NWBCA Top 30 – Sprig & Fern Brewery

Sprig & Fern

Sprig & Fern is a Nelson based brewery with a passion for outstanding craft beer and cider.

“Our philosophy is simple – quality and consistency,” said Zoie Bryce, sales and marketing manager at Sprig & Fern.

“We use the best malt and hops and hand craft every batch. We love to evolve and be innovative. The team are constantly developing new, limited releases to entice consumers and meet category and market trends.”

Sprig & Fern have 12 taverns and one Little Sprig under their brand umbrella that are fantastic community-based, local pubs.

Owners Tracy and Ken Banner and the team know their Scotch Ale is something really special. “With your first mouthful, you can taste a full-flavoured beer from the six quality malts that deliver caramel, coffee and chocolate notes. It’s full bodied and smooth and the perfect beer for these chilly nights. Let it warm slightly to 6-8 degrees and you will be in your happy place.”

In April last year, the brewery launched 888ml bottles and it has been really well received by customers. “It’s such a great format for craft beer – people love to be able to share a beer with their friends.”

During lockdown, the team took it as an opportunity to launch their new online platform, which performed so much better than they expected, reaching new customers and also deliver beer to its loyal following.

“We have launched several new products this year including our Brut IPA, which was perfect for the summer. We also released Southern Weisse, a dry-hopped wheat beer as well as our multi-award winning Harvest Pilsner using aromatic fresh hops.”

Craft beer is such an interesting and ever-changing category and the team at Sprig & Fern endeavour to deliver styles that meet consumer demand.

Sprig & Fern Brewery