My Dunedin Itinerary

Speight's $40 million upgrade completed

04 March 2014

Prime Minister John Key has held Dunedin's Speight's Brewery up as a shining example of the country's return to economic prosperity.

Prime Minister John Key has held Dunedin's Speight's Brewery up as a shining example of the country's return to economic prosperity.

He officially opened Lion Brewery's refurbished Speight's Brewery in Dunedin recently, following a three-year, $40 million upgrade project.

The Rattray St site now houses a new state-of-the-art 15,000-litre brew house, a multi-purpose tank farm, new refrigeration plant and upgraded boilers, new sales and operations offices as well as the keg and Maltexo plants which were relocated from Christchurch.

Seismic strengthening work was also carried out on all the existing buildings to ensure the site is future-proofed.

The brewery will now have a brewing capacity of more than 24 million litres per year and will operate five days a week, employing 27 permanent brewery staff - a significant increase on the team of 11 before the redevelopment.

The historic brewery offers many unique venue options throughout the old and recently refurbished parts of the brewery, as well as tours and beer tasting activities.

For further information contact

Bree Jones

+64 21 865 111