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New Zealand craft brewing began in places like Sunshine Brewery Gisborne’s Sunshine Brewery has been turning out delicious batch-brewed beer using all natural ingredients since 1989. We’re pretty sure that makes us the second oldest independent brewery in New Zealand.

Sunshine Brewery


49 Awapuni Road
phone 06 867 7777

#nofilter 6% 35 IBU East Coast IPA New England style IPA with lashes of American hops A huge dry hopping of Citra, Mosaic & Nelson Sauvin give a massive juicy aroma complimented by an intensely drinkable alpha oil hit to the palate.
Grand Cru 6.5% 7 IBU Flanders Red Ale Grand Cru is tart, complex and full of bright, red fruit characters thanks to two years spent maturing in ex-chardonnay barrels. Plenty of Brett funk and Lacto bite make this one to remember.
Pipeline 5% 30 IBU Pilsner Like a solid groundswell hitting a shallow bank, our Kiwi pilsner combines an old world malt with a selection of New Zealand hops to produce a powerful pulse of flavour. Named after one of our favourite local surf spots, our Pipeline Pilsner offers a crisp, refreshing lager base that allows the dominant hop flavours of grapefruit and pine to truly shine. This is the ultimate post-surf lager
In There Like Swimwear 6% 20 IBU Sour East Coast IPA on Nitro An evolution of our #nofilter east coast IPA. Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy and Ariana lead the hop charge with all the juice of a bar in the tropics. Grapefruit, pineapple and mango flavours explode upon a creamy nitro base before finishing in a fresh and zesty sour haze.
Highway 35 6.5% 40 IBU Black IPA Rich roasted malt and lashings of American hops play off each other and take your palate for a ride down the Pacific Coast Highway, a regular pilgrimage route for keen surfers that stretches from Gisborne around the East Cape to Opotiki. Chocolate, coffee and pine resin characters lead through to a refreshing bitterness that balances out that sweet, sweet malt