Rarotonga Brewery

Rarotonga Brewery: Hours, Address, Rarotonga Brewery Reviews: 4.5/5

Rarotonga Brewery
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Founded in 2016, Rarotonga Brewery has quickly grown into a local icon, having rapidly gained popularity among locals and tourists alike. The philosophy behind it all is simple – produce a high-quality beer that competes with the world's best. No doubt, the locals are proud to call it their own. Following the 'Reinheitsgebot' or 'German Purity Law' for beer, Cook Islands Lager is brewed with essentially only three ingredients; water, hops, and grains. No additives, no preservatives. Although it sounds simple enough, brewing this beer is no easy task. Our Brewers are up at the crack of dawn perfecting the sweet science that is Cook Islands Lager. The end result? A crisp, clean, refreshing lager with a clear amber colour and a medium sized head. The fresh taste is undeniable. Although the beer is delivered fresh around the island daily, it's hard to beat one straight from the source. Come on down to Raopposite The Oasis gas station in Nikao. Merchandise is also available. See you here
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David A
45 contributions
Get a flagon!!!
Jun 2021
Yup, get a flagon and get it refilled. TBH it took me a flagon and a half to get used to Rarotonga Lager, but I'm a craft beer drinking plonker and commercial beers don't usually spin my wheels. But when RaroLager is chilled properly it defenitely grew on me. Why is a flagon so important? Because all those Heine*ken, Coro*a etc bottles end up in landfisll on Raro, if the glass crushing plant isn't working. So do the right thing: Have a free tour of the brewery (10 minutes), buy a flagon, fill it, and come back for more the next day. How often does drinking beer and caring for the environment go hand in hand? Good work Raro Brewery.
No worries bringing your flagon back into NZ, you just can't have beer in it. To reduce bulk in my pack I stuffed my undies into the empty flagon. When I unpacked it took me 20 minutes to get them out : )
Written June 14, 2021
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mohanymous
8 contributions
Truly refreshing beer on a genuine slice of paradise!
Feb 2019
Maurice!!! Just to see him.. and you'll understand why a visit to the brewery is a must! He was warm, welcoming and delightful, and very well informed about the Cook Islands. We enjoyed our visit immensely!
Written December 29, 2019
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Kia Orana! Thank you for coming to see us! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Rarotonga Brewery You are too right, Maurice is an asset to our team for sure! We hope to see you back here again in future Meitaki Maata, Rarotonga Brewery Team
Written December 30, 2019
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Hokiecoyote
Wrightwood, CA179 contributions
Great Tour
Oct 2019
We really enjoyed the tour and went through several growlers of lager during our stay. The Brewery's commitment to the environment makes it even more attractive from a customer's perspective. While some of the tour guests were disappointed that the brewery didn't serve beer by the pint I still wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a tourist stop.
P.S. The polo shirts are awesome!
Written November 3, 2019
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Kia Orana! Thank you for your excellent review! Alongside producing great beer, the environment is another one of our major passions. Thank you for supporting us and our passion by choosing to drink Cooks Lager by the growler/flagon. For every 2L flagon, 6 glass bottles are saved from entering out landfill! So thank you for doing your part for our little paradise We hope to see you again soon Meitaki Maata
Written November 12, 2019
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Darryl L
4 contributions
Beautiful Brew
Sep 2019
visited many times, always friendly staff that would tell a good story about the brewery while waiting for my growler to be refilled
Written October 20, 2019
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Kia Orana Darryl, It was a pleasure having you! Thank you for supporting our business and the way we do things here in paradise. Enjoying a good beer, while keeping out environment in mind! We hope to see you back again soon! Meitaki Maata, Rarotonga Brewery Team
Written October 22, 2019
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jeffd613
Kariong35 contributions
Ice cold beer
Jul 2019 • Couples
We made several return visits to have our canister re-filled. The lady behind the bar was always freindly and helpful. The beer on tap was always icy cold and I enjoyed it that much I ended up buying a polo shirt as well.
Written August 5, 2019
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Kia Orana! Meitaki Maata for your kind review! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your time spent here at Rarotonga Brewery! A big thank you to you for choosing to support local, and also helping us to reduce glass bottles entering our landfill, by refilling your flagon! We hope to see you back here in paradise soon! Kia Manuia
Written August 6, 2019
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Joy
5 contributions
Well worth doing the tour
Jul 2019 • Family
We were impressed with this brewery.....and the size of it. We received a free tasting of the beer which was very nice! Well worth doing the free tour.
Written July 16, 2019
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Thank you for calling in! We are glad to you see you have enjoyed your stop here at Rarotonga Brewery. We hope to see you again in future!
Written July 23, 2019
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PismoBeachGirl
13 contributions
Yummy Lager
Jun 2019 • Family
Fun small place that provides beer for many of the islands restaurants. Will give you a taste. They also provide beer from other sources.
Written July 4, 2019
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Thank you for stopping in to Rarotonga Brewery. We are proud to have our beer available at 30 + distributors around the Cook Islands, so you can enjoy from all corners of our little paradise We would love to see you back here again Meitaki Maata, Rarotonga Brewery Team
Written July 5, 2019
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Shannan B
Tauranga, New Zealand16 contributions
Great cider, Great beer
Jun 2019 • Couples
Loved that the tasting was free, beer was really reasonably priced with good refill deals. The lady behind the counter was really nice too! Yummy cider- was my go to for the trip
Written June 29, 2019
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Kia Orana! Our team are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit down to Rarotonga Brewery. Thank you for supporting local, we hope to see you back here again! Meitaki Maata
Written July 1, 2019
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Rodney J
Whangarei, New Zealand139 contributions
Good beer
Jun 2019 • Couples
Stopped on to buy a pub pet to drink at the resort ended up getting another Advised us where to get their beer in Aitutaki.
Written June 20, 2019
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Kia Orana! Thank you for your excellent review. We are pleased to see you enjoying our beer and supporting local Metiaki Maata, Rarotonga Brewery Team
Written June 25, 2019
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tanya l
25 contributions
Delicious
Apr 2019 • Couples
Rarotonga brewery - cook island lager is so yum ! Get yourself a 2 litre or 4 litre growler and get then refilled there or at the super Browns - stop trash going in the landfill and also support local producers. Much more economical than purchasing imported beer.
Written June 12, 2019
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Kia Orana Tanya, Meitaki for you wonderful review! We are happy to see you enjoyed the way we drink our beer here! Good for the environment, and good for the soul The team at Rarotonga Brewery hope to see you back again soon
Written June 14, 2019
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