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UPDATE: Certificate In The Craft Of Beer Workshops - BOOK NOW!

The Brewers Guild Certificate In The Craft Of Beer

November Craft of Beer Workshops - new subsidy

These one-day workshops offer you the opportunity to achieve the formally recognised Certificate in the Craft of Beer, which sets the standard for beer knowledge in the hospitality and retail industries.

Check out the November workshop dates/Brewers Guild subsidy and book now to secure your place.



Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards 10th Anniversary Champion Ale Video


In September 2016 to mark 10 years of the Brewers Guild Awards we invited the past winners of the Brewers Guild Awards to collaborate in producing a champion brew. The past winners were Tuatara, Emerson’s, DB, 8 Wired, Harrington’s, Renaissance, Townshend’s, Lion. Watch the video to see the brewers putting together this Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards 10th Anniversary Champion Ale Video


BGNZ Awards 2016 Entries Open


We are excited to announce that entries for the 2016 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards are now open! Brewers from all over New Zealand are invited to put forward their best brews and challenge for the title of best beer for each category and the ultimate title of best brewer/brewery!

For more information head to our awards page at

Entries close on 9th September 2016 so be sure to get in quick.

Good Luck!

New Advertising Standards Guidelines

Alcohol Advertising Standards Guidelines 2013

The Guild would like to notify our members of the updated Advertising Guidelines from the ASA, effective January 1, 2013.

Please take a moment to download these here and read them.

Of note is the recommendation for websites:

Sprig & Fern Take Out Best Bar Award

Sprig & Fern

Congratulations to Guild member The Sprig & Fern who won the best bar category at the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence announced in Wellington recently.

They took home the Awards for their Milton Street venue, you can read all about it here via the Nelson Mail online.


Brewer Wanted - Good George Brewing

Good George Brewing

We are looking another brewer for the Good George brewery based in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The role encompasses all facets of production with particular emphasis on a hands-on approach to brewing. 

The successful candidate requires at least 2 years brewing experience with Tertiary education highly desirable. The successful candidate will possess the ability to grow, with the opportunity to gain further education and develop a real buzz in an emerging beer market.

Release: Steam Brewery Congratulates Tom


Press Release: Another Qualified Brewer at Steam

11 September 2012

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling, a UK based members organisation dedicated to the training and education of the international brewing community, has recently released the results of their globally recognised qualification exams.

In Memory of Barry Newman

Barry Newman - In Memory - Brewers Guild of New Zealand

Barry Newman passed away Saturday 25th August. He died peacefully with his wife Leonie and his daughter Marina by his side.

2012 Awards Round Up

Harrington's Breweries - 2012 New Zealand Champion Brewery - Brewers Guild of Ne

Another year, another Awards in the book. Congratulations to everyone who entered, everyone who won and Harrington's Breweries for taking out the Champion Brewery in New Zealand title.

Firstly, Thanks to all our judges, led by Brian Watson.

Craig Bowen (NZ)

Helen Matthews (NZ)


Sutton Group Brewers Of New Zealand Awards Results Announced

Sutton Group Brewers Of New Zealand Awards Results Announced

16 August 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2012 New Zealand Champion Brewery Winner Announced

The Sutton Group Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards have been judged, with Harrington's Breweries (Christchurch) taking out the top honours to become the Champion Brewery in New Zealand for 2012.

In its eleventh year, the Awards continued to be strongly contested with 460 entries in 2012. This year saw increased support from local breweries, with 20% more New Zealand entries than in 2011.

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  • Brew Moon Brewing Company
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  • Emerson's Brewery
  • 8 Wired Brewing
  • mike's Brewery
  • Golden Bear Brewing
  • McCashins Brewery
  • Mussel Inn
  • Renaissance Brewery
  • Three Boys Brewery
  • Tuatara Brewing
  • Wanaka Beerworks
  • Wigram Brewing Company
  • Yeastie Boys
  • Sprig & Fern
  • The Twisted Hop
  • Eagle Brewing NZ
  • Valkyrie Brewing Co
  • ParrotDog
  • Liberty Brewing
  • Sawmill Brewing Company
  • Waiheke Brewery
  • Steam Brewing
  • Raindogs Brewing Co
  • Bulmer Harvest
  • Park Life Brewing Co
  • Hawkes Bay Brewing Co.
  • Boundry Road
  • Zeelandt Brewery
  • Townshend Brewery
  • Funk Estate - Auckland
  • Harringtons Breweries
  • Baylands Brewery
  • Deep Creek Brewing Co
  • Garage Project
  • Fork Brewing
  • Good George Brewing
  • Hop Federation Brewery
  • Fitzpatrick's Brewing Co Ltd
  • Two Thumb Brewing Co Ltd
  • Behemoth Brewing Company
  • Croucher Brewing Co
  • Queenstown Brewers
  • Epic Beer
  • Wild & Woolly Brewing
  • North End Brewing
  • Hallertau Brewery
  • Birkenhead Brewing Company
  • Choice Bros
  • McLeod's Brewery
  • Te Aro Brewing
  • The Herbalist by New Zealand Beer Ltd
  • Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria
  • Black Sands Brewing
  • Napier Brewing Company
  • Burkes Brewing Co
  • GodsOwn Brewery
  • Double Vision Brewing Company
  • Hot Water Brewing Co
  • Ferris Road Brewery
  • Fortune Favours
  • Brew Union Brewing Company
  • Heyday Beer Co
  • Emporium Brewing
  • Bellend Brewery
  • Boogie Van Brewing
  • The Laboratory
  • PhatHouse Brewing
  • Colab Brewing
  • Outlier Cartel
  • Urbanaut Brewing Co
  • Whistling Sisters Beer Co
  • B.Effect Brewing Co
  • Tinker Tailor Brewing Ltd


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