Taste History

Hop & Beer Museum

Celebrating 160 years of hop growing and brewing history

Celebrating 160 years of hop growing and brewing history

With a rich brewing heritage dating back to 1843, Nelson is New Zealand's craft beer capital.  The first hundred years of hop growing and brewing  is celebrated in the new Hop & Beer Museum.  Explore the replica hop kiln, learn about the brewing process and listen to the arguments for and against prohibition in the Brewer's Office.