Stewart Gebbie’s passion for great beer and Karl Hayes’ ability to make it should have been a match made in heaven, but despite meeting and becoming mates some time last century, Karl and Stewart didn’t start Te Aro Brewing company until 2014.

Originally based in the back of Brewtopia Home Brew Supplies in the central Wellington district of Te Aro, the growing range and demand for Te Aro Brewing Co’s beers has necessitated a move of operations to Beertown in Upper Hutt