Our Brewery

A lot of surfing days were missed to bring you this beer.

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About

Our brewery is located near the beach in Gisborne. Our state-of-the-art, steam powered brewhouse produces 2500L of beer per batch under the watchful eye of our brewery Manager, Dave Huff. We may be New Zealand’s oldest independent brewery but our equipment and processes are cutting edge. Our beer is tested and tasted every step of the way to make sure it reaches you tasting as good as it can. A hard job but someone’s got to do it, Makes up for missing all those surfing days.

Tap room

The entire brewing process can be viewed from our Taproom located at the brewery while sampling our beers. The Taproom also offers pizzas and a light snack menu, beer tasting boards, and takeaway beer and growler filling, to give you plenty of other excuses beyond the 20+ taps of the freshest beer you’ll find on the East Coast.

Open Hours

Monday – Saturday

Sunday

12pm – 8pm

12pm – 6pm

What's on tap

Drop in and check out the latest releases from our ever-changing keg list.

Core Beers
Pilsner
Summer Ale
Pale Ale
India Pale Ale
Stout
Light Pilsner

Seasonal Beers
Mexican Lager
#nofilter East Coast IPA
Point Annihilation Brut IPA
Once Were Watermelons Watermelon Sour
East Coast Saison
Grand Cru Flanders Red Ale
English Pale Ale
Gisborne Fresh Hop Trial IPA

Heritage Beers
Gisborne Gold Lager
Gisborne Green Pilsner
Gisborne Red Amber Lager

Awards

Award-winning New Zealand craft beer

CZAR BOMB RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
Gold Medal, Australian International Beer Awards, 2017
Gold Medal, Australian International Beer Awards, 2017
Gold Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2015

ROBUST PORTER
Bronze Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2016
Silver Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2015

PUMPKIN ALE
Bronze Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2016
Bronze Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2015

VIENNA LAGER
Bronze Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2015

TOM THUMB SESSION IPA
Bronze Medal, Australian International Beer Awards, 2017

ELECTRON IPA
Bronze Medal, Australian International Beer Awards, 2017

RESERVE ALE
Bronze Medal, BrewNZ, Wellington, 2007 Bronze medal NZ International Beer Awards, Nelson, 2006

GRAND CRU FLANDER RED ALE
Gold Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2018

PILSNER
Silver Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2018
Silver Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2017

GISBORNE GREEN
Silver Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2017

TOM THUMB SESSION IPA
Silver Medal, Australian International Beer Awards, 2018

GISBORNE RED
Silver Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2018

GISBORNE GOLD
Supreme Champion, NZ Beer and Food Festival, Palmerston North,1996
Bronze Medal (x2), Australian International Beer Awards, Melbourne, 2000
Gold Medal, NZ Brewersfest, Wellington, 1997
Gold Medal, NZ Beer and Food Festival, Palmerston North, 1996
Bronze Medal (x2), Australian International Beer Awards, Melbourne, 1999
Silver Medal, NZ Beer and Food Festival, Auckland, 1997
Silver Medal, NZ Beer and Food Festival, Foxton, 1995
Silver Medal, Great New Zealand Beer Comp, Christchurch, 1991
Bronze Medal (x2), Australian International Beer Awards, Melbourne, 1990

GISBORNE BLACK
Silver Medal, Australian International Beer Awards, 2017
Silver Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2016
Gold Medal & Champion Dark Beer, BrewNZ, Wellington, 2007
Gold Medal, NZ Brewersfest, Wellington, 1997
Runner-up Supreme Champion, NZ
Brewersfest, Wellington, 1997
Silver Medal, NZ Beer and Food Festival, Palmerston North, 1996
Bronze Medal, NZ Beer and Food Festival, Foxton, 1995

LIGHT PILSNER
Silver Medal, Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards, 2018

STOUT
Silver Medal, Australian International Beer Awards, 2017

SUMMER ALE
Highly Commended, New Wold Beer and Cider Awards, 2018

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