Speight’s – Pride of the south for over 100 years- Sound familiar? The Speight’s beer brand has now taken New Zealand by storm and is currently the fastest selling beer in New Zealand.
The home of Speight’s can be found right here in Dunedin. Where the heart of the ‘Southern Man’ first started beating and the legend began. The beer has been brewed here since 1876 and still occupies its original Dunedin site. A lot of the buildings date back to the late 1800s. Speight’s Gold Medal Ale is the flag ship beer made at the historic brewery. This is the beer that immortalised the Southern Man legend, celebrated in story, song and deed here in the south for 130 years.
There is one thing to note thus far, the experience is not just about swilling down a pint of Speight’s, the Dunedin Speight’s experience is over and beyond this and there is much more to this remarkable symbol of Southern pride.
The whole ‘Speight’s’ experience can be lived through the Speight’s Heritage Tour which provides all you need to know about the famous drop. It is a fun, entertaining and educational tour that starts from the beginning of how it was founded, when and how it was first made and particular events that occurred throughout its history. Like they say no brewery tour would be complete without the sampling of the product and array of mouth watering ales await to be tasted and enjoyed at the end of the tour.
The experience does not just stop there. Situated right next to the brewery is the original Speight’ Ale house which serve hearty Southern food and is accompanied by a selection of the Speight’s beers that are brewed on site.
Once you have tasted this wonderful drop and experienced its amazing heritage don’t be surprised if you catch yourself humming the words to the Southern Man song as you waltz down the street to wherever it is you may be going.
200 Rattray Street, Dunedin, New Zealand