About Us

In 2011, we (Greig McGill and Phil Murray) teamed up to launch Brewaucracy upon an unsuspecting world. Not much happened for quite a while after that. I mean, we made some beers and stuff I guess. The beers were kindly called "niche" by some, and more often called "weird shit that's not IPA" by most. We brewed styles that we love, and often styles that were overlooked by the crowds in their rush to drink the next hazy triple-dry-hopped IPA bomb.

But we love them, and we hope you will too. Read more...

At least, enough of you that it was worth building this big shiny pile of stainless steel and concrete to relaunch Brewaucracy as a bit more of a serious enterprise. If not, we'll see you at the soup kitchen... And yes, we still make the odd IPA too, I promise!

Greig is 179cm tall, talks a lot, and enjoys oysters, English Barleywine style beers, and loud death metal (but also trippy hippy jams - all hail Satan, and Jerry Garcia)

Phil is annoyingly slightly taller, thinks a lot, enjoys hipster facial hair, Belgian Tripel style beers, and awful 90s cafe music. I bet he edits this.

What's a Taproom?

We're not a pub, gastro or otherwise, and not really a bar. Our taproom is a space which is an extension of our brewery. It's designed for sampling our beers as fresh as they can possibly be. It's here so you can see where and how the beer you're drinking was made, talk to the brewer, and just generally hang out and have a nice time amongst the tanks!

Busy taproom full of people drinking delicous beer

We’re the proud holders of on and off licences, so you can enjoy a glass or two here at your leisure, or you can take our beers away for enjoying wherever the mood takes you and the laws of our humourless overlords allow. We sell US-style branded growlers in 1 and 2L sizes, and offer a 10% discount on refilling these. We also have plastic 1.25L riggers for just $1 each. If you have your own container to fill, we’re happy to fill that for you also, so long as the volume is clearly marked.

We have food available, because the government doesn’t really get taprooms. You’re more than welcome to bring your own though, or even order in! Given that our food is about as fun as fun as liquor licensing, we strongly recommend you do bring your own.

Because we're proudly all about Hamilton and the Waikato, we'll also enjoy showcasing some guest beers from other brewers around the region, and occasionally the odd special something from our friends in other parts of New Zealand.

Where to find our beer?

We try to keep this list up to date, but due to the nature of changing taps or in case we've missed something please check ahead of time and/or let us know

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Contact Us

Phone: 07 282 0254
Email: [email protected]
Post: PO Box 151-235, New Lynn 0640, Auckland
Visit: 34 Mahana Road, Te Rapa 3200, Hamilton