Premium Craft Beer
New Zealand is named after the Dutch province of Zeelandt (meaning Sea Land). The name ‘Zeelandt’ (said Zay-land) reflects New Zealand’s enduring relationship with beer, since durable Dutch brown beer helped Abel Tasman and his thirsty crew make the long voyage to the South Pacific.
And just like beer has been a part of New Zealand since way back, it’s been a big part of the Zeelandt brewing family too. Head brewer Chris’ great great grandfather, Jesse Prestidge started a brewery in Hororata near Christchurch back in the late 1880’s. Now that family tradition lives on at Zeelandt Brewery.
After opening in 2012, Zeelandt Brewery quickly established itself as a premium craft brewery. Owner and head brewer Christopher set out with the aim of creating a range of premium craft beer that was true to the origin on which each one in the range is based: a black lager as brewed by Bavarian monks, a punchy American pale ale, a mellow Munich beer hall lager, a German pilsner and a fruity Pacific pale ale make up our core range, with seasonal specials released throughout the year. If you’re a fan of craft beer in NZ or you just love good tasting beer, you have to check out our selection for yourself.