Brewers Guild 10th Annual Conference & Tradeshow


We are delighted to present our 10th Anniversary Conference and Trade Show 2016 Programme taking place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October at the Heritage Hotel, Hobson Street, Auckland.  We have a great line up of speakers, bus tours to awesome breweries, and the wonderful support of 20 Trade Show Exhibitors.

For more information head to our Events page at



BGNZ Seminar & Trade Show Programme launched

BGNZ Conference and Trade Show

We are delighted to present the PROGRAMME for the third annual Brewers' Guild conference which will take place Friday 18 & Saturday 19 September at the Heritage Hotel, Auckland. We have an utterly awesome line up of speakers who are ready to share their knowledge  around the theme of business growth. 

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.



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!

Beervana changes hands


The ownership of New Zealand’s largest craft beer festival, Beervana, has shifted from Cryer Malt to the Wellington Culinary Events Trust Inc. (WCET), the organisation that runs Visa Wellington On a Plate.

The nine-year old beer festival, which runs during Visa Wellington On a Plate every August, features over 60 breweries with approximately 200 beers showcased to 10,000-plus punters and trade who visit the two-day event.

Sarah Meikle, Chief Executive of WCET says it made perfect sense for the organisation to buy Beervana.

Freshhop NZ 2015



Freshhop is back for its second year, the brewers of Auckland learnt a considerable amount last year with our first Freshhop in 2014. Now they are using the lessons learnt and this year they are brewing using two varieties of Hops; Motueka and Sauvin.

In 2014 they used Waimea, this year Auckland Beer Lovers get the chance to try something new with not one but two new hops. These delicious beverages will be found on tap around the Craft Beer Bars in the Auckland Region.

MarchFest goes mainstream


Every year a selection of craft breweries from around the country produce a ‘never tasted before’ brew to debut at MarchFest, Nelson’s annual hip hop harvest festival. Part of the excitement for festival-goers is the opportunity to be one of the first to taste these new, and often experimental brews. Some of these brews however, have manage to escape the boutique festival environment of MarchFest and make it into mainstream production becoming part of their brewery’s core selection.

Beervana Trade Show announced


The inaugural Beervana Trade Show, aimed at developing business in the craft brewing industry, is being held at Westpac Stadium from 2pm to 4pm, on Thursday 21 August.

Sponsored by Charta Packaging, the Beervana Trade Show, which is being held the afternoon before Beervana opens to the public, is for the brewing industry, retailers, restaurants, bars, caterers, media and others wanting to develop their business with the brewing industry, with the aim of increasing trade for New Zealand brewers both here and in Australia. 

Ladies - Pink Boots Society NZ Inaugural Meeting


Ladies and....Ladies.

Join Craft Beer Ambassador Denise Ratfield as she launches the introductory meeting of Pink Boots Society New Zealand and introduces Chapter Coordinator Ava Wilson.

This seminar is for female professionals in the brewing industry and will be held at Beervana at 6.30pm on Friday 22 August.

Free Workshop - Hosting Beer Festivals 19 Sep, Wellington


Hosting Beer Festivals Workshop - 19 Sep Wellington

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