Waipa Bar and Brewery (OUT OF BUSINESS)

Taps: 8 | Bottles: ~12
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | October 29, 2008
An odd little place, an interesting brew set up. Not quite sure what itis trying to do, but good on them.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee  (531) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 25, 2005
Used to be known as Crater Brewing, but has changed hands and names since then. This place is primarily a U-brew, but they have an off-licence as well as a small attached bar. Seems to be popular as a place for locals to watch rugby games. Cavernous interior makes it a little sterile. They brew 5 beers (I didnít see any grain at all, so I think they are all extract beers). Despite the beers different names and appearances, they taste remarkably similar. You can get 2L flagons refilled as well for the low price of $6 each. Friendly brewer but didnít really gather why I would want to try different beer after I already knew what I liked. Worth stopping at after you do some Zorbing in Rotorua. If nothing else, itíll be one of the cheaper drinks youíll find in NZ.

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