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The craft beer capital

Wellington is known as the craft beer capital, and for good reason. Home to daring and crafty brewers, plenty of beer bars and the country's most exciting beer festival, hop heads are well catered for in Wellington.

Where to get a taste

The best place to start exploring Wellington’s craft beer is one of our specialist craft beer barsCheck out the Craft Beer Capital Trail for a self-guided tour of Wellington's welcoming craft bars. When you're downtown, you're never more than a short walk away from a delicious glass of local craft brew. 

Great brews to try

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From your very first sip, a great beer demands your attention. Rich malts, floral hops and special ingredients artfully balanced by Wellington's batch of talented brewers to create some seriously dazzling drops. All sorts of styles, from the darkest stouts to the most refreshing sours, are made in the capital.

Meet our brewers

Some perfect ultra-authentic styles of the past. Some break all the rules to create inspired new flavours. All of them have a love of beermaking, and a philosophy behind how they do it. Let’s introduce you to some of Wellington's craft beer heroes.

Celebrate all things beer at Beervana

Join in the celebrations at New Zealand’s premier craft beer festival as we take you on a journey of beer enlightenment at Beervana. With hundreds of beers on offer, the opportunity to meet many of New Zealand’s best brewers as well as some international guests, and delectable food and beer matches, you won't want to miss New Zealand’s most immersive craft beer event.