The Beer Library was started in 2014 when our family moved from Chicago to Christchurch and we were unable to find a suitable and affordable place to buy quality craft beer.

The Beer Library is a family-run bottle shop and tap room in Christchurch that provides the best and freshest selection of craft beer available in New Zealand. We have a massive bottle selection (over 300 varieties of craft beer, wine, and small-batch spirits), and a draft station for growler/rigger fills or a casual pint.

Whether you're a complete newbie or a craft beer nerd, we have something tasty for you. Our focus is on providing high quality product and service to our customers. More than that, we hope for The Beer Library to be a place where you can find community and engagement with a diverse group of people brought together by a common passion for beer.​

Beers delivered to your door

We deliver anywhere in New Zealand. Shop here in our online store for interesting and quality beers that we guarantee you won't find at your local supermarket.

Where to find us:

78 Buchan St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023

Monday-Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday-Saturday: 11am - 7pm

The Beer Library

78 Buchan St
Ōtautahi Christchurch 8023

Open for pints and takeaways:
Monday - Wednesday: 11AM - 6PM
Thursday - Saturday: 11AM - 7PM
Sunday: Closed

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