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Business Type: Microbrewery


We aim to produce an alternative to the bland, mainstream lagers that dominate the shelves and use only natural ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible.

Address: 483 Main Road, Riwaka, Motueka. New Zealand Nelson Region

Phone: view phone+64 27 6777263

Contact Name: Jaquie


E-mail: send an e-mail


Monkey Wizard Brewery is located near Motueka in the village of Riwaka, close to the Kahurangi National Park. The area is well known for having excellent water and is ideal for growing both apples and hops. We use both of these in our products and we are especially fond of the New Zealand Saaz cultivars bred locally that have been named after local settlements. One which features in the pilsners is a hop named "Riwaka" and another named "Nelson Sauvin". Our two row malt is also sourced in New Zealand and comes from the fertile plains of Canterbury in the South Island.

The brewery was a butchers shop originally and many of the original features have been preserved. The brewery is a 600lt batch size and we predominantly use a traditional single step infusion mashing technique, as was popular in the UK at the turn of the century and brewing is entirely done by hand in the time honoured way. The cider is also entirely hand made using an old basket press popular on the continent.

Our brewery waste is composted or fed to local farm animals, we encourage people to reuse their containers and are shortly to go solar powered. The majority of sales are direct from the brewery door in PET flagons and discounts are availaible for refills. We believe the beer is best direct from us and enjoy discussing beer with our customers and passing out beer mana on the world at large. We can be very busy during the summer so please, enjoy your wait!

Our motto means, "If you don't like it don't drink it." And where did we get the name from, well that's the Wizard's secret

Tasting and sales available on-site

Phone and book your own private beer TOUR and try the beers yourself

Hours of work

Summer: 10-6pm every day from October to March
Winter: 12-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday only


Monkey Wizard Brewery is located near Motueka in the village of Riwaka, close to the Kahurangi National Park.

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