How we started
Urbanaut Brewing Co was founded by three school friends from the small rural town of Marton. Bruce had been brewing in London for over 10 years with Fullers and Meantime. When Meantime was sold he made the move back home and caught up with Simon and Thomas and founded Urbanaut Brewing based in an old costume hire building in Kingsland, Auckland.
What sets us apart
We are perhaps the only true craft beer production brewery located in central Auckland City. We're not a brew pub and instead have a open venue where visitors can drop by and watch the team at work and enjoy a tasting tray of beers. We have a core range of beers but also produce a new seasonal beer every three weeks. Latest release Miami Brut IPL has come out in a new 250ml Squat Can, a first for NZ as far as we can tell.
Most famous style
Currently we're enjoying great success with Brut IPA and Brut IPL. Our Brut IPA Copacabana was voted 2nd best New Zealand beer of 2018 by a range of beer critics and judges as well as taking into account any trophies and medals received. The beer was reviewed by Wall Street Magazine and at one point was sitting at third best beer in the world for its style on Untappd.