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New Release Thursday 2.2.17: Sixty-Six Saison 6%

This week’s new release this Thursday in the Taproom is:


Our 1966th brew is made with Saaz Hops and Malts from NZ, Belgium and Germany. A blend of French & Belgian Saison Yeasts.
Lagered for three months, and unfiltered.

New Release Thursdays – Back for 2017!

New Release Thursday is back for 2017! Chris and the team brew a new beer each week for you all to try in the Taproom – they often run out pretty fast so make sure you’re down there on Thursday afternoons!

Kicking off this year’s releases we have…..


Barrel-Aged Fruit Beer – Gizzy Gold and Crabapple aged in Chardonnay Barrels for Six Months. 4.5 %

A refreshing Summer Session beer with a touch of funk!



Tap Takeover at The Rogue & Vagabond Wellington!

We’re taking over the taps at The Rogue & Vagabond in Wellington THIS FRIDAY 2nd December!

5 superb Sunshine beers on tap, tasty fresh Paella from Panman and live music, all in support of SURFAID….sounds like the perfect way to spend a Friday.





The Sunshine Brewery Taproom will be open 7 days from December – now open on Sundays 12-6pm

Come join us in our brewery bar at 49 Awapuni Road (just a short stroll from the beach), where our friendly staff will help you sample our ever expanding range of locally crafted beers. Pair them with a tasty platter or our pie of the week!


New Release Thursday 17.11.16: Dubbel Vision 8%

This weeks beer..

Dubbel Vision 8%

Belgian Style Dubbel – NZ, UK and Belgian Malts, Muscavado Sugar and dry hopped with Czech Saaz


New Release Thursday 10.11.16: NUI PARAURI PIA 6.5%

Our new release this week!


Gisborne Brown Ale 6.5%

Lashings of Amercian Columbus and Citra for a big hop hit.


New Release Thursday 3.11.16: TE MEX!

This Thursday’s beer….

TE MEX! 5%

Our Mexican Lager returns for summer!!



New Release Thursday 6.10.16: GROMMET PILSNER V2

This Thursday’s new release beer – GROMMET PILSNER – V2!

Low Alcohol Lager 2.5% abv

Loaded with Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hops, this is a VERY sessionable lager


New Release Thursday 29.9.16: FOSSIL FUEL!

This weeks beer….

‘Fossil Fuel’

Belgian Golden Strong Ale 7.1%. Dry hopped with lashings of Amarillo. Fermented with Belgian and Saison Yeast strains.

Brewed amongst the aftershocks….


Special Offer – Gold & Tom Thumb 6 Packs – Taproom only

Need cheering up after all this bad weather??

We have a VERY special offer on our Gizzy Gold & Tom Thumb 6 packs! Come in and see us for more info….

(Only available in the Taproom, see instore for details, offer only available on selected products – ends 7th October 2016)