Production on a special one-off brew to celebrate ten years in the game is about to get underway at Moa Brewing Company’s Marlborough home.

In true craft beer style, only 100, three-litre jeraboams of the Moa Decade Saison will be released and Moa are rewarding those who bought a stake in the country’s only locally listed brewery by offering them first crack at it.

“Exceptionally rare is one of our mottos,” says Moa Brewing Company founder Josh Scott, “but the new Moa Decade Saison is more than rare. Getting your hands on one will be only slightly easier than finding a real life Moa.”

It will be brewed, bottled and then cellared in Marlborough to allow the bottle conditioning process to work its magic.

Saison is a style of beer from the farmhouses of French-speaking Belgium. It was originally brewed for field workers during autumn and winter as a light, refreshing ale. We reckon our own version will be a bloody good drop and we should be looking to pop the top off our first one sometime in August,” Scott says.

Sales will be strictly limited to one per person and offered to the public subject to availability.

“We will be giving our shareholders the first option on all limited edition beers and besides providing a great investment to them, it’s our way of saying thanks,” says Scott.

A beer to celebrate ten years in business had better be worth drinking and Scott says plenty of love has been put into it.

“We’ve come a long way since the days of me brewing my own beer out the back of the old man’s vineyard.”

Moa Decade Saison promises to be fruity, spicy and food-friendly, so be sure to have friends over to enjoy the experience over dinner, or sit at home and drink it selfishly all by yourself.