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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CLEAN AS A WHISTLE

This is a beautiful clean and delicate lager which is full of flavour using a selection of some of the finest malts and hops. Light and straw in colour, the extra-long fermentation has produced a superb dry finish, leaving you wanting another. No shortcuts here! We have conditioned this splendid brew for 8 weeks – twice as long as other beer styles.
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STRAWBERRY SOUR

A rosé style inspired kettle sour, infused with 50kg of locally sourced fresh strawberries adding to the age old question, “are strawberries sweet or sour? Medium-bodied, tart with a lovely crisp clean finish. The strawberries also give this a beaut pinkish colour, very refreshing and perfect for summer.
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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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BRAIN FOG

A full bodied Hazy IPA that has a very complex malt mix, combining large amounts of Mosaic hops that have been added during both kettle and dry hopping. This has resulted in a big, juicy, fruit-forward beer, a strong upfront grapefruit nose and peach complexity that lingers through to the sweet pineapple finish.

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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BLONDE BELGIAN GOLDEN ALE

Brewed with the reverence and respect as old world beer styles should be, this traditional Belgian Golden Ale overflows with a light malt aroma & hints of coriander and citrus. Medium bodied, fruity, spicy and a classic sweet finish it shows off a beautiful clear golden colour. The monks would be proud.
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SUFFRAGE CITY

This classic beer style stands out from other contemporaries, namely for not being a straight lager, this is a hybrid brew. Brewed like an ale, but then conditioned like a lager at cold temperatures for up to two months (actually we did for 3 months). This beer (yes, it is a Kolsch) has a grainy pilsner flavour but with less bitterness. A beautiful clean beer light gold in appearance delicate fruit on the nose and a smooth crisp mouthfeel. A perfect summer beer,…. now that it’s finally here.
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HERSTORY BERLINER WEISSE SOUR

This is our version of the traditional (old World) Berliner Weisse. A wheat based kettle sour which has an acidic and sour nose with hints of mild fruitiness and floral characters. Very light in colour and clear once poured it boasts a thick creamy white head. Cheek-tingling acidity and tartness; refreshingly light, crisp and dry with no bitterness.

Keeping true to tradition, if you find the acidity not to your taste, lace the sour with the raspberry fruit syrup to balance out the tartness.

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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