Nineteen 05. Oamaru, a notorious town, southern, rough & ready, boasting more brothels and taverns than anywhere in the nation. It is little wonder the pioneers set about establishing no less than four local breweries. Exasperated with the highjinks and hootenanny, the elections of 1905 put a cork in commercial beer production for the region - no deterrent, of course, to the crafty bootlegger with little regard for the law, forced to perfect the art underground... But we digress... People, the tides have turned for this drought stricken land. Scotts Brewing Co is proud to present the former beer drinker, beer once more!