New Zealand > Wellington
Beer Available At Regional Wines & Spirits (arranged by most recent)
Yeastie Boys Golden Perch 88, Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel 99, Kereru Hop To It Pale Ale , Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale 96, Three Boys Wheat 41, 8 Wired HayWired 80, Liberty C!tra 99, Fullerís Past Masters Old Burton Extra (OBE) 84, Golden Bear Oatmeal Stout , Mikeís India Pale Ale 97, Pink Elephant Mammoth 87, Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta 87, Wanaka Beerworks Zar , Renaissance Elemental Porter 98, Yeastie Boys + Liberty Brewing nevaRRaven 97
maneliquor (119) Perth, Australia | August 6, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Heard a lot about this place from the locals. Had a fantastic range of NZ and UK craft. Not a great deal of other stuff. Nice to see some aged stuff (2005 and 2006 Thomas Hardy). Loved the growler section. After all the good things I heard, was expecting a little more. Very minimal american and aussie stuff. Nice shop though
Vas (17) , New Zealand | December 6, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Probably best range in NZ. Excellent for NZ craft beer and probably best retail store for overseas craft beer. Donít use their online ordering, unreliable and their online support is non-existent; actually thatís not quite true their online support made things worse so non-existent would have been an improvement.
EastCoaster (10) | July 29, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Many Craft beer available local to New Zealand. Also many exports that I had only read about I was able to try for the first time. Coming from Canada I was happy to see besides Labatt Blue available there was also Blanche de Chambly from Unibroue.
Canít go wrong when they have a mosiac of Michael Jackson created in burnt toast!
DuffMan (244) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | May 23, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Best beer stop in th country so far. Pretty much every craft brewer has a product or two (or ten!) on offer here. I found 3 breweries that I hadnít come across in bottles yet, and I found a few hard-to-get gems as well (Three Boys Wild Plum, Twisted Hop Enigma, Epic Mayhem). Some quality belgian ales as well. Lots of nice glassware. The staff who helped me really knew their stuff and bent over backward to help me out. If you have the time, this place is well worth seeking out.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 24, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A great beerstore with a decent range of NZ micros as well as plenty of internationals. There is 11 different taps available to come and fill up your PETís. A great setup going here, and the guys were more than happy to let me sample a few of the brews. Sweet as!
donfardz64 (3) Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand | December 10, 2008| Updated February 6, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Amazing beer selection. Some say best in NZ. Amazing glassware selection too. Taps for fill your own have incredible beers, Emersons pilsner and bookbinder are always availiable, and one or two of the taps change frequently. Emersons Brewers Reserve every month makes for an exciting visit. They even run beer tastings and tasting competitions. Staff are very friendly and helpful. They get to know you after a while. Discount on all beers for SOBA members too. Oh yeah, theres wines and spirits there too...
TheGrandMaster (105) Auckland, New Zealand | January 6, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I havenít come across a better bottle store in NZ, and gave them my patronage on several occassions when down in Wellington over the past two weeks. A brilliant selection of NZ and foreign beers, and the staff are really friendly as well. You Wellingtonians have all the luck.
kempicus (5) Bakewell, England | December 16, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A Great beer store made even better by the ability to order online!
pickled (2) , New Zealand | September 23, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A great shop for booze hounds. Regional support micro breweries and often have treats on tap - last week I managed to get some Epic Mayhem which was selling fast due only to WOM since it was under a blank tap and not on the price list. Shelf space is an issue though - they donít have their whole imported range in the fridge but all the NZ brews are. I havenít found a larger range anywhere else in NZ or Australia though occasionally other retailers do have beers that regional do not have.
Stew41 (128) Woodend, Australia | December 14, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
One of those very few stores that does a very good job of both wine and beer. I gather this is the leading retailer of craft beer in the Wellington region at it shows. The range probably spans ~50 true micros and most of the big guns are stocked Ė Emersons, Martinborough, Tuatara, Moa, Harringtons etc. Ok range of imports as well, including a few Cantillons, De Dolle, Saison DuPont , Boon etc (inc gear Iíve never seen in Australia). Only beef is that nearly all NZ beers are chilled Ė not great if one wants to bring some beers home. Good range of high end single malts as well.
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