As I’ve moved across the ditch, Barbara from Beer IQ is now looking after my list. You can view it here.
June 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm
Wow, quite comprehensive there 🙂 Many I have not even heard of. Before the Hopful Thinkers head down country, I think we need to do some local beer tours …
June 18, 2011 at 9:44 am
It’s going to get more comprehensive this weekend, I got a few more suggestions from people. And if you ever need a tour guide, you know who to ask!
June 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm
Awesome list! I’m new to Auckland from Christchurch so it will be fun to explore. Rosalind where is the best place in Auckland to buy craft beer by the bottle? I’m having a hard time finding a liquor store with any decent local selection. Thanks in advance 🙂
June 25, 2011 at 8:44 am
Hey Gerard, thanks for the feedback. My favorite place for bottles is Victoria Park New World. Some Countdowns have good stock, like the one on Dominion Road. I also hear Liquorland in Newmarket and Farro Fresh on the Shore are quite good too, but haven’t got there yet. Hope this helps!
June 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm
I’d also like to chime in and say that the Village Winery on Mt Eden Road has a fantastic range out the back of the shop. Well worth stopping in if you’re in the neighbourhood.
June 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm
There’ll soon be a new page for off-licences — watch this space
May 9, 2014 at 10:16 am
I’d have to say Blanc in West Auckland may have one of the best craft beer selections in Auckland. They also do craft beer on tap – either fill your growler or HAVE A GLASS ON SITE.
May 10, 2014 at 11:11 am
Blanc are great, easily the best liquor store out west.
July 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm
Bookmarked! loving your work.
August 3, 2011 at 9:14 am
Bonita on Ponsonby Rd is stocking a range of NZ craft beers. My Bar on Durham St East also has a few. Chapel bar and bistro in Ponsonby have Moa Blanc in bottles. Velvet Burger on Fort St has Moa Pale Ale on tap and Emersons in the fridge.
August 3, 2011 at 9:16 am
Oh and Pohutakawa Bar has been re-named Atticus.
October 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm
Suite Bar has plenty of range on their website menu too. I haven’t been in to check it out tho, their prices scare me off a bit
October 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm
But you can get a 750mL of Lion Red for $14! On a serious note, do they have taps? This page is more for craft beer on tap. I’m putting together another one for bars with craft beer in bottle.
October 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm
Tahi Bar in Warkworth. check them out here, http://www.aatravel.co.nz/101/search/location/Nationwide/category/Beer-Experiences/ been around for nearly four years and sell only craft beer. real cool tunes and nice people too.
October 19, 2012 at 11:59 am
I second this nomination. The owner is really knowledgeable and always willing to share his insights into the brews he has available. Simple, wholesome and tasty meals at super prices; and the tunes are REALLY cool!
November 3, 2011 at 12:00 am
Just wondered which places are the best value?
Any have happy hours?
November 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm
The Muddy Farmer in Wellesley Street has the full range of Moa on tap!
March 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm
Can you add HOPSCOTCH? I have loads of taps all pouring yum stuff.
March 29, 2012 at 10:50 am
Oooo, that’s a tricky one. This page is more for on-license venues. I’ve been meaning to put up a ‘best of’ off-license page for ages – maybe after the Hop, when things calm down.
July 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Fantastic page! I’ll definitely be checking out a few of the CBD spots.
August 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm
I was in Speakers Corner yesterday, and have been going there for years, it’s malnly known for it’s “english” beers Like Fullers ESB, and sometimes they change. I don’t recall a specific NZ “craft” beer being available.
This is one of the few pubs that does not have background music to create atmosphere, very family freindly with cheap meals that include of all things “Lambs fry” and mash, mostly pretty average in quality.
August 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm
Hi NIck Here from the Shakespeare Brewery (NEW OWNER) we will have a number of brews available in kegs and bottles real soon. you can also pop into the pub and try our Dog Berry Pale or Bolinbroke Lager… Cheers we just love massive beers !!
September 12, 2012 at 11:29 am
Grand central on Ponsonby Road also have 4 craft beers on tap and an awesome bottle selection (Zeffer cider too!)
September 12, 2012 at 11:32 am
Ponsonby has craft taps! Awesome. (Also, where can I get Slack Ma Girdle?)
September 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm
It needs a lot more, it’s slim pickings for good beer/cider on ponsonby road! You can get it at Vic Park New World, Herne Bay Cellars and hopefully Farro fresh soon. We’re down to the last few cases but next batch is being bottled soon
February 26, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Golden Dawn (just around the corner from Grand Central) has six Hallertau taps, permanently, as well. Hallertau’s standard four beers, plus their cider, and either the Minimus or Maximus.
May 10, 2014 at 11:10 am
Correction to my earlier comment – Golden Dawn has Hallertau’s #1, #2 and #4 as well as the cider and a seasonal – doesn’t have #3.
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