GOOD GEORGE BREWERY

If we told you that Good George was the best thing to come out of Hamilton, you’d probably think for a minute then make a joke about how we don’t have much competition. That’s okay, we can handle it. When you come from a city that boasts a bridge called Bridge Street Bridge, you learn quickly not to take life too seriously.

We’re serious about brewing though. A group of friends started Good George because we wanted to make beer that was truly world class. Now that this dream has been confirmed by us winning numerous awards we’re far too modest to go into here*, our next job is to spread the word.

There’s a bit of chemistry to brewing, but you shouldn’t need a chemistry degree to enjoy it (or to read the list of ingredients). Beer shouldn’t be boring, but nor should it be intimidating – we’re not afraid to challenge your tastebuds now and then but that should be an enjoyable experience, not a scary one. 

And jokes aside, we love our home town. We reckon we could even convince you to love it too, though that’s a conversation for another time. Today it’s an easy sell: world-class beer, fresh and original, and proudly brewed in Hamilton.


*Don’t worry, we’ve put the medal stickers all over our Squealers

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OUR VENUES

Come and check out the Good bar family including the Good George Dining Hall, Good Neighbour, and Little George.

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OUR STORE

This is where you can get your hands on our Good Beer, Cider, Good shirts and other merchandise online.

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FIND GOOD BEER

Want to find some Good Beer in a location close to you? You can find out here!

We're a pretty social bunch

OUR BREWS

Amber Ale 3.7%Awards

  • Light brown
  • Caramel, tangelo, herbal, chocolate
  • Light, malty, sweet

Brewed with a classic English bitter in mind. This beer is about rich, caramel malts, balanced with a dash of colonial hops. The Hard Workers beer, we’ll let you have a couple.

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Sparkling Pale Ale 4.5%Awards

  • Energy efficient lightbulb yellow
  • Citrus peel, digestive biscuit, floral
  • Malty, bittersweet, stone fruit

If you're looking to step up from the usual, look no further. Hiding beneath its pale hue are pockets of citrus & balanced biscuity brilliance. Scared of that bitterness? Take another sip.

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IPA 5.8%Awards

  • Deep golden, Rich
  • Heady, tropical fruit, hoppy
  • Juicy, pithy, lingering bitterness

Inspired by the wave of punchy new world hops. A lovely soft malt backbone is balanced perfectly with juicy, mouth-coating hoppy GOODness & a smooth lingering bitterness.

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Pilsner

  • Light golden
  • Honey, staw, citrus zest, herbal
  • Crisp, grainy, slight fruitiness

Our 'geographically confused' Pilsner has a combination of new and old world hops, exhibited by fruit, subtle zest and a grassy herbaceous character. Finishing clean, dry and bitter it’ll keep you coming back for another!

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Drop Hop Cider 5.0%Awards

  • Pale, clear, secretly fruity
  • Mango, passionfruit, grapefruit
  • Sweet, sour, tropical

What happens when brewers make cider? They throw oodles of hops into it of course! Take a few of the most intensely aromatic hop flowers from across the globe & make those apples sing notes of passionfruit, mango, papaya and grapefruit. Good? Yep!

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Doris Plum Cider 5.0%Awards

  • A seductive magenta
  • Plum, apple, grape
  • Sweet, refreshing, tart

All the GOODness of our popular cider married up with locally sourced Doris Plums. Hints of plum & fruit, with sweet and sour taste, makes this one dangerously refreshing.

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APA 6.2%

  • Hazy light amber
  • Grapefruit, pine, herbaceous
  • Resiny, bitter, quenching

Is it hoppy enough? This beer is the bigger brother to our IPA with bigger malt base, more alcohol and bitterness, and double the dry hop addition. Finishing bitter yet well-bodied, this unfiltered beer will tempt you in for another pint.

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Specialty Brews

 

Saison

5.5% ABV

 

  • Pale straw
  • Spicy, herbal, peppery, zesty
  • Flavours of spice, cloves & citrus

Words are fancier in French. That's why we called this beer 'Saison' which sounds like we're telling you to add salt and pepper to it. Brewed in the cooler spring months, the original Saison was served by farmers to their workers, who were each entitled to five litres a day of the stuff. Way to boost productivity.

 

Rocket Coffee IPA

6.0% ABV

 

  • Golden, glowing
  • Grapefruit, pine, coffee, lemon & lime
  • Resiny, citrus, coffee, slight spice

We thought we were obsessive about brewing, then we met the guys from Rocket Coffee. They treat espresso like we treat beer (IE with a passion bordering on the romantic). So we got together, cos there's nothing like making friends with another crazy to make you both feel normal. Now take a sip of our Coffee IPA collaboration, and tell us we don't make beautiful babies.

 

Donovans Rocky Road White Stout

5.0% ABV
  • White
  • Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, raspberry
  • Dark chocolate and coffee, full and clean

There's a reason Rocky Road is always the first thing to disappear at birthday parties. Chocolate, vanilla, raspberry - it's all the worlds greatest flavours in one godly mashup. The only way you could possibly improve it is by adding beer as well, and that's what we've done in this outrageous collaboration with Hamilton choc-heroes Donovans. We've brewed two versions, so try the black stout too and you'll be partying like it's your birthday.

 

Donovans Rocky Road Black Stout

5.0% ABV
  • Black
  • Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, raspberry
  • Dark chocolate and coffee, full and clean

There's a reason Rocky Road is always the first thing to disappear at birthday parties. Chocolate, vanilla, raspberry - it's all the worlds greatest flavours in one godly mashup. The only way you could possibly improve it is by adding beer as well, and that's what we've done in this outrageous collaboration with Hamilton choc-heroes Donovans. We've brewed two versions, so try the black stout too and you'll be partying like it's your birthday.