Book Now - Brewing Session

To book online you will need to a pay 50% deposit or the full amount by credit/debit card. If you want to pay using bank deposit or cash/EFTPOS in store, please call us on 04-384-8268 to arrange this

Online Booking Process:

1. Choose a date using the calendar

2. Click "Morning/Afternoon/Night Start" (session times then display below). Down the page there are more session times. If a session time is not visible, it means that session is full

3. Choose how many Brew Stations you want to reserve. You choose the beers afterwards in your own time, and let us know at the start of your brewing session. If you're not sure what to brew, you can sample some of the beers at The Occasional Brewer Bar.
4.The maximum number of tickets shown tells you how many brew stations are still available for that session. One Brew Station ticket buys one 40 litre brew, which can be done solo or shared by up to 3 people. More people are welcome observe the brewing from the bar area, or you can book multiple Brew Stations

5. If the desired number of Brew Stations is not available, please try another session

6. Click "Book Now" at the bottom of the page

7. Check your order details and click "Checkout"

8. Enter the purchaser's contact details (and the recipient's details if different) for the booking

9. Pay now using credit/debit card (you choose to pay either a 50% deposit, or the full amount).

EACH BREW STATION BOOKING IS CHARGED AS A $159 BREW, SOME BREW CHOICES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE AND THE DIFFERENCE WILL BE SETTLED ON THE DAY. To view the Brew prices click the "Download Brochure" button at the bottom of the page.

Alternative payment methods:

You can also pay for your booking via bank deposit or cash/EFTPOS in store. Please call us on 04-384-8268 to arrange this


Average Duration: 3-4 hours

About The Occasional Brewer

Our brew space and bar is located near the Basin Reserve on the border of Mount Cook/Newtown in Wellington, the Craft Beer Capital. The bar is open during brewing and bottling session hours, as well as outside of these times if required. We offer a range of in-house brewed beers, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages as well as a small range of locally sourced food and snacks.

85 Adelaide Road,
Mount Cook
Wellington, . 6021

Other Information

Brewers need to bring official identification (e.g. driver's licence or passport) as we take a copy for Customs.

Please wear comfortable clothes and covered footwear (no open top shoes or sandals) that can withstand a little grain dust and the odd splash of water or beer.

Bottling: You must bottle your beer between 12 and 21 days after brewing, or we won't guarantee it - if this is going to be a problem, contact us ASAP. You can book your bottling session during your brew or we can issue a bottling session voucher for you to book online later.

If you need to reschedule or cancel a booking, please call us on 04-384-8268, or email us at If less than 24 hours notice is given, you may lose your deposit.

Please arrive 10 mins prior to your scheduled start time. If you are more than 20 minutes late you will have to reschedule and may lose your deposit.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017

Afternoon Start
5:30pm Session

Wed, 28 Jun 2017

Afternoon Start
5:30pm Session

Thu, 29 Jun 2017

Afternoon Start
5:30pm Session

Fri, 30 Jun 2017

Afternoon Start
12:00pm Session 5:30pm Session