Beervana Road to Beervana

Lead Brewer - Richard Deeble began brewing his own beer at home about 2010, and last year his pale ale was judged champion beer at the national home-brew competition, beating almost 400 other entries. As a prize, a 1200-litre batch of his beer was brewed at West Auckland's Hallertau Brewbar in March which was sold around Wellington bars. On and off at the home brew shop for a few years, plenty of academic study Richard is also credited with recipe design for the Occasional Brewer.

Allthings brewery related - Tim Ward has been in the Wellington Hospo scene since 1994 when he opened The Hole in the Wall as a new gen Bar Bodega. Since then he has been behind some of the best late bars, clubs and venues of Wellington including having owned and or operated The Matterhorn, Shopping Club, The Good Luck Bar and San Francisco Bathhouse.

Abandoned Brewery


Unit 2 / 796 High Street, Avalon Lower Hutt City
phone 021435003

Abandoned APA 5.4% APA Mango, nectarine and grapefruit hops. Moderate caramel malt and restrained bitterness
Abandoned Pilsner 5% Pilsner Lemon zest, mojito-lime and passionfruit, firm bitterness, cracker-like malt.
Abandoned IPA 6.4% IPA Ruby grapefruit, pineapple juice and balanced bitterness. Clean malt
Abandoned IBA 6% IBA Dark caramel, roasted malt, grapefruit and pine accented hops.
Abandoned Stout 5% Stout Coffee, chocolate & orange, big body and silky oat mouthfeel
Abandoned Double IPA 8.2% IIPA Clean pale malt and a huge dose of tropical fruit accented hops.
Abandoned BRUT 7% IPA Hop champagne. White-wine accented hops, clean pale malt and a bone-dry finish.
Abandoned Imperial Belgian Red 8.5% Amber Toffee, raisin, plums, banana and with orange accented American hops.