2015 Awards Update


One of the biggest challenges over the past few months has been finding a suitable date and venue for the 2015 Beer Awards. The consensus at the AGM was to shift the timing of the Awards event away from Beervana (with many members too busy to fully participate at that time of year) staying in Wellington and then moving location away from the capital in 2016.  Unfortunately, with the World of Wearable Arts dominating the Wellington calendar for the preferred window of mid-September and creating issues around accommodation, we were unable to get a suitable date and venue.

We have therefore taken the bold step of moving the location of the awards event a year earlier than planned.  The 2015 Beer Awards will therefore now take place in Auckland, at Sky City.

With a view to making the most of the growing Auckland craft market, and creating a really great industry networking weekend that more people can enjoy, we have also decided to hold the event on a Saturday – so block out your diaries for Saturday 19 September 2015.

Draft format for the event (all timings to be confirmed) is as follows:


Friday 18 September

9am – 3pm Guild Seminars (free to members)

3.30pm – 5.30pm Guild AGM

6pm – 9pm Mashing In

Saturday 19 September

10am – 2pm Guild Seminars (free to members)

5.30pm Awards Reception & Dinner


We are also keen to float the idea of having an optional Brewery Tour day on Thursday 17 September (ie with airport pick up + tour + CBD drop off) and would like to hear your feedback on this.

No decisions have been made on the Mashing In venue as yet, so if you are keen to host this event, or have any suggestions for the ideal venue, please let us know.

This shift in timing will also apply to the submission of beer entries for the awards, the online entry deadline for which will tentatively be 14 August 2015, with physical entries to be received by 21 August 2015.  We will firm this date up over the coming months.

  • Cassels & Sons Brewery
  • Aotearoa Brewery
  • Brew Moon Brewing Company
  • DB Breweries
  • 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
  • www.bachbrewing.co.nz
  • www.mountbrewingco.co.nz
  • www.forbidden.co.nz
  • www.weezledogbrewing.co.nz
  • www.sparksbrewing.co.nz
  • moabeer.com
  • www.altitudebrewing.co.nz
  • www.martinboroughbeer.com
  • www.craftworkbrewery.co.nz
  • www.eruptionbrewing.com
  • www.bravebrewing.co.nz
  • Epic Beer
  • www.brewmountain.co.nz
  • www.standingspoon.co.nz
  • Tiamana.co.nz
  • Wild & Woolly Brewing
  • North End Brewing
  • www.panhead.co.nz
  • www.hopinvaders.co.nz
  • www.duncansbrewing.co.nz
  • www.giantbrewing.co.nz
  • www.rockyknob.co.nz
  • Hallertau Brewery
  • Birkenhead Brewing Company
  • Choice Bros
  • McLeod's Brewery
  • www.horseboxbrewery.co.nz
  • 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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