Cassels & Sons’ Brewery restaurant and café is known throughout Christchurch for the medal winning Cassels & Sons craft beers and crafted Euro-style fresh gourmet thin-based pizzas. All the food is made here using fresh produce from the Woolston Market. The microbrewery NZ beer is brewed on site and we also have a selection of wines to complement our excellent New Zealand dining.
The wood-fired copper-domed kettle, one of only three intact and one of two operational in the world, sits pride of place behind our iconic Christchurch bar. You can discover craft beer brewed onsite including One P.A., Dunkel, Lager, Heart of Darkness, Extra Pale Ale, Red IPA, Pilsner, or real ale such as Best Bitter, Alchemist and Milk Stout. Alongside exciting brewing projects and seasonal indulgences, up to a dozen brews are available all year round.
Cassels & Sons Brewing Co.
3 Garlands Road Woolston
phone 03-389 5359
|Heart of Darkness||6.5%||60 IBU||Black IPA||A smooth, dark brew, layering chocolate and caramel notes against a hint of ﬂoral hops to create a taste sensation. Well-balanced and clean with a pleasant hop bitterness, the slightly spicy Heart of Darkness will lure you in.|
|Red IPA||6.6%||65 IBU||Red IPA||Cassels Red IPA is full bodied, rich and vibrant. Our speciality malts add serious complexity with ﬂavours and aromas including dark fruit, raisin, toast and light caramel, balanced by assertive, crisp hop bitterness and perplexing pine, citrus, lime, stone fruit, ﬂoral and tropical characters.|
|Extra Pale Ale||4.9%||35 IBU||Pale Ale||Extra Pale Ale is an ideal entry point into the wonderful world of modern craft beer. Grassy herbaceous aroma and ﬂavours give way to a light ﬂoral ﬁnish. The soft mouth feel is well suited to this subtle, delicate and eminently quaﬀable beer.|
|Milk Stout||5.2%||30 IBU||Sweet Stout||A New Zealand interpretation of an Old English classic. Our Milk Stout contains a non-fermentable lactose sugar derived from milk. Deep black and full bodied with mocha and milk chocolate aromatics, it is smooth with a slightly sweet, balanced ﬁnish.|
|Pilsner||5.3%||30 IBU||Pilsner||Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hops combine beautifully in this NZ Pilsner. Clear and light in appearance with a citrus, grassy aroma. The immediately noticeable ﬂavour is punchy, zesty, clean and fresh with a dry ﬁnish.|
|One Pale Ale||6%||55 IBU||Pale Ale||Named One Pale Ale because of the single hop. The palate is, at ﬁrst soft and creamy, yet tart and spritzy, with sweet malt vying to balance a riot of tropical fruity ﬂavours and tongue-coating hop resins. Then the mouth becomes dry as an uncompromising bitterness kicks in and lingers.|
|Best Bitter||4.3%||38 IBU||Strong Bitter||A beautifully well-balanced beer and our most popular real ale. Amber in appearance with a generous white head. The aroma is fruity, malty and sweet. Flavours are grape, lemon and stone fruit with a smooth biscuity malt base. The initial fruity, hoppy ﬂavours are replaced by a malty, bitter ﬁnish. A very English beer and not at all short on ﬂavour.|
|Alchemist||4.6%||35 IBU||Pale Ale||A pleasant and easy drinking cask conditioned real ale. Great lemon/ mandarin and grassy initial ﬂavour and aroma, ﬁnishing with a smooth and lasting bitterness.|