The Quest for the Holy Grain - Best Beer Bars
New Zealand

 

 

 

München Food Hall & Bier Haus
6 Queens Wharf
Wellington Central
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
04-979-7386

As one is exploring
Wellington 's expansive craft beer scene, one should not forget that any town of modest size and craft beer vibe should have a German Bier venue.
In Wellington, that would be München – Food Hall & Bier Haus.
München has 4 German beers on tap…all Hofbrau poducts, including Original, Dunkel, Hefeweizen, and Schwarze Weiss.
They also have a large selection of New Zealand German-style draft beers, from brewers such as Parrot Head, Tuatara, Garage Project, and Panhead.
The bottle list includes a number of Germans, and New Zealand micros as well.
Obviously, there is also a large variety of German food offered.

Wellington boasts a potent and varied craft beer market, but there are times when nothing but a German will do.

 

 

 

The Malthouse
48 Courtenay Place
Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: + 64 4 802 5484

The Malthouse is a beer bar in the beer-centric town of Wellington .
They have nearly thirty different beverages on tap; quite a few of them were ciders during our visit.
The Malthouse did have 6 drafts from Tuatara Brewing Company; although the website does say they are the “proud home…” of this brewery, they seem only to be an outlet for them.
The bottle list was extensive…any style that a patron couldn't get on draft could certainly be had in a bottle.
The Malthouse has been pouring beer since 1993, albeit in a different location.
They were one of the first New Zealand bars to offer a wide variety of beers. This caused some opposition from the big breweries who wanted to control and limit the range of beers a bar could offer.
In order to serve each beer at the proper temperature for that particular style, The Malthouse boasts 6 different temperature-controlled refrigerators, running from room temperature to very cold.
If you find yourself in New Zealand , you will probably end up in Wellington at some point…head on over to Courtenay Place , “ Wellington 's Party Central”, and visit The Malthouse.