"When brothers Geoff and Clayton Gwynne started McLeod's Brewery, they'd already put in a few years behind the scenes at Waipu's iconic Pizza Barn. In fact, they'd owned the little go-to spot since 2003 when in 2014 they decided to stop serving 'big' beer and brew their own. It was a bold move bringing independent beer to Northland but dead brilliant all the same.
With Head Brewer Jason Bathgate on board since 2016, McLeod's has built a reputation for one simple thing: making good beer. Whether it's an unfiltered IPA from our 802 Series, core range Paradise Pale Ale or Smugglers Bay Black Rye Sour, whatever the beer, whatever the style, you can be sure it's delicious."
We are big fans of the brews here at Thirty30 and feature McLeods on our rotating taps but also in the bottle. A staff pick.......the Kaitaia Fire Chili Pills. Not for the faint hearted this bottle packs a punch. A favourite with our overseas visitors also that want to try a craft beer with a Northland twist!
Check out their website for more info and beer tasting notes then pop down and try them at Thirty30. CLICK HERE for more.