Hot Hot Hot………………

We have certainly kicked off summer in a big way down here and long may it last. Temperatures have been in the early 30’s already and it doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. As most of you will know this region is well known for amazing weather, but with this comes the overwhelming desire to kick back, relax and get sociable; eat and drink with friends or family and to generally have a wonderful time. All across the region there are amazing places to eat and drink from The Park Cafe in Marahau, to TheDangerous Kitchen, Roots Bar and Brigand in Takaka. If you don’t want to venture further than Mapua then why not grab a bite at Mapua Boat Shed situated right on the water front or Rimu Grove Wine Bar and Pizzeria . All these bars and restaurants are pouring Hop Federation Beer all summer so don’t miss out.

Trafalgar Street - Closed to vehicles

From December 1, the top of Trafalgar Street in the heart of Nelson has been closed to all vehicles. This has created a wonderful alfresco dinning (and drinking) experience for all to enjoy. Our wonderful friends at Burger Culture will be pouring the largest range of our beers all summer, so if you can’t make it out to our brewery in Riwaka, get along to BC and have a drink (& maybe a burger too). Cod & Lobster, Harrys and Hopgoods who are also located at the top of Trafalgar Street will also be pouring Hop Federation beers too.

Gift Ideas

If you are looking for some ‘beeery’ gift ideas this Christmas then pop on in to our Tasting Room located in the heart of Riwaka (The Hub). We have tees, caps, glasses, IPA Gift Packs and 330ml Tasting Packs. We can also custom make you a gift pack too, just don’t be afraid to ask. Or maybe even a Hop Hub subscription could be the answer!!


NZIPA is back again + some other tasty new beers

This popular wee drop is back on tap between Christmas and New Year (so Simon tells me), so if you are visiting, staying all summer or you live locally don’t forget to get on in and get yourself a rigger (or two). It rarely lasts that long when it is on tap so don’t miss out. BUT wait there’s more………… if you are lucky enough to be visiting us this summer we just may have our new APA on tap too as well as a delicious Berry Sour and Raspberry Saison. You just never know what Mr Nicholas has brewed so swing on by and see.

Christmas/ New Year Opening Hours

Our hours are pretty simple really - OPEN everyday from 11am to 6pm. The only exception is Christmas Day and New Years Day when we will be closed. 



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