Ex-Beerience the Capital.

Published 01 Sep 2021

Ex-Beerience the Capital.

Some cities are famous for many different things. Wellington is the southernmost capital in the world for example. Not very cool though I hear you say. For me, a city famous for breweries is a city slightly cooler than being known for its….museums. Not my cup of tea….ale.

So how about the fact that Wellington boasts about 18 breweries in the city and about 30 in the region?

Around Ghuznee Street there are 4 on or around the street, with Whistling Sisters, Garage Projects “Wild Workshop”, Fortune Favours and Choice Bro’s! NZ’s Craft Beer Capital? I think so.

Of all the bars in Wellington approximately 25% of the beers served on tap are craft beers, many of which come from Wellington.

Here is a great example. Fork and Brewer on Bond Street, which boasts an amazing 40 plus beers on tap alone!

By visiting Wellington’s breweries you will discover some of our best suburbs and neighborhoods. Fortune Favours in Wellington’s tastiest laneway. Heyday Beer Co, located on possibly our coolest street, Cuba Street. Double Vision where their creative juices flow in the same hood in Mirimar as the Weta Workshop. Parrotdog Brewery in Lyall Bay. Good brews and good surf! Garage Project in Aro Valley which projects a strong sense of place and community.

Don't even get me started on Brewtown in Upper Hutt, the home of Panhead, Boneface, Kereru, Te Aro Brewing Co and Wild Kiwi Distillery, also a Good George theme bar.

It’s not just about the breweries but the people who work in them. Whether they be locals or locals from further afar. Wellington’s breweries seem to attract really good people. It’s a pretty easy formula. Good breweries + Good people = Great experience…..and beer!

So whether you're a local or from out of town, come and discover a Wellington you have never seen before. Something else that makes Wellington one of the greatest cities in the world.


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