Brewed by De Graal
A truly unique beer combining the best brewing traditions of Belgium with the natural goodness of manuka leaves, fresh picked from the native forests of New Zealand.
When Cpt. James Cook first landed in New Zealand over 200 years ago, he brewed a beer using the leaves of the manuka tree in a quest to protect the health of his crew from vitamin C deficiency.
Little did he know that the indigenous Maori people had been using manuka for centuries for its health giving properties.
In 1996 the Mussel Inn refined Cook’s original recipe and has since been harvesting fresh manuka from the surrounding hills to produce a beer of unique flavour and quality.
Today, the same beer is being brewed in Belgium using the best of its brewing techniques and the same manuka leaves from New Zealand.Brewed @ De Proef
New edition 2012 brewed @ De Graal for Belgian Beer Brewing Co.