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Alcohol Beverages

Lion is New Zealand’s largest alcohol beverage company. Our focus is on the production, marketing, sales and distribution of beer, wine, spirits, cider and RTD products, as well as a range of non-alcohol beverages.

International Beer

Lion is giving New Zealanders the opportunity to sample the best of what global beer has to offer. We market New Zealand’s leading portfolio of international beers offering European finesse, Japanese quality, Belgian craft, Irish stout and refreshing South American lager. 

Corona Extra

Corona Extra was first brewed in 1925 at the Cervecería Modelo in Mexico City. Ten years after its launch, it became the best-selling beer in Mexico and today is now one of the most widely distributed beers around the world with every bottle still brewed in Mexico. However, Corona is more than just a beer; it’s a lifestyle.


    Known as "The King of Beers," Budweiser was first introduced by Adolphus Busch in 1876 and it's still brewed with the same high standards today. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavourful, crisp American-style lager. Brewed with the best barley malt and a blend of premium hop varieties, it is an icon of core American values like optimism and celebration.

      Stella Artois

      At Stella Artois, we are extremely proud of our Belgian roots. Our story can be seen on every bottle of Stella Artois. Let’s start with the year, 1366, the date our brewing roots trace back to. Because the Artois Brewery was so beloved internationally and locally, a special batch was brewed as a Christmas gift for our loyal patrons.


        Beck’s is renowned for its uncompromising quality. True to its original recipe, it has been brewed in the same way using four key natural ingredients for more than 125 years. Just as the brand has remained true to its heritage, the Beck's spirit inspires consumers to stay true to themselves, to make their own choices, and to embrace the freedom to live life according to their own ambition.


          The history of Guinness is a stirring tale of inspiration, dedication, ingenuity and effort. It’s over two centuries of sublime brewing craft, a remarkable knack for spreading the word and more than a few leaps of faith.


            With its deep ruby red hue and brewed with the finest hops and malted barley, Kilkenny Irish Ale delivers a distinctively smooth and flavourful taste.

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              KIRIN BEER is brewed using a special method called First Press, which is how it gets its unique, balanced, pure taste. First Press describes the craft of extracting only the finest from the malt and when it’s at its purest, much like extra virgin olive oil. It's a demanding brewing method mastered by Kirin Japan.


                Pacífico is a beer with a long tradition in Mexico. It is a pilsner, clear beer with a refreshing, smooth taste. Pacífico was born in the early 20th century and is brewed mainly in the Cervecería del Pacífico plant, in the city of Mazatlán, in the state of Sinaloa.

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                  Negra Modelo

                  Negra Modelo was first brewed in Mexico by Austrian immigrants in 1925. Known as the "the cream of beers", Negra Modelo is a Vienna-style beer offering a balanced flavour and delicate aroma of dark malt, caramel and hops.

                  • Negra Modelo

                    Hoegaarden is the original Belgian wheat beer. The Hoegaarden monks were the first to discover the unique recipe for wheat beer around 1445. Today, 9 out of 10 wheat beers sold in Belgium are from Hoegaarden. Meanwhile, the unique flavour is being appreciated and awarded throughout Europe, North America, Australia, Singapore and China.

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                      Boddingtons is a refreshing, smooth & sessionable beer. It is renowned for its golden color, full-bodied flavour and malty, moreish taste with smooth, tight creamy head.

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                        Belle-Vue Kriek

                        Lambics are one of the oldest beer styles that start out as wheat beers made with stale hops and naturally occurring yeasts that live in the districts and countryside around southern Brussels. This produces a strong acidic yeasty beer, which is often balanced by adding fruit, usually cherries and aged in oak barrels to give it a softer fruitier woody aged character.

                        • Belle-Vue Kriek

                          Dating back to 1528, this popular European beer originates from Breda in Holland and has a strong international following. Oranjeboom literally means 'Orange Tree' and derives from a famous orange tree planted on the site of the brewery over 4 hundred years ago.

                          • Oranjeboom Premium Lager

                            Brewed according to the Leffe Abbey Fathers’ ancient recipe and with just as much care, Leffe only uses the finest ingredients. The grain, hops and yeast that made up the ancient Leffe recipe are still the natural ingredients of today’s brew. Selected aromatic malts give the beer a distinct clove-like aroma and unique flavour.