A small brewery in the Hutt Valley is proving a winner in trans-Tasman craft-beer face-offs.

Kereru Brewery took first place at this weekend's public event at Wellington bar Black Dog, which featured 22 beers from here and Australia.

People took part in blind tastings of the beers before judging them.

Kereru Brewery owner Chris Mills says he's now had three wins from four events, both here and in Australia. He's now working out how to take advantage of the wins.