Epic Adventure, tall Stories, great beer, that’s the Altitude Brewing (827 Frankton Arm Walk / altitudebrewing.co.nz) motto. You can join in at their Little Red Shed, a rustic tap room beside the lake with views to the Remarkables mountain range, a short Uber from downtown (or walk the Frankton track). With weekly food trucks and an ever changing menu of craft beers brewed from their own hop farm, you’ll be well satiated.
You’ll find Searchlight Brewery and Taproom (12 Industrial Place / searchlightbrewery.co.nz) tucked into Queenstown’s industrial area, with the coolest beer garden going. Bring a reusable resealable vessel and you can take a brew home or simply pull up a table for some live music, trivia, comedy or more under a twilight sun. Try the Thieving Bastard IPA, Desert Sled pilsener, the Ladies of Dogtown pale ale or the fruity Iggy Hop.
Canyon Brewing (1 Arthurs Point Road / canyonfoodandbrew.co.nz) sits below the historic Edith Cavell Bridge overlooking the Shotover River. Translated? Sip on local brews of pale ale, IPA, sour, pilsener, rice lager and more with a magic canyon view. Tuck into woodfire pizzas, shared plates and bar bites.