DB Breweries

In November 2013, DB’s parent company, Asia Pacific Breweries was purchased by HEINEKEN in one of the largest business acquisitions in the brewing industry.

HEINEKEN is one of the largest brewing companies in the world and DB’s future is bright with the full support of this globally respected and leading business in the New Zealand market.
HEINEKEN places a strong focus on sustainability and being a responsible producer of beer and cider, which aligns well with DB’s own business model and agenda. DB’s winning ways in New Zealand, and as one of New Zealand’s most iconic companies, will of course continue and DB is pleased to have the global best practice and beer and cider expertise of HEINEKEN.


Tui was first brewed on the banks of the Mangatainoka River in 1889 by entrepreneur Henry Wagstaff who had a passion for great beer and a quality life. For more than 100 years Tui was kept a secret through-out the bars of the Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay until it was released for national distribution in 1998.

Tui now has a loyal following, a reputation built through a history of brewing quality beer and hard-case advertising such as the hugely successful ‘Yeah Right’ campaign and successful television commercials. The brand typifies kiwi humour but is equally renowned for brewing great tasting beers Tui East Indian Pale Ale (NZ Best Draught, Brew NZ 2009,10,11), Tui  Golden Lager and Tui Dark.

Tui also plays a number of positions in this fine nation’s favourite game – rugby. From supplying local clubs with their magic water to getting the nod from the Super Rugby teams as the after match brew, Tui has been shouting for the boys since 1889.

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