"Let nothing come between a man and a great beer." Morton Coutts
"Let nothing come between a man and a great beer."
The original ‘Black Budget’ beating beer. It’s the beer that not only took on a Government but also took on the best beers in the world and won. The first New Zealand beer to win Best Beer in the World in any class at the International Brewing Awards in 1968.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the original DB Export Beer is once again available for your drinking pleasure, at an agreeably affordable price. Available as a two-pack of 745ml quart bottles or crate at any good beer retailer, or over the bar in NZ’s finest establishments for a limited time. Don’t miss your opportunity to try New Zealand’s first great beer.
In 1960 Morton Coutts discovered the Holy Grail of beer, continuous fermentation. A process that unlike batch brewing, meant once the brewing started the beer literally never stopped flowing. The process was adopted by the rest of the World and the beer that flowed was Export Gold.
Made using only the finest New Zealand hops, barley and pure spring water, it is perhaps New Zealand’s freshest and most refreshing beer. It has an ABV of 4%, and won a Gold medal at the 2011 Monde Selection awards and continues to win awards around the globe.
The ‘80s were a dark time for New Zealand men. Wine had effectively replaced beer. So Morton Coutts set to work brewing a sophisticated lager that would give wine a run for its money. The result was Export Dry. Dry’s extended batch fermentation and long cool maturation process created a premium lager that did the impossible. Anyone can make a beer that is refreshing and anyone can make a beer that is full of flavour, but only Morton could brew one that did both. Thanks to its sophisticated taste, men could finally say no to wine.
Export Dry went on to win Best Lager in the World in 1994, and gold medals at the 2010 and 2011 Monde Selection. Wine didn’t even get a finalist.
Naturally brewed 33% longer to remove all the sugars you don’t need and give you all the flavour you want, Export 33 continues Morton Coutts’ tradition of taking on convention and confounding critics.
This full flavoured lager was launched in 2008 and named ‘Best Low Carbohydrate Beer in New Zealand’ in 2009 and 2010 at the NZ Beer Awards. It also became the first New Zealand low carb beer to win a Gold medal at the prestigious Monde Selection awards in Belgium in 2010, winning Gold again in 2011.
Export Gold is made using only the finest New Zealand hops, barley and pure spring water, it is perhaps New Zealand's freshest and most refreshing beer. Due to its popularity, Export Gold Extra Cold was introduced to bars nationwide in 2005. Export Gold Extra Cold is exactly the same product as Export Gold, but has the great functional differentiator of being served at 0 degrees (through a cold tap). This provides a deliciously refreshing drink, particularly for those in warmer regions or throughout New Zealand over the hot summer period.
Export Gold has an ABV of 4%. It won a Gold medal at the 2011 Monde Selection awards and continues to win awards around the globe.