Owned by Dick Tout, situated in the heart of Nelson, New Zealand, Lighthouse Brewery is the smallest legal brewery in the country.
Having commissioned Lighthouse Brewery in 1996; Dick is now brewing, packaging, bottling and selling the beer from his Echodale Place store, brewing only 200 litres at a time
Dick's beer has won critical acclaim from both national and international beer tasters
Dick would love to show you around the brewery & give you a taste of his Pilsners, Stouts, Lagers and Dark beers. To book a thirst refreshing, educational voyage of discovery, call Dick on - 035470993 to arrange a time to taste perfection!
Bookings are a must!
"Lighthouse Brewery was commissioned on the 23rd July 1996 and is the smallest legal brewery in New Zealand, brewing only 200 litres per batch. I only sell what I can't drink myself. A brewery tour is a lot of fun as you stand in the centre of the little brewery with glass in hand and the brerwery is wheeled past you, bright beer tanks, conditioning tanks and fermentors are all on wheels."
Dick Tout, Lighthouse Keeper
The name 'Lighthouse Brewery' comes from the Nelson Lighthouse situated on the boulder bank which leads to the entrance of Nelson Harbour. This was New Zealand's second lighthouse and was first lit in August 1862. The lighthouse is still standing today, but is not in use
Pictures on right are of a kettle and a mash tun. Not often seen by the general public, but nonetheless are critical to the hydration and alcoholic consumption of many men, and some women. It is with these simple. unassuming , looking vats, that Dick brews the beer that makes the whole of Nelson sing. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Dick says: "A Lighthouse Brewery and tasting tour is priceless." But don't trust Dick, find out for yourself. Give him a call on 03 5470983 and book yourself a trip and a tasting around New Zealand's smallest commercial brewery, right in the heart of Nelson