Dermot Haworth, with part of the new Abbey Brewery set up.
Brewing beer was only supposed to be a winter hobby for Hawke’s Bay man Dermot Haworth – to keep him busy during the region’s colder months.
But five years later his hobby has grown into one of the region’s largest craft breweries with the potential to produce a million litres of beer a year.
Haworth and his family own Abbey Estate Winery in Bridge Pa, which produces their Fat Monk beer.
Alongside the fermenting vats wine, Abbey Brewery has been pieced together over the past few months and will open to the public this weekend. (full story)