Five of the best: where to fill your own beer

Bring your own bottle? How about filling your own bottle - of delicious, fresh craft beer, that is.

A bottle being filled up with craft beer at The Brewery Christchurch.

We know the local shops housing the craftiest brews ready to be selected - and poured - by you. Now that is what we call takeaways.

Drinkers in the outdoor area.

Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn

292 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

One of the city’s coolest little pubs also has a very cool four tap rigger filler in its brewery. Here, the taps are pouring Beer Baroness when the brewery is open, loosely midday to 5pm on weekdays and a few hours on a Saturday.

Just like the relaxed, welcoming pub atmosphere of Pomeroy’s the brewery is laid back, too. Those seeking the fresh pours are asked to “just ring the bell” so Cameron the brewer can help you out. Cameron will also let you in on some insider brewing info and give you a glimpse of what goes into the fresh brew you’re about to drink straight from the source.

A man and a woman pouring beer at Three Boys Brewery Christchurch.

Three Boys Brewery

592 Ferry Road, Woolston

Three Boys Brewery has been offering rigger and growler fills direct from the brewery since 2013. Currently they have up to ten ever changing options of brewery fresh beer straight from the door to customers’ bottles - preferably non-plastic ones. The boys (and girls) at Three Boys suggest bringing in glass or stainless steel bottles, and even have some available there for purchase.