Beautiful Machine - The Story of Shihad @ The Brewery Outdoor Theater

Shihad:  Beautiful Machine; A Documentary on legendary Kiwi group Shihad, chronicling their two-decade rise to greatness. From their roots in Wellington’s ’90s punk metal scene, Shihad’s rock dreams faced wild days in Berlin, the tragic overdose of their manager, the international explosion of their The General Electric album and the infamous American name-change.

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 20:00
Wed, 07/04/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 07/10/2012 - 20:00
Wed, 07/11/2012 - 20:00

T54 - E.P Release Show!

Joe Sam and Matt are a three piece balls to the wall rock band from Christchurch. T54 E.P release with support from Ipswich.



Sat, 09/10/2011 - 23:00

The Brewery in photos

Great new photos of The Brewery and the people who make it work so well in The Gallery. More photos coming soon!

Lindon Puffin

“He [reminds] me of the Clash. A little punk, but nicer shaped up” - Jimmy J. “I saw, Dylan, Knox & Costello, all fighting to come out of the same guy! - ChCh Star. “I haven’t laughed so much in years. His outrageous banter no doubt offended a few tender souls, but his music kept us rockin till the small hours.” - Canta

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 22:00

Merchants of Flow

merchants of flow

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 23:00

309 NZ Pale Ale (Deep Creek)

Made with Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and Cascade hops, Deep Creek 309 NZ Pale Ale is a perfect session beer for those long hot days… The tastes and smells that emanate from this ale remind us of the quintessential kiwi experience; travelling Highway 309 between Coromandel and Coroglen. Dominant floral and citrus notes accentuate this refreshing ale.

ABV: 5.0%

River Clean Up

river clean upWe are having another river clean up on Saturday the 21st April at 10am - volunteers are  very welcome. Come along and please bring your gloves.

Work starts around ten am and there will be beer, sausages (meat & vege) and non alcoholic beverages provided at midday. A big thank you to our co-sponsors; Three Boys Brewery, Breads of Europe and Christchurch City Council.

Pilsner (Emersons)

emersons pilsnerA ‘Kiwi Classic’, Pilsner is a showcase for Nelson grown Riwaka hops.

Its overt fruitiness begs comparison with Marlborough’s world-beating Sauvignon Blancs. 

Emerson’s Pilsner oozes citrus and passionfruit aromas and flavours. The beer’s palate shows a hint of early malt sweetness but develops a lengthy dry finish.  

ABV: 4.9%

Voyager IPA (Renaissance Brewing)

renaissance voyagerOriginally brewed as a one off beer for use through a beer engine, Voyager is now being relaunched as a carbonated IPA on tap and in 500ml bottles.

Inspired by the boldly hoppy Ales of old that were exported from Britain to the furthest corners of her vast and glorious empire, Voyager I.P.A. is a rich satisfying Ale with an emphatic hop bite.

Oakley Grenell Anthology Band

oakley grenellOakley Grenell is a musician / producer from Christchurch, New Zealand now based in Melbourne, Australia.

Oakley is an eclectic, diverse and prolific musician and producer who has catalogued most of his work under his own independent record label, Central Records, which he started in 2002.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 22:30

Pils (Three Boys)

Three Boys Pilsner is a taste of Europe with a new world twist. Like the pilsners of old, it balances pale malt flavour and saaz hop bitterness.

The Three Boys take it a step further using modern varieties of saaz hops grown in New Zealand, which give it that little bit extra aroma and flavour.

ABV: 5.5%

Mustang Pale Ale (Wigram Brewing)

mustang pale aleMustang A.P.A is our hand-crafted Ale with intense hop bitterness, character and aroma derived from superb New Zealand Hops & Malt. Hop bitterness is typically in the range of 40-50 IBU. The rich copper colour is derived from imported speciality Ale Malts to give a beer with a colour of around 20- 25 EBC.

Carlos Navae

Latin musician Carlos Navae brings his unforgettable - and very danceable - Latin sounds to Christchurch. Accompanied by his guitar, Carlos plays Latin dance classics, original compositions, and popular Latin covers.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 22:00

Lindon Puffin

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 21:00

Sarau Lager (Moutere Brewing)

sarau lagerGerman settlers arrived in Upper Moutere in 1843 and after a rough start, settled Upper Moutere, then called Sarau, in 1850. Cordt Bennseman started building the Moutere Inn in 1850 as a resting place between Richmond and Motueka - in the heart of the new hop growing area.

Brewed in the Munich Helles style, Sarau Lager offers malty flavours with a refreshing and gentle hop finish.

ABV: 4.2%

Pig & Whistle (Harringtons)

harringtons pig and whistlePig & Whistle is a New Zealand classic dark beer, light in mouth feel, chocolate in flavour. “Tea Bagged” at the boil with crushed black malt. New Zealand Sazz hops for aroma. Must Try!!

Gold Medal Winner and Trophy Winner 2011 Brew NZ Beer Awards
Gold Medal Winner and Best in Class 2009 Brew NZ Beer Awards
Silver Medal Winner 2010 AIBA

ABV: 4%

Pale Ale (Croucher)

croucher pale aleAppearance - A rich rose-gold hue, with good head.

Golden Ale (Three Boys)

three boysPours clear and golden (tick in the box, it does what it says on the label) with a good enduring head with biggish bubbles in it. The bouquet is fresh and fragrant. Among the grapiness and lemon grass was a toffeish note that intrigues. Also there’s banana passionfruit scents that reminds me of long summers in Nelson as well as hot buttered toast. I’d be quite happy if this is the last thing I ever smell.

John the Baptist

John the Baptist is an energetic four-piece band from Wellington, New Zealand. Their music blends elements of folk, rock, country, and pop into a distinctively natural voice. More inspired by rather than subscribing to any of the musical traditions they draw on, the sound appeals to a wide audience of different tastes and age groups. 

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 23:00

The Blue Moon

The Blue Moon are a dream-pop band with a hint of country.

Led by Anthony Pascoe.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 22:00

Golden Goose (Mussel Inn)

mussel inn golden goose lagerA hoppy golden lager. No shell, no feathers, just pure gold.

ABV: 4%

1 Drop Nation

1 drop nation

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 23:00

Carlos Navae

The Brewery welcomes back Carlos Navae once again for an evening of original and classic latin music, with smooth guitar and the Flying Burrito Brothers atmosphere to back it up. 

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 21:30

Pilsner (Tuatara)

tuatara pilsnerThe pilsner is brewed to a classic European recipe using 100% New Zealand malt and Saaz hops. This gives it a traditional hop bitterness, flavour and aroma of a true pilsner. An authentic Czech pilsner yeast was selected for its ability to ferment at very low temperatures to produce low levels of esters and other by-products while enhancing the malt perception and allowing the clean crisp bitterness to show in the foreground.