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The historic Rochdale Cider Factory in Stoke is the home of McCashin's Brewery, where the "Craft Beer Revolution" was started in 1981 by Terry McCashin. Rochdale Cider is still brewed on site, along with Stoke Beer, Palaeo Water, Stoke Ginger Beer...more
660 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
We had a fantastic tour around McCashin brewery with Malcolm. He explained the whole brewing process really well and made sure we got to see it all in motion. It was then followed up with a tasting flight of five beers and one cider. They...More
This was a really interesting and enjoyable tour finishing with sample tasting of beer and cider made here. Malcolm was our informative guide who showed us the making and bottling process at the brewery and answered all our questions with knowledge and wit. We had...More
Dropped in on a weekday arvo following an outing in the Nelson region. Had tried a couple their beers in bottles over the years so knew roughly what to expect. The brewery facade certainly doesn’t jump out at you but didn’t let that impact expectations....More
We pre-booked a tour of New Zealand’s first craft brewery. Although our tour was a little rushed it was more than made up for by the knowledge and anecdotes of our guide Nikki. For your $25 you also get a generous tasting of a variety...More
The venue is rustic, beers and cider excellent. Food a bit hit and miss.
Steak was excellent, cooked medium with loads of char grill flavour and nice peppery jus.
Twice cooked pork belly was very disappointing. Lack of flavour may have been due to lack...More
We stopped by to try some of the beers, and they had a nice selection to try. Because they're on a bigger road and not near anything, we had to drive there and therefore only one of us could really enjoy the beer. That's not...More
We initially went to do the beer factory tour ($25) it was really fascinating and our tour guide was so knowledgeable. We got to do a tasting of 5 beers plus a cider. I was a bit fan of the Cider!! The tour was about...More
Soak up the atmosphere in the brewery while enjoy a taste meal. I had a pint of beer which is reasonably priced at $8 and tasted great. Craft beer. The salt and pepper calamari is yummy and you get a good amount as well. This...More
Thanks guys, had a great tour around the brewery which was extremely informative not only about the beer making process but the history of the area. After the tour we had a few samples which was most enjoyable. Highly recommended especially for any amateur brewers...More