About Us

The beauty of the South Island of New Zealand is world renowned, and it’s on the West Coast of the South Island that we are lucky enough to call home. Westport to be precise. A town once upon a time built on a boom in mining, Westport is forging a new reputation for itself as a destination lifestyle town.

Whilst the current West Coast Brewery has been in operation since the 1990’s, our site first operated as a brewery in the 1950s, then known as the Miners Brewery. As its name suggests, it was established to provide the local miners with beer at the end of long, hard shifts in the mines.

Westport is an understated place. A hidden paradise of natural beauty, native flora and fauna, hills, coastline and history. It’s a no fuss, easy going place to call home. True to that local vibe, West Coast Brewery creates a range of all natural, high quality beverages.

Our beer is brewed over a longer time period, allowing the flavours and body of the beer to develop fully. Our focus is on producing a flavoursome, quality beer.

In addition to our beer, we have recently added the non-alcoholic and exceptionally tasty, West Coast Ginger Beer, to our range. All natural, and with only five ingredients, it’s the stuff that Kiwi childhoods are made of. Lower in sugar, but with a great gingery hit.

For the cider lovers, we are proud to offer Kunekune Classic Apple Cider – a made for export drink with the beautiful, crisp, refreshing taste of pure Kiwi apples.

West Coast Brewery is run by a small team of staffers and our directors, with the valued input of our shareholders.

We welcome all enquiries, including new stockists, contract brew enquiries, or general enquiries. We can be contacted by clicking here, or use our Live Chat widget at the bottom right hand side of your screen.