Below is a list of the top and leading Craft Breweries in Hamilton. To help you find the best Craft Breweries located near you in Hamilton we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Hamilton’s Best Craft Breweries:
The top rated Craft Breweries in Hamilton are:
- Brewaucracy Brewery & Taproom – off-site and on-site craft brew experience
- Good George Brewing – the finest local brew in Waikato
- Three Fat Pigs Brewing – craft beers in small batches available in-store and online
- Hopnotic Brewery – Hamilton’s beer and cider specialists
- Workshop Brewing Limited – handcrafted beers made from finest NZ ingredients
Brewaucracy Brewery & Taproom
Brewaucracy Brewery & Taproom in Hamilton, New Zealand was opened to the public in 2011 through the combined efforts of Phil Murray and Greig McGill. The duo aimed to offer more than the usual IPA’s and currently has a lot of interesting flavours available. Aside from their brews, they also play host to some local brews proudly made in Hamilton and Waikato. Clients can choose to drink on-site or take home their purchased beers. Their products are beautifully presented on their online site with the necessary details provided.
The Huntress, Melculambicus, Dunkelspeak, The Business End, Panic Buy, Anonymous Norman, Litany of Lies: Lie #11, Manifest Density, Retraction, Bean Counter, The Devil’s Deadline, Be Bold with Bananas, Parauri from Accounts, The Formfiller, The Philsner, The Lady Dank, Tax Evasion, Tasting Tray
“Relaxed place with a good range of craft beers that regularly change. If you buy you own glass bottles and bring them back you get a discount on refills.” –Christopher Simmons
Good George Brewing
Good George Brewing is home to a lovely inventory of wine, gin, spirits, and classic brews like cider, IPA, and APA. The craft brewery can be found within the Hamilton community of New Zealand’s Waikato region. Their mission is to showcase their brews to the Waikato public and convert non-drinkers into individuals who love to have fun and appreciate what a good beer is. They produce their items in small batches packed with flavours and without the use of chemicals. A bar and dining area is open to everyone to provide people with a glimpse of the mysteries behind brewing.
Beer, Cider, Spirits, Wine, Gin
“Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the Pale Ale was a personal favourite for me, couldn’t have visited a better bar on a first date, and the live music just topped it off!” –Freddie Fraser
Three Fat Pigs Brewing
Three Fat Pigs Brewing is a boutique brewery based in the Waikato region of New Zealand They serve the local communities of Hamilton and Raglan in both private and corporate sectors. Their brews are frequently seen in restaurants, and shops like Hamilton Beer and Wine, bars and online sites like Beer Callar. Since they only brew beers in small batches they were able to maintain the quality of their product range. This also prevents boring and repetitive flavours as they utilize seasonal ingredients to come up with new and exciting flavours.
Roasted & Toasted Stout, Nelson NZPA, Catalyst Pale Ale, Red Riding Hood India Red Ale, Rifle Ranger IPA
“I recommend Three Fat Pigs Brewing. 5-stars!” –Greg O’Carroll
Hopnotic Brewery has freshly brewed ciders and craft beers that lets Hamiltonians celebrate milestones and events with flair. They are open from Thursday to Saturday starting at 4 in the afternoon until 8 in the evening. Some of their beer products include the Czech black, Munich fog or wheat beer, a Czech’s dream or plzensky pilsner, the connoisseur’s choice or amber lager, grandfather’s mistress or coffee stout, and far far away or galaxy IPA. While ciders can be either dr. current ( black currant demi-sec cider) or summertime melody (pure apple demi-sec cider).
“Great atmosphere, pretty good beers – highly recommend the Czech dream.” –John Simmons
Workshop Brewing Limited
Workshop Brewing Limited has both craft beers and their alchemist archive beers. The craft beers include the monkey wrench and the ‘our lager’ beers. On the other hand, the alchemist archive beers feature grinder or coffee stout, starchy and husk, foeniculum imperial fennel stout, vapour trail or peppermint stout, palate crusher, obstruction, lazy drone, la côca or coconut stout, and mellifluous. Brews are handcrafted at their location in Raglan, Hamilton and contain refined sugar, star anise, dark malt, and molasses for that Belgian beer experience.
Beer: Lager, Chop Chop, Raglan Pale Ale, Monkey Wrench – Quad I, Obstruction – Quad II, Mellifluous – Golden Strong I, Lazy Drone – Golden Strong II, La Côca – Coconut Stout II, Grinder – Coffee Stout I, Vapour Trail – Peppermint Stout I, Starchy and Husk, Palate Crusher, Foeniculum Imperial Fennel Stout
“Great little brewery with yummy beer 🍺😋 Can’t wait for new flavours. Definitely a regular here.” –Linka P. S.