"All beer begins with the water source. The water used in all Townshend ales is drawn from the Motueka aquifer It has always been a brewing truth that different water sources are better suited to different beer styles. The unique waters of Ireland, for example, are an intrinsic part of the brewing of stout just as the water of Munich is perfect for the creation of the light coloured lagers that the region is famous for. At Townshend we’re no exception. Our water, because of it’s mineral salt composition, has been found to prefer enabling darker malts and is perfect for our range of traditional real ales."