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Sunshine Brewery (Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sunshine - Summer Ale (Cask)Exceptional1
Sunshine - No AccessExcellent1
Sunshine - Hicks BreakExcellent1
Sunshine - Point Annihilation Not Tried0
Sunshine - Last ChanceNot Tried0
Sunshine - In There Like Swimwear Not Tried0
Sunshine - Club Tropicana Not Tried0
Sunshine - Bruin Lighting Not Tried0
Sunshine - Lemon Drop SourNot Tried0
Sunshine - Once Were Watermelons Not Tried0
Sunshine - Port BarrelNot Tried0
Sunshine - Saison Du Brut Not Tried0
Sunshine - StoutNot Tried0
Sunshine - IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Sunshine Brewery, Gisborne, New Zealand
Picture 2. Sunshine Brewery, Gisborne, New Zealand
Picture 3. Sunshine Brewery, Gisborne, New Zealand
Jason Jones

Visits Details

16 Feb 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and buzzing with activity, outside area by the entrance standing room only so I sat in the cooler ambience of the air conditioned bar. Friendly welcoming place with a good range of beers on. Badly timed Sunday visit on day 3 of our bike tour as the place closes at 6pm. One beer on cask hand pull was an unexpected find so it had to be first. Easy second place slot for drinking venues so far here, Alibi still reigns at the top IMO.
Sunshine - Summer Ale (Cask)4.50ExceptionalHad I been blindfolded I'd say this was Summer Lightning. Faultless in every aspect.
Sunshine - Hicks Break6.20ExcellentBiscuit malts and bitter notes with this complex refreshing fare.
Sunshine - No Access6.00ExcellentHazy smoky tropical fruits with a slight sour kick. Superb..
Sunshine - Point Annihilation 6.90Not Tried
Sunshine - Last Chance6.00Not Tried
Sunshine - In There Like Swimwear 6.00Not Tried
Sunshine - Club Tropicana 5.00Not Tried
Sunshine - Bruin Lighting 6.50Not Tried
Sunshine - Lemon Drop Sour4.20Not Tried
Sunshine - Once Were Watermelons 5.50Not Tried
Sunshine - Port Barrel10.00Not Tried
Sunshine - Saison Du Brut 7.00Not Tried
Sunshine - Stout5.00Not Tried
Sunshine - IPA5.80Not Tried

About the Sunshine Brewery

The pub sign. Sunshine Brewery, Gisborne, New Zealand

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Gisborne, New Zealand, 4010.

Our brewery is located near the beach in Gisborne. Our state-of-the-art, steam powered brewhouse produces 2500L of beer per batch under the watchful eye of our brewery Manager, Dave Huff. We may be New Zealandís oldest independent brewery but our equipment and processes are cutting edge. Our beer is tested and tasted every step of the way to make sure it reaches you tasting as good as it can. A hard job but someoneís got to do it, Makes up for missing all those surfing days.

We have visited this pub once, seen 14 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: 4010