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Queenstown/Auckland

Discussion in 'Australia / Oceania' started by WIBeerSnob, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. WIBeerSnob

    WIBeerSnob Initiate (130) Jan 31, 2017 Wisconsin
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    I’ll be spending a couple weeks in Auckland and Queenstown at the end of the month.

    Any good beer bars/pubs around town in those two cities (especially Queenstown)?

    Much appreciated!
     
  2. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Champion (883) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    Atlas is on the water near the casino, usually 4 Emerson's taps plus 4 Altitude taps and the other half of their 16 or so taps are spread amongst other NZL stuff.

    Smith's has about 20 or more taps and within walking distance of Atlas. Usually different breweries on tap at each place.

    You can find some decent beer at New World Wakatipu (supermarket) and across the road is Super Liquor which has a better range.

    If you drive to Wanaka there is Rhyme and Reason brewery which is a decent spot to grab a beer from
     
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  3. WIBeerSnob

    WIBeerSnob Initiate (130) Jan 31, 2017 Wisconsin
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    Awesome, thanks! We’ll definitely hit up Atlas and Smiths while in Queenstown.

     
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  4. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Champion (883) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    The supermarket and bottle shop are right near the airport if that helps
     
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  5. RichardLeahy

    RichardLeahy Aspirant (210) Sep 15, 2018 Australia

    Just noticed this thread. There is a previous thread about New Zealand as a beer destination and that might be some help. Haven't been to Queenstown but Auckland a few times. If you want craft beer down on the harbor Northern Steamship is good. For more traditional beer there are many pubs in the city. Two I like are the Occidental Hotel, which is a Belgian Beer café, and the Empire Hotel, which is pretty varied in clients and beer. Last time I was there they had Murphys stout on tap, something I've never seen in Australia.
     
  6. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Champion (883) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    If you're in Newcastle, you used to be able to find Murphy's at the Northern Star in Hamilton or at Finnegan's on the corner of King and Darby Streets, so maybe try there