Zeelandt Brewery

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How we started
It is the many classic beer styles found throughout Europe that inspire us here at Zeelandt Brewery. From the ales of Great Britain to the lagers of Germany, we recreate these styles by delving into their history and discovering what inspired these brewers and who was the beer they brewed intended for.


We source the best ingredients from New Zealand and around the world to deliver a glass of beer in the way it was originally intended. The four beautiful seasons of Hawke’s Bay reflect when we release our seasonal range. Just as a new season brings change we change with it.


New Zealand is named after the Dutch province of Zeelandt (meaning Sea Land). The name ‘Zeelandt’ (said Zay-land) reflects New Zealand’s enduring relationship with beer, since durable Dutch brown beer helped Abel Tasman and his thirsty crew make the long voyage to the South Pacific.


And just like beer has been a part of New Zealand since way back, it’s been a big part of the Zeelandt brewing family too. Head brewer Chris’ great great grandfather, Jesse Prestidge started a brewery in Hororata near Christchurch back in the late 1880’s. Now that family tradition lives on at Zeelandt Brewery.

What sets us apart
'It is the many classic beer styles found throughout Europe that inspire us here at Zeelandt Brewery. From the ales of Great Britain to the lagers of Germany, we recreate these styles by delving into their history and discovering what inspired these brewers. We source the best ingredients from New Zealand and around the world to deliver a glass of beer in the way it was originally intended. The four beautiful seasons of Hawke’s Bay reflect when we release our seasonal range. Just as a new season brings change we change with it. The name ‘Zeelandt’ (said Zay-land) reflects New Zealand’s relationship with Europe.'

Most famous style
It is the many classic beer styles found throughout Europe that inspire us here at Zeelandt.

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