Crafts Brewing 




Kowhai Grove Farm

About Me 

External Links: 

My Blog 

My Wife's Business 

Page Specific Links:

Society Of Beer Advocates (SOBA) 

especially the

Real Beer Forum 

 Galbraith Ale House

My Passion! 

There are not many people left in this world who will mention the words "Brewing" and "Beer" while I am in the room.  I can (and will!) talk for hours about beermaking. I even have my own label, done by a very good friend who is a graphics designer. Check out his web presentation and you'll see what a poor web designer I am.  

The story about the label: 

Our favorite pub (kind of our second living room - or was it the first?) when we still lived in Germany was "Der Vogelbraeu". "Vogel" means Bird and the owner/brewmaster was Rudi Vogel.  This is the reason why the logo just had to have a bird theme! 

The Takahe is a very rare bird here in New Zealand. So are All Grain Brewers.

The Gumboot is a symbol of our lifestyle. We live in a rural aerea and have our own small farm.  Gumboots are a common fashion item out here. 

How it all began:

I started like most people here in New Zealand started. With brew kits from the local super market. With mixed results.  But at least it produced some good brews. I then moved to better brewkits from my local homebrewshop 

The next step was All Grain Brewing, the Olymp of home brewing. Since then I call myself a Crafts Brewer.

 If you want to see how a home brewery looks like, click here


The Brews

Pale Ale/Bitters

German Wheat Beers