The beer scene is New Zealand has taken off over the past few years. By that we mean there are a burgeoning number of ‘craft’ beer makers popping up all around the country.

There are a couple of big beer festivals annually in New Zealand. Beervana is held in Wellington on the 9th and 10th of August and the New Zealand Beer Festival in Auckland will next be held on the 14th March 2014. This is a great opportunity to taste hundreds (or tens of) beers in one place.

There are a number of breweries that offer tours, these include:

Monteiths Brewery Tour in Greymouth

Speights Brewery Tour in Dunedin

Tui Brewery Tour in Mangatainoka

Beer Tourist is a great little website the lists a large number of boutique breweries around the country.

Happy Beer Tasting ( :