Founded in 2005 by Martin Townshend, this genuine real ale brewery is based in the leafy green heart of the nations hop growing region.
As well as Nelson hops, Townshend's also has access to an aquifier of ancient water to brew with, drawn up from the Motueka aquifer.
These two ingredients, together with a passion for brewing using traditional methods, have seen the Brewery jump to prominence, winning awards and accolades from the NZ Brewing industry. The Company philosophy is simple. Get the best ingredients, treat them with respect and you'll produce a great product.
The 1100 litre Townshend Brewery produces a variety of ales, lager and farmhouse cider. Tradition is the theme in recipe formulation and hearty malt flavours are balanced with characteristic hop tones.
All beer begins with the water source. The water used in all Townshend ales is drawn from the Motueka aquifer
It has always been a brewing truth that different water sources are better suited to different beer styles. The unique waters of Ireland, for example, are an intrinsic part of the brewing of stout just as the water of Munich is perfect for the creation of the light coloured lagers that the region is famous for.
At Townshend we’re no exception. Our water, because of it’s mineral salt composition, has been found to prefer enabling darker malts and is perfect for our range of traditional real ales. Show Less