Hop over to Upper Hutt and experience the tastes of Brewtown.

Home to award-winning brews, the locals know they're on to a good thing. Craft beer is fast becoming a Hutt Valley icon. 

Brewtown is a beer lovers dream with four great craft breweries within walking distance. With a range of tours, tastings, brewpub dining, and off-licence sales on offer, stopping in at Panhead, Kererū, Te Aro, and Boneface breweries is a must.

Located at South Pacific Industrial Park, Brewtown is just five minutes’ walk from the Upper Hutt train station.


Panhead Custom Ales

Enjoying Panhead Custom Ales is a splendid thing, but having Panhead at the Panhead Tasting Room is an experience that can’t be beaten. Choose from sixteen taps and enjoy the Grill Meats Panhead kitchen designed to align perfectly with what’s on tap.

  • Open Thursday to Sunday, 11am-9pm.
  • Off-licence open Monday to Wednesday, 11am to 4pm.
  • Tours by arrangement.


Boneface Brewing Company

Take a trip to Planet Hoptron, a creation of owners Matt and Selena, to enjoy new and innovative craft beer flavours. With a stellar menu to match out of this world beers, Boneface is a must-do.

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-9pm.
  • Bar, off-licence and eatery onsite.
  • Tours by arrangement.



With a passion for really good beer, it’s not surprising Kereru have a delicious range of beers and produce seasonal and specialty beers throughout the year. With a fantastic range of gifts and merchandise, it’s easy to take home a souvenir of your Brewtown adventure.

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm.
  • Tastings and off-licence sales.
  • Tours by arrangement.


Te Aro 

Visit their Brewtopia home brew store, with tours, tastings and delicious treats. Sit on the deck, enjoy the sunshine, and feed your passion for brewing your own craft beer. Outgrowing their Brewtopia home in Wellington, Te Aro are the newest kids on the block. It’s a good problem to have when you need a bigger brewery to keep up with beer lover’s demands. 

  • Open Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.
  • Off-licence sales.