HAND CRAFTED BELGIAN STYLE ALES
A small idiosyncratic Belgian-style nano brewery, in the heart of Victorian Oamaru. Find out about our love affair with Belgium, our traditional brewing techniques, where you can visit us, and where to buy our beer.
17 HARBOUR ST, OAMARU, NEW ZEALAND
ABOUT CRAFTWORK BREWERY
Craftwork specialises in Belgian-style ales, making most styles - Farmhouse ales and Saisons, Trappist and Abbey ales, Spontaneously fermented and Barrel-aged ‘sour’ beers. All of our beer ferments warm, and is bottle or keg conditioned; sugar and yeast added at bottling for secondary refermentation. This gives a more ‘natural’ carbonation and extends the flavour and shelf life. The nano-brewery batches are all done by hand in Oamaru, whilst the micro-brewery batches are brewed by us, at Rhyme and Reason Brewery in Wanaka.
All our diverse Belgian style ales are bottle or keg conditioned. Whether in nano batch size or micro, the fast beers take at least two months, while some may age for three or more years. Broadly, we make Farmhouse ales, Abbey and barrel aged sours, including spontaneously fermented coolship styles.
Step back in time and culture to a cosy Brussels cafe circa 1900. Enjoy our traditionally made beers, paired with artisan cheese and bread.
Open 2pm to 6pm
Daily in Summer / Thursday to Sunday in Winter