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Afraid of the dark?

From The Shout Cassels Milk Stout was first brewed on the brewpub’s wood fired kettle in 2011, initially as a cask-conditioned real ale. Brewery co-owned Zak Cassels says it was a hit from the start, but a decade on, its popularity has sky-rocketed. “it is by far our best selling beer, account for a a … Continued

Seeing the Light

From Pursuit of Hoppiness CASSELS LIGHT OWL A relatively new release from Cassels, but clearly one that a lot of thought and brewing precision has gone into. Superb hop aroma on the nose with pine, grapefruit and nectarine all coming through loud and clear. More fresh citrus on the palate along with a smooth malt … Continued

Christchurch brewer wins at World Beer Awards

From RNZ Christchurch-based Cassels brewery has had a win for the third year in a row at the World Beer Awards. The craft brewery took first place in the American Pale Ale section at the awards in London. Executive brewer Simon Bretherton says the beer is an explosion of pleasant flavours. He spoke to Susie … Continued

Cassels APA judged World’s Best

Article published at Christchurch brewery Cassels has come out on top again at the World Beer Awards – this time for its Cassels American Pale Ale. The brew won the title of World’s Best Pale American-style Pale Ale in the overall Pale Beer category at the 2021 event. It’s the third consecutive year of … Continued

Christchurch brewery’s APA named best in the world

Article published on Christchurch’s brewery Cassels Brewing Company has been named in the World Beer Awards for the third consecutive year. The family-owned brewery’s American Pale Ale (APA) took out the title of the world’s best for 2021 in the UK’s World Beer Awards. The Pale American-style Pale Ale beer category is one of … Continued

Christchurch brewery on top of the world – again

Originally published in the Otago Daily Times A family-owned Christchurch brewery has scooped another world beer award – its third in three years. Cassels Brewing Co continues to grow – and gain worldwide recognition as it does – with a win for its American Pale Ale (APA) at the 2021 World Beer Awards. The brew … Continued

Family-owned brewery born from Christchurch earthquake destruction

Article from – view full article here. Alasdair Cassels​ literally built his brewery from rubble. The Christchurch entrepreneur and principal owner of Cassels Brewery Company was interviewing a chef for a job on February 22, 2011, when the ground and walls began shaking violently. He, son Zak Cassels​ and son-in-law Joe Shanks​ quickly raced … Continued