The Brewery Experience
Crafty TROUT Brewery Experience
(Downstairs rear of the Trout Shoppe - 135 Tongariro St)
A perfect indoor activity away from the weather!
View-able from our Trout Shoppe at street level.
1pm or by appointment Fri, Sat, Sun or Mon.
PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE (or at least give us a heads up)
Please check in 5- 10 minutes before start time
$40 with Tasting Rack
R18 Minimum of 4 adults
Duration 1 - 1 1/2 hours
NOT AVAILABLE: Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays
Normally we are closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons until 16:00
It is R18 however our Brewmaster is sometimes able to tone it down a bit...
.... Kids are FREE 17yrs and under.
(So long as they do not disturb the Brewery Experience)
Tours are really in name only, You will be seated most of the time, so don't worry about walking or climbing.
1 -3 people take about 1 hour and for 4 or more Adults about 1.5 hrs
(but our Brewmaster is known to spout on)
The Crafty Trout Experience 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.
This is Interactive, so make sure your thinking caps are on!
Due to Safety and Operational reasons, we reserve the right to change times and/or cancel
Brewery Tours at any time without notice.
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:
- 2019 BRONZE Brewers Guild of New Zealand - LINE Taupo Pale Ale
- 2019 BRONZE Brewers Guild of New Zealand - LURE Granny Smith Apple Cider
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