Alchemist is someone who transforms or creates something through a seemingly magical process. We do this through the process of mixology! We have travelled all around the world to bring the best cocktails back to NZ!
For BrewDay we will be pouring:
- Flirty Lady 5%. - Gin based cocktail
- Dark n Stormzy 5% - Dark spiced rum
- Pimms 4%
- Woo Woo 5% - Vodka based cocktail
- Sex on the beach 5% - Vodka based summer island classic
- Virgin Lady Mocktail - 0% - Ginger beer, raspberry & rosehip extract
Sawmill is an independent, New Zealand owned brewery run by a small and talented team. For 16 years we have been brewing fresh high-quality beers using New Zealand rainwater collected on-site, New Zealand grown hops and New Zealand grown malted barley.
There is a strong focus on the environmental impact of the business and Sawmill is New Zealand's first B-Corporation certified brewery.
For BrewDay, we will be pouring
- XPA 4.9%
- Plum + Blackberry Sour 4.5%
- Hazy East Coast IPA 5.9%
- Mosaic IPL 6.5%
- The Doctor Dark Lager 6.5%
Tucked away on a small side street in the Wellington CBD, Fork & Brewer - centre of Fork Brewcorp and back-to-back Champion Small Brewery of New Zealand (2018 and 2019) - is home to over 40 beers, all brewed on site, accompanied by delicious food, engaging staff, and a quirky atmosphere.
We've nicknamed our brewing style 'village craft' because we specialise in small batches and create everything at our brewery in the heart of Te Aro. We're constantly energised by this city - our village that is Wellington - and its vibrant community.
Our beers range a spectrum of styles; from easy-drinking crowd favourites, to traditional 'old world' recipes, and experimental, new world flavours. Each brew is different, and through our craft, we want to help everyone find something to excite their unique taste and share the experience of delicious craft beer.
Along with core range favourites such as our gold medal-winning Paradise Pale Ale, we're known for our 802 Series of unfiltered IPAs and notable barrel-aged, mixed fermentation beers, McLeod's has a beer for every palate, every day!
We spend our waking hours taking a second look at what defines a traditional style, and from there, we give the recipe boundaries a bit of a nudge. Yeah sure it might not please the Purity Police, and for that, trophies for “correctness” may elude us.
Keep this to yourselves… but actually, we’re good with that.
Dean & Kerry were just regular people until 2018, when they decided to throw caution to the wind. Now they run Mean Doses, and make very very good beer.
Flyin' away on a wing and a prayer... who could it be? Believe it or not, it's just Deeean (and Kerry).
Why are we here? Why are any of us here? These are the universal questions that sit at the heart of the human condition. We don't profess to have the answer. We're only simple beer makers after all.
But we do know a couple of things. We know our community, for one.
And we know, that what got us here, to Leeds Street, and now increasingly in front of beer drinkers around the country was passion. A passion to share what we do well. Some call it ambition. Making good beer accessible for all. It's our little crusade. One sip at a time.
For us, a crusade takes on the odds. It stands up against the bland. The average. The 'it's-ok' view on life is not for us. And 'it's-ok' beer is not ok for you.
This is why we celebrate those who like us, seek to make their mark on the world. Those who do. The Kiwi's who create the extraordinary. The 'I'm going to give it a crack', 'go hard', 'go all in' types. You know who you are. Those who determine, often despite the hand they've been dealt, to push for more.
And the one thing we've noticed, is that fortune seems to favour them. It takes boldness, bravery and some say luck, to succeed. We believe you create your own luck - and that you make your own fortune.
So why are we here? Why are any of us here? It's to make our mark. Big. Small. Good. Great. It's what we are striving to do. And share with the world.
We are not hand crafted. We are self-made. And we are on a mission to share our love for good beer.
Hailing from Silverdale, Auckland, Deep Creek's mission is to produce adventurous beers of the highest quality, across a spectrum of flavours and styles, and to have fun doing it. We invite you to come on this flavour fuelled adventure with us.
Champion International Brewery at the Australian International Beer Awards 2017 & 2019.
Matahiwi Estate is located in the very heart of the Wairarapa and we pride ourselves on being an award-winning family-owned winery. We have adopted an extensive hands-on approach to our wine-making in line with those used by the finest international wine producers
From Parrotdog's shiny brewery in Lyall Bay, 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.
For BrewDay we will be pouring
- Birdseye Hazy IPA - 5.8%
- Bitterbitch IPA - 5.8%
- Yellowhammer Hazy Pale Ale - 4.8%
- Lager 4.5%
- Brent Fresh Hop Hazy IPA - 7.0%
- Glen Boysenberry Sour - 5.2%
Waitoa Beer. Waitoa Road is the home of our first brewery — the name Waitoa represents the turbulent waters that once flowed in the area. We take our inspiration from this place to create bold, daring, and (importantly) delicious beers.
Just like that time a homeless man screamed “You’re in the jungle, baby!” at Axl Rose, sometimes a chance encounter can tap you into a new zone of creative inspiration. Such was the case for musos-turned-brewers Abe and Jase from Bassline Brewing, based in Karori, Wellington.
For these guys blowing off some creative steam used to mean picking up an instrument - or at least that was the case until the pair were each gifted a bottle of mind-blowing local homebrew. From there, the pair were hooked and quickly took to experimenting with creative brews of their own.
Located in Wellington, New Zealand. Music is life at Choice Bros Brewing. Every day we strive to make great beer, enjoy life and play some sweet tunes, so grab another can and let's dance. Because tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.
Owned and operated by George Duncan and Wai Familton, Duncan's is the result of a 22,000 km road trip circumnavigating the USA, where they drank their way through a multitude of sessionable and sometimes questionable beer offerings. Clearly, a beer obsession was born.
Native is proud to have started from humble beginnings to now be stocked nationwide - from flagship liquor stores to all sorts of bars, cafes and restaurants. However, Native is most proud of our real fruit flavours - winning beer and wine festivals with what is being labelled by punters as NZ's first true alcoholic sparkling water.
Sprig & Fern produce real craft beers and ciders at our brewery in Nelson - (home of hops), New Zealand. Our award-winning beers are 100% natural, brewed with no artificial additives and unpasteurised to retain maximum craft beer flavour.
Panhead is New Zealand's very own craft brewing monster truck rally, putting the frighteners on anyone who thinks beer should mind its own business and cower behind the wine rack.
Come along today and try some of our delicious brews, from 11am daily.
We're a small but growing brewery, located in an old petrol station in Wellington. It's an unlikely place for a brewery but our aim in the Garage is to create unique and beautiful beers. We like pushing boundaries, reinterpreting styles and challenging the notions of what beer can be. We're here to try something new. Just like you.
Kererū Brewing are the 2018 AIBA Champion Small International Brewery! Uncompromising quality and a spirit of independence come through in everything we craft.
We go out of our way to source the best quality NZ grown malt, hops and specialty ingredients. The water in Upper Hutt is some of the best for brewing beer.
We're a small team, producing our beer right out of our brewery in Waikanae, on the Kapiti Coast. Brought to life in 2013 by a trio of kiwis passionate about food, drink and the coast. Producing a range of beers, inspired by traditional European styles, brewed to capture the uniqueness of our land.
Taking our name from Kapiti Island, where the aptly named 'North End' is most visible from Waikanae Beach; we appreciate local, including this in our ingredients, branding, and brewpub; Salt and Wood Collective, adjoined to the brewery, open all day, serving American style BBQ and North End Brews to dine in or take away.