We are stoked to have been named in Metro magazine’s top 20 beer list for 2020 with our Black Monk Schwarzbier!
Full review below.
BLACK MONK SCHWARZBIER (5%) $8 FOR A 500ML BOTTLE
TEXT BY ALICE NEVILLE
“Schwarzbier is a great choice for those times when you fancy a dark beer but aren’t up for a Guinness-style “meal in a glass”. It’s a German black lager, a “lighter” style of dark beer in comparison to the richer, more intense stouts and porters. Named for the Bavarian monks who brewed this style in the Middle Ages, Black Monk, one of Hawke’s Bay brewery Zeelandt’s most highly regarded brews, is light and refreshing, packed with malty flavour, with hints of chocolate and coffee and a crisp, dry finish”.
Thanks for the great write up Alice! Now for some context on our black lager, Black Monk….
Despite their job title, the 11th century Bavarian Monks of Kulmbach were just as concerned about the physical happiness of their fellow man as they were spiritual. “If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink” said Christ. “Too right!” replied the Kulmbach Monks as they poured another jug of their signature Bavarian black lager. “Nice one” said all the Catholics in the area at the time.
Our 7 time award winning Black Monk can be purchased here: https://zeelandt.co.nz/product/black-monk-schwarzbier/