After an extended 20 year OE in the UK and Brazil, Mark decided it was time to come home, with his young family, to Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Specifically, Waiheke Island, located in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.On that first ferry trip over to Waiheke with his whanau, excitement bubbling over about what lay ahead, a seed was sown.
Such occasions deserve a celebratory drink, maybe a cold beer, but that’s when things got messy… All that was on offer were mass produced, international beer brands. It seemed like a long way to have come to drink a beer from Europe!
And so the Waiheke Brewing Company was born, originally brewed in this shed, on Erua Road.