About Moa Brewing Company

The Moa Brewing Company was founded in 2003 by Josh Scott, the son of renowned Marlborough winemaker Allan Scott, with a focus on brewing super premium handcrafted beers.

The Moa brewery is situated among the vineyards in the world famous winemaking region of Marlborough, New Zealand, which isn’t surprising considering Josh is also a winemaker and according to him, “It takes a lot of beer to make a good wine”.

The name “Moa” (pronounced “more”) also derives from the region as early settlers to the area hunted Moa (New Zealand’s extinct giant flightless bird), which were in huge abundance in the Wairau Valley. Josh even hand delivered early trial brews to archaeologists working a Moa bone dig near the brewery. Unlike the Moa, the archaeologists survived.

The international multi-award winning range of Moa beers and ciders are proudly brewed using traditional, costly, inefficient and labour intensive techniques with a focus on local ingredients, including internationally renowned New Zealand hops.

Made the way beer used to be made before everyone started making it differently, most of our beers are rounded off through the use of winemaking techniques, such as bottle conditioning where a small amount of active yeast and priming sugar is added to the brew just before bottling (like Champagne). This is why you may find some sediment at the bottom of each bottle.

This traditional technique naturally carbonates the beer, significantly enhances shelf life and longevity, creates dynamic and complex flavours that change over time (like a good wine), and gives the beer an elegant, champagne-like mouthfeel.

Beers made by Moa Brewing Company

99 Not Out SKW Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)



Breakfast Cheer Wheat Lager

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Cherry Sour 2013

Lambic - Fruit

Cherry Sour 2014

Lambic - Fruit

Decade Saison

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Dry Hopped Pilsner

German Pilsener

Five Hop

English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Imperial Stout

American Double / Imperial Stout

Kiwifruit Cider

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Methode Evolution

American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Milk Chocolate Stout

Milk / Sweet Stout


Euro Dark Lager

North Pacific IPA

American Pale Ale (APA)

Original Lager

American Pale Lager

Pilsner Methode

German Pilsener


American Double / Imperial IPA

Rum Barrel Quad

Quadrupel (Quad)

Rum Barrel Sour

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Session Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Sour Blanc 2013

American Wild / Sour Ale

Sour Blanc 2014

American Wild / Sour Ale

Sour Grapes

Lambic - Fruit

Southern Alps

Belgian IPA

Station I.P.A.

American IPA

Temperance Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Ten Year Beer

American Wild / Sour Ale

The Hoppit

American Double / Imperial IPA

Weka Apple Cider

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Weka Pear Cider

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Whiskey Pilsner

American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+64 3 572 5146

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