As the world-renowned philosopher, Homer J. Simpson, once famously said, “Ah, good ol’ trustworthy beer. My love for you will never die.” This is a sentiment that has echoed across the centuries, and encapsulates the mentality of men and women from all countries and cultures. So, if you’re in Christchurch and in need of sudsy refreshment, explore our guide and make your way to one of our chosen beer oasis.
Like many bars these days, the Volstead Trading Company have focused on emulating the speakeasies of the Roaring Twenties. It’s not quite cabaret girls and champagne, but it is secretive and cosy, a bit of comfort away from the common scene. They also have, arguably, Christchurch’s finest craft beer selection, with corking local drops as well as international award winners. There’s also the nice, old school touch of having the knowledgeable staff pull you a pint of certain tap beers.