Dux De Lux Brewpub in Queenstown


Dux De Lux has two brewpubs on the South Island (the other is in Christchurch). The brewing system is a 1000 liter fermenter, similar to that in use at McDuff's in Dunedin. The building that houses the brewery was built as a family cottage in 1882 and expanded to its current footprint in the 1980's.

Check out the Dux de Lux website.

Award Wining Beers

2008 Brew NZ awards

Alpine Ale- Brewed on-site at the Dux de Lux in Queenstown, won SILVER in the 'Classic NZ Hybrid Style' Category.

Hereford Bitter- won SILVER & BEST IN CLASS in the 'Amber & Dark Lagers' Category.

Ginger Tom- won GOLD in the 'Fruit, spiced and Herb Flavoured Beers' Category.

2006 New Zealand Beer Awards - Entering 8 beers into the New Zealand Beer Awards for 2006, the Dux de Lux walked away with 6 coveted titles. 200 entries were entered into the awards that were held in Nelson in late April. The beers were judged by 7 international and national beer judges over two days. Brewer Sam Goff and Masterbrewer Dick Fife brew Alpine Ale and Wakatipu Wheat onsite at the Dux de Lux in the McNeills Cottage Brewery Queenstown.

Alpine Ale was named Best New Zealand Draught for the second year running. Alpine Ale 2006’ was awarded the Colin Harrison Memorial Trophy for Best New Zealand Draught .

Wakatipu Wheat was recognized with a bronze medal for American Style Wheat Beers.

"Dux Lager won Best New Zealand Lager 2006,

Non Tom - won Best Non or Low Alcohol Beer 2006,

Nor’Wester received the Bronze Award in Classic English Style Pale Ale Class

Hereford Bitter took the Bronze Award in English Style Mild Ale Class






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