CASSELS & SONS
There is nothing quite like Cassels, a family-operated craft beer brewing company situated in Christchurch and famous for their award-winning, decadently rich milk stout. They have gone to great lengths to source the finest local ingredients, and have not shied away from experimenting with different brewing techniques while staying true to the traditional craft beer values they hold close to their hearts. There are two onsite breweries. One is warehouse- styled, hosting a beehive of activity, hop aromas and commercial stainless-steel stills. What you are most likely to want to feast your eyes upon, however, is Cassels’ initial brewery situated inside the historic building known as The Tannery; it contains the unique glory that is Cassels’ original wood-fired kettle, proudly on display and in fiery action. The Tannery also hosts Cassels’ restaurant and cafe, where you can enjoy divine food and a relaxed atmosphere while watching the wood-fired kettle do its thing. Wood-fired pizza and a fresh cold pint that was only made mere metres away? Nobody in their right mind could pass that up.