The Great Kiwi Beer Festival Raises Hops & Enjoyment in Christchurch

Huge crowd at the Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2012 in Christchurch

Over ten thousand people from Canterbury and around New Zealand, attended the Great Kiwi Beer Festival in the sun at Hagley Parkon the Saturday the 25th February, for what some said was the biggest beer festival in New Zealand.

Team Event director Callam Mitchell, who is part of the group that runs and owns the festival, said he was thrilled with the response.

More than 100 different beers from 40 brewers, as well as a few ciders and wines, were on offer at the festival. The event was focused on savouring craft beers rather than consuming vast quantities, with beer appreciation and food-matching seminars also provided.

The live music entertainment will include The Black Seeds, AHoriBuzz, The Nudge, The Unfaithful Ways and DJ's Nacoa and Seth Hamilton.

"The vibe and the atmosphere was really positive, and there was a great mix of people too."said Team Event director Callam Mitchell, who is part of the group that runs and owns the festival.

Mitchell said the crowd was well-behaved, with only three evictions and one arrest during the eight-hour event.

Some attendees had flown down from Auckland and Wellington for the festival, while beer writers from the United States and Australia were also present.

"There was some real genuine interest in beer appreciation ... there was a lot of dialogue going on with the brewers from people who were really interested about beer, " Mitchell said, and we couldn't agree more!

See the event website here

  • 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
  • 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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