Crafty TROUT Brewery
Brewery Tours (Downstairs Behind Trout Shoppe - 131 Tongariro St)
Viewable from our Trout Shoppe at street level.
$30 with Tasting Rack
or $10 Tour only
R18 Minimum of 4 adults
Duration 1 - 1 1/2 hours
Wed to Mon
We are the first of a new way of making beer.
It's called SMARTBREWTM and has many patents and firsts in the world of brewing.
Designed by Kiwi Brian Watson, the Worlds Number One Beer Judge and most Prolific Brewery Designer.
Constructed by Peter Toombes' DME, the most Advanced Brewery Manufacturer based in P.E.I., Canada.
The SMARTBREWTM system is Controlled by an APP via a Virtual Brewmaster in the Internet Cloud.
What does this mean? Consistent Beer Quality, Year Round, as if Brian Watson was making it himself!
Combine this with the Best Tasting Water in New Zealand, Water from Glacier Fed Lake Taupo,
and you get World Class Beers.
You will never see Crafty TROUT winning awards. That's because we do not need to.
The Team at SMARTBREWTM have done that for us!
Here's a list:
2016 SILVER London International Beer Challenge - Long White Cloud Session Pale Ale
2016 BRONZE London International Beer Challenge - Long White Cloud Hefeweizen
2016 BRONZE London International Beer Challenge - Long White Cloud Saison
2016 GOLD Commenwealth Cup - Saison
2016 GOLD World Beer Awards - Long White Cloud Saison
2016 BRONZE Australian International Beer Awards - Black IPA
2016 BRONZE Australian International Beer Awards - Honeyweizen
2016 BEST IN CLASS Japan International Beer Cup - Pale Ale
2015 BEST IN CLASS Japan International Beer Cup - Long White Cloud Session Pale Ale
2015 BRONZE Japan International Beer Cup - Long White Cloud Black IPA
2015 BRONZE Japan International Beer Cup - Pale Ale
2015 SILVER Japan International Beer Cup - Pale Ale
2015 SILVER Japan International Beer Cup - Long White Cloud Session Pale Ale
2015 SILVER Brewers Guild of NZ - Hefeweizen
2015 BRONZE Brewers Guild of NZ - Pale Ale
2015 BRONZE Brewers Guild of NZ - Amberweiss
2015 BRONZE Brewers Guild of NZ - Session Pale Ale
2015 BRONZE Brussels Beer Challenge - Pale Ale
There are Two other awards buy our sister brewery King Country Brewing Company:
2016 BRONZE Brewers Guild of NZ - KCBC Special Pale Ale
2016 BRONZE London International Beer Challenge - KCBC Pale Ale
A perfect indoor activity away from the weather!Daily (Except Tuesdays)
$30 with Tasting Rack (after upstairs)
or $15 Tour only
It is R18 however our Brewmaster is sometimes able to tone it down a bit...
So.... Kids welcome and are FREE 17yrs and under.
PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE (or at least give us a heads up)
Tours operate with a minimum of 4 or more Adults and take about 1.5 hrs
(but our Brewmaster is known to spout on)
Your tour is lead by our Brewmaster and describes the evolution of beer,
how our beer is made and what makes our SMARTBREWTM system the first of its kind.
He will also cover how to taste beer and match to food.
Irreverent, Irrelevant, Irrefutable, Irrational, Irritating, Irresponsible and Irregular.
Expect a politically incorrect view on Brewing and its place in World Peace, Politics and other Stuff!
Children and Dogs Welcome... Muzzles provided for children if they disturb the tour.
Due to Safety and Operational reasons, we reserve the right to change times and/or cancel
Brewery Tours at any time without notice.