Panhead Custom Ales

Get your fix of Panhead’s range of custom ales on-tap along with delicious food and relaxed service.



Panhead Custom Ales presents: Blue Smoke

Panhead Custom Ales is bringing that authentic Southern hospitality to Upper Hutt, as Blue Smoke returns to the Panhead Brewery for their biggest event to date.

Join Panhead under the big tent at Brewtown for an immersive Americana celebration of beer, whisky, BBQ and incredible live music featuring Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson, Finn Andrews, Miles Calder, Kita and Wayne Mason.

Panhead’s Custom Ales kitchen crew will be alongside mates from Black Dog BBQ, plus some legends from three of the country's finest BBQ teams, to put in the hard yards to deliver a low n’ slow feast. Whole hogs will spend the night over smouldering woods in the house-built pit BBQ, the smokers will be cranking out the finest ribs n’ rubs you can find this side of Texas, and of course, Panhead’s famous 12-hour smoked brisket, along with all the fixin’s and trimmin’s a feast like this deserves!

Cameron Harrison butchers and Weber BBQ NZ will spend the day going through all the meats and techniques in our BBQ and Butchery display tent.

The brew team have been working away on some fine libations exclusively for Blue Smoke, including old favourite – the Peach Iced Tea sour. At the distiller’s tent malt, bourbon and rye experts from Wellington’s famed Crumpet Bar are teaming up with Cardrona to chat about distilling, spirits and more.

Oh, and here’s something truly special, Stackhouse Knives have saddled up and headed over the hills to demonstrate live blacksmithing and knife forging – a truly amazing opportunity to witness some incredible craft skills, and if you fancy giving it a shot, there will be limited spots available where you’ll get to forge your own bottle opener at the start of the day (not included in ticket price).

Tickets include return coach travel from Wellington and Petone, BBQ lunch, three Panhead beers and a whisky cocktail, with bars open throughout the event for additional purchases.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times

Aug 29, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Price: $120

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*This event has shared seating

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Burger - until October 3

El Chupacabra (The Blood Sucker)

Slow-smoked pulled New Zealand lamb, salsa verde and caramelised shallot patty stuffed with beetroot and Drunken Nanny goat cheese sauce in a seasoned charcoal savoury churro bun topped with queso drip, pico de gallo, sour cream and blue tortilla chips, with duck fat confit agria hand-cut chips and hot sauce.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Price: $25

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

At Yours

Description: The Panhead Custom Kitchen provides an authentic Texan-style menu with a focus on quality smoked meats.

We offer: Ready to Eat/Takeaways Alcoholic Drinks

Availability: Same day pick up only via Click & Collect. Wednesday: 4pm-7:30pm, Thursday - Sunday: 12:30pm-7:30pm

Cuisine: Craft beer, slow 'n slow BBQ smoked meats, Southern-style food, nachos, American

Pickup available

Delivers to: Check with delivery partner or venue website

Some of our favourites

Smoked Brisket Burger

With smoked cheddar cheese, smoked beetroot relish, bacon mustard, onion rings, watercress & yellow pickles, served with a side of fries.

Panhead BBQ Plates

Your choice of 2 meats. 12-hour wagyu brisket, pork ribs dry-rubbed or pulled pork. No double servings of the same meat must be 2 different options. Served with coleslaw, potato salad, fries, white bread, pickles & a selection of house-made sauces

Tex Mex Nachos

Your choice of Pulled Pork or Chilli Beans. Served with Cheese, Corn Salsa, Guacamole & Sour Cream.