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 (Tekau ma rua/ 12) New England IPA

Our New England IPA with a rotating hop recipe. Tekau ma rua is the twelfth iteration, hopped exclusively with US-grown Zythos which gives notes of grapefruit, pine, and a touch of pineapple.

Sitting Bull American IPA

The Sitting Bull recipe has recently been adapted to make it more reflective of the modern IPA. We have lightened up the body with less crystal malts but still retained that big tropical hop presence.

Waipara (Tekau ma toru/ 13) New england ipa

Same as the above, but the next in the series. This iteration is hopped with Amarillo, Nectaron and Sabro. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit flavour with that distinctive Coconut/ Mint character from Sabro.

Sour Face Feijoa Gose

Gose is a tart, lightly salted style of beer originating in Goslar, Germany. We've taken this traditional style added feijoa puree for that distinctive feijoa flavour and aroma, and a nice hit 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.

Land of the Long, White Cloudy Hazy Pale

The little brother to our 'Waipara' series; this is a sessionable, slightly drier hazy Pale Ale hopped with Nectaron. The same haze and delcious hop character, but at a more sessionable alcohol level.

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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