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Enjoy real craft beer - expertly brewed

The Sprig and Fern Brewery lovingly produces a wide range of real craft beers to satisfy the taste of real beer fans and more casual drinkers alike. All the beer is brewed under the watchful eye of award winning Master Brewer, Tracy Banner in Richmond near Nelson, New Zealand.

Every craft beer lover will find a favourite drink amongst the many beverages on tap at their local Sprig and Fern Taverns.
  • Premium Tasman Lager
  • Pilsner
  • Draught Bitter
  • Pale Ale / Dark Ale
  • Porter
  • Apple and Fruit Ciders
  • Alcoholic Lemonade / Non-alcoholic Ginger Beer
  • Plus other seasonal special beers and ales

Sprig and Fern Taverns – real craft beer, friendly bars

Friends enjoying at pint of craft beerFirstly, all our bars serve only Sprig and Fern beers and ciders so you know that the beer will taste good and be fresh. Most of our wines are locally sourced too.

Secondly, none of our bars have distracting pokie machines, loud TVs or noisy pool tables. The Sprig and Fern Taverns have a real “social pub” atmosphere where friends can chat, relax and have a laugh after being served by attentive, courteous bar staff.

Every Sprig and Fern Tavern is 100% committed to providing beers and wines of the highest standard, customer service that is second to none and a social atmosphere that just makes people smile.

Proud to be part of our Nelson community

The Sprig and Fern Brewery is proud to be local in the Nelson / Tasman region. We support many local community events and sporting teams.


S&F Tasman Reserve Lager Runner Up in the Beer and Brewer Mag People's Choice Awards 2013

Cheers! Tasman Reserve Lager was runner up in the Best Beer (NZ) People's Choice Award as voted by you, the Kiwi beer drinking public.

S&F was at Oktoberfest 2013

Oktoberfest in Wellington - Craft beer event

Thanks to all the Dopplebock fans!!!

Brewer's Pearl Special Release in taverns now

Brewers Pearl limited release

7 specialty malts including Smoked and Peated Malts and Bush Honey.

Jackson St in Petone is now OPEN!

Visit the latest member of the tavern familiy!

Tracy Banner, S&F Head Brewer, celebrates 30 years in brewing

The 21st Sept 2013 is the 30th anniversary of Tracy Banner starting her career in brewing.  To mark the occasion the S&F has brewed a very special limited release beer made with 7 malts including a peated and smoked malt as well as bush honey.  This beer has been named Brewer's Pearl (6.85%) to recognise the 30 year anniversary and has real depth and character.  Buy a pint or half at your local S&F tavern and you can be in to win a VIP brewery tour including a leisurely lunch at a S&F tavern in Nelson.  (Don't worry if you are in Wellington or Auckland, we will fly you to Nelson for the day to enjoy your prize in style!)

Sprig and Fern Brewery receive 11 medals at the Brewers Guild NZ Awards 2013

For more info on the these and previous awards, visit the Brewery website Awards page.