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Meet North Wharf Head Chef Brock Sprague

Recently we talked Brock Sprague, Executive Chef of our newest venue, Good George North Wharf to see what makes him tick, and what’s inspired his menu. Brock’s been a chef for 12 years at places like Woodpecker Hill, Longrain Melbourne, and the Blue Breeze Inn. In his spare time he enjoys quality time with friends and family and traveling to explore cultures and their food heritage. Next time you're in Auckland be sure to stop by and check the place out. ...

November 29, 2019

Good George North Wharf

Good things come to those who wait, and for the people of Auckland's CBD the wait is over for a good excuse to nip out for a beer lunch, or just clock out early. Yesterday we officially opened our doors to our new home in Wynyard Quarter. We couldn't be happier with the look of the restaurant and the amount of people that turned up to check out Good George North Wharf....

November 1, 2019

Good Merchant, Matamata

Our new home in Matamata is now open. Good Merchant is a fresh, modern provincial pub in the heart of Matamata offering welcoming, kiwi hospitality mixed with great food and locally brewed craft beers and ciders. Located in a former farm supply depot the pub continues this fine tradition replenishing and refreshing locals and travellers alike. ...

September 20, 2019

Introducing our Black IPA

In most countries the colour black means sadness and loss but in New Zealand it’­s more about patriotism and excitement (except in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007 - those years had a heap of sadness and loss). When we made this Black IPA we felt the pride swelling up inside us. You don’­t need to sing the national anthem before drinking but when it­s finished feel free to hold your cup above your head like you­’re the world champion....

September 11, 2019

International Dog Day

Recently we celebrated International Dog Day by inviting our beloved four legged friends to work with us, and gave them a few “jobs” to keep them busy. Check out their employee profiles…...

August 30, 2019

Moo & Brew 2019

We realize there’s a need to pair our craft beer with food that’s equally considered, and produced with care and attention. There’s something natural about seeking a crafted dish to live up to your beer, and something even more natural about doing so with burgers. That being said, for the month of August, 24 bars and restaurants from Auckland to Riverton have put their hat in the ring for another Good George Moo & Brew competition. The criteria this year, think outside the box....

August 1, 2019

New Brew: Manuka Honey IPA

Always looking to sweeten things up here at Good George, we’ve taken our classic IPA, a beer that’s been on the lineup since the beginning, and given it a spin. Manuka Honey IPA went on tap last week, with mixed response towards this small batch experimental brew. The sweet spin on our IPA gave the beer a boost that complimented the light citrus hop aromas normally associated with the original recipe. On the nose were also notes of honey (obviously) and herbal aromas from the Manuka leaf....

July 14, 2019

Fog City IPA

We seem to make a habit here in Hamilton of ripping on our town’s reputation for it’s unique weather, quality citizens, and its unofficial motto as “NZ’s best city to leave”. But we also like to celebrate what makes it unique. As a tribute to the ominous fog that rolls through town this time of year, we’re excited to present our latest release, Fog City Hazy IPA....

June 25, 2019

Good George Going Green

Last week we attended the largest agricultural exhibition in the southern hemisphere, Fieldays. As the official beer supplier for another year we were glad to be back. However unlike previous years, we made a large effort to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfills as a result of this massive annual event which sees farmers, suppliers and everyone in between attend from around the world....

June 23, 2019

New Look Cans

This week we're excited to launch our new rang of cans and a couple of new brews inside. These cans have a fresh new look, and will look great in your fridge, chilly bin, cup holder, and Instagram page. Convenient, portable, and sessionable, they’re made for any occasion that calls good beer....

May 31, 2019

Introducing Be Good, Do Good

Here at Good George, we’re determined to make a difference and muck in with those who could use a hand. That’s why we’re proud to announce the launch of our Be Good, Do Good initiative - and partnership with The WaterBoy, an organisation that breaks down barriers to help Kiwi kids participate in sport...

May 27, 2019

Meet Brut IPA | Bone-Dry & Extra Drinkable

Ever heard of champagne taste on a beer budget? Well now its an actual thing. Our Brut IPA is as close as we could get to the French bubbly stuff without getting a letter from a flashy Parisian lawyer. ...

March 26, 2019

Doris Plum Cider Dessert

We’ve found a star chef that has a secret recipe for using our Doris Plum Cider in his special Desserts. Ben Ensor, Head Chef at Smith & McKenzie Steak House incorporates the cider into the dessert in the form of a sorbet....

February 28, 2019

Rose Cider now in Cans

Kiwis loved it in a Squealer, now we're releasing it in a six packs of cans. Our Rosé Cider, everyone’s newest summer drink, is now available in a neat 6 pack wrap wherever good cider is sold....

January 22, 2019

2019 Summer Tour

The Summer Tour has kicked off, and the Good George crew have already visited George’s Beach Club (Raglan), Papa Mo’s (Papamoa), Flock (Tairua), and Waihi Beach Hotel. Fun times had by all who joined the crew to soak up some sun, and sink a few beers and ciders. ...

January 8, 2019

On a Mission for Good

Good news for Mission Bay as we open our latest venue, this time making a move to the big smoke, Auckland City. ...

December 10, 2018

George's Beach Club Raglan

George’s Beach Club has opened its doors, just in time for Summer.We’re excited that beach goers can now get a slice of fresh beer and cider as they visit Raglan this summer. Owners Dean and Tracey put a lot of hard work into transforming the site at 2 Bow Street, Raglan. ...

November 29, 2018

Introducing the Good Eastern

With great excitement we announce the latest expansion of the Good George bar network into Rotorua. The Good Eastern Taphouse, situated on the corner of Te Ngae and Tarawera Road, is weeks away from opening its doors and welcoming residents of Rotorua into the town’s newest restaurant. The Taphouse will be boasting the range of Good George beers and ciders, and pairing them with a wide variety of snacks and meals. Owner operators Andy and Prue Allan have a strong connection with Rotorua, and g...

November 14, 2018

Wine and Cider – Multi tasking at it’s finest

With the growing popularity of rosé in the wine market, (and its popularity with certain staff members), Good George have decided to pursue the dream of having your cake and eating it to. Our latest cider release, Rosé Cider has the best of both worlds with the sweetness of cider and strawberry vanilla notes of a good rosé wine. ...

October 31, 2018

Beach Beers and Beach Cleanups

To celebrate the launch of our latest beer, brewed right in time for summer, we’ve dedicated ourselves to be tidy kiwis and give a few of our favourite beaches a bit of TLC. Our beach cleanup project launched in mid October at the same time our Beach Beer Session Pale Ale cans hit the shelves, and provided a refreshing beverage to the end of a long day at Raglan’s beaches. All 25 brewery, sales, and office staff were involved in the outing to Good George’s closest beachside town, closing d...

October 31, 2018

From Frankton to New York

We're set to take a bite out of the big apple, at the Octfest Beer Fest on Governors Island in New York City on September 8-9. The one-of-a-kind beer festival is an international celebration of beer, music and food and is set to draw thousands to the 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbour. Our Master Brewer Brian Watson is stoked. “It’s really great for us to be able to represent New Zealand, and New Zealand beer at this incredible festival. We as a country have a great reputation ...

September 6, 2018

Everyone needs a doris

We're excited to have launched our Doris Plum Cider in 330mL cans, wrapped in an awesome 6 pack wrap. Doris has been a staple part of the GG lineup for the last 5 years. Originally brewed as a base apple cider, with excess plum juice from the kitchen added into the tank, it was only available on tap every Thursday. Now it's our most popular cider, and we've made it even more available in a portable, snackable size. ...

August 28, 2018

Moo & Brew

Moo & Brew, a simple combo that’s as good as it gets. We realize there’s a need to pair our craft beer with food that’s equally considered, and produced with care and attention. There’s something natural about seeking a crafted dish to live up to your beer, and something even more natural about doing so with burgers. That being said, for the month of August, bars and restaurants from Auckland to Rotorua have put their hat in the ring for another Good George Moo & Brew competition. The cr...

July 31, 2018

Meet our East Coast IPA

They seem to be all the rage now, New England IPA is the beer style of the future (and the past). Debuting at GABS last week, we’re now releasing our latest East Coast IPA to a bar and store near you. East Coast IPA is a nice hazy juice bomb of a beer. The beer is unfiltered to maintain hop flavour, which also makes it hazy and opaque, and will mean sediment build up in the bottom of squealer bottles. This is totally normal, and you just need to gently roll the squealer bottle on its side to ...

July 11, 2018

Farmer’s Beers battle at this year’s Fieldays

A North Island versus South Island battle will be waged at Fieldays this year in the bar, but it’s not the brawl you’d expect. As we are the Official Beer Supplier of Fieldays, we thought it would be fun to invite two farmers to our Hamilton brewery to help out with brewing their own versions of a lager, and then make the beers available to try at the agricultural event. Over two early mornings in May, Ken, a sheep and beef farmer from the Mackenzie High Country in the South Island, and Gaz,...

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