Here are our top five products to stock in the CRAFT BEER category. For more information and insights see our latest issue of Supermarket News Magazine.

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Sprig & Fern produce genuine batch brewed craft beers and ciders at our brewery in Richmond Nelson, New Zealand.

Our multiple award-winning beers are 100% natural, brewed with no artificial additives and unpasteurised to retain their maximum craft beer flavour.

We brew a wide range of beers and ciders to satisfy the palates of craft beer fans and more casual drinkers alike, with additional seasonal and special releases.

Our Core range of 1.25L Riggers is available all year round.

  • P.A (5%)
  • P.A (5%)
  • Pilsner (5%)
  • Porter (5%)
  • Scotch Ale (6.5%)
  • Tasman Reserve (6.5%)
  • Berry Cider (4.5%)

We can happily do mixed cases to assist in establishing demand for our products.

Minimum order is a single case with each case containing 12 x 1.25 litre riggers.

All Sprig and Fern products are fresh- our beer & cider is un-pasteurised and does not contain preservatives so needs to be kept refrigerated, including back up stock.

Freight costs are included in our pricing which is available by contacting us on the details below.

For more information contact Jeanette@sprigandfern.co.nz


Introducing 3 new rotating seasonal beers from Funk Estate.

The boys from Funk Estate like to experiment and release new varieties on a monthly and seasonal basis. To help facilitate this, they’ve started releasing some brews which will help them keep it moving.

First up is Can You Dig It – the first rendition of this is a big 7.3% Chocolate Milk Stout. Malty, roasty coffee, layers of bitter and sweet chocolate combine with a creamy, milk sugar induced finish.

Followed up by Soul Train – to kick this line off, they’ve collaborated with Websters Tea in Tauranga, using their Peach Tea blend in conjunction with a carefully curated selection of US hops for a big punchy, peachy 6.8% Peach Tea IPA.

Lastly – Cosmic Hustle – the first edition has just been released in November as a Strawberry Yoghurt Sour Ale at 5.8%. There’s a whole load of fresh strawberries in this kettle soured ale, and a touch of lactose has been added to provide a slightly creamy texture and some sweetness to balance with the acidity of the beer.

RRP's: $7.99 Available through Quench Collective – sales@quenchcollective.co.nz 0800 946 326


Fresh for summer, award-winning Yeastie Boys are excited to announce the launch of NZ brewed Yeastie Boys in a can! These are the first two Yeastie Boy beers to be packaged in cans for the New Zealand market and are perfect refreshing drinkers.

Bigmouth (Session IPA. 4.4%) - A light and easy drinker bursting with juicy sun-kissed South Pacific hops. Like a long New Zealand summer in a can.

White Noise (White Beer, 4.4%) - A delicate session-strength beer with hints of orange blossom, coconut, vanilla and a refreshingly dry finish.

Watch out for the rest of our core range to be in cans at some point next year.

For more information or to order, contact Yeastie Boys at sales@yeastieboys.co.nz or Beertique at info@beertique.co.nz.

Yeastie Boys are a Wellington-born brewing duo (without their own brewery) who have been amongst the leading innovators during the recent rise of craft brewing in New Zealand. The brainchild of Stu McKinlay and Sam Possenniskie - two of New Zealand's leading beer activists and visionaries – the Yeastie Boys have been brewing deliciously irreverent ales, picking up trophies, poking their tongues out at convention, and receiving critical acclaim since their launch in 2008.


Lowrider is Croucher Brewing's biggest selling beer and the market leader in the lower alcohol end of the spectrum as demonstrated by trophy at the New Zealand Beer Awards and the Artisan Beer Award at the NZ Food Awards. Lowrider is brewed, using high levels of specialty malts and adjunct grains, by stressing the enzymes that create fermentables creating a beer with good mouthfeel for the alcohol percentage. High levels of American hops gives the beer its distinctive fruity signature. While most supermarkets have a great selection of craft beer, there are few offerings at 2.5% that have proven their market appeal quite as much as Lowrider - A very small IPA.

For more information contact Paul Croucher on 07 348 5888 or visit www.croucherbrewing.co.nz


Located in Taupo Lakeman Brewing Co. has been established for 4 years. All beers are brewed with water sourced from Lake Taupo and Lakeman offers a style of beer to suit all tastes.

Available in 330mL bottle 6 packs is the bright and bold core range. The Primate Pilsner is a great introduction to craft beer followed by the easy drinking Taupo Thunder Pale Ale.  The popular Big Hairy APA and Hairy Hop IPA follow with their bigger flavour profiles.

A crowd favourite, the Hairy Box mixed 6 pack is a fantastic introduction to the range. All beers in the Hairy Box have medalled at the Australian International Beer Awards and/or the New Zealand Brewers Guild Awards in 2016/2017.  The Hairy Box itself has won a gold medal in packaging at the Australian International Beer Awards.

The 500mL range includes our bigger more speciality beers. These beers are targeted to the craft beer enthusiast with hop forward flavours. Included in the range among others are the Hairy Bastard NZIPA, Badonkadonk DBIPA and Big Hairy APA.

For more information visit www.lakemanbrewing.co.nz and for distribution enquiries please contact Brandhouse 0508 468 688.