Auckland has a talented crew of craft brewers who are pushing the craft beer industry to new limits.
Find pints aplenty in the central city or venture to the suburbs to taste the finest Kiwi beers at the many breweries in Auckland.
The Beer Spot(opens in new window) is a collective of five venues in Northcote, Huapai, Morningside, Whangaparoa, and Panmure. Each month the Beer Spots pour beer and wine from a different Kiwi brewery, which are joined by a local food truck. Each month the featured brewery and food truck rotates.
Next time you're in Riverhead, head to the original Hallertau Brewery and Biergarten(opens in new window) for delicious craft beers and sours
In the heart of Auckland city stands New Zealand’s first brewpub, the Shakespeare Brewery & Hotel(opens in new window). Established in 1898, the pub serves award winning pilsners, ales and lagers - all brewed onsite.
Just five minutes walk from the skytower, Brothers Beer(opens in new window) is your central beer spot. You'll find a brewery, retail store and tasting lounge along with over 200 bottled beers and 18 beers on tap.
Take a ferry or sea-plane to Waiheke Island and meet your talented brewers (your guides for the day) on a beer tour of Waiheke Island Brewery(opens in new window) at Wild on Waiheke. They sell 90% of their beer on-site, and even have some of the longest beer lines in New Zealand – they run straight from the finishing tanks in the brewery to the beer taps they’re serving you from!
Jump onboard the Brewbus(opens in new window) and sample pints at the many urban craft beer locations in central Auckland, or join the Ales and Axes tour and put your axe throwing skills to the test.
Check out The Auckland Beer Mile(opens in new window), joining the dots between a world class array of breweries and bars serving up some of the best craft beer that New Zealand has to offer.
Each year the Auckland Craft Beer Festival(opens in new window) showcases the best of New Zealand's beers. Visit the many tasting rooms, feast on some awesome street food while listening to local bands. Trail your beer recipes, then present your finest brew to the judges at the home-brew competition, first prize is the opportunity to commercially brew your own batch alongside expert brewers.
Held in Victoria Park in Auckland in November, Beers in the Park(opens in new window) is one awesome day full of beer, cider, cocktails and street food. Grab your mates and a picnic blanket and get ready for a relaxing (and delicious) day in the park.