The Guild

The Brewers Guild's Mission Statement

The Guild’s mission is to grow the value and quality of the New Zealand beer sector while maintaining integrity with its members, the Industry and the public as a whole.

The Brewers Guild of New Zealand operates as a collective voice for the brewing industry. The Guild’s aim is to reflect the majority view of its members in a transparent manner and to act with vision for the future of the New Zealand brewing industry through education, training and communication.

 

What does the Brewers Guild do?

The Brewers Guild of New Zealand is an Incorporated Society that represents the interests of the brewing industry.  It does this by:

  • Organising New Zealand's annual Beer Awards
  • Negotiating with Government on legal, licensing, fiscal and excise issues
  • Sharing and disseminating information to members through the website and meetings
  • Collecting and disseminating information of value to members regarding laws, provisions, directives relating to brewing in New Zealand
  • Collecting industry statistics
  • Providing a spokesperson who can promote the point of view of the members
  • Educating members and the public
  • Promoting the positive aspects of beer

Social Alcohol Policy: Safe, Sensible, Sustainable

 

The Brewers Guild Executive

The members of the Guild Executive were elected at the 2013 AGM as follows:

Ralph Bungard, President (Three Boys Brewery)
Martin Bennett, Treasurer (Twisted Hop)
Craig Bowen, Chairman (BeerNZ)
Bob King (Emersons)
Jenny Cameron (Brewers Association)
Jonathan Alve (DB)
Riccardo Nandi (Hancock & Co Craft Brewing )
Colin Mallon (The Malthouse)

Want to contact the Guild? Click here to go to the Contact Page and select "General Enquiries" from the drop down box.

 

Why should I join the Guild?

Brewery Owners

If you are a brewery owner then joining the Guild as an Ordinary Member will give you the following benefits:

  • Access to the member side of the website including: Minutes of AGM's and societies annual accounts, Guild Communication and Market Survey Information
  • Discounted rates for beer entries in our annual Beer Awards
  • Inclusion, with full contact details, in the online directory of breweries and on the NZ breweries brochure online and in print
  • Voting rights at the AGM, and a say in what the Guild does
  • Receiving communication from the Guild keeping you up-to-date with goings on in the industry, legal issues that may affect you and upcoming events.
Corporations Supporting the Brewing Industry

If you are the owner of a corporation that supports the brewing industry in New Zealand then joining the Guild as a Corporate Member will give you the following benefits:

  • Inclusion, with full contact details, in the online directory of corporate members, a valuable online resource for breweries looking for suppliers, etc.
  • Involvement in industry activities and the right to attend, but not vote, at Guild meetings
  • Supporting the industry and the breweries that are your customers
Brewing Entities & Private Individuals

If you work for a brewing entity in New Zealand or you are a private individual who is interested in the industry and wishes to support it, then as an Associate or Affiliate Member you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Access to the member side of the website including: Minutes of AGM's and societies annual accounts, Guild Communication and Market Survey Information
  • Receiving communication from the Guild keeping you up-to-date with goings on in the industry, legal issues that may affect you and upcoming events.

     

Who can join The Guild?

Membership Type Description Cost excl GST
Ordinary If you are the owner or a representative of a legal brewing entity in New Zealand.  This may be a company that has beer contract-brewed by another brewery. You will become the 'Ordinary' member with voting rights. Annual membership is determined by annual production.

Annual production:

<40,000 litres $200 pa
40,001 – 100,000 litres $400 pa
100,001 – 500,000 litres $600 pa
>500,000 litres $1000 pa

Corporate If you are the owner or representative of a support business to the brewing industry in New Zealand you may join as a Corporate member.  Amongst the other benefits, this gives you the opportunity to advertise on our website.You have no voting rights. $500 pa
Associate If you are a private individual who is interested in the brewing industry. $20 pa
Cider If you are a producer of cider, but not a brewing entity, you may join the Guild. As for ordinary members above
Hospitality/Retail Shops and pubs who support craft beer may join the Guild. $100 pa

Please Note:

  • Corporate, Associate, and Hospitality/Retail members enjoy all the benefits of an ordinary member except discounted entry to the Beer Awards and cannot vote at an AGM.
  • A foreign brewing entity with a representative company in New Zealand (but with no brewing facility) may join as a corporate member and enter beers (or ciders) for the Beer Awards at the member rate, but cannot vote at an AGM.
  • Cider Producers in New Zealand may join the Guild as Cider members and enter ciders for the Beer Awards at the member rate but cannot vote at an AGM.

A copy of the Membership Information Page can be downloaded here

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Resource Guides

The Guild is committed to providing support for those working in the craft beer industry, by building a library of Resource Guides.

Brewers Guild Development Fund

The Brewers Guild Development Fund exists to support initiatives that will directly benefit Guild members or raise the profile of the New Zealand brewing industry in a positive way.

Funding is open to individuals, groups or organisations from either within or outside the Brewers Guild membership. There is no minimum or maximum value set for any funding request but project requests of up to $5000 are envisaged and would be automatically considered.

Further details on the Development Fund, can be found below.  Applications should be made using the Request for Assistance Form.

Development Fund

Development Fund Application - Request for Assistance Form (Word doc)

Development Fund Application - Request for Assistance Form (PDF)

The Development Fund Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis, with funding rounds closing at the end of March, June, September and December.

  • Cassels & Sons Brewery
  • Aotearoa Brewery
  • Brew Moon Brewing Company
  • DB Breweries
  • Emerson's Brewery
  • 8 Wired Brewing
  • Mikes Organic Brewing
  • Dales Brewing Co
  • 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
  • Golden Eagle Brewery
  • Valkyrie Brewing Co
  • ParrotDog
  • Liberty Brewing
  • KJD Brewing Company
  • Kereru Brewing
  • The Sawmill Brewery Company
  • Waiheke Brewery
  • Steam Brewing
  • Raindogs Brewing Co
  • Bulmer Harvest
  • Hawkes Bay Independent Brewery
  • Boundry Road
  • Zeelandt Brewery
  • Townshend Brewery
  • Funk Estate - Wellington
  • Harringtons Breweries
  • Baylands Brewery
  • Deep Creek Brewing Co
  • Garage Project
  • Schippers Bitter
  • Fork & Brewer
  • Hancock & Co
  • Hop Federation Brewery
  • Fitzpatrick's Brewing Co Ltd
  • Regent 58 Brewery
  • Crafty Trout
  • Two Thumb Brewing Co Ltd
  • Behemoth Brewing Company
  • Croucher Brewing Co
  • Queenstown Brewers
  • Two Fingers Beers
  • Hot Water Brewing
  • www.hopbaron.co.nz
  • www.bachbrewing.co.nz
  • www.mountbrewingco.co.nz

 

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