about us

We are a small, independently owned and family operated brewery located in Upper Hutt, a suburb just to the north of Wellington New Zealand. We are incredibly passionate about making really good beer. We have a delicious range of beers, and we produce a variety of seasonal and specialty beers throughout the year.


All of our beer is made under an independently verified Custom Food Control Plan which adheres to the principles of HACCP. This stringent and internationally recognised quality control and food safety programme means our customers can be confident of the care and attention to detail that goes into our every batch of beer.

Some of our sustainable practices include:

  • We source all our bulk inputs from the domestic market. All of our malt and hops were grown and processed in New Zealand. Nearly all of our other inputs are sourced from local businesses.

  • We recover energy at several key points in our plant, and as a result get free hot water.

  • We up-cycled our walk-in chillers with polystyrene panels which were once fitted at Park Road Post Productions and at one point kept the film stock for The Lord of the Rings and King Kong nice and cool.

  • We have yet to throw out any of our malt sacks; they all get a second life for local gardeners and anyone who visits the brewery and needs a handy sack for yard work, kindling, pine-cones, or pretty much anything.

  • A local farmer collects all of our spent grains to feed to his animals.


You can contact us if you need to know more, or you can view and download our Custom Food Control Plan certification, or Duty Manager paperwork.


Check out the awards we have won for the amazing work our team has done making our beers.






415A Maidstone Terrace


Upper Hutt 5018

New Zealand

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