Are you thirsty for some of the best beer in New Zealand? Use our customer satisfaction ratings comparison of 11 different beer brands to determine which product to put in your fridge this weekend.
1 in 2 New Zealanders have a taste for craft beers
While well-established favourites continue to prove a popular choice for New Zealanders, more than one in two respondents to our recent survey of beer drinkers told us they enjoyed trying beers made by small producers – such as boutique and craft beer brands.
Respondents from Wellington and Otago were more inclined to sample the labours of craft brewers (just over 60% each), while fewer respondents from Canterbury agreed (46%).
New Zealand shoppers considered different things when deciding which lager, ale or pilsner to purchase. For example, a third of respondents refused to drink anything but their favourite beer brands. On the other hand, two in five were content to purchase whatever beer was on special at the time.
Interestingly, New Zealander’s beer of choice comes from the shores of Mexico, with South American brand Corona achieving our most satisfied customers award for beer in 2013.
Many of our rated brands also performed well:
- Corona achieved five stars for overall customer satisfaction, beer taste and packaging.
- Tui were five star leaders for value for money,
- Speights received five stars for the availability of its products, and
- Stella Artois achieved five stars for taste and the image associated with its beer.
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