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.

1Trillium Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company234100
2Trillium Congress Street IPATrillium Brewing Company251100
3Victory Storm King Imperial StoutVictory Brewing Company (ABV)3024100
4Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPAAlpine Beer Company (CA)764100
5Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)2232100
6Founders Underground Mountain BrownFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)28699
7Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 26)Hill Farmstead Brewery2099
8Alpine Beer Company Duet Alpine Beer Company (CA)97299
9BrewDog Old World Russian Imperial Stout (9.5%) BrewDog37399
10Other Half Mosaic + MotuekaOther Half Brewing2599
11Wildflower Good As GoldWildflower Brewing & Blending1399
12Thornbridge Days of CreationThornbridge Brewery14899
13Trillium Summer Street IPATrillium Brewing Company8599
14Beachwood AmalgamatorBeachwood BBQ & Brewing14599
15Anchor PorterAnchor Brewing Company (Sapporo)315798
16Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Brett StoutLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)4298
17Alpine Beer Company Hoppy BirthdayAlpine Beer Company (CA)62598
18Garage Project Boss Level Garage Project2698
19Chimay Triple (Blanche / White)Abbaye de Scourmont - Chimay376498
20Stone Totalitarian - EspressoStone Brewing9898
21Uiltje Dr. RaptorUiltje Brewing Company25398
22Beachwood CitraholicBeachwood BBQ & Brewing14398
23Clown Shoes Space CakeClown Shoes Beer (Harpoon Brewery)50098
24Verhaeghe Duchesse Chocolate CherryVerhaeghe6098
25Omnipollo Zelator Tropical Lollipop Triple IPAOmnipollo3098


1Garage Project Cockswain's Courage Double Barrelled EditionGarage Project25100
2Garage Project Mutiny on the BountyGarage Project16100
3Garage Project Chocolate BeerGarage Project11100
48 Wired iStout8 Wired Brewing725100
5Garage Project / Other Half Hāpi Sessions Vol. 3 - No Dreams Til BrooklynGarage Project1699
6Garage Project / Trillium Hāpi Sessions Vol. 1 - Aro Street Garage Project2899
7Liberty Prohibition PorterLiberty Brewing Company1299
88 Wired iStout Unchained8 Wired Brewing2899
98 Wired iStout Affogato8 Wired Brewing7499
10Liberty Citra Double IPALiberty Brewing Company9999
11Tuatara XV 15th Anniversary Russian Imperial StoutTuatara Brewing Company (DB - Heineken Asia Pacific)2699
12Panhead Black SabbathPanhead Custom Ales (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)3699
13Epic Hop ZombieEpic Brewing Company (NZ)34599
14Garage Project Unconditional Love Mix Tape IPAGarage Project3899
158 Wired Lord of the Atlas8 Wired Brewing6399
168 Wired Gypsy Funk8 Wired Brewing5599
17Garage Project Party and BullshitGarage Project4399
18Tuatara Double TroubleTuatara Brewing Company (DB - Heineken Asia Pacific)15999
198 Wired Lokomotiv Merlot8 Wired Brewing2899
208 Wired HopWired IPA8 Wired Brewing72499
21Kereru Imperial NibsKereru Brewing Company5099
22Garage Project Demus Favorem Amori (DFA)Garage Project25498
23Garage Project Cabbages and KingsGarage Project7198
24Garage Project CarillonGarage Project1098
25Epic Magic DustEpic Brewing Company (NZ)2298

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
The Brewers Co-operative
Auckland () +64 9-309 4515
Hashigo Zake
Wellington (04) 04 384-7300
Little Beer Quarter
Wellington () 04 803 3304
Volstead Trading Company
Christchurch () +64 3 3436688
Garage Project 91 Aro
Wellington () 802-5324