Bootleg Brewery has been in action since 2017 and put roots down at the historic Matangi Dairy Factory site in 2020 where fresh beer flows into the hands of patrons at its popular taproom set amongst a steadily growing brew facility. A ‘Champion Ale’ medal win (NZ’s most acclaimed) at the Brewer’s Guild awards for their Apehanger IPA put Bootleg on the craft beer map and a growing list of accolades ever since has seen them rise to one of the countries highest rated craft breweries.
Bootleg focuses on brewing top shelf beer; flavourful IPA’s, approachable Belgian style ales and satisfying stouts, saisons and wheat beers. The beers are found nationwide with 440ml cans in grocery and liquor store channels and limited edition bottling from the Matangi Small Batch Series finding their way into the nation’s best craft beer outlets, bars and restaurants. Proud to be locally-owned and fiercely independent, Bootleg Brewery takes inspiration from the prohibition period and encourages you join them and “Outrun Ordinary Beer”