When brothers Geoff and Clayton Gwynne started McLeod's Brewery, they'd already put in a few years behind the scenes at Waipu's iconic Pizza Barn. In fact, they'd owned the little go-to spot since 2003 when in 2014 they decided to stop serving 'big' beer and brew their own. It was a bold move bringing independent beer to Northland but dead brilliant all the same.
With Head Brewer Jason Bathgate on board since 2016, McLeod's has built a reputation for one simple thing: making good beer. Whether it's an unfiltered IPA from our 802 Series, core range Paradise Pale Ale or Smugglers Bay Black Rye Sour, whatever the beer, whatever the style, you can be sure it's delicious.
It may not be as big as some out there, but McLeod's is the little village brewery that can. And does. Grab a bottle or pint and taste for yourself.