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Matutu Brewery

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Address: Tikioki, Cook Islands
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Took advantage of a rainy afternoon to get indoors for an hour and do something I really wanted to do on this trip: the Matutu Brewery tour. James, one of the co-owners/founders... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Jaron K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Took advantage of a rainy afternoon to get indoors for an hour and do something I really wanted to do on this trip: the Matutu Brewery tour. James, one of the co-owners/founders of the brewery, started in 2006, was a humorous and charismatic presenter. The "tour" was more of an informal chat. We learned about production, marketing tactics, and participated... More 

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Putaruru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

10$ pp tours at 12 & 1. I appreciate the work these guys are putting into there brewing, not easy to do in a place like Rarotonga. Got to give them credit for that in themselves. Doing it all manually. Loved all there brews and enjoyed being educated about the process. Definitely a good 10$ well spent.

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

When we travel we like to try and support the local brew, that being the case we found it's availability slightly haphazard in Resorts and Bars alike. I am so glad that on a slightly rainy day we (group of 6 adults) decided to take this tour. The tour was very informative and our questions on how various establishments could... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Locally and family owned and ran. This is one of the most informative tours I've been on (and I'm from the American Midwest!). Love that these guys recycle their bottles, you can return them to the driveway bucket when your done! They also feed the left over hops to local farmers hogs. You get free ample sized samples and go... More 

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Sweet Home, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Well worth the money. If you like to support local and want a great, freshly made beer, this is the place to go. The owner talked for about an hour and could have talked longer. You get to sample about 3 different beers and learn the process of how they make it on the island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was a good thing to do on a rainy day... It is very interesting with a lot of information to take in, some very good stories of how the business began etc... Want something easy to do and out of the sun or rain.... Do this....

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Outstanding beer!!!! The story of the brewery told from a very personal level. The story of how the beer is made was extremely thorough helped by a generous tasting of each of the beers. Very relaxed sitting on a plank of wood across the kegs.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great little tour giving you an insight into craft brewing in the Cook Islands. The guys have overcome a lot of issues to create a great, locally owned and operated, craft brewing company. Beer samples for all the products were given as well as samples of the product throughout the brewing process. Our group bought beer and t-shirts at the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was the highlight for the men during our recent trip to Rarotonga. Such good value for money $10 and you get three beers. They found the talk very interesting and informative and they would definitely go again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have been to Raro four times now and have ALWAYS meant to include the Matutu Brewery tour on our itinerary, however haven't managed to do it until this trip! And what a great tour! $10 well spent! So much information. You could see and hear the passion these guys have for their beer-brewing! We learnt so much about the... More 

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