Christchurch is home to several micro breweries, taprooms and beer tours.
Find the best breweries and beer spots in town and check out the annual Great Kiwi Beer Festival.
Cassels & Sons’ Brewery(opens in new window) and restaurant - just off the main routes from Lyttelton and Sumner in Christchurch - is well-known for its craft beer and brew bus (available for hire). Try their milk stout which is often the winner of international beer awards.
Located 40 minutes north of Christchurch, in Amberley, is Brew Moon Brewery(opens in new window). They brew and can their beer onsite. Seasonal brews are released throughout the year so keep an eye out for new flavours.
Join a tour with Scoff & Quaff(opens in new window) around Christchurch's premium craft beer breweries as well as local pubs.
Three Boys Brewery(opens in new window) also offer tours and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the local brewing heavyweights.
Each year Hagley Park comes alive with The Great Kiwi Beer Festival(opens in new window), a celebration of New Zealand’s unique brewing history. International and Kiwi breweries showcase their greatest brews, matched with live performances, DJ's, seminars and tasting experiences.