McCashin brewery wins Moa contract
Moa Group has done a deal with Mac’s brewery founder and Stoke brewers the McCashin family, in a move that will see it use the McCashin’s Brewery in Nelson to further its expansion.
Moa, which has been contract brewing at the McCashin’s site since late last year, has signed a long-term contract that will see all its high-volume production move to the brewery, while its specialty brews remain at their home brewery in Blenheim.
Chief executive Geoff Ross said the partnership would allow Moa to fulfil higher demand at lower cost.
“We get the brewing scale we require, in a timely fashion and without significant demands on capital expenditure. The major benefit of this model is scale and scale drives brewing efficiency,” Ross said.
He described the move as similar to production methods often seen among craft breweries overseas where beer would be brewed at different breweries.