About Crafty Trout Brewery

We are the first of a new way of making beer. It's called SMARTBREWTM and has many patents and firsts in the world of brewing. Designed by Kiwi Brian Watson, the Worlds Number One Beer Judge and most Prolific Brewery Designer. Constructed by Peter Toombes' DME, the most Advanced Brewery Manufacturer based in P.E.I., Canada.

Crafty TROUT Brewery has its own Eatery & Bar above. It is charmingly decorated as an Alpine Fishing Lodge. There are 14 taps of on-site made beverages including Beers, Ciders, Mead and Non Alcoholic Beverages. Great pride is taken by having everything made In House...not only the beverages, but also the menu comprises of Handcut Fries and Freshly Baked Pretzels (a favourite amonsgt our Locals); Award Winning Gourmet Woodfired Pizzas .........and for something a bit different a big selection of Loaded Schnitzels."

Signature beer

Porter 9.6% ABV

Inspired by the local Obsidian Volcanic Glass this Dark Porter is not what it looks like. Sharp, Smooth, .....Enduring and Highly Sort After. Brewed with roasted barley creating notes of espresso and dark chocolate.

Lightly carbonated with a velvety creamy mouth-feel offers a lingering finish. A perfect match for red meat, game, cheese and chocolate or caramelised puddings.

Brewery details



Beers Produced


Hectolitres (per year)


Brewery Tours


Brewery Taproom/Bar Available

Crafty Trout Brewery

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Opening times

Thurs-Mon 12pm-8/9pm


135 Tongariro Street