Founded in 2005 by Martin Townshend, this genuine real ale brewery is based in the leafy green heart of the nations hop growing region.

As well as Nelson hops, Townshend's also has access to an aquifier of ancient water to brew with, drawn up from the Motueka aquifer. These two ingredients, together with a passion for brewing using traditional methods, have seen the Brewery jump to prominence, winning awards and accolades from the NZ Brewing industry. The Company philosophy is simple. Get the best ingredients, treat them with respect and you'll produce a great product.

Martin is a strong advocate of the natural fermentation process, “we brew the way people have done for centuries, we don't 'soda stream' the bubbles back into our brews like most breweries. Our brews have the depth of flavour that only comes from natural fermentation. You just don't get that in processed beer – even the so called natural ones.”

  1. Blitzgrieg West Coast IPA by Townshend Brewery - 500ml
    $8.50

    Blitzgrieg West Coast IPA by Townshend Brewery - 500ml

    A USA style beer, with big hop in your face flavour. Made as an annual release for the Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge. It is an opportunity to celebrate and show our appreciation. Assertive, brash and loud. A US of A amber coloured ale using American hops.

    ABV: 6.5%

  2. Cathcarts Xtra Pale Ale by Townshend Brewery - 500ml
    $8.00

    Cathcarts Xtra Pale Ale by Townshend Brewery - 500ml

    A highly drinkable Kiwi / US / Brit-pop beer. Floral hoppy aromas, zesty citrus and light tropical fruit offset by chewy caramel and wine biscuit flavours - A nod to the folks who were the driving force behind our brewery.

    ABV: 4.6%

  3. Pouri Lane Pacific Lager by Townshend Brewery - 500ml
    $8.00

    Pouri Lane Pacific Lager by Townshend Brewery - 500ml

    Shame lagers are so underrated! This one's a beaut with Sorachi Ace, Cascade and Citra hops. Our take on the famous german cyclist beverage but without the lemonade! Wonderfully easy drinking with a lemony citrus hit.

    ABV: 4.5%

  4. Aotearoa NZ Pale Ale by Townshend Brewery - 500ml
    $8.00

    Aotearoa NZ Pale Ale by Townshend Brewery - 500ml

    A long white cloud of fresh flavours 'It's Kiwi as'.

    This massively hoppy aromatic pale ale contains deliciously local hops for a kiwi version of the ever-popular IPA. It is also quenchingly bitter, while still having great balance and mouthfeel.

    ABV: 5%

  5. Lazy Hazy IPA by Townshend Brewery - 500ml
    $8.50

    Lazy Hazy IPA by Townshend Brewery - 500ml

    Our hazy brew brings the East Coast IPA vibes to our Nelson brewery - cloudy and juicy. This beer is a veritable fruit bomb boasting huge hop flavours of mango, melon and pine needles. Keep cold, drink fresh, and put your feet up!

    ABV: 5.8%

  6. Oldham's Tap Pilsner by Townshend Brewery - 500ml
    $8.00

    Oldham's Tap Pilsner by Townshend Brewery - 500ml

    This beer brewing gig is full of great characters who are as passionate about the part they play in the process as we are about putting it all together. Oldham’s Tap takes its name from a true blue fellow named Colin Oldham from Tapawera, and that’s where his hop garden is situated. He’s the chap who’s hops inspired this juicy Townshend number.

    ABV: 5.1%

  7. Black Arrow NZ Pilsner by Townshend Brewery - 500ml
    $8.00

    Black Arrow NZ Pilsner by Townshend Brewery - 500ml

    Like the British Black Arrow rocket, our legendary Pilsner carries a payload of flavours. A combo of UK Target and NZ Hops are fired into this crisp and refreshing Pilsner.

    Down the hatch!

    Bronze 2014 NZ INT Beer Awards.

    ABV: 5%

  8. Keystone Milk Stout by Townshend Brewery - 500ml
    $8.00

    Keystone Milk Stout by Townshend Brewery - 500ml

    "Bung this luscious, creamy, velvety goodness in your chops and chew on it like a pack of jersey caramels"!

    Mild bitterness, big body, and a well balanced creamy, sweetness. Look out for chocolate, caramel and coffee flavours from the malt. 

    ABV: 5.1%

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