The Moa Brewing Company was founded in 2003 by Josh Scott, the son of renowned Marlborough winemaker Allan Scott, with a focus on brewing super premium handcrafted beers. The Moa brewery is situated among the vineyards in the world famous winemaking region of Marlborough, New Zealand, which isn’t surprising considering Josh is also a winemaker and according to him, “It takes a lot of beer to make a good wine”.
The name “Moa” (pronounced “more”) also derives from the region as early settlers to the area hunted Moa (New Zealand’s extinct giant flightless bird), which were in huge abundance in the Wairau Valley. Josh even hand delivered early trial brews to archaeologists working a Moa bone dig near the brewery. Unlike the Moa, the archaeologists survived.