WE ARE OPEN FROM NOON ON MONDAY 31 AUGUST 2020
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What’s happening with us

WE ARE OPEN UNDER LEVEL 2 WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS

We will be re opening from Noon on Monday 31 August 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Pub, but as before under Level 2, we must follow the 3 S’s.

Seated, Separated and Single Server.

When you arrive you will need to sign in, wait in the foyer and we will help you find a table. Once seated you can order your food and drink from one of our team who will serve you personally at your appropriately socially distanced table. There is no ordering or standing at the bar. A reminder that under Level 2 to be on the premises you must order food. 

Galbraith’s is a lofty and spacious place, which is fortunate, as the rules allow us to accommodate only 100 people, in groups of no larger than ten, at any one time.

To save disappointment it would be great if you could book.  As mentioned we can currently only accommodate groups up to a maximum of 10 people.  Book here on our website if you plan to come in tomorrow or in a few days time, or call us on (09) 3793557.

We are committed to keeping you safe with plenty of sanitizer on hand, regular surface cleaning, and social distancing but if you feel unwell please stay home.

We hope you have survived Lockdown round two (Is it just us or was it so much tougher this time round?) and look forward to welcoming you back the Pub soon.

Keith, Andrea and the Galbraith’s Team

Brewing and serving craft beer before it was cool

At the Alehouse we have been serving world-beating beers from our on-site brewery since 1995. Once again named one of Metro’s Top 10 Auckland Bars in 2020 and boasting one of the most extensive beer lists in the country, we are committed to being the best. Located in the beautiful lofty Grafton library building at the top of Mt Eden Road the feeling when you walk through the doors is welcoming and relaxed.

Our hand-made food showcases the heritage of our experienced team of chefs whilst staying true to our pub roots. Produce is sourced locally, delivered fresh every day and collected from the on-site gardens.

David O’Leary

Head brewer

Born and raised in Dublin, David joined the Alehouse family in 2011, training directly with Keith from the ground up. Always happy to have a yarn about what’s brewing, he is passionate about cask-conditioned ales and his family. In 2019 he became proud father to the newest additions to the Alehouse family, young twins Ted and Benji.

Keith Galbraith

Founder

Born in Hamilton across the river from the Waikato Brewery, Keith began his career working with wine. He quickly found that his skills and knowledge translated across to brewing. Seeing few true Real Ales being produced, he opened the Alehouse in 1995 with the desire to bring real, old-world beer styles, brewed with traditional techniques to New Zealand. Since opening the Alehouse, his beers have been recognised and acclaimed locally and at an international level, including in 2017 with two gold medals and a the trophy for world champion in the strong dark beer class at the prestigious International Brewing Awards in Burton-on-Trent, considered the Oscars of the brewing world.

Darrin Gallagher

Head chef

Palmerston North born and Auckland bred, Darrin has worked in leading restaurants both here and overseas. Darrin came to Galbraith’s after Keith explained his vision to serve top end pub food using only the best ingredients. He leads a brigade of qualified and experienced chefs with a passion for food and beer.

Beers

Our specialty cask-conditioned, hand-pulled Real Ale and European inspired lagers are complimented by a range of seasonal beers from local and international producers. Available to enjoy here, or by the flagon to take home.

Real ale

Cask is cool 10°C

Galbraith’s Alehouse opened in 1995 as New Zealand’s only producer of cask-conditioned Real Ale in well over half a century. We make our real ales the same way we have for years with the finest English malt, noble English variety whole hop flowers and unique strains of ale yeast. Our ales contain no sugars (unless otherwise stated) or preservatives and are not filtered or pasteurised to retain as much flavor as possible. We are proud to be considered the best producer of authentic Real Ale outside of the U.K.

BOB HUDSON’S BITTER (4.0%)

10.9
A pale hoppy bitter with a tangy and refreshing finish.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Warm/Open
  • Carbonation Level Medium
  • Malt Pale Ale and Pale Crystal
  • Hops Styrian Goldings Flowers
  • Maturation Cask conditioned
  • IBU’s 25.0
  • Yeast Yorkshire Strain
  • Water Soft with few minerals

BELLRINGER’S BEST BITTER (4.5%)

10.9
A classic Best Bitter with full palate and lingering fruity/bitter finish.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Warm/Open
  • Carbonation Level Medium
  • Malt Pale Ale and Medium Crystal
  • Hops Goldings Flowers
  • Maturation Cask conditioned
  • IBU’s 35.0
  • Yeast Southern England Strain
  • Water Medium hard

BITTER & TWISTED ESB (5.3%)

11.5
An Extra Special Bitter with full bitter/sweet flavors and aromatic hops throughout.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Warm/Open
  • Carbonation Level Medium
  • Malt Pale Ale, Caramalt & Red Crystal
  • Hops Fuggles and Styrian Goldings Flowers
  • Maturation Cask conditioned
  • IBU’s 55.0
  • Yeast Southern England strain
  • Water Medium hard

SOUTHERN ISLES SUB TROPICAL IPA (5.2%)

11.5
A New Zealand take on a classic traditional English IPA recipe.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Warm/Open
  • Carbonation Level Medium
  • Malt Pale Ale, Pale Crystal
  • Hops Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Taiheke, Riwaka
  • Maturation Cask conditioned
  • IBU’s 45.0
  • Yeast House Strain
  • Water Soft with few minerals

UPTOWN BROWN ALE (5.1%)

11.5
A traditional Brown Ale served with low carbonation. It's deep-red brown colour is a perfect reflection of the season and for coming wintry weather. Deep flavours of chocolate, liquorice and subtle marmalade.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Warm/Open
  • Carbonation Level Medium
  • Malt Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Pale Choc, Red Crystal
  • Hops Amarillo Flowers, Bittering only
  • Maturation Cask conditioned
  • IBU’s 23
  • Yeast House Strain
  • Water Medium hard

GRAFTON PORTER ROBUST PORTER (5.2%)

11.5
A full-bodied Dark Ale with aromas of chocolate and coffee from roasted malts. UK hops provide a satisfying bitterness and herbaceous notes.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Warm/Open
  • Carbonation Level Medium
  • Malt Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roast Barley
  • Hops Fuggles, Goldings
  • Maturation Cask conditioned
  • IBU’s 30
  • Yeast Irish Ale
  • Water Hard

Lager & ale

SERVED CHILLED 4°C

The last 10 years have seen us venture into the world of European lager and New World beer styles. Our recent modern brewery addition has allowed us to improve our offerings markedly. Our attitude to these creations hasn’t changed though, our focus is still to produce beer that is flavoursome, unique and not run of the mill. Beer that has real flavor, more than just a thirst quencher. Like our Real Ale these beers are made only from finest malt and hops we can find and various strains of brewer’s yeast. They are unpasteurised and contain no preservatives.

PILSNER BOHEMIAN STYLE (4.3%)

10.9
Fresh tasting aromatic lager with a full bodied malty and refreshing finish.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Cold Enclosed Conical
  • Carbonation Level High
  • Malt Moravian Pilsner, Vienna, Cara Bohemian
  • Hops Saaz, Hersbrucker & Tettnager
  • Maturation Lagered in Tank
  • IBU’s 35.0
  • Yeast Czech Strain
  • Water Medium Hard

NZPA NZ PALE ALE (4.4%)

10.9
A light bodied ale with unique malty character and a floral hoppy finish. Hops are not overdone.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Cold Enclosed Conical
  • Carbonation Level High
  • Malt Pale Ale, Caramalt, Munich Type 2
  • Hops Kohatu, Pacifica, Riwaka
  • Maturation Lagered in Tank
  • IBU’s 25.0
  • Yeast House strain
  • Water Soft with few Minerals

LAGER MUNICH STYLE (5.0%)

11.5
A soft, malty lager with fine aroma and a balancing bitter finish.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Cold Enclosed Conical
  • Carbonation Level High
  • Malt German Lager, Carapils and Vienna
  • Hops Tettnager and Hersbrucker
  • Maturation Lagered in Tank
  • IBU’s 25.0
  • Yeast Bavarian
  • Water Soft with few minerals

DOUBLE DRY HOPPED HAZY PALE ALE (5.5%)

12.5
A true to style hazy Pale Ale.Packed with Crya Simcoe and Cryo Mosaic for two dry hop additions.Think tropical fruit salad
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Enclosed Conical
  • Carbonation Level Medium-Low
  • Malt Pale Ale and Pale Crystal
  • Hops Cryo Simcoe and Cryo Mosaic
  • Maturation Served Fresh
  • IBU’s 30.0
  • Yeast London Fog
  • Water Soft

Bookings

Under Level 2 restrictions we can only accommodate up to 100 people at any one time, including members of our Team.  To avoid disappointment please book below and we will call you back to confirm.  We can currently take bookings for groups of 2 up to a maximum of 10 people.

  • Open 7 days
  • Sun – Tues 12pm – 10pm
  • Wed – Sat 12pm – 11pm
  • Kitchen serving 12pm – 9pm
  • No public holiday surcharge


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