Drink

South Island sessionDunedin, New Zealand

It's an old-fashioned Dunedin beer house that specialises in traditional ales. Speight’s Brewery is a South Island institution, and the brewers still use the same equipment and techniques today as their predecessors back in the 1940s.

Go on a tour and you'll get to see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients that go into Speight’s finest. Understand the beauty of the bumps and gurgles of the hand-operated machinery and hear why the brewers prefer this classic equipment to more modern gear. There’s a 30-minute session at the end of the tour where you can master the art of pouring – and drink your failures.


A 90-minute tour of Speight’s Brewery costs about US$20. Visitors can also book a brewery tour with a two-course lunch or dinner package, starting from about US$40.

Speight’s Brewery
speights.co.nz

Ready to go?

Tags: brewery, history, new zealand

Get Inspired In Print

While you're here

OTIAKE, NEW ZEALAND

There is glamping, and then there is glamping on the south island of New...

There is glamping, and then there is glamping on the south island of New Zealand. ...

SOUTHERN ALPS, NEW ZEALAND

You know a place is remote when there’s no road access and the only way in...

You know a place is remote when there’s no road access and the only way in is by...

HAWKE’S BAY, NORTH ISLAND

No trip to New Zealand is complete without seeing the country’s flightless...

No trip to New Zealand is complete without seeing the country’s flightless national...

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

Get your blood pumping on a 10-day Storm of the South Island cycling...

Get your blood pumping on a 10-day Storm of the South Island cycling adventure in New...