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Shooting the extinct to preserve the endangered!

The exhibition Lonesome Beast Native was a continuation from 2014′s creative collaboration and photographic series ‘Lonesome Beast’ between Shelton Woolright and Dean Sacred, and this time round they added a few more popular local names to the mix.

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Cascara Cider

A world First...Cascara Cider

Cascara Cider

 

Cascara cider is the brain child of Moa Founder Josh Scott and self-proclaimed coffee and tea nerd Claris Jones-White. Having cottoned on to Cascara tea’s refreshing attributes, a chance meeting between Nelson-born Claris and Josh saw the collaboration take place. 

Firstly for those who don’t know, Cascara is the skin that remains after coffee beans are removed from the inside of a coffee cherry, athin-fleshed fruit which ripens around nine months after the coffee plant flowers. 

The brew was created by fashioning what became a giant tea bag, with each dunk the Moa brewers added a hit of Casacra, leaving both collaborators thrilled with the end product. 

“The black Doris plum properties and tea-like tannins of the coffee cherry skins work well with the dryness of the traditional apple cider, creating an almost peaty or whisky like finish. Serve it straight-up chilled, over ice or with a touch of fresh lime in the heat of the summer sun,” says Claris.

The result is an easily sippable cider with fruity flavours of apple, plum and cherry, a hint of oak from the French Oak chips also used in the fermentation process and a slightly peaty aftertaste. 

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Moa Festive Pine

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Moa Festive Pine

Moa Festive Green Edition

As the silly season approaches, Moa’s Festive IPA series has come full circle from its humble beginnings. Inspired by 2014’s first Festive IPA the Green Edition, the Moa brewers have been hard at work so that table settings can yet again be graced with a new Festive brew, the Pine Edition.

Festive IPA Green

Moa Festive IPA Pine Edition

Super hoppy at 78 IBU, the brew is a step up on its predecessor the Green Edition as American hops take centre stage offering the traditional pine aroma many associate with Christmas. Head brewer David Nicholls would recommend serving the IPA in a Tulip Style aromatic glass over a meal of poultry or game surrounded by family and friends. Anyone for turkey and beer?




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