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Tuatara and SIX60 create a finely tuned Super Pale
Posted on Tuesday 21/11/2017
Tuatara Brewery and Kiwi band, SIX60, have teamed up to create a Summer brew for music lovers and beer lovers.
The SIX60 4.6% Super Pale is a sessionable beer that will be sold in cans at all SIX60 concert venues for the band's upcoming nationwide Summer tour in January.
The beer, which will be also be available exclusively in Liquorland and New World stores from late November, is Tuatara’s first beer released in a can, so it can be enjoyed at concert venues.
The release also coincides with SIX60's new album release, which goes live in October. People will be able to scan a Spotify Summer Playlist curated by the band from the side of the Super Pale can.
Tuatara worked closely with the band to develop a refreshing beer that could be enjoyed by both seasoned craft beer drinkers and those dipping their proverbial toe into the realms of craft.
Tuatara Brewer, Sam White said collaborating with SIX60 was particularly exciting for the brew team, because they were able to work directly with the band to create an appealingly quenching beer for the Summer.
"We really wanted SIX60 to be part of the whole process as opposed to just putting their name to a beer,” he said.
"So we got the band down to Wellington for a tasting session to work out what styles and characteristics they really liked in a beer, and what they thought their fans would be into.
"In the end we settled on a Super Pale - a sessionable, refreshing style you can crack open on a hot summer day; approachable with a bit of mango and citrus and a hint of pine and hop aroma.
"The moderate ABV was a conscious choice by both ourselves and SIX60 as we wanted to support a message of responsible drinking, especially at concerts.
"It's an approachable beer, and a good introduction to craft. It has a bit of guts to it and much more going on than your common green bottle lager."
SIX60 also joined in on the brewing day in Wellington to create the trial brew at Tuatara's microbrewery and tap room, The Third Eye, where they rolled up their sleeves and got amongst the brewing process.
The SIX60 Super Pale will be available in six packs of 330ml cans in Liquorland and New World stores, on tap in bars around the country, as well as SIX60's concert venues.
For more about the characteristics of SIX60 Super Pale, click here!
SIX60 have come a long way from their humble beginnings of jam sessions at their Castle Street flat in Dunedin. Their debut album was released in 2011 and it quickly swept the country, thanks to the hit singles 'Don't Forget Your Roots', 'Forever' and 'Only To Be'. The album was certified quadruple-platinum and earned the band six awards at the 2012 NZ Music Awards. SIX60 cemented themselves as one of the biggest bands in the country. They released their sophomore album in 2013, which not only spawned a massive five Top 10 hits in New Zealand, but has not left the weekly New Zealand Top 40 Album Charts for a phenomenal two and a half years. SIX60 toured the country twice after the release of their sophomore album, playing to over 60,000 people. This summer, SIX60 plan to release the first new material in over two years, following that with a New Zealand summer tour which will have the new SIX60 Super Pale on sale.