Established in 2002 by Kieran McCauley and Belinda Gould, the Brew Moon Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery and taproom in Amberley, North Canterbury.  We are North Canterbury's original craft brewery, producing an established range of high quality, popular beer styles alongside a selection of more exotic seasonal brews. Belinda and Kieran have recently been joined in the brewery by their two sons, Toby and Oscar — so the Brew Moon remains a true family business.

The brewery

All Brew Moon beer is brewed on an 1800 litre brew kit in Amberley, New Zealand. Because we both brew and can our beer on-site, we take responsibility for every aspect of production, from grain to glass.

Small batch sizes also allow us to regularly experiment with exciting new seasonal brews alongside our usual suspects. Swing by our taproom and brewery in Amberley to experience the full range.

The Family

The Brew Moon is 100% owned and operated by the four synchronized drinkers pictured here (who also happen to be family). We are supported by a small and talented local team, to whom we probably owe most of our success.

Why can?

We sell our beer in the snazzy little cans you see here because it is better for the beer, and better for the environment.

Cans allow our beers to be protected from factors such as light-strike and oxidation, meaning they stay fresher for longer.  

Cans also produce around 20% less greenhouse gases during transportation than bottles, and are made of a far higher percentage of recycled materials.

Better beer + better environment = better world.

Seasonals at the taproom

Waipara (Waru/8) New England IPA

Our New England IPA with a rotating hop recipe. Waru is the eight iteration, with an all New Zealand hop bill of Nectaron, Taiheke and Riwaka. Incredible aromatics, delicious tropical fruit palate and that lovely soft hazy bitterness.

Hop Over Vine Riesling Pale Ale

25% Riesling juice and 75% Pale Ale wort co-fermented. Light and fruity with a touch of sweet and a hint of sour. 

Pips & Peels APA

Our latest seasonal APA hopped with a range of American hops, most notably Lemon Drop and Citra. Lovely clean citrus flavours with a firm bitterness. 

Sour Face Feijoa Gose

Gose is a tart, lightly salted style of beer originating in Goslar, Germany. We've taken this traditional style and paired it with feijoa, bringing delicious fruity character and a little bit of acidity.

Brown Bear Brown Ale

Brewed in the traditional English style, this smooth beer is toasty, roasty and deliciously malty. A timeless beer style suited to those looking for a maltier ale but not quite as dark and robust as a Stout or Porter.

Mad Monk Russian Imperial Stout

A big, bold, concentrated Imperial Stout. Aged 7 months in Pinot Noir barrels giving a savoury complexity alongside notes of coffee, chocolate, molasses and vanilla.

Brewery & taproom

12 Markham Street,


New Zealand

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 3pm-late

Thursday: 3pm-late

Friday: 3pm-late

Saturday & Sunday: Midday-late

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