The Shout NZ July 2022

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Want to add more variety to your beer and cider selection? Beer writer and ciccerone Denise Garland shares insights into some must-try fruit and flavoured brews.


e all have our favourite fruits; I’m definitely an apples and citrus kinda person, my partner can’t get enough of berries, while my flatmate loves stone fruit season. Fruit is such a fun snack and can be an awesome addition to breakfasts and desserts alike. But it is also an excellent partner to both beer and cider. IN-CIDER KNOWLEDGE Cider, of course, is already made of fruit, with cider apples fermented to create the quaffable golden liquid. And just like fruit juices, where apple is frequently used heavily as the base for the drink, apple lends itself as a really great base to mix things up in cider with additions of other kinds of fruit too. Fruit cider is something Morningcider, based in the Auckland suburb of Morningside, clearly does well. The cidery 30 THE SHOUT NZ – JULY 2022

Morningcider’s Strawberry Rosé Cider

Denise Garland is a journalist and a Certified Cicerone with with a love of all things beer. She has been writing about beer for a decade and was the winner of the 2019 Brewers Guild Beer Media Award. She has previously worked in hospitality in Christchurch, Wellington and Edinburgh. Denise home brews – though not as often as she’d like – and has been a judge in several home brew and commercial beer competitions.

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