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Our brewery had it's beginnings in Kawerau in 2005 after Tammy fell in love with beer during her OE living & travelling around Europe. After returning home she began home brewing and loved it. At the time there wasn't much of a craft beer scene in NZ. We found some second hand brewing equipment that had been sitting in wellington for a couple of years doing nothing. Tammy managed to convince her parents to quit their day jobs and join her in a brewing adventure. Her mum Gloria became the sales rep, and her Dad Jouni and Uncle Esko joined the brewing team. We found some empty old shops in Kawerau, moved in and MATA was born.
Mata Beer was created to be a celebration of kiwiana. We wanted to focus on utilising the special and unique ingredients we have available here in NZ. Twelve years later, we've just moved our brewery 30 minutes up the road to sunny whakatane. We've opened up a new tasting room attached to the brewery where customers can come enjoy a beer and watch our small team in action! We're still brewing beers with a focus on NZ and our brewing philosphy is to create & brew beers that we simply love to enjoy ourselves, with the hope others will too!

Mata Brewery


17 Gateway Crescent Whakatane
phone 073089644

Mata Cola Cuz 6% 30 IBU Cola Beer We've had a lot of fun creating this festive beery version of a Cola. We've added our own secret Cola flavoured concoction to a Red Ale base with oats and lactose for mouthfeel and sweetness.
Mata Chai Time 6% 30 IBU Chai Milk Stout Inspired by Chai Lattes, we've infused a milk stout with chai spices including cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Mata Tumeke! 6.5% 60 IBU NZ IPA Massive flavours & aromas of tropical fruit salad from a huge load of NZ hops dominates this tasty Tumeke! IPA, followed by a decent malty backbone and crisp bitter finish
Mata Matawhaka 8% 80 IBU Imperial IPA We've loaded this Imperial IPA full of big ace aromatic hops from USA and NZ