THE BREWERY

FRESH BEER; SMALL BATCH BREWED, FULL OF FLAVOUR & EASY TO DRINK.

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WE'RE CONSTANTLY ENERGISED BY OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY.

We’ve nicknamed our brewing style ‘village craft’ because we specialise in small batches and create everything at our brewery in the heart of Te Aro. We’re constantly energised by this city – our village that is Wellington – and its vibrant community.

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Our beers range a spectrum of styles; from easy-drinking crowd favourites, to traditional ‘old world’ recipes, and experimental, new world flavours. Each brew is different, and through our craft, we want to help everyone find something to excite their unique taste and share the experience of delicious craft beer.

We’ve created a ‘lab’ here at Whistling Sisters where we deconstruct all our beers’ flavours to match them with the food that we serve in The Fermentery. Come in for a taste or book a brewery tour!

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OUR BEER

OUR WHISTLING RANGE

Our core brews that are always available in both cans and kegs. A selection of easy-drinking beers to suit everyone’s tastes. We brew our Whistling range to be balanced and clean – that means packed with flavour to enjoy on their own, and the perfect mate to pair with food.

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APA

Fruit-forward and floral with a full hop aroma, our American Pale Ale brings it's A-game. Hints of grapefruit and citrus play with a welcome bitterness and creamy finish. Pair this APA with food flavours of salt, pepper, sour, or BBQ and this brew delivers a tasty bite.
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XPA

Don't let this one's light looks fool you, our XPA packs a flavour punch. Fruity notes meet a steady bitterness and a twist of citrus, while our brewers' hand-picked hops add a floral medley. This beauty's a perfect pair to any dish. Think sweet and sour, mild or spicy, countered with a sip of chill delight.
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LAGER

This delicate lager pours full on flavour. Unfiltered yet crystal clear, we craft this brew with the finest malts and hops from NZ and Czech. Extra-long fermentation creates a superb dry finish that's a match for bitter and spicy foods, or even baked bread. We know as soon as one's down, you'll be ready for another round.
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STOUT

Wrap yourself in a velvet blanket of malt with layers of oat, toffee and biscuit. Made with nine malt varieties from the South Island and a heavy hand of Dunedin's Harraway oats. This stout is a match for any treat - sweet or savoury.
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IPA

Hoppy, without dulling your taste buds, we brew our IPA crisp and drinkable. Stone fruit and passionfruit meet tones of citrus and spice, with a balanced malt mouthfeel and a refreshingly bitter-to-smooth finish. Full of aroma and made as a challenge to salt and spice, this IPA is a pairing for everything nice.

OUR REVOLUTION RANGE

Limited edition brews, available for a short period of time. These are for the adventurists – the classics with our whistling twist. From inventive ingredients to modifications during the brewing process, this range turns old world into a bold new world of flavour experiences.

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GINGER RUSH

Our brewing team spent 2 weeks fermenting this beauty & 2 days prepping it and then added further conditioning in the brite tank. We used 45kg of sliced fresh ginger along with 10kg of freshly squeezed lemon plus ground cloves & some other secret ingredients - all resulting in a refreshing clean Ginger Beer without being overly sweet. It's a full ginger kick that will fill your whole mouth; the fresh ginger ensuring a beautiful warmth at the back of the throat. The use of Champagne yeast has also given this a whole new dimension and finesse.
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PACIFIC PALE ALE

Packed with a mix of NZ Malt resulting in a beautiful medium bodied hazy ale. This beer heroes the Galaxy Hop (2020) packed with clean citrus and passionfruit characters all enhanced by being added as late additions in both the kettle and fermenter. This is a mouth full of flavours derived from the Galaxy Hop that has the distinction of sporting the highest percentage of essential oils in the industry.
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FUEL EFFICIENT

Petrol prices got us like! Fuel your weekend with our new hazy IPA! Simcoe hops have been added into the engine followed by a twin turbo of Citra and Talus resulting in a full tank of flavours! Grapefruit and orange speed forward tailgated by coconut and pine!
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MANGO LASSI

Cool down this summer with a pint of our Mango Lassi Sour! Loads of mango, lactose and cardamom, this one will definitely have you back for seconds! Brewed with Munich, Wheat, ‘Sour Grapes’ malts and the fruity character of Citra and Cascade to amp up the mango flavours. Oh and did we mention it’s creamy! Oh so creamy!
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MAGIC HOUR

A dry, crisp, golden-coloured beer showcasing the characteristic citrus, floral and wine-like notes of Aotearoa grown hops. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and smooth palate, with a clean bitter finish and a strong white head. A neutral malt base and cool fermentation provide the backbone for this super refreshing beer that champions some of our finest hops.
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Stoker

Our Stoker keeps the fire burning! A dedicated worker and team player, its fuel to the flame is a bespoke blend of Aotearoa grown malts and American hops. First the hops are whirlpooled to catch the essence of their flavour, then dry-hopped twice to lock in the aromas. This delivers a full-bodied blaze that overflows with big juicy citrus flavours and tropical undertones, blending together to ignite a golden pour, topped with a cloudy head. Like any hard day’s work, it finishes off with a hint of bitterness and a cool lingering sweetness.
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Strawberry Sour

Pucker up! For the ultimate thirst quencher jam packed with locally grown fresh and juicy as strawberries!

The ideal combination of tart and sweet, our kettle sour is medium bodied with a crispy, clean finish and pretty pink hue. So when the sun is out and you're feeling a little fruity, go ahead and tickle your taste buds with our limited release strawberry sour!

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RIVETING ROSÉ

Reminiscent of a fine rosé champagne Riveting Rosé celebrates warm summer days!
With a heavy mash of NZ Wheat Malt and the addition of 50kg of Blackberries has resulted in a traditionally unfiltered cloudy purple blush brut style wit beer. You can expect a creamy mouth feel with delicate and refreshing berry balance and a lingering dry tart finish. You will definitely be left wanting more!

So pop on your best summer fit and think pink!

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HAZE SOLO

The return of the SOLO!
Our May Hazy is Citra dominated with hops added in whirlpool and then at our two stage dry hopping method. Delivering a full fruit bowl of flavours!
Grapefruit, citrus, peach, melon, lime, gooseberry, passionfruit and lychee!

OUR CLASSIC RANGE

Rotating brews, each available for a short period of time. This range pays homage to the classics – traditional styles from around the world; Belgium, England, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland and Scotland – crafted locally with a Wellington edge and a reverence and respect that would make the old world breweries proud.

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PEATED CELTIC RED ALE

Our new release Peated Celtic Red Ale is here! Roasted notes of toffee, chocolate and caramel rush forward with your very first swig! Mind your mo though - this brew has a thick creamy head and a gorgeous deep red hue. Our smoked peat malts give you hints of single malt whisky further adding to it's unique flavour dimension. So sit back and let it transport you to the Emerald Isles and beyond!

TRADE CUSTOMERS

All our beers are available for keg orders nationwide subject to stock availability.
The Whistling Range is available to be ordered in both cans & kegs all year round nationwide.

If you would like to order or have an enquiry, please contact Bede Roe, our Brewery Manager:

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