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Welcome to The Brewery

The Brewery is a bar, brewery, deli-cafe and wood fired pizza restaurant. Open from 7am until late (8am weekends), hosting live music most nights.Please come and enjoy our hospitality.
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Cassels & Sons ~ Our Story

I can remember my dad and uncle first getting keen on whole grain brewing in the early eighties. My dad used to mash and boil on the wood fired range at home in Sumner. Cleaning out the gear was always an onerous task but on sunny weekend afternoons we got to taste the goods and compare our beer with uncle Wintons.

Cassels & Sons Milk Stout

Cassels & Sons Milk Stout

Cassels & Sons Milk Stout 5.2%
Sweet Stout Wins Out
(Carl Hadler)
Dispensed by a traditional handpump, this beer was the gold medal and trophy winner for the best cask conditioned beer at the 2011 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards. And if you’re thinking dry and bitter, like that famous Irish stout - forget it!
Pouring an intense black hue beneath a deep, tan coloured head, the aroma is appetisingly rich, with a sweetish, mocha-like combination of chocolate and coffee notes dominating. Creamy and smooth, with just an edge of sweetness, the combines milk chocolate, caramel and soft fruity esters and leads into a cleansing finish with an ashy, charred malt note and suggestion of tart hops. 

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival (25th Feb)

On the ‎25th February at Hagley Park, we will have our full range of award winning craft beers on tap; Lager, Pilsner, Dunkel, Beer and One P.A. as well as our real ales on handpull; Woolston Bitter, Best Bitter, Alchemy Pale Ale and Milk Stout. Also pizza from our mobile wood fired pizza oven. Go to for more info. See you there!!

Cassels & Sons win Gold @ Beer Awards

At the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards (2011) Cassels & Sons won:
~ Gold for Milk Stout
~ The Trophy for Milk Stout
and Silver for Best Bitter in the Cask Conditioned category.

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