About


"Do with Passion or not at all"

A love of creating new brews and sharing those creations with friends drew founder Phil McArdle to establishing HorseBox Brewing Co. in late 2015

Coming from Ireland in 2011 he found his home in Nelson. After some years operating a food manufacturing business which created nutrition bars and premium sauces, he found is focus slowly turning. His passion for brewing grew and eventually resulted in a change of direction to pursue making beer and with that passion, HorseBox was born.

Often asked where the name comes from , Phil suggests its a common turn of phase in his hometown to describe someone big and solid, something he hopes his brews reflect too