Named after the British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, whose impressive naval triumph against the joint Franco-Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar was one of the most decisive victories in Naval history. Nelson is one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand, and it buzzes with creative energy, and a vast array of activities, both indoors and outdoors.
Any true craft beer nerd will know that at the centre of any good beer, lies high quality aromatic hops. So as luck would have it, the early English and German settlers to Nelson, found the region perfectly situated to grow the perfect crop for the bitter brew. Leading to Nelson now being the hop centre of New Zealand.
In the 120-kilometre stretch between Nelson and Onekaka in Golden Bay, there are 10 breweries, over 27 hop farms, and more than 15 craft beer bars, all within in a region with a population of just 100,000.
Oh did we also mention it’s home to the famed Nelson Sauvin hop? Famous for imparting its distinctive white-wine, crushed gooseberry, and fruity characteristics into new-world style beers such as American Pale Ale and IPA’s.
|Bel-Aire Tavern||Bel-Aire Tavern||37 Tahunanui Dr, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011||37 Tahunanui Dr, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011||Nelson||http://www.belairetavern.co.nz/||Tahunanui|
|Burger Culture||Burger Culture||279 Trafalgar St, Nelson, 7010||279 Trafalgar St, Nelson, 7010||Nelson||https://www.burgerculture.co.nz||Nelson|
|Craft Beer Depot||Craft Beer Depot||70 Achilles Ave, CBD, Nelson 7010||70 Achilles Ave, CBD, Nelson 7010||Nelson||http://craftbeerdepot.nz/||Nelson|
|Eddyline Brewery & Pizza||Eddyline Brewery & Pizza||8 Champion Rd, Richmond, Nelson 7020||8 Champion Rd, Richmond, Nelson 7020||Nelson||http://www.eddylinebrewery.nz/||Richmond|
|Golden Bear Brewing Company||Golden Bear Brewing Company||501/6 Aranui Rd, Mapua Wharf, Mapua 7005||501/6 Aranui Rd, Mapua Wharf, Mapua 7005||Nelson||http://www.goldenbearbrewing.com/||Mapua|
|Hop Federation Brewery||Hop Federation Brewery||483 Main Road, Riwaka 7198||483 Main Road, Riwaka 7198||Nelson||https://www.hopfederation.co.nz/||Riwaka|
|McCashins Brewery||McCashins Brewery||660 Main Rd, Stoke, Nelson 7011||660 Main Rd, Stoke, Nelson 7011||Nelson||https://www.mkb.co.nz/||Stoke|
|Rhythm and Brown||Rhythm and Brown||19 New St, Nelson, 7010||19 New St, Nelson, 7010||Nelson||https://www.facebook.com/rhythmandbrown.nz||Nelson|
|Sprig & Fern Hardy St||Sprig & Fern Hardy St||280 Hardy St, Nelson, 7010||280 Hardy St, Nelson, 7010||Nelson||http://www.sprigandferntaverns.co.nz/taverns/hardy-street-nelson||Nelson|
|Sprig & Fern Milton St||Sprig & Fern Milton St||134 Milton St, The Wood, Nelson 7010||134 Milton St, The Wood, Nelson 7010||Nelson||http://www.sprigandferntaverns.co.nz/taverns/milton-street-nelson||The Wood|
|Sprig & Fern Richmond||Sprig & Fern Richmond||126 Queen St, Richmond 7020||126 Queen St, Richmond 7020||Nelson||http://www.sprigandferntaverns.co.nz/taverns/queen-street-richmond||Richmond|
|Sprig & Fern Tahunanui||Sprig & Fern Tahunanui||13 Beach Rd, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011||13 Beach Rd, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011||Nelson||http://www.sprigandferntaverns.co.nz/taverns/beach-road-tahuna||Tahunanui|
|The Free House||The Free House||95 Collingwood St, Nelson, 7010||95 Collingwood St, Nelson, 7010||Nelson||http://www.thefreehouse.co.nz/||Nelson|
|The Vic Macs Brew Bar||The Vic Macs Brew Bar||281 Trafalgar St, Nelson, 7010||281 Trafalgar St, Nelson, 7010||Nelson||http://www.vicbrewbar.co.nz/||Nelson|