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Beer Time Stories -Chapter 4 – When in Wellington

Once again Beervana 2019 has been and gone and what a weekend it was! We often find it easy to feel overwhelmed with choices in Wellington, especially if you’re trying to cram as much as possible into just a couple of days. The ‘craft beer trail’ makes things so accessible but what about the gems that aren’t so central? These are a few of Ms Whites’ favourites.

PARROTDOG http://parrotdog.co.nz/
Situated in Lyall bay, the bar and brewery is always our first stop, being only a hop and a skip from the airport means you can walk if you please. The Parrotdog bar is a tribute to the classic kiwi pubs that we all love, the beer selection however, is something else; with loads of rotating taps and the full core-range you’re always spoilt for choice. Once you’ve caught a pint and a sandwich you can peer into the brewery and get a full whiff of the incredible brew kit, play a round of pool, or even catch one the awesome bands that regularly fill the place out.
Beer recommendation : Janice Double IPA

DOUBLE VISION https://doublevisionbrewing.com/
At the opposite side of the airport, in Miramar, you can find the Double Vision team; some of the friendliest folk we’ve had the pleasure to work with, with some of the tastiest brews we’ve poured. With rotating food trucks, more stainless steel porn, and constant seasonals including the new small release: ‘Old Bird’ a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout that sits at an even 13% – not one to miss out on!
Beer recommendation : Old Bird BBA Imperial Stout

BREWTOWN UPPER HUTT https://www.facebook.com/BrewTownUpperHutt/
A 40 minute train ride from central Wellington lands you in a bit of beer paradise that is so worth the trip. Brewtown is Boneface, Kereru, Panhead, and Te Aro all in one place; you’ve got Boneface’s famous fried chicken, Kereru’s incredible barrel series, Panhead’s unbeatable barbecue, Te Aro’s homebrew kits, and enough beer for a festival any day of the year.
Beer recommendation : Take home a bottle of anything barrel-aged by Kereru and save it for a special occasion.

So when you’re out and about stop by one of our friends and say Ms White sent you, you never know what you might hear back.