I began playing with home brewing. The first beer I tried to brew was a Weizenbock: the result was amazing even considering I was only using easily obtained ingredients, which back in the day wasn’t much! A couple of years later I discovered places like the Cock and Bull, Hallertau and Shakespeare’s in Auckland. Then I discovered beers like Croucher’s and Epic. It dawned on me that I wasn’t the only person in the entire world who put a priority on flavour.
And just when things with the home brewing were going so well: being part of a growing community where sharing our home brew and information on techniques, improving each other process etc. I had to move down to New Plymouth… which was an even larger Craft Beer Desert than Auckland. I couldn’t even buy any ingredients locally. This was probably going to be the end of it all. That was until I discovered Liberty Brewing.
Liberty Brewing was an online brewing supplies website. It had all the malt and hops I needed to brew the beers I wanted to brew. It was great. I very quickly became their biggest customer. Then it was during a discussion on New Zealand’s premiere brewing forum Realbeer where the previous owners Stu McKinlay and Brendon MacKenzie basically offered me the business. I couldn’t refuse: This alone was the single moment in time when Liberty Brewing as you know it now was born.
69 Mill Rd Helensville
phone 021 422 961
|Thug Juice||5.5%||US Pilsner|
|Prohibition Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter||12.6%||Porter||Taster Only|
|Matakana Oyster Stout||10%||Stout||Taster Only|
|Knife Party IPA||7.1%||IPA|
|Darkest Days Stout||6%||Stout|
|Framboise a Trois Raspberry Milkshake||6.5%||Sour|