14 Apr 2021

The whirlwind that is 'Fresh hop beer" day

From First Up, 5:22 am on 14 April 2021

Once a year there's a window of time when Hops across the country is being harvested and brewers can make a 'fresh hop beer'.

Hops are notoriously fickle once they've been picked so there's a real rush to get it from the bine to the brew, and keep them cold in the meantime.

Our producer Ellie Jay and videographer Simon Rodgers went to visit The Sawmill brewery in Matakana on the whirlwind that is fresh hop beer day.