As per the namesake, the brewery is owned and operated by Craig Fitzpatrick (aka Fitzy) and wife Catherine. Their mission is to serve the local market with fresh, flavoursome beer.

Stemming from a long passion of many years of home brewing, Fitzy started out brewing his first beer back in 1987 as a 16-year-old. Old classic cars also had a part to play in this story, his love of them has prompted the visual style and stories behind the brand, paying homage to a classic era of automobiles while reinventing beer flavours from the past.

Restoring cars and brewing beers may not look like a great mix, but it is the same attention to detail and commitment to an authentic finish that has seen Fitzpatrick’s Brewery grow from a kitchen hobby to a dedicated brewery in Tauranga.