About Us

Welcome to Beer Necessities, your number one source for all things brewing. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best products, the best service and the best prices we can offer.

Beer Necessities began in 2014 as Y I Brewing, an online brew store run out of our shed in Auckland. We have come a long way from our beginnings as Y I Brewing. We started by specializing in stainless steel hardware and ‘build your own systems’, but have continually grown our product range as requested by our customers to where we are today. We have recently moved to Tauranga and have opened a centrally-based store at 8/94 Birch Ave.

We are both passionate home brewers and self-confessed hop heads. We started brewing when our wives bought us beer kits to try and save us money by purchasing less beer. Their plans backfired. We have been all grain brewing for many years, we own a brew shop and, naturally, drink more beer than ever before. We still brew every chance that we get and enjoy weekly keg clean outs with our mates.

We hope you enjoy our products and services as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions, comments, or just want to chat, please don’t hesitate to contact either of us.

Ian and Hamish
Co-founders and Directors
Beer Necessities


Ian O'Malley
Brew Master | Sales | Digital Overlord
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