Originally based in the back of Brewtopia Home Brew Supplies in the central Wellington district of Te Aro, the growing range and demand for Te Aro Brewing Co’s beers has necessitated a move of operations to Beertown in Upper Hutt.

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

Dragon APA, 5.7%
Razzle Dazzle NZ Pils, 5.1%
Robber’s Dog Sour Cherry Berliner Weisse, 2.5%
Weasel Juice West Coast IPA, 6.5%

Locally sourced crafted with care, The Waitoa Social Club is Hataitai’s first nano-brewery and bar.

We’re all about bringing the quality of the city with a vibe of the burbs.

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

Aotearoa, NZ Pale Ale, 5.5%
Bloodlust Blackberry Sour, 4.5%
Hataitai IPA, 6.9%
Little Rig, 2.5%
Pilsner, 5%

From Parrotdog’s shiny new brewery in Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, they’re continuing to do what they started back in 2011: making approachable, award winning beer.

Quality and simplicity form the basis for their mantra in keeping things uncomplicated. Their range is a diverse cast of characters, with something to suit every one of you, and everyone of us. Nice.

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

Falcon APA, 5.4%
Hawkeye Session IPA, 4.0%
L.B. Beer Pacific Ale, 4.3%
Lager, 4.5%
Pandemonium Pilsner, 4.8%
Rifleman XPA, 4.5%

The Occasional Brewer is the place you go to make your own beer – no experience required!

Sample a selection of house brewed beers from our 16 taps while you’re brewing, or just pop in for a pint or takeaway flagon.

Our brewspace/bar/cellar door is located at 85 Adelaide Road, Wellington, just up the road from the Basin Reserve.

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

Low Down & Shifty, 2.5%
New England IPA, 5.4%
Passionfruit Sour, 5.2%
Session Pale Ale, 4.6%

Yeastie Boys is an award-winning, post-craft brewing company that started making beer right here in Wellington back in 2008, launching with the now iconic Pot Kettle Black. They brew super-premium, deliciously irreverent ales in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

The brainchild of Stu McKinlay and Sam Possenniskie – two of New Zealand’s leading beer activists and visionaries – the Yeastie Boys have been picking up trophies, poking their tongues out at convention, and receiving critical acclaim since their launch in 2008.

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

Bigmouth Session IPA, 4.4%
Brucing with Stu – Sour Smoke Citrus, 4.7%
Digital IPA, 5.7%
Gunnamatta Earl Grey IPA, 6.5%
Pot Kettle Black Porter, 6.0%
Whitenoise White Beer, 4.4%

This is two ordinary people, opening a new business. Just regular people, like you or me, except they’re making very, very good beer.

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

Mean IPA, 6.8%
Mean Juice, NEPA with Orange, 5.7%
Mean Summer, American Wheat with Tangelo, 4.7%
Mean XPA, 5.5%

Craft beer with a split personality…that’s twice as good.

The excitement of the new. The excellence of tried and true.

Tinker Tailor is based locally in Plimmerton, Wellington

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

APA, 5.7%
Black IPA, 6.6%
IPA, 6.4%
Salted Caramel Brown Ale, 6.0%
XPA, 4.8%
Vienna Lager, 5%

Sprig & Fern Brewery produces real craft beers and ciders in Nelson, New Zealand.

Our award-winning beers are 100% natural, brewed with no artificial additives and unpasteurised to retain maximum craft beer flavour.

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

Beer:

Limited Release American Brown, 5.8%
Limited Release Dry Hop Pilsner, 4.9%
Tasman Reserve, 6.5% 

Cider:

Festival only special: Mango & Lime Cider. 4%

Award winning New Zealand craft beer producer, Renaissance Brewing, is situated in the heart of Marlborough wine country at the top of New Zealand’s south island. Our aim is to make beers that rival our grape based cousins. We produce top end, ultra premium ales that enlighten the palate and thrill the senses.

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

Marlborough Flyer Lager, 4.5%
Miss Merckx Belgium Blond, 4.5%
Odyssey Witbier, 5.3%
Stonecutter Scotch Ale, 7%

Sometimes you just have to take the leap. Fortune favours the bold. The meek might inherit the Earth, but they don’t reach the summit, blaze new trails, sail over the horizon, take their chances and play their hand.
Fortune Favours is crewed by beer lovers who quit their day jobs, restored a heritage building and built their own brewpub in central Wellington’s Leeds Street precinct. We love beer and we want to share that love with you. Fortune Favours beers are fresh, fun and innovative.

 

FESTIVAL DRINKS:

Beer:

Leeds St Estate – Rose Bier, 4.5%
The Naturalist – Unfiltered Pale Ale, 5.3%
The Wellingtonian – NZ IPA, 6%

Cider:

The Sunchaser – Blueberry Cider, 4.7%