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“A must do in Rarotonga”
Review of Matutu Brewery

Matutu Brewery
Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to Matutu Brewery.
Very passionate and professional guys.
Great beers to taste and nice merchandise to purchase too.
Very informative, exceeded our expectations.

Thank B9816XVpeter
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

It’s not so much of a “tour” rather than a “sit down and try some beer while we chat” kind of thing. The brewery itself is not exactly huge so you can see everything from your seat anyway.

We got 3 tastings (full glasses) during the time we were there. The beer is actually pretty decent and I’ve been drinking it since, when it has been available.

The talk is interesting if you like beer or are into/considering brewing.

Thank njf64
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

This tour has got to be one of the best bargain deals on all of Rarotonga. For $10 New Zealand the owners provide a passionate description of their brewing process and provide 3 full glass samples of their super beers. Yum!!!

They also provided a sample of the intermediate brew mix primarily made from barley in which the grains have turned to sugar but there's no alcohol yet. This delicious sweet unique thing was totally new to me.

If you can get to this little place you won't regret it. If you don't have transportation or prefer not to drink and drive, call them up. They will pick you up and drop you off for an additional five bucks New Zealand.

It's all a great bargain and a fine education as well as lots of fun for just 1 hour. Matuto does tours daily at noon and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

1  Thank Crpl_D
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This casual and informative lecture and tasting was so fun! The brew master involved all ten visitors from six different countries by opening with info on the main beers from the represented countries. Then the tasting started: all the beers were so fresh and excellent! The detailed explanation of the brewing informed us not only about beer but gave a true understanding of the challenges of having a business on an island and having to import every ingredient needed: bottles, caps, malt, hops... everything except the water. If you can't make it to the tour order Matutu at a local spot: it's really worth it. But order early because the brewery only makes enough to fill the orders daily... freshest, smoothest beer! Enjoy

Thank Maureen R
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Very informative talk, learnt a lot about beer and all for only $10 which included 3 glasses of different craft beers.
Beers were all good quality - no preservatives and to me tasted very good.

Well worth doing, my wife and I were really glad we did it.

Thank Stephen S
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