Big thanks to all the Breweries below for thier support. Please support them as well by buying and enjoying their beer wherever it is available.
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.
In 2011, Black Dog Brew Co. was conjured up and cross bred in the heart of wellington, the craft beer capital of New Zealand. Since then the brewers have been doing something a little special, a little different and having some fun smashing opposites along the way. Along with long-time favourite brews, we like to keep things limited.
Sleep with one eye open, because the occasional rare breed of brew will pop up. Introducing the new breeds of brewing - experiential and permanent ranges - get them while they're hot!
We know Craft Beer can get a bit full-on but we are here to tell you it's all good and you can relax. Often people get pushed away from the beer scene by egos and exclusivity. If you see us at an event, festival, walking down the street or at a bar... Come hang out with us, you're always welcome at DVB!
Garage because it started in a garage, but it’s more than that. It’s also about approaching things with a garage mentality. It’s about playing around, making do and thinking outside the box. The surroundings might be basic but this is no barrier to creativity. This is bière de garage – beer from the garage.And why Project – because it’s ongoing, it’s a work in progress and we plan to keep it that way. We don’t plan to come out with a fixed portfolio of beers – this is about experimenting, pushing boundaries, blurring the boundaries between styles - seeing what works!
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 brew pub; Salt and Wood Collective, adjoined to the brewery, open all day, serving American style BBQ and North End Brews to dine in or takeaway.
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. Launched in 2013 out of the old Dunlop tyre factory in darkest Maidstone, we were embraced enthusiastically from the get-go by Wellington's beer cognoscenti of beardy app developers, design grads and contractors from the Ministry of Social Development.
While we'll always call Upper Hutt home, Panhead knows that crappy beer is an international problem so we're colonising the globe as fast as we can.
Tinker Tailor - craft beer with a split personality that's twice as good!
Tinker Tailor beers are all about the excitement of the new (that's the Tinkers), and the excellence of classic brews (the Tailors)
Tuatara Brewery started in a shed on Carl Vasta's Reikorangi farm on Wellington's Kapiti Coast back in 2000. Carl's purpose was to brew beers that he and his mates enjoyed drinking, rather than the mass-produced products peddled by the reining duopoly. 17 years on, with significant growth in the NZ craft industry and two NZ Champion Brewery wins, the Brewery promise to "create memorable and uniquely Aotearoa beer experiences".
With the gradual use of more NZ grown ingredients like Motueka hops and Canterbury malts, the taste and aroma profiles have led to their core styles evolving from traditional to distinctively Kiwi brews.
Whistling Sisters Beer Co. is a craft beer brewery in Ghuznee St, Wellington.We do beer that is for lovers of clean and reliably good craft beer. We brew interesting beer that take our drinkers on a "journey" through the spectrum of beers styles - from the sweet to the dry and the hoppy to the malty.
WE ARE BEER WITH PURPOSE - both in the intent with which we brew our beer AND to give back to a cause we are passionate about.