McCashin's Brewery is housed in the historic Rochdale Cider Building in Nelson and is the largest independently owned (and family owned) brewery in New Zealand. Started in 1981 by Terry McCashin, this award winning microbrewery revolutionised the way beer was produced in New Zealand. Since then they have continued to make outstanding beer whilst adding a few more products to their range including Wakachangi Lager, Rochdale Cider, Paleo Water, Stoke Beer, Stoke Ginger Beer and LLB.
Head to the McCashin's site at GKBF to sample:
- Wakachangi Lager - the perfect beer with a Kiwi twist; a beer with good indoor/ outdoor flow that can counter the effects of asapargus wees. The first Otago beer with North Canterbury flavours, brewed near Nelson by a West Coaster with the ol' misty waters of the Waikato.
- Rochdale Cider - made in Nelson since the late 1930's when the Stoke Cidery was surrounded by apple orchards. All Rochdale ciders are made without added sugar or preservatives and are gluten free.
- Stoke Beer - The Stoke Beer range of beers is diverse, even eclectic, but each one is blended using an almost obsessive passion for the traditional principles of brewing with a bold, brave approach, using the finest natural resources.