Sampling the Emerson's Brewery Bulls Head Troopers Stout in
the Garrison Club at Kensington Army Hall yesterday are (from
left) brewer Richard Emerson, Private Hamish McAnally (21),
of 4th Otago-Southland Regiment, ex-naval chief petty officer
and RSA senior vice-president Stewart Grant (70), and Maurice
Angelo (80), a former staff sergeant with the 1st Otago
Emerson's Brewery released the beer yesterday to commemorate
Dr Don Mackay's book The Troopers Tale: The History of the
Otago Mounted Rifles and the opening of the new military
gallery at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
The limited-edition beer was made in the style of an
early-1900s brew with natural ingredients, such as rolled
oats and dark malt, Mr Emerson said.
The beer is named after Cowie's Bulls Head, which was brewed
in Caversham, Dunedin, during World War 1, until the brewery
burned down in 1921 and the recipe was lost.