The New Zealand hops Nelson Sauvin has grown in popularity worldwide in the past few years, and Swedish beer and wine journalist for the magazine DN Alf Tumble wrote an interesting article about this a couple of weeks ago (if you are able to read in Swedish you can click here for the full article 🙂 ).
Craft beer has become increasingly popular in recent years and Alf writes:
“During the last three years, sales of craft beer from New Zealand has increased exponentially. Today there are 168 microbreweries scattered over both the North and the South Island, which together account for 15 % of the country’s total production. The most popular beer styles are pale ale, followed closely by the IPA, but it’s getting crowded on store shelves as there are around 1500 different beers to choose from. “
New Zealand beer has become increasingly popular in recent years and are currently exported all over the world, of which the largest share is going to the neighboring country of Australia.
“In 2000, a new distinctive hop variety grown around the town of Nelson in the northern part of the South Island was launched. The aromatic character of this new hops is very similar to the grape sauvignon blanc, the hops was given the name Nelson Sauvin. Today, the hops has become so popular that there are plans to expand plantations with an additional 200 hectares.” Alf Tumble
We hope you have not missed that our Tuatara APA that can be found at Systembolaget is brewed on Nelson Sauvin hops. Click through here for more information about where you can find the nearest store with Tuatara’s APA.