The Horned Turtle New England IPA is a juicy tropical flavoured beer, with notes of stone fruit, lychee, pineapple and a punch of mango. Although extinct for some time, they decided to bring back a bit of the horn to the Island through this great beer. The Horned Turtle (Meiolania Platyceps) Thought to have gone extinct about 25,000 years ago, the first fossil was identified on Lord Howe in the 1880’s. This huge unique turtle grew up to 2m long and was armed with a head of horns and a spiked tail. The Horned Turtle would have been a formidable opponent. A skeleton is able to be viewed at the Island Museum.
LHI Brewing Co. creates world-class beers that are inspired by their world heritage home. They celebrate and educate about the unique Fauna found on Lord Howe and nowhere else in the world. Some of these animals have been on the brink of extinction and through careful management saved for many generations in the future.