Aukland beers

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by ZAP, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. ZAP

    ZAP Champion (785) Minnesota Dec 1, 2001

    I've got someone going to Auckland soon....anything of note they could bring back in their luggage....cans would be great.....just not familiar at all with the NZ beer scene except for knowing it has great hops locally...
  2. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Advocate (605) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Liberty brewing beers
  3. Get them to hit up Brothers Beer in the city as they stock a fantastic selection of bottles. I'd definitely pick up Hallertau (they had Funkonnay and Double Stout last weekend), Liberty, 8 Wired, Mikes, Epic do great IPA's, stouts etc.. Depends what kinda beers you enjoy drinking...
  4. ZAP

    ZAP Champion (785) Minnesota Dec 1, 2001

    Thanks for all the great info everyone. She just got back and I sent her a great list of beers from your ideas and my follow up research of their websites. Then I was excited to hear Brothers was only a 20 minute walk from her apartment. She was leaving on a Tuesday to come back and went to get beer at Brothers on the Monday prior to was closed on Mondays....guess she tried every little place on the way back to her apartment and finally found a place with Monteith' the Ginger beer and their IPA...missed a golden chance for the others but at least I got some true New Zealand beer....haven't tried the IPA yet but the ginger beer is unique...
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  5. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (435) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    If Monteiths is "true New Zealand beer" then Rolling Rock is "true US beer".
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  6. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (585) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    I would describe Monteith's as the Judas of NZ brewing
  7. ZAP

    ZAP Champion (785) Minnesota Dec 1, 2001

    OK...good to know...still better than a Bud Light I guess..will be tasting the IPA early next week...