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Independent Kiwi brewery takes over Fermentist site in Christchurch

Independent brewery, Two Thumb Brewing Co., has signed the lease on a new venue at 380 Colombo Street in Sydenham, Christchurch – the former location of Lion’s Fermentist Brewery.

Fermentist, New Zealand’s first carbon-zero brewery, opened in 2018 and shut its doors in late 2021 after Lion started losing money from the venture.

Two Thumb on Colombo will officially open its doors on Tuesday, 26 April, in collaboration with food partner, Illicit Food.

Co-owner and Director of Two Thumb Brewing Co., Mark Limber says: “We promise to deliver the extraordinary in craft beer, guest beers and drinks from local producers as well as a melt-in-your-mouth food menu.”

Opening hours from 26 April will be Tuesday – Sunday 12pm-10pm.

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