The landscape is incredible. We made the beer to match.

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4.7% ALC/VOL

A New Zealand Pilsner with a malt bill similar to a Czech Pilsner but the citrus hop flavours and bright tropical aromas are distinctly Kiwi. The water sourced from an aquifer feed from glaciers is the same mineral profile as the Pilsen River. A refreshing drink ideal for when something lighter is called for. The beer is named because it is made with a view over an area up the valley called Paradise that has a background of native beech forest and towering mountain range


5.2% ALC/VOL

A New Zealand Pale Ale (American Pale Ale with NZ hops). A single hop style, this beer is loaded with Taiheke (NZ Cascade) hops. Crowd friendly, light with a fruit forward aroma for a refreshing finish. Made for locals and visitors alike where “Mountain people drink Mountain Ale”.


6.5% ALC/VOL

Glaciers are mighty and powerful and that’s what this beer delivers. Brewed from Southern Alps glacial melt water Glacier is a 6.5% double dry hopped NZ India Pale Ale.  Leaning towards a modern interpretation of a US Westcoast IPA style (less malt, less bitterness, more juice), the Motueka and Nectaron hops combine to make juicy citrusy and tropical pineapple flavours.

Head of the Lake
Helles Lager

4.2% ALC/VOL

A mountain twist on a Munich Helles Lager. This lager has malt forward characteristics and a strikingly golden colour. Clean and crisp, this is a refreshing beer with substance but clearly recognisable as a lager and enjoyed by the masses. This beer is named because the Glenorchy township is at the head of Lake Wakatipu and was actually referred to as Head of Lake back in the day.

Have us over for a visit

We love a yarn and an opportunity to share our beer with others. Drop us a line if you would like us to attend your licensed event. We can tell your guests all about our story and our brewing methods while offering taste testing and discussions on different beer styles.

Where to find us

GBC is local beer. Our beer is handcrafted with love and delivered fresh into the hands (and mouths) of Glenorchy and Queenstown locals through the following exemplary establishments.


With a love for his land and a passion for brewing stoked by the local brew club, Steve landed on the idea of creating his own brewery as a means of making a living from his beautiful home.