Opening yet another brewery in Wellington would be crazy, right? Well, there’s at least four people who don’t think so and they’re in the middle of doing just that in Miramar. We’re joined by Double Vision’s Warren Drahota and Maria Lanz for a fascinating insight into taking the plunge in today’s mature beer market.
Two of the most successful people in the New Zealand beer scene are Jos Ruffell from Garage Project and Mike Neilson from Panhead. One has remained staunchly independent as he has turned his brewery into a global brand, while the other chose to sell the business for a tidy profit when the offer was too good to refuse.