Golden Bear Brewing Company


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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

12 Aranui Rd
Mapua, 7005
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

035403210 | map

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Added by dgilks on 08-08-2010

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3.56/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Golden Bear is located at the wharf in Mapua a short drive from Nelson. They have erratic hours which meant it took me three trips to finally get out here. The bar itself is very light and open but fairly industrial and anemic. The quality of the beers is good and the brewmaster/bartender knows his stuff. The service is decent but it would be nice if their tasting paddle was more useful. As it stands, it only has about a 60ml sample of each beer which is hardly enough to get an idea of what is going on. The selection is decent but with a focus on American styles and a disappointing selection of 3 APAs.

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

located at the warf in Mapua. Near Nelson. Wharf area is growing and a decent little place. Pub on its own is more like a US style brewpub. Very clean and sterile. Nothing wrong with it but not like other NZ style places. Owner is from CA so the design makes sense. More modern than other places.

Beers were good. Nothing exceptional but good. Better quality beers than at the Free House in Nelson. Had 2 different IPA's, hoppy pale ale, belgian style beer, oatmeal stout and a US style wheat.

service was good as owner/ head brewer hosted myself, mr kennedy and spicelab. Good conversation and explained the beers well.

their own taps and one guest tap. Good selection of tequila.

Did not eat there as it was closed that day.

Good pricing for what was on tap. Good rigger (growler) pricing. Good area to be in a can tell he is expanding and getting bigger and the beers are worth a trip for

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Golden Bear Brewing Company in Mapua, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
3.61 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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