Tinker Tailor





Friday2:00 – 6:00 pm.

Saturday1:00 – 5:00 pm.


18a Ulric Street, Plimmerton, Porirua

029 577 8817

A craft brewery based in Plimmerton, friends Tim, John and Erica are the three co-owners of Tinker Tailor, a mischievous and masterful beer company.

Priding themselves on their ability to cater to the classics as well as push the boundaries and come up with something new, Tinker Tailor likens their business model to having a split personality. One half of their products stick to the tried and true recipes for lager, IPA and APA (with more on the horizon), so if you’re wanting to stay with what you know these are the beers for you. If you’re feeling adventurous however, try out the tinker versions - these change depending on the season and what mood the brewers are in, but expect things to be a little different here, although not any less delicious.

An off-licence (that turns into an on-licence once a month with food trucks and the like), the brewery provides tastings, rigger-filling and cold bottles of beer for those who best like drinking from their own fridge, although if you are dining out you’ll also find Tinker Tailor on tap at restaurants and bars throughout Wellington and their bottles are also available in local supermarkets and bottle stores. (The Thorndon Chippery even uses the Vienna Lager in their beer batter). Like what you’re tasting? Go all out and wear some of Tinker Tailor’s merchandise - there’s beanies and tees, or branded riggers if you plan on returning again and again.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs

18a Ulric Street, Plimmerton, Porirua

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