Our Story

Forbidden rewards await.

“From humble beginnings our journey has undertaken an array of challenges which we have overcome to reach where we are today.”

The team here at Forbidden Brewing Co. and The Cider Shed are destined to serve your taste buds by bringing you traditionally made cider with modern twists. Designed to enrich the senses and delight the palate, we hope you enjoy the results of our cider brewing experiments as much as we enjoyed making them.

We pride ourselves on producing traditional tasting ciders made from 100% New Zealand apples sourced from our own orchard which we press at a sedentary rate to get every last drop of juice from this ancient, most sacred of fruits. The outcome is a cider that is not only tasty and clean but has no added sugars.

Keep an eye out for special releases that will challenge traditional boundaries and be sure to stop in at our licensed restaurant and bar; The Cider Shed to taste them in their true element.

All cider brewing and bottling happened in our boutique cidery in Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand.