Pennine Brewery, UK + Sunshine Brewery, NZ = Poverty Bay Pale Ale

New Seasonal Pale Ale produced to celebrate Captain Cook’s 250th Anniversary Landing at Poverty Bay.

In October 1769 Captain Cook landed on the east coast of New Zealand. Unable to replenish his supplies of food and water he aptly named the landing place Poverty Bay.

Fast forward 250 years and Poverty Bay is famous for long summers, legendary surf as well as beer brewed by Sunshine Brewery – New Zealand’s oldest independent brewery.

To celebrate Pennine Brewery’s connections with Captain Cook’s Yorkshire roots Pennine Brewery has collaborated with Sunshine Brewery to brew a special pale ale for the occasion.

Hops from New Zealand were hand delivered from Sunshine Brewery’s head brewer Dave Huff where they were used to create a special brew alongside Pennine’s head brewer Tim, less than 30 miles away from Captain Cook’s home village of Great Ayton at the Pennine Brewery in Well, Bedale.

With the characteristic vibrant flavours that the New Zealand hops bring to this zesty 4.2% pale ale which bursts with 100% natural tropical tastes, Captain Cook would have rethought naming Poverty Bay had he known about this!

Available from October 2019

The Head Brewers meet.

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