About Us

Inspired by the crowds gathered around the Farra Brewing System at Beervana 2013 we had an idea. What if we could make the system available to everyone who wanted to brew their own craft beer. If we built it, would the beer lovers come?

And so the Occasional Brewer was born. We help you make great craft beer – at our place.

We supply the top-of-the-line brewing system, high quality ingredients (that’s grain, not extract) and expertise. Just bring your mates and a love of craft beer.

In 2016 we moved to our Mount Cook site, with a purpose built brew space and bar. We now offer a complete brewing and tasting experience. Try a few beers from our rotating tap line-up, pick your favourite, and then brew it while you enjoy a glass of the finished product. You can even take away a flagon or bottle of your favourite drop.