Bar & Wine

The Rise of the Microbrewery: Good News for Beer Drinkers


We Kiwis love our beer and it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that craft beer microbreweries are springing up across the country, which is great for the beer drinker with a taste for the best brews. Why is there a sudden appearance of these venues? It is partly due to the support the NZ government offers to promote private enterprise and partly due to the market changes and for the first time, you can order craft beer online and it will be delivered to your door.

What is Craft Beer?

The term refers to beer produced by a small, independent brewery, or microbrewery, as it is known. The typical microbrewery offers fine pale ales, pilsner and bitters that are made with local produce, using ancient European recipes and the standard is very high. Imagine the enjoyment from brewing various recipes and choosing the best to offer to your customers! You could always ask the brewers when you visit their bar, we’re sure they have some amazing tales to tell.

Supporting your Local Community

Rather than giving your money to a huge corporation, switch to locally made craft beer and support local businesses, plus you get premium quality beer at very affordable prices. If you an away drinker, check out the microbrewery bars in your city, where you can sample great beer and get to know like-minded folk, failing that, you can simply order from their website, which couldn’t be easier!

Wide Range of Craft Beers

A typical microbrewery would have an extensive menu, with anywhere from 10 to 50 different products; mainly bitters, dark beers, pale ales, pilsners and lagers, which covers the entire taste range of beer. A beer has to go through a lot before it is sold and it might take months to perfect the brewing process and with consistent results, the taste is always A+.

Value for Money

Crunch the numbers to see how much you spend on beer in a week (hide it from your partner), then you can see how much you would save when you bulk order from the brewer’s website. It is likely to be a significant saving and with free delivery, you can’t really go wrong.

All it takes to find the microbreweries where you live is a Google search and after some browsing, order a few sample packs and discover the amazing taste of locally made craft beer.

Gerard Hook
the authorGerard Hook