Nanuku Auberge Resort has furthered its commitment to social and sustainable tourism. Nanuku has partnered with Kailoma Brewing Co., a micro-brewery, to unveil their own beer label, Ua Levu. Ua Levu translates to ‘high tide’.
Currently, Nanuku maintains organic nurseries along with beehives which produce eight to ten litres of wild honey per annum alone. They also have a chicken coop from which guests can choose their eggs for breakfast. Their coffee beans are roasted, grown and brewed on site, as well.
Gavin Statham, co-owner and founder of Kailoma Brewing Co., explained, “We are proudly Fiji’s only locally owned brewery, and our products are brewed with pure Fijian rainwater. With the countless natural fruit produce available in Fiji, the future is very exciting for boutique beverages.”
“Ua Levu is an unfiltered Pacific lager to maximise the carryover of ingredient flavours. It boasts a light malt backbone, a full hoppy body with citrus and tropical overtones and a crisp mouthfeel. Ua Levu is a flagship recipe and our answer to the Fijian tropical heat.”
Sascha Hemmann, general manager of Nanuku, said, “Our vision of social and sustainable tourism is at the very core of every decision Nanuku makes. Steering away from imports to support our local community is just one example of how we continue to preserve and protect future Fijian generations to come.”
“We want our valued guests to embrace a truly authentic Fijian experience; our local traditions, customs, story-telling, activities, cuisine and now beverages. It is an exciting leap forward for not only Nanuku but the wider community, and it’s just the beginning. Watch this space.”