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Breaking Up is Hard to Brew

Thankfully Tuatara figured out how with a new beer collab for Kiwi film The Breaker Upperers. Read all about it and get yourself in the draw to WIN one of four double passes to the movie

The Tuatara team and Jacqui Van Beek and Madeleine Sami – who are the writers, directors and actors from new Kiwi movie The Breaker Upperers – confess to knowing nothing about each other’s day jobs. But with a bit of brewing (and lots of laughs), the Break Up Brew was borne out of Tuatara’s Third Eye trial brewery in Wellington a few weeks ago. “We’ve been lucky enough to be part of a few iconic Kiwi films involving Taika Waititi (who is also a producer on The Breaker Upperers),” says Tuatara Manager Kim Meo. “We brewed Delicious Neck Immortal Pale Ale to support the launch of What We Do in the Shadows, and Wilder Brew Wild Hopped Pale Ale for Hunt for the Wilderpeople, so we were stoked when approached to brew a beer to support The Breaker Upperers launch.”

The process started with a tasting experience at Auckland’s My Bar hosted by Tuatara Craft Evangelist Scott Boswell (pictured above). “If it’s going to be a true collaboration, then the beer needs to be a reflection of flavours the team love. What became fairly clear early on was that both Jacqui and Madeleine love beer!,” laughs Boswell. “So the process of devising a recipe was pretty easy.” From there it was a whirlwind trip to The Third Eye for Jacqui and Madeleine to meet Tuatara Master Brewer and founder Carl Vasta to create the Break Up Brew - Bittersweet Ex-PA, a beautifully pale, malty beer full of tropical, fruity characters including notes of passionfruit, pineapple and mango. “It’s a fun, party kind of celebrating break-ups beer, celebrating or commiserating, whatever state you’re in,” say Madeleine and Jacqui.

The Break Up Brew made its debut at the movie’s premiere and launched in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch last week. You can find it on tap in Auckland at Goode Brothers, in Wellington at The Bangalore Polo Club and Tuatara’s Third Eye and Brewery Tasting Room and Christchurch’s Dux Central.    

This week to celebrate the launch of Tuatara’s Break Up Brew, Toast has four double-passes to see The Breaker Upperers to give away to readers.

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