Tuatara Brewing was started in 2000 by engineer turned brewer Carl Vasta. Originally located in a shed on his semi-rural property above Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast, Tuatara moved to a large production brewery in Paraparaumu in 2013.
Twice named New Zealand’s Champion Brewery at the Brewers Guild Awards, Tuatara was sold to DB Breweries in 2017.
The brewery is renowned for its iconic lizard-skin ribbed bottles but in 2022 made the move into cans with a West Coast IPA and a Hazy IPA.
Free Glass Flagon Scheme Launches NationwideThursday 9 November 2023
Dozens of high-profile breweries around the country, including Garage Project, Parrotdog and Emerson’s, are today launching a scheme that provides customers with free, returnable, 1-litre glass flagons for takeaway beer…
What Tuatara’s new skin says about the beer gameWednesday 25 October 2023
Tuatara’s move to cans for all their packaged beer, along with a rationalisation of their core six-pack offering, is a good indicator of where the craft beer market is headed.…
New Zealand’s VIP IPAsFriday 6 October 2023
With the near-demise of Epic there was a risk that one of New Zealand’s greatest IPAs — Armageddon — could have been lost forever. Tim Newman and Michael Donaldson reflect…
Townshend Crowdfunding Campaign UnderwayThursday 21 September 2023
Much-loved Townshend Brewery are seeking crowdfunding to grow their business. Motueka-based Townshend are looking to raise around $500,000 to fund growth and are taking expressions of interest on the platform…