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#1 BKBrews

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:57 AM

Anyone have recommendations for where to get decent beers in QT? Both bars and bottle shops?

 

So far, from my own research I have:

 

Smiths Craft Beer Bar

Atlas Beer Cafe



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:10 PM

Queenstown where? TAS? NZ?

 

or somewhere else?



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:15 PM

Smith's is great, the supermarkets and standard bottle-os carry a decent range of Garage Inc. and Tuatara as well.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:19 PM

Queenstown where? TAS? NZ?

 

or somewhere else?

 

NZ.... Didn't even know about TAS :P

 

Smith's is great, the supermarkets and standard bottle-os carry a decent range of Garage Inc. and Tuatara as well.

 

Good to know - Smiths looked cool on their website. I love Tuatara so will be stoked to find some bottle shops that stock it!



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:28 PM

Aside from the beers I highly recommend the po'boys at Smiths, lovely tucker.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:36 PM

I know its more mainstream by NZ standards but I always enjoy a visit to the Speights Ale House in QT. Good food as well.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:00 PM

Ooh get out of QT as fast as you can. One massive tourist /money trap.

Wanaka is nice.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:34 PM

Can't remember the name, but there was a great place at the end of the wharf. Little place with about 20 beers on tap, friendly staff, good food and a resident goat. I named it in another thread somewhere on nz road trips.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

Ooh get out of QT as fast as you can. One massive tourist /money trap.

Wanaka is nice.

 

I'm only there from Saturday to Thursday for a wedding...



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

Its an easy day trip to the brewery in Wanaka if you have transport. Check its open before you go though. I can never time it to be there when its open.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

Its an easy day trip to the brewery in Wanaka if you have transport. Check its open before you go though. I can never time it to be there when its open.

 

which brewery? Not sure if we will have time/transport, but I'll scope it out.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:52 PM

NZ.... Didn't even know about TAS :P

 

 

 

It's the town where they play AFL on gravel.

Knowing that, they probably drink straight meth like all hard men do. Craft beer is for ponces ey?



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:48 PM

Smith's and Atlas are both solid for beers and views.

 

For bottle shops, try the Henry's next to the supermarket on Shotover St. Avoid any store called Betty's (bright green signage, hard to miss)  - the beer there is almost always a couple of bucks more than everywhere else.

 

 



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:02 PM

which brewery? Not sure if we will have time/transport, but I'll scope it out.


Wanaka Beerworks maybe. Its out near the airport. Edit to add link: http://www.wanakabeerworks.co.nz/


Edited by earle, 21 March 2017 - 03:59 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

And remember to take your passport with you, won't accept drivers license in nz and will ask you even if you're well over 18.