Welcome to the CBD Bar

CBD is a Bar, deli-cafe and wood fired pizza restaurant.
We host live music and are open from 11am until late. Please come and enjoy our hospitality. Find out about our Food, Beer on Tap, Guest Beers and Wine. See our Photo Gallery.

Finish your Friday, 4-6pm

guy with beard drinks beer, pondersEvery Friday from 4-6pm at the CBD Bar we have $6 pints of Cassels Beer and $5 selected red and white wine - come on down!

Happy Hour, Wednesdays 4-6pm

Every Wednesday from 4-6pm at the CBD Bar we have $6 pints of Cassels Beer - come on down!

Beer of the Week - Jolly George

Beer of the Week - Cassels & Sons Brewing Co Jolly George

Cassels & Sons Brewing Co Jolly George. This is a one off special brew to celebrate the birth of the next generation of the British royal family. Rich, malty and beautifully strong. A malt driven beer with toffee and apple notes.

Cassels & Sons Pale Ale

Cassels & Sons Brewing Co Pale Ale 

The Cassels Pale Ale is an exciting new beer designed as an entry point into craft beer. Its a much milder gentler version of our One Pale Ale.Mild fruity and floral aromas on the nose give way to a pleasant subtle maltiness. Approachable,very sessionable.

MAINS & SIDES

  • Sizzling Black Tiger Prawns with Garlic & Chilli - $16.50
  • BBQ Freedom Farmed Pork Short Ribs - $19.50
  • Mediteranean Style Marinated Baby Octpus - $12.50
  • 1 Dozen Spanish Grilled Mussels - $16
  • 1 Dozen Panco & Garlic Crumbed Mussels - $16
  • Free Range Honey Mustard Chicken Strips - $13
  • Beef Balls - $8

WOODFIRED PIZZA (from 10am)

The Classic Collection - all $18

CBD Bar Gallery

Please come and enjoy our hospitality.

Wine List

WHITE WINES

Tiki Estate Sauvignon Blanc
$9 Glass - $42 Bottle
The ripe, full flavours and tight structure reflect the attributes of our Wairau Valley vineyards.

Blending the best fruit from three of our single vineyards has created a spectrum of flavours, from ripe tropical through gooseberry, which is supported by a refreshing acidity and perfectly balanced residual sugar.

Lake Chalice Sauvignon Blanc
$9.5 Glass - $45 Bottle
Pale straw with green hues. Hallmark aromas of blackcurrant, passion fruit and grapefruit dominate.

A crisp, medium bodied, dry wine with a refreshing and elegant palate. Mouth-watering acidity is balanced by a mineral note on the lingering finish.

Cassels & Sons ~ Our Story

I can remember my dad and uncle first getting keen on whole grain brewing in the early eighties. My dad used to mash and boil on the wood fired range at home in Sumner. Cleaning out the gear was always an onerous task but on sunny weekend afternoons we got to taste the goods and compare our beer with uncle Wintons.

Cassels & Sons Best Bitter

Cassels & Sons Best Bitter 4.3%: Cask conditioned and served from a traditional handpump, this beer pours a bright amber hue with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with lemon curd and grape combining with luscious cookie-like malt notes. In the mouth the beer is medium-bodied and drier than the nose suggests, with lemon zest and stonefruit sitting on top of the malt before the bitterness and drying effect of the hops wins out to leave an emphatic appetising finish. Tending more towards a pale ale than a bitter, this beer is a great match for most flavoursome English cheeses. Otherwise, try it with a classic Kiwi meat pie or a well loaded burger.
Geoff Griggs – October 2011

Cassels & Sons Milk Stout

Cassels & Sons Milk Stout

Cassels & Sons Milk Stout 5.2%
Sweet Stout Wins Out (Carl Hadler)
Dispensed by a traditional handpump, this beer was the gold medal and trophy winner for the best cask conditioned beer at the 2011 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards. And if you’re thinking dry and bitter, like that famous Irish stout - forget it!
Pouring an intense black hue beneath a deep, tan coloured head, the aroma is appetisingly rich, with a sweetish, mocha-like combination of chocolate and coffee notes dominating.
Creamy and smooth, with just an edge of sweetness, the combines milk chocolate, caramel and soft fruity esters and leads into a cleansing finish with an ashy, charred malt note and suggestion of tart hops. 

Brewing Up a Storm

Woolston brewery Cassels & Sons has turned an old tannery into a boutique pub. (by Kate Preece in Avenues)
"If you want to drink a bottle of beer, you've got to remember that a lot of energy's gone into making the beer and it's always fossil fuel, apart from our beer," says Zak Cassels, of Cassels & Sons brewing company. Unlike other breweries, Cassels & Sons makes its range of cask-conditioned ales, craft beers and lagers using a wood-fired kettle.
"There's only two in the world and we've got one of them.

Woolston Eyes Trendy Shoppers

The Tannery AtriumHow long before some wise guy decides that Woolston should be renamed faux-Pawa?

Long synonymous with industry at its dirtiest, the Christchurch suburb of Woolston is in the tricky business of reinventing itself as a middle-class destination.

Dr. Hops World Pale Ale

'Ladies and Gents... We present to you the first official brew from the mysterious impressario...Dr Wiley Hops. Born the love child of Daddy Longlegs the infamous high stilt walker and his ravishing gypsy wives, his formative years were spent travelling the globe amongst his family of side show freaks and outcasts.

Cassels & Sons One P.A.

Cassels & Sons One P.A Cassels & Sons 1PA 5.5%:
The name is a clue that our brewer likes to keep things simple for this super-hoppy pale ale; just one type of malt and a single hop variety are used.

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