Pint of Origin

The Catfish

New Zealand

The Catfish gets lofty with the land of the long white cloud

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something brewed... The Catfish and Kiwi beer are taking their long-term relationship to the next level with All Tomorrow's Breweries.

For those with excellent memories, we hosted an event of the same name TEN YEARS AGO, featuring Kiwi beers never before seen this side of the Tasman. The principle is the same: we've done the legwork and will again be bringing you never-before-seen brews, plus some old favourites we haven't seen in a good long time!

If exclusive tasty treats aren't enough to secure your RSVP, we're throwing in a full week of events, including: 

  • A special edition Have Beard Will Trivia with an NZ/Beer focus
  • Parrotdog Keg Party feat. Liberty Brewing Co!
  • Free Grass! (Free bluegrass session in the front bar)
  • Meet and greets, tap takeovers, bar shouts, beer specials and budget Bloody Marys
  • And of course our famous and much-loved Garage Project Garage Party!

Check out our events for all the details on a full week and more of Kiwi beers, brewers, and bites (from our mates at Sparrows Philly Cheesesteaks). More to come!

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Featured Brewers

Double Vision
Garage Project
Little Thief vs Damaged Goods
Pacific Coast
Shining Peak
Sprig and Fern
Three Sisters
Yeastie Boys
Liberty Brewing

#PoO24 Events

As well as their weeklong tap showcases, The Catfish is hosting the following events

Friday May 10
Meet the Maker: Sprig and Fern

We're kicking off this Pint of Origin with a visit from a true veteran of the NZ beer industry.

Tracy Banner has been making beer for over four decades and has been dubbed the 'Mother of NZ Brewing'. Her career began in England, with brewing giants Greenalls and Bass, and upon her move to New Zealand in 1994 she played a pivotal role in the craft beer revolution that has since swept the country, including being the first woman at the helm of iconic Dunedin brewery, Speight's. As of 2019 Tracy was awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Brewers Guild of New Zealand, the Guild's highest honour. Today Tracy is the owner and master brewer of Sprig and Fern Brewing Co, an award-winning brewery in the Tasman district (South Island).

Tracy will be joining us fresh from judging the AIBAs, and we're hosting a mini tap takeover of Sprig and Fern beers in her honour - some never before seen in the country!

Booking & More info

Saturday May 11
Garage Project Garage Party

An oldie but a goodie!

The first Saturday of the festival will always be our beloved Garage Project Garage Party! With a full tap takeover of GP brews (12 taps across two levels), including:

  • Bliss
  • Chipper
  • Pernicious Weed
  • Single Fruit: Feijoa
  • Oh Vienna
  • Fresh May
  • Socks & Jandals

Plus some super special limited releases!

With DJs on the decks from 3pm, this is one event not to be missed!

Booking & More info

Thursday May 16
Have Beard Will Trivia: PoO Edition

Join us for a special edition of our weekly trivia night, where the theme is all things NZ and beer!

Our resident Quiz Master is writing up three rounds of titillating trivia to test your mettle, as well as a fun activity sheet to keep you stimulated.

Prizes for first, second, and third place, as well as an encouragement award for last position!

Bookings are essential - please email numbers to

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Friday May 17
The Catfish Presents: The Parrotdog Keg Party

Meet the Teams and Brewers Shout!

Come on down to meet the folks from both Parrotdog and Liberty and get em to buy you a beer!

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Sunday May 19
Meet the Team: Shining Peak

Shining Peak brewery in Taranaki (in Te Reo Māori, tara means mountain peak and naki/ngaki means shining) opened it's doors a mere five years ago, but they've really hit the ground running, taking out chamion small brewery at the 2023 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards.

Sales Manager Brendan Amos will be joining us for a casual family lunch to round out the festival and answer all your pressing Shining Peak(ing) questions. Come on in for a budget Bloody Mary ($12 till 5pm) and sample the last of our Pint of Origin beers!

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