CAST OFF ORDINARY AND CLIMB ABOARD PREMIUM HEKE LAGER.
We wanted the first beer we brewed to reflect the beautiful island from which it came from.
Waiheke is known for its gorgeous beaches, soft golden sand, and sparkling clear water, so we decided to brew the most summery of all beers, a crisp, refreshing lager.
Waiheke, a Māori word, translates in English to trickling or sparkling water, which is so apt for a beer that is about 95% water! So we decided to name our lager after the island itself, its abbreviated name, Heke.
Made of sparkling artesian water from the island, natural yeast and all grain malt, Heke has a fresh rounded palate, and a crisp finish. It’s refreshing, but not too light, with enough hops to keep it interesting. Enjoy!
After an extended 20 year OE in the UK and Brazil, Mark decided it was time to come home, with his young family, to Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Specifically, Waiheke Island, located in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.On that first ferry trip over to Waiheke with his whanau, excitement bubbling over about what lay ahead, a seed was sown.
Such occasions deserve a celebratory drink, maybe a cold beer, but that’s when things got messy… All that was on offer were mass produced, international beer brands. It seemed like a long way to have come to drink a beer from Europe!
And so the Waiheke Brewing Company was born, originally brewed in this shed, on Erua Road.
THE PERFECT SESSION LAGER.
Made using pure sparkling water from the island, natural yeast and all-grain malt, Heke has a fresh, rounded palate and a crisp finish. It’s refreshing, but not too light and a little bit hoppy to keep it interesting.
Heke can be found in the most discerning liquor stores and on-tap in the best bars and restaurants on Waiheke Island.
And of course on the ferry ride to-and-from the island.
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