“In 1980 there were only 3 Craft Breweries in New Zealand. In 2011 there were over 50, trending much #craftbeer!”
Sawmill Brewing Company
Sawmill is an independent, New Zealand owned brewery run by a small and talented team.
Our Leigh brewery, while beautiful, was bursting at the seams so we are stoked to be in new premises just out of Matakana since February. And more recently we opened the doors to visitors and locals to experience the kind of hospitality Sawmill is about – straight forward and generous.
For us beer is part of the fabric of good times not just an end in itself. We are proud to make it. We are a rural brewery and this space is everything we are about – pared back and exhibiting exceptional craftsmanship.
It’s a real privilege to make beer and gratifying to hold our day's work in a glass.
We want our beer to taste clean and to honour the ingredients. We are in to making styles that have been around for a long time and seeing how they turn out in our hands, and in our brewery. These beers have a heritage and yet making them up north will always give them an edge.