Puhoi is a classic spot bathed in sun, nestled in the bush beside a historic river, and just the right distance away from Auckland. It’s rich in history and characters; both of which can usually be found at the iconic Puhoi Pub, a pilgrimage destination for afternoon beersies ever since the first settlers turned up.
Now, this truly Kiwi destination has its own beer.
“It’s a pretty good village, and we thought a pretty good village really deserves a pretty good beer,” Puhoi Beer states on its website.
“So, we made one. And just quietly, between you and I and half the pub, it’s not bad at all.”
Puhoi Pils is the team at Puhoi Beer’s version of the classic Czech pilsner. Inspired by the original Bohemian settlers of Puhoi, this Pils is a drinkable lager with a bunch of character.
The Puhoi Pils is a mix of New Zealand and classic Czech noble hops that provide floral, citrusy, and spicy flavours on a light malt base with subtle bready and toasty characters. But let’s not beer-bore anyone and just say it’s bloody tasty.
Puhoi Pils goes well with sunshine, tall tales, good yarns, and fish ‘n’ chips wrapped in newspaper. The first one tastes pretty good, and the second’s not bad either.