We've got Hallertau up here in Auckland, but it's by no means common. The good breweries aren't making enough beer yet. And with the breweries all down the line, we run into some supply problems. Take Tuatara. Currently far and away my favorite New Zealand brewery. I had to start making trips to Wellington just to find out that they're making a superb belgian style called Ardennes. And since they ship to a distributor in Wellington with Auckland getting what's leftover after the Wellingtonians have had their fill, it requires special ordering to get it to Auckland. Their APA is a delight, but in Wellington, you can buy it buy the flagon. It's enough to make you spit. The frustration. <sigh>
I see this :
And they have no idea if/when it will get to Auckland. It's just not fair.