News

11 December 2019

Southpaw Brewing Company opens

Southpaw Brewing Company, the work of head brewer Cameron Burgess his partner and another couple, originated at Beer Baroness's brewing site.
Southpaw has recently opened their own brewery and are offering takeaway beer Monday to Friday plus pints served on site about once a month.
Southpaw brews delicious American-style beer created with New Zealand ingredients.
Burgess says his favourite beer pouring at the moment is the new Stablemate Hazy IPA and his go-to is normally the Noble Art Pilsner.
Head over to this new Hornby Brewery and try it for yourself or catch them at Common Ground's Friday Markets in South Brighton.
Keep an eye out for Southpaw events held in collaboration with other local businesses, too

December 2019

Say Hey Kid Review

The December issue of Pursuit of Hoppiness magazine reviews our very own Say Hey Kid IPA - page 35. 

19 October 2019

Gold medal FTW!

It was another successful year for Southpaw at the annual Brewers’ Guild of NZ Beer awards. We managed to increase our medal tally from last year with four medals, including an outstanding result for our New Brighton Lager, scoring a gold medal in the international lager category, the only craft brewery to do so, proving that our lager is a World Class example! We also scored a silver for our English/American IPA, Matchmaker, and a pair of bronze medals for Wonderboy Rhubarb and Strawberry Sour & Noble Art Pilsner, all of which we were extremely pleased about. We were really proud of our efforts this year, and are looking forward to continuing to improve and produce medal worthy beers and hopefully achieve even more next time around!

15 October 2019

Cameron Burgess, of Southpaw Brewing Company, has been awarded a scholarship to study the New Zealand Diploma in Brewing

Cameron Burgess, of Southpaw Brewing Company Ltd (New Brighton, Christchurch), has been awarded a scholarship to study the New Zealand Diploma in Brewing (Level 6) and will start the six-month programme in November.

Jesse Foley, of Altitude Brewing, Queenstown, has been awarded the scholarship for the New Zealand Certificate in Brewing (Level 5), and recently started his studies.

The scholarships are aimed at those who have gained significant experience, knowledge and skills through their work within the New Zealand brewing industry, but do not have a formal qualification that recognises this.

Cameron says the scholarship means a lot to him.

“I have always valued education very highly. With my young family and my business, without this course and scholarship I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to finish my brewing study.”

Sep 2019

King Kölsch - Collaboration with Double Vision Brewing

From the site: 

"If you were a fruit… you’d be a Fine-Apple! But you’re not. Instead, get amongst an easy-drinking Kölsch style ale, made with German ale yeast, real pineapple and cinnamon. This brew is the child of DVB and Southpaw Brewing. We thought that we should bring an under-appreciated and often misrepresented beer, done right! Dry-hopped with Kohatu, you will get slightly fruity and quenching flavours. It’s fresh, crisp and refreshing."

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17 Dec 2018

Cuisine Magazine, Article, Southpaw Riding Pine Red IPA

From the article:

"I was pleasantly suprised one afternoon when we cracked a Southpaw Riding Pine Red IPA and it was good. I mean, really good. The complex malt finished drier than expected and it balanced the spicy pine and zesty hop flavour. I am a big fan of blending NZ and US hop varieties and Southpaw are doing this well." 

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24 Oct 2018

Life & Style - Cafe Chat - Stuff Neat Places

Note: Southpaw is 3rd on the page under Ice Cream Charlie & Christchurch Art Gallery Restaurant.

From the article: 

"Southpaw Brewing Company can now call themselves award-winning brewers thanks to a slew of successes at the Brewers' Guild awards."

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Kimberly Andrews, Artwork/Poster for Uncle Charlie APA

From the site: 

"American baseball themed poster for Christchurch based Southpaw Brewing Company"

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