New Zealand’s only monthly judged selection

You will taste medal-standard beers at home every month, including new breweries and beer yet to be recognised at annual awards.   Each month our qualified BJCP judges select 12 of NZ’s best-tasting beers for the Judges’ Selection Box.  It’s like a beer festival in a box.

Up to 12 breweries every month

Instead of beer from just one brewery, you will discover NZ’s newest small breweries and beer not available in stores.  You can learn about the brewers and rate their beer with the 8-page tasting guide included in every box.  New Zealand breweries brew some of the best beer in the world.  But many beer-drinkers don’t know which craft beers will taste best.  We do.  Craft Box Direct brings together some of the best independent NZ craft brewers into one carefully curated range of well-made, balanced, drinkable craft beers. In our monthly selection we also include one or two more challenging beers to open your horizons.


Better-tasting beer – fresh, direct from the brewery

NZ’s Freshest Craft Beer Shop delivers every beer fresh, direct from the brewery that brews it, because beer tastes better fresh.  Choose from hundreds of brewery-fresh beers.  Most beer you buy is sitting around for months before it reaches the shelf because they use old-school supply and distribution channels. Not with Craft Box Direct.  Your order is sent fresh, Direct from the brewery  to your home.  The monthly selection is sent fresh to us, packed overnight and then couriered Direct to you.

Beer-drinkers’ craft beer

Our criteria for selecting the beers is simple. Is it a really good beer?  Do I want another one?  But of course, it is not that simple. We select beers from the best independent breweries. Beers are judged by three BJCP-accredited beer judges to our specific criteria:  Well-made, balanced and drinkable beer. We have rejected more than we have chosen.  We want to make sure the beers are medal-standard, so you will love them too, and keep coming back for more. Each monthly selection box is a different mix of popular but interesting styles.

Introducing Andrew and John

We are both BJCP beer judges, home-brewers and passionate craft beer enthusiasts.  Together we work with independent NZ Craft Breweries judging their best beer for the Judges’ Selection. We pre-sell it the month before and then order fresh, pack and courier the beer to you so it is tasting at its best.

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