Become A Member

We are the voice of New Zealand’s brewing industry.

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:

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 requirements.

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

Membership Types



Our goal continues to be to represent your business, to help protect your right to trade from the many regulatory challenges we face and to inform and guide New Zealand’s brewing industry into a strong and sustainable future

  • We are the voice of the industry, we represent you to government, media and
    other regulatory bodies that make decisions that impact both your business and
    your right to trade.
  • We keep you informed so you know what is going on, and when.
  • We offer support in the way of business tools, templates, benefits and discounts.
  • We SUPPORT, CHAMPION AND BOOST you, your business and the wider


As a member of the Guild, you receive exclusive benefits and discounts including:

  • Discounts on your NZ Beer Awards entries (35% discount!) and awards event tickets
  • Training & education ie. Cicerone, St John Mental Health First Aid
  • Regional gatherings & Webinars during the year
  • AIBA’s consolidation scheme for reduced freight costs
  • NZ Ale Trail FREE listing for members –
  • Exclusive deals from our corporate partners


NEW Benefits for 2024:

  • NEW Food Safety plan templates – current to 2024 regulations
  • NEW Labelling guide with the latest requirements
  • NEW Employment/Contract templates with 2024 legislation updates
  • AIBA’s judge scholarship
  • NZ Fuel Cards – fuel discounts
  • CSC Buying Group discount card
  • NEW Social responsibility education and courses

    With more to come.. 


Brewery Membership – please click HERE 

Brewery Membership Size
(based on annual production)

(excl GST)

Micro: Up to 50,000 litres


Small Tier 1: 50,001 to 100,000 litres


Small Tier 2: 100,001 to 200,000 litres


Medium Tier 1: 200,001 to 600,000 litres


Medium Tier 2: 600,001 to 2 million litres


Large Tier 1:  2 million to 5 million litres


Large Tier 2:  More than 5 million litres




You don’t need to be a brewery to be a part of the Brewers Guild!  Both the Guild and our Brewery members are well aware that there are lots of moving parts when it comes to our industry, and we want to see representation from right across industry.

Our partners (Corporate members) come from right throughout the grain to glass supply chain and we love having them as a part of our NZ brewing industry family.

Come along on the NZ brewing industry journey, join us as a Corporate member and get to enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Direct marketing opportunities via our monthly newsletters and digital channels – offer special deals and discounts direct to your customers
  • Engage directly with our members at industry events – i.e. roadshows, functions and Awards
  • Be the first in line for sponsorship opportunities at (but not limited to) the New Zealand Beer Awards – judging, trophies and awards and BREWNZ (the industry conference, trade show and expo).
  • The benefit of being informed about key issues the industry is facing, issues you may be able to help with. 
  • A profile and promotion through our Supplier Directory, direct links to your business and the opportunity to advertise and showcase deals 

Corporate Membership to the Brewers Guild of New Zealand is $1500 (+GST) per membership year.