Good George was founded by Jason Macklow, Darrel Hadley, and Brian Watson, and began trading in 2012 from their brewery Frankton, Hamilton. To date they're still involved with running the show.

Good George beers and ciders are available nationwide in supermarkets and liquor stores, and our gins, cocktails, and tonics can be found where good spirits are sold. Although the entire range of products may not be available in each store, everything is available to buy online from our online store.

No, Good George did not sell to Destiny’s Church. It was an April Fools announcement we made in 2021.

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Delivery can be overnight to local addresses, and up to 5 working days for more remote or rural locations.

You can subscriber for regular deliveries of our core range of beers and ciders. Select from weekly, fortnightly, or monthly deliveries of the product and amount you like. Click here to see what beers you can subscribe to, or here for ciders.


We own 5 bars outright, and have several partnerships with independent owner operators around New Zealand. We’re also involved with the Craft Beer Kitchen group of restaurants. There are also dozens of craft beer and independent bars and restaurants around NZ that have our beers and ciders on their rotational taps.

The first venue we opened was the Good George Dining Hall in Frankton, Hamilton. We opened our doors in September 2012, and have been brewing and serving here ever since.

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At last count we’ve made over 180 different beers and ciders - according to our Untappd page. These are releases that have come and gone over the years, often seasonal, and often in small batches. At any given time we’ve normally got 20 beers and ciders available on tap, in bottles, and in cans.

Yes, Good George brew all their beer, cider, spirits, cocktails, and tonics

None of our beers are gluten free, but all our ciders are.

All our ciders are dairy free. Our bright beers are, but our hazy beers are not dairy free.

Spirits & cocktails

Yes, since 2020 we've been making gins and other spirits in our distillery. It's located next door to our brewery, and has been running hot ever since it was installed making gin, whiskey, and rum.

An Espresso Martini traditionally combines Vodka, coffee, and coffee liquer, and is shaken and strained into a martini glass. We make our own blend, and bottle it as part of our Neat range of small batch cocktails. We also make our cold brew coffee with Raglan Roast coffee.

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At Good George, every sip, question, and interaction matters. Whether you're curious about our brewing process, want to share your tasting experience, or have inquiries about an order, our team is ready to assist. Reach out, and we'll get back to you faster than you can say 'Cheers!