The RateBeer Guide To The

Best Beer in New Zealand

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for New Zealand. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.

1Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1008100
2North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4068100
3Ballast Point Victory at Sea Ballast Point Brewing Company (Constellation Brands)1556100
4Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery4312100
5Almanac Grand Cru Red Ed. 2Almanac Beer Company61100
6Cantillon NathCantillon385100
7Ballast Point Sculpin IPABallast Point Brewing Company (Constellation Brands)2569100
83 Fonteinen Oude GeuzeBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen1891100
98 Wired iStout Unchained8 Wired Brewing19100
10Lost Abbey Red Poppy AlePort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey995100
118 Wired iStout8 Wired Brewing684100
12Sante Adairius / Triple Rock Cellarman Barrel-Aged SaisonSante Adairius Rustic Ales122100
13Cantillon Zwanze (2018) Manneken PiseCantillon65100
14Cantillon Cuvée Saint-GilloiseCantillon97799
15Tempest All The Leaves Are BrownTempest6499
16Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone Brewing405599
17Tempest MexicakeTempest28899
18Liberty Citra Double IPALiberty Brewing Company8699
19Nøgne Ø # 100 (Batch 100)Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)141899
20Dugges / Stillwater Cocoa CacaoDugges Bryggeri18499
21Magic Rock Bearded Lady Dessert Edition: Toasted Pecan Praline Bourbon BAMagic Rock Brewing2099
22Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstoutStone Brewing81999
23Dugges Idjit!Dugges Bryggeri41099
24Epic Hop ZombieEpic Brewing Company (NZ)33099
25Firestone Walker Union Jack IPAFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)185399


18 Wired iStout Unchained8 Wired Brewing19100
28 Wired iStout8 Wired Brewing684100
3Liberty Citra Double IPALiberty Brewing Company8699
4Epic LupulingusEpic Brewing Company (NZ)7099
5Tuatara XV 15th Anniversary Russian Imperial StoutTuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)2299
6Epic Hop ZombieEpic Brewing Company (NZ)33099
7Garage Project Cockswain's Courage Double Barrelled EditionGarage Project1099
88 Wired Lord of the Atlas8 Wired Brewing4699
9Panhead Black SabbathPanhead Custom Ales (Lion Breweries - NZ)3499
10Canhead Hardtail Henry Oaked StoutPanhead Custom Ales (Lion Breweries - NZ)3299
118 Wired Gypsy Funk8 Wired Brewing4999
128 Wired HopWired IPA8 Wired Brewing70599
13Garage Project Cabbages and KingsGarage Project5999
14Tuatara Double TroubleTuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)15999
15Tuatara Tu-Rye-Ay Midnight Rye IPATuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)4398
16Kereru Imperial NibsKereru Brewing Company3698
178 Wired Superconductor8 Wired Brewing38598
18Garage Project Demus Favorem Amori (DFA)Garage Project22898
198 Wired Bumaye8 Wired Brewing18098
20Epic Magic DustEpic Brewing Company (NZ)2198
21Liberty Yakima MonsterLiberty Brewing Company7098
228 Wired Wild Feijoa Sour Ale (2016-2017)8 Wired Brewing1898
23Liberty Yakima ScarletLiberty Brewing Company5398
24Garage Project Pernicious WeedGarage Project25698
25Garage Project Unconditional Love Mix Tape IPAGarage Project2398

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
Little Beer Quarter
Wellington () 04 803 3304
Garage Project 91 Aro
Wellington () 802-5324
The Brewers Co-operative
Auckland () +64 9-309 4515
Hashigo Zake
Wellington (04) 04 384-7300
Garage Project
Wellington () 000 0000