New Zealand > Nelson
Beer Available At Bel-Aire Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Totara Gold , Brew Moon (NZ) Blood Moon Red IPA , Mussel Inn Captain Cooker Manuka Beer 80, Lighthouse Brewery Dickís Pale Ale , Nelson Bays Draught Ale 11, Nelson Bays Light Ale , Golden Bear Fat Toad , Harringtons Wobbly Boot Porter Ale 50, Hop Federation WeeWaka , Golden Bear American Wheat Ale , Altitude Brewing The Mischievous Kea 74, Hop Federation Red IPA , Nelson Bays Homestead Cider , Nelson Bays Gold Lager 15, Lighthouse Brewery Classic Stout 54, Peckhamís Elderflower Cider ,
Croucher Czech Pilsner , Brew Mountain Pale Pat Supreme
beer-yum (34) Wellington, New Zealand | March 26, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed a couple of local beers while passing through town. Service and selection was good. Unusual location and premises (converted suburban motel maybe) provided a nice change from the usual dark bar. From my experience they deserve to do well and I hope they do.
3fourths (1471) Boulder, Colorado | February 13, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Beach and park nearby. A dozen NZ drafts including a brewery or two I didnít see elsewhere in town. Picnic tables on the lawn out front surrounded by short white picket fence. That kind of place. Made for a fun couple of drinks and a walk on the beach after.
EXE (1) Nelson, New Zealand | September 20, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome place to sample a really good selection of local beers and ciders. They seem to have picked the best from the region. Bel-Aire is a free house. They encouraged us to get food from the local eateries - pizza, Thai or fish & chips and then provided serviettes and sauce. Great sunny outdoor area. Classy place but not classy prices. Wished it was bigger as the place was busy.
Travlr (2123) Washington, Washington DC | August 13, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a new place with a modern design inside and out. Taps are dominated by local stuff, the only bar in Nelson I found that really provided a stage for small local brewers. Barman Eric is clearly a master at his craft, and owner Ray was in having a pint, and was keen to show the place off. Seemed to me that this is probably the best place in town to get a tour of Nelson beers that are available nowhere else. The only trivial quibble that I have is that although there is a beer menu displayed on a flatscreen TV behind the bar, the beer list cycles through so quickly it was tough to read it. Since Ray is an IT man, Iím sure this is an easy fix, or maybe he can even post the beer list online so people can see whatís available. At a y fate, I think this place has a bright future, and shouldnít be missed if youíre in the area.
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