So I came here for a quick spot of lunch, since they had a fixed paired food and beer menu on for the craft beer week around Beervana. I ended up staying for about five hours, since the brewers were in getting a tour. The TreHugger brewers spotted me and adopted me, buying me beers left and right. Nice people. Oh, and the bar itself was fine, brewing kit bang in the middle of everything. Good tap list amd the food was OK. Nice place.
Centrally-located brewpub offering 8 or so taps and a limited bottle selection, they tout food pairings (hence the name), but the menu didnít look very inspiring. They make a wide array of different styles, most of them New World/Western in design. I sampled a Pilsner and drank a session IPA and found them both decent but lacking character.
nate2g (1178) Boomtown!, Australia | June 12, 2012| Updated May 13, 2013
Now brewing on location - four house beers and cider. Huge circular wall of taps with many familiar beers but also special and seasonals too. I always find beers here I donít see elsewhere around town, so bonus points there. The venue itself i find to be dark, tacky and lacking soul. Itís not the most comfortable beer spot in Welly.
2016-05-30. We arrived late on a Monday night only to find out that a) They had about 26 of their own beers on tap and b) they were closing soon! A bit stunned - I had not realized that they had so many taps, or so many of their own beers on at once. We ordered two sampler trays and worked our way through them while the staff closed up! They were great at still answering our questions while they went about their work. The beers ranged from very good to not great, but considering some of the more unusual/adventurous offerings thatís not surprising. Decor is fairly sleek, and relatively large compared to some other places in town, it is possibly a bit more posh than my preference during the day, but this late it was very quiet and cozy. With so many tap offerings I regret not coming here first in the evening, and finishing at some of the other places that stay open later. Well worth a visit.
Nice facility with bar, table and outdoor seating. Excellent service with a good selection of beers on tap (for NZ) that include about 6 brewed on premises but most are guest taps. Beers include some international selections.
Hard to get a read here. At first glance just a load and slightly crass bar but saved through a very solid tap and beer list. Not crazy geek (ie donít come here looking for Scandi RISs) but rather a good cross section of establised NZ beers. Music too loud but service good. Looks like they are setting up a brewery inside (?) so assume they will brew their own in due course.
Wow, unbelievable selection for a brewpub. I think they had something like 25-30 of their beers on tap. Reeee...wait for it...dick! Props for that. Nice food too. Service could have been better, but that doesnít take away from the legititude of this estab. For beers and dinner, go here.
Fun place, with a huge tap selection around a giant barrel with quirky taps. Staff were extremely friendly. Beer selection features a fairly unbelievable 33 taps of their own beer when we were there. Taster trays of only 4 beers make it hard to do the place justice, though at $15 they are very reasonably priced. F&B beers can be a little hit and miss, though with so many taps, and the staff being happy to give you tasters, itís not too hard to find the hits.
I loved the boardwalk at the entrance at the top of the stairs of the bar and a nice looking joint in general. Service was friendly and knowledgeable, but we werenít asked if we wanted food at any stage (a notable point for Mrs Jimthechap). We enjoyed the selection of board games available to help us kill a bit of time and the toilets were clean and stylish.
Tap selection was good, but the fries we ordered failed the tomato sauce test - commercial mass-produced bland stuff but Iím told to watch that space. Iíll definitely be back to find out.