Mata Brewery Whakatane

Our Story began

all the way back in 2004 when I returned overseas & decided to give home brewing a go after discovering & being wowed by the diverse range of beer styles around the world.
After falling in love with home brewing & getting some pretty good feedback from friends, I had a strong desire to want to set up a brewery and somehow managed to convince my parents to give up their days jobs and join me on a new adventure.  My Mum Gloria was a school secretary & became our sales person.  My Dad Jouni, a shift supervisor at a paper mill & My Uncle Esko who both joined the brewing team


Hip-Hop NZ Pilsner

A crisp NZ style pilsner with medium bitterness and a hip-hop burst of citrus hop flavour and aroma from NZ grown Riwaka, Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hop varieties5.5%

WAI-ITI Waka NZ Pale Ale

A show case of NZ’s Wai-iti Hop which fills the senses with enticing flavours of mandarin, lime and passionfruit. A delicious Pale Ale to enjoy on any occasion!3.8%

Kapai Session IPA

A hoppy fix for beer lovers who want the flavour of an IPA without the higher alcohol content

Kapai is full of aromatic hops with a biscuity malt finish

Kapai – Meaning Good6.5%

Tumeke! NZ IPA

Massive flavours and aromas of tropical fruit salad from a huge load of NZ Hops dominates this tasty Tumeke! IPA, followed by a malty backbone and crisp bitter finish

Tumeke! Meaning – Too Much!  Awesome


Matawhaka Imperial IPA

A big bold full flavoured imperial IPA.

We source the most aromatic big ace hop varieties we can find for every batch from NZ & USA to satisfy those who crave that big hoppy hit5%

Manuka Golden Ale

A smooth clean tasting golden ale edged with a hint of nz’s native manuka honey.

The addition of aromatic manuka honey gives this beer distinctive herbal notes

First commercial manuka honey beer in NZ



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