Nelson is the Craft Brewing Capital of New Zealand, find out more at www.craftbrewingcapital.co.nz
Here you will find a hub of craft beer information, including brewer friendly suppliers, retailers, bars & restaurants and of course the brewers themselves.
To find out all you need to know about a brewer, find a brewer in your region, or just look for something new click here
If your after information on an upcoming event, or want to plan out your year to include the most craft beer you can click here
To look through or listings of beer friendly companies and organisations including suppliers, distributors and advisors click here
Thinking of Starting A Brewery?
Here is a list of things to consider.
Consult with your local council regarding health and hygiene requirements for a brewery.
You will have to create a safe workplace in accordance with OSH regulations and you will need to comply with any resource consents to do with emissions and waste water.
You will also need to contact your local customs office about creating a “Customs Controlled Area” and register to pay excise duty.
If you plan to sell beer directly to the public, then you’ll need an off-license, or an on-license if you intend setting up a bar (but that has its own plethora of requirements) - talk to your local council’s liquor licensing department about that.
This infographic provides an overview for starting a business in New Zealand.