Become a Member

The Guild offers your business INDUSTRY EXPERTISE you won't find anywhere else. We are your GO TO for those regulatory issues you need specialist knowledge on. We are your VOICE to the decision makers. We are here to CHAMPION you and your business, SUPPORT you and your team, and we are here to CONNECT you to industry and opportunities.


Recent years have underscored the importance of solidarity and presenting a unified front, all while fostering a community who celebrate the wins and offer support when facing challenging times. Over the past 12 months here are a few awesome things we’ve work on and some achievements;

  • Submissions to governments including - Container Return Scheme; Sale & Supply Act; Cellar Door Bill, and of course the myriad of labelling changes we are negotiating with FSANZ
  • Deferral of the CRS & Part two of the Alcohol Reform
  • Industry energy efficiency with EECA
  • NZ Beer Awards and BREWNZ celebrations
  • Excellent media coverage and raising the profile on the industry
  • FREE St John Mental health training thanks to The Good Fight!
  • Co2 negotiations, media coverage, support and education for members on alternatives
    More members than we have seen in years!
  • Collaboration and connection amongst our members and across industry
    PLUS lot’s more....


Our members are Kiwi brewers, brewing industry workers and representatives who are all about creating ONE voice for our industry.  Meet some of our members in the video below:


ONE Voice for OUR Industry


Exclusive Member Benefits



Our collective voice helps steer the future on the New Zealand Brewing industry.
We represent our members on the issues that affect your business. This includes
lobbying government, consulting on regulatory requirements, providing members
with information and offering support and discussion via the wider group.

Discounts for members:

Who doesn't love a discount?! Members get all sorts of discounts.discounts on
all sort of things - from fuel, to partner deals, BGNZ Awards functions, education
and training and other activities including NZ Beer Awards entry fees and NZ
Beer Awards functions. On your NZ Beer Awards entries alone you can save a
good percentage of your joining fee!

Exclusive member only deals:

When you are a member of the guild you can access excusive member only deals,
including Cheaper freight costs with the AIBA Consolidation Scheme,
Scholarship opportunities, education and training (discounted Cicerone
qualifications), business, and HR training and support webinars.

Member resources:

Access member only resources that can help with your business - these include
templates for food safety, job descriptions, positive work place culture, health &
safety, as well as access to support documents for export and retail

Beer Tourism - NZ Ale Trail:

Guild members are listed on the #NZaletrail for FREE! This includes social media
posts, and digital marketing campaigns promoting our members breweries and
venues as destinations. Being a part of the NZ Ale trail means we will let you
know when there is tourism funding announced for your region.


BGNZ Membership information - HERE

What our members are saying:

"For many years the brewers guild has been a powerful force, helping to facilitate a community among brewers and advocating for the whole industry. There’s real value for all of us to be able to come together and let the world hear our combined voice." Zak Cassels, Cassels Brewing Co

"Shining Peak has been a member of the Brewers Guild since the day of our inception. The Guild has provided many valuable resources and support throughout the years, and the levels of communication and availability have always been at the utmost. Plus, the Brewers Guild Awards night is always one heck of a party. I would encourage anyone involved in the industry to become a member and take advantage of all the guild has to offer." Jesse Sigurdsson, Shining Peak Brewery

"I believe strongly in voluntary cooperation and the principle of the rising tide that floats all boats. The water that makes up that rising tide, and helps us all float a little higher is the Brewers Guild. They provide invaluable resources that allow us, the members, to focus on our core business. Be it health and safety advice, an interface to tourism, a valuable lobbying voice for brewer interests, or just a forum to share and connect us all, the Guild has got our backs. The more of us who join, the stronger we can all be together."  Grieg McGill, Brewaucracy