Handcrafted 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.
About Craftwork Brewery
Craftwork specialises in Belgian-style ales, making most styles - Farmhouse ales and Saisons, Mixed Fermentation Barrel Aged Saison / Farmhouse ales, Abbey ales, Spontaneously fermented and Barrel-aged Flanders ‘sour’ beers, and Belgian Specialty ales.
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.
Take a tour around our little brewery!
Min 4, max 12 people per tour; $40 per person, which includes a tasting flight of your choice.
Tours approx. 1-hour, available daily between 2 and 4pm (ex. Monday).
Bookings to be made at least 1 week in advance and subject to availability.
Thirsty? Grab a beer.
Visit our Brewery & Tasting room in the Victorian Precinct in Oamaru, or check out our beer store.