Sunshine Brewery news

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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)

New Release Thursday 22.9.16 FUNKED UP FEIJOA

This Thursday’s new release is……

‘Funked up Feijoa’

Gisborne Style Fruit Lambic 5%

Kettle soured, loaded with Nelson Sauvin Hops then barrel aged with Feijoa for 12 months with the ‘Dirty Dozen’ Brett blend and a Farmhouse Strain of Yeast.

Tart, acidic and refreshing!!



ELECTRON launch: 15.9.16

The Electron rocket is a cracker as is this IPA, which we developed to celebrate the East Coast joining the space race.

A good lashing of English pale ale malt provides a mild but flavoursome backbone to which we have added HOPS! Six different American hop varieties were added at multiple stages to give this big tasting beer a deep complexity.

This IPA will send your palate into orbit! Get some this Thursday!!



PIPELINE PILSNER 5% Launch 8.9.16

This Thursday we’ll be launching our PIPELINE PILSNER 5%

Our take on the NZ Pilsner, Light Malt, a noticable touch of hops, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, and a bit of Riwaka