“In 1980 there were only 3 Craft Breweries in New Zealand. In 2011 there were over 50, trending much #craftbeer!”
Hop Federation Brewery
Hop Federation is run by Simon and Nicki Nicholas. Prior to setting up the Hop Federation Brewery and Tasting Room (situated on the Tasman Great Taste Trail) Simon was the head brewer at Hallertau Brewery in Riverhead, Auckland.
As a dedicated and enthusiastic craft brewer, Simon is passionate about creating consistent flavorsome craft beers made in the traditional way. Hop Federation Brewery aims to provide great craft beer for all of New Zealand to enjoy and is available directly from the brewery via the Tasting Room in Riwaka.