Tuatara likes to think that 15 years is a good enough reason to make a wee bit of a song and dance - or at the very least a really monumental beer for the cellar-bratory ages!
So in 2015, their quindecennial year as a brewery, Tuatara created a limited edition Russian Imperial Stout, XV. It has been cellared (upright, of course - Tuatara does things a wee bit differently from our vinetarian cousins) over the past year and, just like this brewery, XV has improved with age!
As if Tuatara needed further proof of its royal pedigree, XV won a silver medal in the Porter & Stout category at The Brewers Guild of NZ Awards in September 2015. Since then, XV has been sitting in the cellar honing those award-inducing rich, chocolatey, malty flavours. The result? Spectacular.