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.

1Trappistes Rochefort 10Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy - Brasserie Rochefort5060100
2Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Swinkels Family Brewers)999100
3De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation)Brouwerij De Molen (Swinkels Family Brewers)1257100
4Garage Project Cockswain's Courage Double Barrelled EditionGarage Project25100
5AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company1569100
6Sante Adairius Saison BerniceSante Adairius Rustic Ales276100
7Lagunitas Willettized Coffee StoutLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)167100
8Fierce Barrel Aged Maple V.B.M. (Very Big Moose)Fierce Beer Co25100
9The Bruery PoterieThe Bruery698100
10De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell)Brouwerij De Molen (Swinkels Family Brewers)508100
11Rodenbach VintageBrouwerij Rodenbach (Swinkels Family Brewers)1105100
12Fierce / BrewDog Aberdeen Very Big MooseFierce Beer Co148100
13Firestone Walker Parabola - Coconut RyeFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)47100
14Great Divide Hercules Double IPAGreat Divide Brewing Company256599
15Deschutes The Abyss - TequilaDeschutes Brewery6599
16The Bruery Bakery - Coconut MacaroonsThe Bruery14399
178 Wired iStout Affogato8 Wired Brewing4699
18Liberty Citra Double IPALiberty Brewing Company9499
19Dogfish Head Palo Santo MarronDogfish Head Brewery210399
20Trillium / J. Wakefield TiramisuTrillium Brewing Company2199
21Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstoutStone Brewing87699
22Epic Hop ZombieEpic Brewing Company (NZ)33999
23Ballast Point Grapefruit SculpinBallast Point Brewing Company (Kings & Convicts)136299
24Liberty Prohibition PorterLiberty Brewing Company1199
25Garage Project / Trillium Hāpi Sessions Vol. 1 - Aro Street Garage Project1999


1Garage Project Cockswain's Courage Double Barrelled EditionGarage Project25100
2Garage Project Mutiny on the BountyGarage Project14100
3Garage Project Chocolate BeerGarage Project10100
48 Wired iStout8 Wired Brewing716100
58 Wired iStout Affogato8 Wired Brewing4699
68 Wired iStout Unchained8 Wired Brewing2699
7Liberty Citra Double IPALiberty Brewing Company9499
8Epic LupulingusEpic Brewing Company (NZ)7099
9Epic Hop ZombieEpic Brewing Company (NZ)33999
10Garage Project / Other Half Hāpi Sessions Vol. 3 - No Dreams Til BrooklynGarage Project1399
11Garage Project / Trillium Hāpi Sessions Vol. 1 - Aro Street Garage Project1999
12Tuatara XV 15th Anniversary Russian Imperial StoutTuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)2599
13Liberty Prohibition PorterLiberty Brewing Company1199
14Panhead Black SabbathPanhead Custom Ales (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)3599
158 Wired Lord of the Atlas8 Wired Brewing6199
168 Wired Gypsy Funk8 Wired Brewing5599
17Garage Project Party and BullshitGarage Project3899
18Garage Project Unconditional Love Mix Tape IPAGarage Project3699
19Tuatara Double TroubleTuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)15999
20Kereru Imperial NibsKereru Brewing Company4199
21Garage Project Demus Favorem Amori (DFA)Garage Project24998
228 Wired HopWired IPA8 Wired Brewing71798
23Garage Project Cabbages and KingsGarage Project6898
24Epic Magic DustEpic Brewing Company (NZ)2298
25Garage Project CarillonGarage Project998

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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
Volstead Trading Company
Christchurch () +64 3 3436688