Better Beer Imports was born for love of beer and need for flavour.

Established in 2007 we import and distribute the best in N.Z craft beer shipped cold and stored cold.

Importer and distributor of damn fine craft beer to Australia.

Epic, 8 Wired, Liberty Brewing, Bridge Rd Brewers & Hop Federation Brewery


8 Wired Brewing is inspired by the legendary Kiwi can-do mentality and fellow craft brewers who have dared to challenge the masses and show us all that beer is no longer “just beer”!

All of our brews are crafted by Søren Eriksen, a nomadic Danish brewer who has finally found permanent ground in Marlborough, N.Z
Expect unique brews, expect ingenuity in flavour, expect new world interpretations of classic styles.

8 Wired “HOPWIRED” IPA          500ml              7.3%             

We believe HopWired is the first bottled version of a true new world India Pale Ale made with NZ grown base malt and 100% truly unique NZ hops.

Unlike an American I.P.A. which will mainly hit you with a grapefruity-citrus flavour and aroma, the unique NZ hops used in HopWired are more like a tropical punchbowl

Ranked the best beer in both NZ and Australia for 3 years runnin

8 Wired “ REWIRED”  Brown Ale        500ml               5.7%


”Poor old misunderstood brown ale... This is perhaps the most versatile style of beer in the world, yet it is often frowned upon, but why?

We’ll let you think about that while you sip this beer, either in the sun on the beach or in front of the barbie, with your afternoon steak and cheese pie, with your Sunday roast or just by itself because you are thirsty and deserve a treat!

Chances are this is unlike any Brown Ale you’ve ever tasted, it’s malty, hoppy and bursting with flavour

 Some might say it is Brown Ale re-defined, we’d say it’s REWIRED.

8 Wired “the BIG SMOKE”  PORTER         500ml        6.2%


Now what is this? A smoked beer ??

It really isn’t as crazy as it sounds. 250 years ago virtually all beers were smoked (it’s true, Google it!), but with the dawning of the industrial revolution most of the smoke lifted.

However, in the German town of Bamberg the flame has quite literally been kept alive and to this day the town’s brewers produce world renowned beers brewed with their own special rauchmalz (beechwood smoked malt). We’ve taken our best porter recipe and added a good measure of that same Bamberg Rauchmalz.

The smoke mingles beautifully with the rich, dark roasted chocolate flavours of the porter without being overpowering.


8 Wired “Tall Poppy” India Red Ale            500ml            7.0%

Tall Poppy - India Red Ale This is an ale that is not afraid of standing tall among other great beers.

The intense, sharp and fruity hoppiness is backed by its complex, caramel-like malty structure.

Big, yet refreshing. Bold but balanced. This beer has been designed to have it all, to be the greatest common denominator.

 8 Wired Saison Sauvin                          500ml                  7.0 %

A kiwi twist on a Belgian classic.
Based on tradition we have used a French Saison yeast, which provides a plethora of funky, earthy, very "Belgian" flavours.
From there we have upped the ante a fair bit by doubling the amount of malt, and thereby the alcohol, then loaded the kettle with excessive amounts of fruit driven punchy Nelson Sauvin hops. 

8 Wired Imperial Stout                        500ml                  10.5 %


 An extremely complex beer that will develop beautifully with age.

Chocolate truffles, roasted coffee, vanilla bean, rum soaked raisins, liquorice, dried fruit & Turkish figs flavours all start to dance as the beer warms in the glass

Grab a knife and fork and get a slice !!

8 Wired Superconductor IIPA                  500ml           8.88%         


Bone dry and ultra hoppy Double IPA. Brewed with 80% more hops than our already extremely hoppy HopWired IPA.



8 Wired “Mighty” Oak aged Imperial Ale           330ml      11% 

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Brewed with loads of hops, malt, jaggery and a touch of  Manuka smoke then fermented with a clean ale yeast so the ingredients can speak for themselves after all that it was aged for 5 months on American oak.


 8 Wired Dry Oak aged Sparkling Cider          750ml                   8.0% 


A tart, dry and oaky cider. Brewed for us by Zeffer Brewing Co. Made from New Zealand grown Sturmer   Pippin and traditional cider apples. After pressing the fruit at the Zeffer farmhouse, the juice was fermented with wild yeast to naturally mellow.  The acids then undertook a 3 month malo-lactic ferment on oak. 

8 Wired Semiconductor Session IPA                     330ml          4.4%
IPAs are great but sometimes you just don't want the amount of alcohol that comes with most of the good ones, in this spirit we introduce Semiconductor.

An IPA designed to be drunk by the gallon.....if you are that thirsty.


8 Wired Brewery regularly brews seasonal and one off beers, to find out whats currently available please contact your local rep or email