering Liberty a tap to put their beer on. He was such a fan of their beer “Summ!t” (brewed with Liberty’s good friends Hallertau back in 2009) that he couldn’t see any risks by offering their beer to his customers.