Paul and Laura Finney don’t do things by halves. In 2015 they established Emporium Brewing and – alongside their busy homebrew shop – contract brewed at The Twisted Hop. Just a year later they spied the perfect brewery site in Kaikōura and moved the whole operation north…just in time for the devastating 2016 earthquakes.

Q&A with Paul and Laura Finney of Emporium Brewing

Why North Canterbury? We love the location. Kaikoura is a great place to live, the mountains and coastline are stunning, plus it’s easy access to both Christchurch and Blenheim.

What’s your favourite thing to do in North Canterbury? When we get a chance to have a day off we enjoy just spending time in our local area, exploring the rock pools down at the beach or walking the peninsula track with our 2 year old, she loves being outside in any weather. Day trips to Hanmer or Mt Lyford are also fun.

Name your top three North Canterbury brands: Being beer lovers we can’t go past Derelict Brewing and Brew Moon, both awesome little breweries making some amazing beers. We also love Harris Meats in Cheviot and with not having a butcher in Kaikōura its great that we can get their products in our local New World.

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57a Beach Road, Kaikoura