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our beer

The Rarotonga Brewery is proud to present it's most famous drop "Cook Islands Lager"
This crisp refreshing lager is brewed in very cold temperatures to ensure a clear pale amber colour with a medium sized white head delivering mild bitterness and sourced from the finest ingredients.
You know what?
It's easier if you just come down and try it for yourself!!

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our story

 

Rarotonga Brewery is the third iteration of the same brewing company that was brought to Rarotonga in the mid 1990s .The brewing equipment was sold in 2010 to Edward (Tuki) and Ngatokorua (Tooks) Née Née. Tuki and Tooks operated the brewing company for 3 years selling Cooks lager, before health and family issues caused them to close down and put the brewing equipment into storage. Fast forward to April of 2017 and the establishment of a new partnership with Brett and Cavelle Porter and Stephen and Hayley Plowman who own Hallertau Brewery in River head North Auckland. 'The opportunity came up to lease what was known as the 'Frangi' building in Nikao and to re-establish there.'' says Tuki. “We sold the old brewery plant and upgraded to a new more efficient plant. The building was perfect for the purpose and with our new partners we knew that we could make this work really well." "Whilst the brewing process has not changed in decades the technological developments have been absolutely amazing especially in terms of temperature control. We have invested in this technology and this will enable us to make a great product consistently''

We service our customers by Keg and tap delivery to bars and restaurants. We also sell to the public in 2 litre stainless steel Flagons that are double skinned with sealable lids. These are a great product as well and are a game changer in terms of the way people buy and carry their beer on the island. By staying away from glass bottles it has become a better option for those who are weary and conscious of landfill waste. When you consider the logistics of getting a beer from Mexico or Italy or Japan or wherever and delivering it to a bar in Rarotonga for 5 or 6 bucks it is an amazingly efficient process. We know that in order to compete with that our job is to make a great beer that Visitors appreciate and our Locals are proud to call their own.     We can do that and that's our commitment.

A few establishments on the island have already jumped at the opportunity to have our top quality craft beer on tap at their establishments. If you have a thirst and a taste for good beer, check out the Rarotonga Brewery opposite Oasis in Nikao or ask for it at all leading bars and restaurants.

 
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our environment

 

Did you know?
In it’s first year of operation, the brewery, our distributors and our patrons have saved over 350,000 beer bottles from our island’s landfills by using kegs and flagons. 
THAT'S ALMOST A 1000 BOTTLES PER DAY!

Landfill and waste reduction is always a big challenge when you live on a small rock in the middle of the ocean, we are extremely grateful to be in a position where we can make such a positive contribution to minimizing our Island's waste

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MERCHANDISE

We have a range of awesome merchandise for you including Flagons, Shirts, Singlets, Bar Mats, Glasses, Hats, Bumperstickers and more. They make amazing gifts and great souvenirs. Pick up your merchandise today at the Rarotonga Brewery.

2 Litre Flagons   One of our most popular products! Enjoy your delicious Cook Islands Lager out of this thermo-insulated flagon that will keep your favourite beer colder for longer. Bring it back to the brewery for a refill for only $14!

2 Litre Flagons

One of our most popular products! Enjoy your delicious Cook Islands Lager out of this thermo-insulated flagon that will keep your favourite beer colder for longer. Bring it back to the brewery for a refill for only $14!

T-shirts, Hats and Singlets   We stock a range of sizes colours and designs. Come down check out the swagger for yourself.

T-shirts, Hats and Singlets

We stock a range of sizes colours and designs. Come down check out the swagger for yourself.

Double insulated glasses  No condensation rings and a colder beer for you to enjoy with these 350ml double insulated glasses. Micro

Double insulated glasses
No condensation rings and a colder beer for you to enjoy with these 350ml double insulated glasses. Micro

 
Bumper Stickers  Our beautiful island of Rarotonga is only 20 miles around, which means you are never more than 10 miles away from getting a flagon!!

Bumper Stickers
Our beautiful island of Rarotonga is only 20 miles around, which means you are never more than 10 miles away from getting a flagon!!

Circular Stickers  Make a nice little souvenir and show your support for local!

Circular Stickers
Make a nice little souvenir and show your support for local!

Bar Mats  These bar mats are awesome for your bar counter at home or a nice gift for your mate who has one!

Bar Mats
These bar mats are awesome for your bar counter at home or a nice gift for your mate who has one!

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Our location

We are located directly opposite CITC Oasis in Nikao on the main road in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
 

Our office ours are::

Monday 10AM–6PM
Tuesday 10AM–6PM
Wednesday 10AM–6PM
Thursday 10AM–6PM
Friday 10AM–6PM
Saturday 10AM–6PM

Come in and have one on us!

 
 

Contact Us

Got a question? 

We'd love to here from you. Please give us a call on (+682) 26657 or send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can

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OUR DISTRIBUTORS across the cook islands

Aitutaki Golf Club

Aitutaki Golf Club

Aitutaki Villas

Aitutaki Villas

Black Rock Villas

Black Rock Villas

Boogies Bar

Boogies Bar

Charlie's Cafe and Bar

Charlie's Cafe and Bar

Club Raro

Club Raro

Cocoputt

Cocoputt

Edgewater Resort & Spa

Edgewater Resort & Spa

Nautilus Resort & Bar

Nautilus Resort & Bar

Trader Jacks

Trader Jacks

Hula Bar

Hula Bar

Muri Beach Clubhouse

Muri Beach Clubhouse

21.3 Vaiana's

21.3 Vaiana's

Moana Restaurant & Bar

Moana Restaurant & Bar

On The Rocks

On The Rocks

The Rarotongan

The Rarotongan

Muri Beach Club Hotel

Muri Beach Club Hotel

Rarotonga Golf Club

Rarotonga Golf Club

Koru Cafe

Koru Cafe