Which local brew will be crowned king of the keg? Weigh in on your top brews at The Chamberlain’s Tap Takeover.

Sav Blancs, step aside: NZ’s craft breweries are holding their own event, and no one is upset about it. This Saturday 28 October The Chamberlain invites you to cast your votes in a pint-off between your favourite craft beers as two local breweries go head-to-head in the Tap Takeover. Two of the country’s best happen to be within a stone’s throw of Quay Steret, so this month’s Tap Takeover is a true local standoff.

From just up the road outside Matakana, Sawmill Brewery is serious about creating straight-up brews that taste crispy clean and do justice by their ingredients. Operating since 2004 out of an 1860’s timber mill, beers that come out of Sawmill are made in heritage styles with none of the bad stuff – no sugar, preservatives or colour.

Straight out of the CBD, Brothers Beer started brewing craft-styles in City Works Depot five years ago. Demand for their cruisy, highly drinkable menu meant that in 2015, the owner-operators set up a much larger operation in Mt Eden, where they bottle on-site and ship out across Auckland.

Both breweries offer only unpasteurised beer – trading a shorter shelf life for vibrant flavours you will want more of. On the menu for this month’s Tap Takeover are five beers from each brewery. Sawmill Brewery brings you a Pilsner, an IPA, an XPA, a Festbier and a Seasonal beer. From the Brothers Beer’s lineup, choose a Lager, a Pale Ale, a Tropical brew, an IPA and a Seasonal creation. Working through this list will take some time, so plan to take your time and sip slowly over a Beast Feast for lunch. You can’t beat the menu, featuring beer-glazed wild pork hock, bratwurst with curry ketchup, weiner schnitzel and more, all for $100 per table of four.

Lock in your table for this Saturday 28 October anytime from 12pm onwards – book today at drink@thechamberlain.co.nz.