Bureaucrats in New Zealand have decided to get into the craft beer game, contributing millions to help the industry develop its own unique “Kiwi” hops flavour.
The ministry of primary industries wants to develop “a super-premium hops” and craft beer in an attempt to emulate New Zealand’s success with wines such as sauvignon blanc and pinot noir.
The ministry is contributing $5.3m to the seven-year research and development project in conjunction with a brewery and hops grower, which is contributing $7.95m.
How horrible. Time for tariffs and trade wars.