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Our Brews

The Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ range is only available from Hobbiton™ Movie Set and traditionally brewed right here in Middle-earth™, New Zealand. Served from the barrels of The Green Dragon™ Inn, the Southfarthing range captures the taste of The Shire™, home of the Hobbits.

The Hobbiton Green Dragon Inn

Celebrating One Million Litres

New Limited Edition 'Celebration Ale' now available! 

Since opening in 2012, The Green Dragon Inn has welcomed many thirsty patrons through its masterfully carved wooden doors, and this month will celebrate pouring its millionth litre of a Hobbit Southfarthing beverages.

To mark the milestone, we have teamed up with Good George Brewing to create a limited edition, one-off, traditionally brewed English Pale Ale to complement the current range of beverages. The new 'Celebration Ale' is now available for a limited time fresh from the barrels of The Green Dragon Inn, in bottles from The Shire's Rest retail shop, and, for the first time ever, for customers to enjoy from participating Good George establishments across the North Island.

Limited Edition 'Celebration Ale'

Colour: Copper, Bright
Smell: Caramel and biscuit malt flavour, spicy and floral hop notes, some fruity esters
Taste: Balanced, Bitter, Sweet

ABV: 5.1%

  • Girdley™ Fine Grain, Amber Ale

    Colour: Light Brown
    Smell: Caramel, tangelo, herbal
    Taste: Light, malty, sweet
     
    We brewed our Amber ale with a classic English bitter in mind. This beer is about rich caramel malts and is the perfect ale to relax with after a long journey.  

    ABV: 3.7%

  • Sackville™ Cider, Apple Cider

    Colour: Golden delicious yellow
    Smell: Vinous, Granny Smith apple
    Taste: Tart, sweet, refreshing

    This cider bursts onto the palate with a balance of fruity succulence and subtle tartness. The finish is crisp and will satisfyingly quench any thirst after a hard day in the field.  Gluten Free.

    ABV: 4.5%

  • Oatbarton™ Brew, Traditional English Ale

    Colour: Black
    Smell: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla
    Taste: Roastieness, chocolate
     
    Intended to emulate the beer styles of Olde England, this dark ale has strong malty tones. With a balance of cocoa and coffee, our traditional ale is enough to beer hair on anyones feet. 

    ABV: 5%

  • Frogmorton Ginger Beer

    Colour: light bronze, cloudy
    Smell: spicy ginger, zesty, sweet
    Taste: sweet, tart, crisp

    Spicy ginger perfectly balanced with sweetness and tartness.  This non-alcoholic brew is ideal for those driving the cart home. Gluten Free. 

Good George Brewing

Proud to brew the Hobbit Southfarthing Range 

Good George Brewing are proud to brew the Southfarthing range of beer, cider and gingerbeer for Hobbiton from their brewery in Frankton, Hamilton. Since the Green Dragon Inn opened it’s doors, Good George Brewing has been supplying the exclusive ales that hundreds of thousands of visitors have enjoyed. The Good George brewery and equipment is fully open to the dining hall bar and restaurant, and tours through the brewery can be arranged. Brewery tours include the history of Good George, some beer education, plus a few surprises along the way.

For more information

visit goodgeorge.co.nz

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