Sawmill Brewing

Sawmill is an independent, New Zealand owned brewery run by a small and talented team.

The Brewery was established in 2004 on the site of what was once the Leigh Sawmill, a timber mill operating since the 1860’s. Our brewing is underpinned by this heritage of craftsmanship and tenacity.

We appreciate our place. This raw landscape has a bearing on everything we do and people here are resourceful, creative and hardworking.

Our Leigh brewery, while beautiful, was bursting at the seams so we are stoked to be in new premises at 1004 Leigh Road, Matakana. It means a great deal to us to be able to open the Smoko Room, a place in the brewery for conversation, community, food and drink. Come visit.

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Beers


Sawmill 12 Gauge

Sawmill 12 Gauge

Munich Helles6.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Strong Lager. The technical beer term for this beer is grunty. It has a breathtakingly aromatic tropical fruit aroma and a great whack of hops to finish. Hone Heke would have loved it

Sawmill Aussie Pale Ale

Sawmill Aussie Pale Ale

5.3% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Nearly a year ago we moved to our new site just out of Matakana and our old brewhouse went abroad to a whale blubber factory in Melbourne, its new home with the Australian brewery Hop Nation. To celebreate this first anniversary, Duncan came over from Hop Nation and we brewed an Australian Pale Ale using 100% Australian grown Galaxy and Topaz hops to give the beer a massive tropical kick. Find it from this Thursday (Australia Day!).

Sawmill Beetroot Berliner

Sawmill Beetroot Berliner

Berliner Weisse4.3% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Belgian Blonde

Sawmill Belgian Blonde

Belgian Blond Ale5.9% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Brown

Sawmill Brown

American Brown Ale6.9% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Chocolate

Sawmill Chocolate

American Stout5.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Coffee Porter

Sawmill Coffee Porter

English Porter5.2% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Crystal Lager

Sawmill Crystal Lager

American Lager4.9% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Crystal Wheat

Sawmill Crystal Wheat

American Wheat Beer4.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sunshine in a glass. This crisp and refreshing wheat lager has an undertone of lemon and is lightly hopped. It is also ludicrously easy to drink. Neck some with seafood.

Sawmill Doctor Pacifica

Sawmill Doctor Pacifica

Dunkles Bock6.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Double IPA

Sawmill Double IPA

Double IPA9.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

A big grunty American style take on a double IPA by the laidback boys at Sawmill

Sawmill Dubbel

Sawmill Dubbel

Belgian Dubbel8.0% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Dunkelweizen

Sawmill Dunkelweizen

Dunkles Weissbier4.6% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill East Coast IPA

Sawmill East Coast IPA

American IPA6.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

We have brewed our take on this North-Eastern United States IPA substyle, as a result this hazy pale golden beer gives pungent aromas of tropical fruit and orange with resiny undertones, leading on to a hop saturated palate which finishes with a soft but lingering bitterness. Lovingly unfiltered so as to deliver all of this beers hoppy goodness directly to your face, we challenge you to stop at one pint.

Sawmill Floret

Sawmill Floret

American IPA3.7% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Fresh Hop Maibock

Sawmill Fresh Hop Maibock

Helles Bock6.0% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Fresh Hop Wit Bier

Sawmill Fresh Hop Wit Bier

5.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

A Witbier with a difference! This traditional Belgian style has been ramped up with racy fresh Nelson Sauvin hops. A citrusy and herbaceous aroma that really bounces out of the glass. A lighter palate makes way for an abundance of passionfruit, gooseberry and a touch of coriander seed spice. Autumn drinking at its finest!

Sawmill Golden Winter Lager

Sawmill Golden Winter Lager

Helles Bock6.0% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Grapefruit Double IPA

Sawmill Grapefruit Double IPA

Double IPA8.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Hefeweizen

Sawmill Hefeweizen

American Wheat Beer5.0% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Orange sand in colour with a cloudy haze like a good German style wheat beer should have. Highly carbonated, banana and clove aromas fill the glass. Lively effervescence on the tongue and smooth bready notes.

Sawmill I Love Ugly

Sawmill I Love Ugly

American Pale Ale4.9% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

It's literal - extra pale ale in colour with a foamy white head, light malt backbone, stonefruit aroma and lively hop character. Brewed in collaboration with the clever boys at I Love Ugly.

Sawmill IPA

Sawmill IPA

American IPA5.8% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Imperial Red Ale

Sawmill Imperial Red Ale

Irish Red Ale6.0% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Juice Box IPA

Sawmill Juice Box IPA

American IPA6.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

We have brewed our take on this North-Eastern United States IPA substyle, as a result this hazy pale golden beer gives pungent aromas of tropical fruit and orange with resiny undertones, leading on to a hop saturated palate which finishes with a soft but lingering bitterness. Lovingly unfiltered so as to deliver all of this beers hoppy goodness directly to your face, we challenge you to stop at one pint.

Sawmill Nitro Chocolate Stout

Sawmill Nitro Chocolate Stout

American Stout5.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

A basic but well defined chocolate stout. Good caramels, around 70% dark chocolate. Hints of coffee an cereals.

Sawmill Oktoberfest Lager

Sawmill Oktoberfest Lager

Vienna Lager5.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Ol' Woody

Sawmill Ol' Woody

American IPA6.0% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Oyster Stout

Sawmill Oyster Stout

5.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Pale Ale

Sawmill Pale Ale

American Pale Ale4.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Peach Fuzz

Sawmill Peach Fuzz

Gose5.9% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Pilsner

Sawmill Pilsner

Czech Premium Pale Lager4.8% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Pink Boots Gosa Parks

Sawmill Pink Boots Gosa Parks

Gose4.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Brewed at Sawmill Brewery for International Women's Collaboration Brew Day, a Gose style beer. A refreshing tart and fruity wheat ale with a salt character, infused with coriander.

Sawmill Raspberry Weisse

Sawmill Raspberry Weisse

Berliner Weisse3.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Red IPA

Sawmill Red IPA

Red IPA6.0% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

A dry hopped deep red ale with aromas of sweet caramel and red berries. Clean and bitter to finish.

Sawmill Saison

Sawmill Saison

Saison5.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

It's a highly carbonated summer beer with a real citrus things going on. Traditionally it was made to keep Belgian farm workers hydrated and it is still proving very effective in that regard.

Sawmill Schwarzbier

Sawmill Schwarzbier

Schwarzbier5.6% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Schwaz

Sawmill Schwaz

International Dark Lager5.8% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Session IPA

Sawmill Session IPA

American IPA3.7% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Lively, balanced and generous. This session ale packs it into 3.7% with tropical fruit aromas, sweet malt and full hop character.

Sawmill Session IPL

Sawmill Session IPL

Czech Pale Lager3.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

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Sawmill Stout

Sawmill Stout

Irish Stout5.0% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Sylvan

Sawmill Sylvan

American IPA3.7% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill The Christening

Sawmill The Christening

International Pale Lager5.0% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

In celebration of our first pint being poured we have created a special beer. 'The Christening' is a 5.0% India Pale Lager, clean, spicy, rounded and bursting with floral and citrus Motueka hops.

Sawmill The Doctor

Sawmill The Doctor

Doppelbock6.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Doppelbock 6.5% Rich and warming with notes of cocoa and toffee. The Doctor is a dark lager (so much lighter on the palate than Stout). A suave beer best enjoyed with Louis Armstrong

Sawmill Uncle Sam

Sawmill Uncle Sam

American IPA3.7% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Sawmill Watermelon Wit

Sawmill Watermelon Wit

Witbier5.3% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand

Brewed with the most pale combination of malts we could find, this tropical and citrusy Belgian Witbier has been given a subtle twist with a small infusion of watermelon juice. Combined with a juicy New Zealand hop profile, low bitterness and quenching carbonation, this juice infusion rounds and adds a slight tartness to this refreshing beer.

Sawmill Wet Hopped Witbier

Sawmill Wet Hopped Witbier

Witbier5.5% ABV

Sawmill BrewingMatakana, New Zealand