Cassels & Sons Brewing Co is a family owned brewery in Christchurch, New Zealand, who have been brewing on a commercial scale since 2009. At The heart of the brand and the business is a belief in heritage and craftsmanship.
With a lifetime of brewing, Alasdair Cassels along with son Zak and son-in-law, Joe Shanks built a wood fired brewery in the Old Tannery Buildings in June 2009 to serve the local community. In February 2011 the earthquake destroyed the original plant. However, not to be beaten, within 100 days, the family opened a brewpub, 'The Brewery', a place for the community to gather while the city dusted itself of.
On the back of this Alasdair wasted no time in developing "The Tannery', a heritage focused Victorian retail arcade specialising in boutique fashion stores with a current registered value of NZ$31 million.
Through the appreciation of traditional methods mixed with modern technical practices and a will to create the best beer experience possible, Cassels & Sons Milk Stout was awarded a trophy at the 2011 NZ Brewers Guild Awards and has, along with other beer styles, won medals since.
In 2012. Simon Bretherton was hired as Executive Brewer (from Boddingtons Brewery in the
UK and Little Creatures Brewery in Australia). Bringing Simon on demonstrated the passion and commitment Cassels and Sons has, to become the number one craft beer producer in New Zealand (and the World!).
Cassels & Sons have recently invested in a Kosme labeller and a Moravek bottling machine and commissioned additional capacity. Their focus remains on quality and craftsmanship, using local resources with a 'no shortcuts' mentality.
You can find these Cassels and Sons Beers at Moore Wilson’s:
A New Zealand interpretation of an Old English classic. The Milk Stout contains a non-fermentable lactose sugar derived from milk. Deep black and full bodied with mocha and milk chocolate aromatics, it is smooth with a slightly sweet, balanced finish. The Milk stout recently won a Silver medal at the 2018 Dublin Beer Cup, a Silver at the 2018 International Beer Challenge and a Country Winner for Sweet Stout at the 2018 World Beer Awards.
Cassels Red IPA is full bodied, rich and vibrant. Our speciality malts add serious complexity with flavours and aromas including dark fruit, raisin, toast and light caramel, balanced by assertive, crisp hop bitterness and perplexing pine, citrus, lime, stone fruit, floral and tropical characters.
Extra Pale Ale:
Distinct hoppy, fruit characters from New Zealand's famous Nelson Sauvin hop, this golden Pale Ale is nicely balanced on a soft malt bed, smooth and refreshing from start to finish.
A highly sessionable beer, light, refreshing and moreish yet overflowing with character. The Wai-iti hops are aromatic, elegant and bring amazing flavours to the nose and palate. The hop characters of citrus, peach, and apricot leap from the glass, finishing clean and crisp.