Monteith’s has launched a Phoenix Indian Pale Ale to honour a century and a half of quality brewing on the West Coast.

Brewed for the right now, this IPA is made with a fusion of American Simco, Chinook and Citra hops.

Monteith’s Brewing Co. Head Brewer Rob Marshall said the team wanted to continue to experiment with new flavours and combinations, allowing friends to explore new varieties in the range.

“We’re really excited about Phoenix IPA hitting the shelves.  It’s brewed with a clean crisp malt base and the hops shine through with a heady aroma of pine and citrus," said Marshall.

“On the first sip, you’ll experience the sensation of freshly cut grass complemented by the subtle flavour of passionfruit, with a touch of spice to round off this brew’s unique nature."

With the introduction of a second IPA, Monteith’s invites enthusiasts to explore more options within the range and offers yet another reason to indulge in their family of beers.

IPAs are quickly becoming a popular drink of choice for beer consumers in New Zealand with the style following similar growth trends as having been seen in the US and other strong global craft beer markets.

So, sit back and enjoy the brew which nods to the original Phoenix Brewery, established by Stewart Monteith in Reefton on the South Island’s West Coast back in 1868.

Monteith’s Phoenix IPA will be sold as 330ml 12 packs (5.0% ABV), RRP $24.99 and is available at supermarkets and liquor retailers around the country.