SOMETIMES, well OK, all the time, it’s good to be the beer columnist because you get calls out of the blue about beers you normally would not come across.
One such drop is Green Fern Organic Lager from the West Coast Brewing Company in New Zealand.
Now I must confess that I have found that some Kiwi beers have failed to live up to expectations, but Green Fern doesn’t.
It is a clean crisp lager with a subtle bouquet and a golden colour.
The barley and hops combine to make this a crisp beer across the palate with a hint of bitterness which adds to its appeal, particularly in quenching a thirst on a hot day.