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What’s happening with us

Edging closer to normal

Thank you to everyone who has returned to Galbraith’s since we reopened.

It’s been a little different for all of us but it has been wonderful to see everyone back and enjoying catching up with friends and family over a glass or two.

Whenever you come through our doors for the foreseeable future the 3 S’s will still apply.

Seated, Separated and Single Server.

When you arrive you will need wait in the foyer, we will help you find a seat a safe distance from others and you will be personally looked after by one of the Galbraith’s Team. No ordering or standing at the bar, that’s still a treat reserved for Level 1.

Galbraith’s is a lofty and spacious place, which is lucky, as the rules allow us to accommodate only 100 people at any one time. However recent changes to the Level 2 rules mean we can now welcome larger groups of 10 or more.

To save disappointment it would be great if you could book.  Book here on our website and we will call you back to confirm, or call us on (09) 3793557.

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

The beer is flowing, the fires are lit, and the new winter menu, full of comforting food, is proving to be a hit. As winter draws in Galbraith’s is the perfect spot for a night of conversation with friends.

Looking forward to seeing you 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 PA (5.2%)

11.5
This beer started its life as an IPA but when we pulled back on the bittering hops to let the aroma hops shine through, it went through a metamorphosis which we hope you’ll like. Think pale, juicy Mild Ale.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Warm/Open
  • Carbonation Level Medium
  • Malt Pale Ale, Pale Crystal
  • Hops Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Taiheke Flowers
  • Maturation Cask conditioned
  • IBU’s 15.0
  • Yeast House Strain
  • Water Soft with few minerals

MAN OF KENT INDIA PALE ALE (6.2%)

12.5
A traditional English IPA brewed using floor malted Maris Otter and red crystal malts with whole cones Goldings hops from their place of origin and Keith's old stomping ground, Kent.
Brew profile
  • Fermentation Method Warm/Open
  • Carbonation Level Medium
  • Malt Pale Ale, Red Crystal
  • Hops Kent Goldings Flowers
  • Maturation Cask conditioned
  • IBU’s 45.0
  • Yeast Kentish Strain
  • Water Medium hard

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

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

Bookings

Under Level 2 restrictions we can only accommodate up to 100 people in the Pub at any one time. To avoid disappointment please request to book below and we will call you back to confirm. Recent changes to Level 2 restrictions mean we are now able to take bookings for groups of 10 people or more.

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


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