Wellington has been classed among the top three beer towns to explore in Oceania, along with Melbourne and Perth.
New Zealand's capital makes the select group in Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour guide.
"It might be wet and windy for much of the year in Wellington but there are always sunny fruit flavours in a pint glass to banish the blues with New Zealand's distinctively tropical take on pale ale and IPA," the guide said.
"Wellington has an extremely strong array of breweries and craft beer bars, making it a compact and cool city to tour."
Other New Zealand cities featured in the book are Auckland, Blenheim, Dunedin and Hamilton.