Bringing together the country’s brewers and industry for a week of: Connection. Inspiration. Accolades. And beer.

It’s becoming more and more clear: good business is good for business.

This year’s theme for #BREWNZ is A Sustainable Future: Caring for our people and our planet. The conference will be a chance to explore new ways to meet the challenges that our industry face on the path toward a more sustainable future.

From water disposal to recycling to mental health, this is chance to come together, share our learnings and look for ways to work together towards solutions that benefit the industry as a whole.

Event Tickets


To buy tickets go HERE.

You will need to include the names and dietary restrictions of everyone attending so make sure you have those ready to go when you book.

All events must be registered and tickets will be required for entry.  There will be no tickets available on the night.

Brewery Tours


BREWNZ is in a new location each year.  This means that there is a new opportunity to #ExperienceKiwi

Our Brewery Tours are a unique opportunity for industry to get together and enjoy the product we so lovingly craft in the places that its made.  Its the one time each year folks from across the supply chain get to relax and enjoy from the other side of the bar.

Our Brewery Tours sell out in record time each year and we anticipate that being in the self designated 'Craft Capital' will mean that they will once again be in hot demand. 

Tour 1 - Lyall Bay

Parrotdog and Double Vision, includes beer tastings and nibbles.
Thursday 17 October, 1:00pm-5:15pm
Departure from Te Papa (outside the front entrance), 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 
Arrival to Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Wellington,

Tour 2 - Brewtown, Upper Hutt

Kereru, Boneface, and Panhead. Includes transport to Brewtown, lunch, and beer tastings.
Saturday 19 October, 9:00am-3:00pm

Tour 3 - Kapiti Coast  

Takes you up to the Coast to visit Tuatara, North End and Tinker Tailor.  The tour includes transport, lunch and beer tastings. 
Saturday 19 October, 9:00am-3:00pm

Tours 2 and 3 will all depart from and return to Te Papa


Early Bird Pricing

Available until September 6th. Brewbus are offering a chance to win 4 Brewbus Tour seats on any Brewbus NZ Tour, to anyone who purchases a Brewery Tour ticket before September 6. 

The voucher will be valid for 12 months on any Brewbus NZ Tour for 4 people, and has a value of up to $880. Preferred tour date is subject to availability and the 4 seats must be used together on a single tour. 


Mashing In

The kick off event for this years' BREWNZ2019 is brought to us by Unleashed and will be held at the Museum of Wellington - City and Sea. 


The Brewing industry tell us that they love Mashing In because it is one of the only nights of the year they get to catch up with folks from all across New Zealand in a casual and private environment.

Thursday, 17 October
Museum of Wellington, 3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf.


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Sustainable Future Conference

The annual conference is a time for industry to step out of the day-to-day and connect with each other and new ideas.  An opportunity to learn and be inspired about what our industry can achieve if we care about Our People and Our Planet. 

Program guides will be released soon.

Te Papa
Friday, 18 October
55 Cable Street, Wellington


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As the theme of this years conference is A Sustainable Future, this year's lineup of speakers and panels have been carefully curated to showcase subjects like
  • Sustainability in Logistics
  • Safe Alcohol Consumption
  • Wellbeing
  • Employee Development
  • Wastewater

There will also be a number of discussion panels featuring certified B-Corp members, Brewers, and other industry experts to host an open discussion about improving sustainability practices for breweries of all sizes.

To find out more about our speakers click here.

Pink Boots AGM

The Brewers Guild is pleased to support Pink Boots Society New Zealand which aims to empower women beer professionals to advance their careers in the Beer Industry through Education.  

The Annual General Meeting details are:

Friday, 18 October
Te Papa
55 Cable Street, Wellington

Awards Dinner

The announcements of winners of the 2019 New Zealand Beer Awards will be made at a Gala Dinner at Te Papa on Saturday 19 October. Tickets are limited to this event, which is the finale event of BREWNZ'19 and sees the presentation of industry awards, trophies, accolades, and celebrates the best beer in New Zealand


To find out more about our Award Sponsors click here

Remembering BREWNZ2018 - Nelson