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Crafty TROUT Brewery*

135 Tongariro Street,  Taupo, 3330

07 929 8570
Anton & Rebecca

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The Crafty Trout Brewery, in Taupo opened its doors in January 2011 and has gained an excellent reputation with customers from all over New Zealand and further a field, for top quality European inspired beers and cider and great Austrian (and not so Austrian) specialities - not to mention the pretzels ..... they are in a league of their own.

Rebecca is the chef and "boss" and Anton is the brewmaster and their passion is quality food and beer, served in their quirky Austrian Locale.

The Crafty Trout Brewery, is located on the main street of Taupo's CBD, Tongaririo Street and there are three parts to the establishment:
  • The Brewery - Tours start at 1.00pm for 1 ½ hrs (131 Tongariro St, the entrance is at the rear of Shoppe)
  • The Bier KAFE - opening hours are between 12:00 (midday) to 9.00pm (the entrance is at 133 Tongariro St - Upstairs)
  • The Trout Shoppe - opening hours 10.00am to 4.00pm (the entrance is at 135 Tongariro St - Blue Entrance)

Our Alpine Crafted Beer, 14 beers and ciders plus our seasonal specialties are all created on site and in addition to our own products we also have guest beers and ciders on tap.

The Brewery operation is located downstairs and is viewable from the Trout Giftware Shoppe, where you can book a Brewery Tour. If you are looking for something to do on a cold, rainy winter's day or a hot summer afternoon, a brewery tour could be the perfect option.

Upstairs we have our Restaurant, the "BierKAFE", this is a flagship for Crafty Trout Beers and Ciders - "14" taps of all in-house hand crafted beverages. Take a look at our menu which has something for everyone, and don't forget the ever changing Blackboard Specials for snacks, salads, seasonal soups and Austrian Specialities. To make the choices just a bit easier, our main meals have a recommended beer to accompany them. For your convenience we also have free fibre WiFi.

Waikato Glacial Water* which feeds into pure Lake Taupo is combined with the best of New Zealand and International ingredients to make our Austrian Alpine Style Lagers, Ales, Ciders and Pear Cider on site. Don't drink alcohol? No problem ... the team at Crafty Trout Brewery have created one of NZ's best Ginger Beers ... our "SMOKEY - Ginger Beer". Cold Smoked Ginger Beer with 85% less sugar compared to the national average - perfect for kids and adults alike.

The Shoppe is full of trout memorabilia from around New Zealand and the world. From hip-flasks to glass growlers and tie-pins to mugs, there is something for everyone. The Shoppe is not just aimed at the "fishing boys", there's lots here for women and young hatchlings! We also have a Bottle Store in the Trout Shoppe where all our beverages are available in bottles as well as bring in your own Flagon/Growler for a refill.

So what are you waiting for, come and see us at the Crafty Trout Brewery, or if you require more information or wish to make a booking, please feel free to call or email us (using the email box below). Come and experience a little bit of Austrian hospitality in Taupo ....

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Crafty Trout Brewing Co is listed under Trout Shop & Craft Beers in Taupo on Great Lake Taupo.

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