Speight's Brewery

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Learn the secrets of one of New Zealand’s most successful beer companies with a visit to this historic brewery.

Find out how Speight’s creates one of New Zealand’s favorite beers when you visit this iconic brewery in central Dunedin. Learn how to make wooden beer casks and check out the sampling area to try a selection of local tipples.

Positioned on a steep hill in central Dunedin, Speight’s Brewery is one of the only remaining gravity-fed breweries in the world. Guided tours offer an exclusive insight into the brewery, as well as access to the casks, bottling area and sampling room.

Learn about the history of beer in New Zealand and the story of Speight’s since it opened in 1876. See the rare gravity-fed vats and learn about how this open-topped brewing style enhances the flavor of the beer. Ask your guide where you can find the only other commercial brewery in the world that uses this technique.

Listen as your guide explains the processes and ingredients that go into beer production and demonstrates how to build a traditional beer cask. After seeing how the brewery works, make your way to the sampling room to taste six of Speight’s best beers. If you like what you try, combine your tour with a meal at the nearby Ale House. Enjoy a tasty lunch accompanied by a selection from of the extensive array of Speight’s beers served on tap.

Speight’s Brewery is open throughout the week and tours run every 2 hours during the afternoon. Tours last 90 minutes and booking is highly recommended. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult and those below the age of 18 will not be able to sample the beers. There is a gift shop at the end of the tour, where you can purchase an extensive range of beer as well as postcards and souvenirs. The brewery is located on Rattray Street, a short walk from the center of Dunedin.

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