If you've acquired a taste for craft beers, you can satisfy your thirst on The Coromandel with four additions to the locally available selection of ales and brews. Made right here in our backyard, quite literally. Homebrew – real brews Coro’ style, made at home by:
As a lad, Adam Coleman Smith inherited a homebrew kit from his beloved grandfather and soon started experimenting with the brewing process. A surfing OE followed, combining his love of waves and a thirst for tasty frosty ales as he travelled the world. Back in Kuaotunu, he decided to take his interest in beers to the next level and after sharpening his brewing skills, created a “libation laboratory”, a sustainable nano-brewery in what was his cottage bedroom in the bush.
Since then he’s been having a great time growing hops, crafting new draughts and satisfying the ever-increasing thirst for his quenching brews.
Tempt your taste buds with the following, only at Luke’s Kitchen, right on the beach at Kuaotunu, and Rising Can festival each year: Riwakasaurus Rex - Session IPA, Salty Sea Dog - White IPA, Sweet As – German Wheat Beer, seasonal faves such as The Other Woman - Irish Red, and feisty summery non-alcoholic ginger beer, The Local Ginger. And there's more….
They all go well with the pizzas from the wood-fired oven, live summer music and laid back ambience at Luke’s Kitchen.
As part of their dream to develop their farm at Whenuakite, Dawn and Don Walker turned an old hay barn into a micro-brewery at their holiday park. Andy and Deborah Horton have recently taken over the park and refurbished the restaurant and brew pub. They source a fine selection of malts from all over the world, then add a variety of NZ and international hops to create an array of tasty beer styles to suit all palates.
If you’re on the way to Hot Water Beach, or you are looking for a tranquil rural setting for a few days R and R, you can’t go past the Hot Water Brewing Company without calling in for a cleansing ale.
The menu includes Kauri Falls Pale Ale, Local's Batch Lager, Golden Steamer Ale, Walkers Porter and more…
Wicked kids’ playground too, everyone is welcome.
As the elder statesman of the Coro’ microbreweries, this one was born out of a pommie couple’s love for craft beer and the lack of good drops available when they moved to Matarangi from England. A hobby brewery in the garage was cranked up to produce more commercially viable quantities (to fund the beery hobby), and now, less than 10 years later, The Coromandel Brewing Company sits in a fine custom-built establishment right in the village centre of Hahei. Now includes the Pour House, a restaurant with a great garden bar and firepit.
Hang out in Hahei with the locals and wash down a delicious pizza with a drop of The Dark Side (like it says), Easy Rider (Pale Ale), Good as Gold (pilsner style), Hahei Doctor, Munted Monk (Belgian style) ……or one of many other frosties.
Coromandel Brewing Co craft beers are available around The Coromandel.
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