G'day Martin. My wife and I were Golden Bay for a long labour weekend. I bought the bottled ESB and Cathcart NTA at the New World in Motueka and, on the way back to Nelson to fly out, managed a quick swifty of the Celebration Ale (I think that's what it was called) at the Moutere Inn. Loved all three, but the ESB and Celebration were tied as my favs. I really wanted to try the ESB on hand pull (might have been a clear #1 then) but the cask was empty at the Inn when we arrived. Bloody awesome ales!
Apple harvest fro our cider orchard isn't till late march though, then a couple of weeks to rest the fruit, then ferment which takes 3 weeks or so (cool and slow.)
Drop me a line end of April.