Beervana | Wellington | 12th – 13th August 2016
Held at Wellington Stadium over two days, Beervana is where the Capital of New Zealand embraces New Zealand’s love of beer and celebrates the craft beer community.
This year the event is expected to be even bigger and better than ever before and is all about discovery and collaboration through interactive themed bars, innovative and experimental collaborations and great brews paired with exceptional food. There is roughly 60 participating breweries serving up more than 300 different brews.
Beervana is quite simply the ultimate way to experience and discover everything that we love about New Zealand’s brews.
There are four Beervana sessions
Session 1: Friday 12 August 11am – 4pm
Session 2: Friday 12 August 6pm – 11pm
Session 3: Saturday 13 August 11am – 4pm
Session 4: Saturday 13 August 6pm – 11pm
General Admission is $45. However there are a number of different ticket types available including Beer Mates that will give you up to 15% off your ticket or the Beervana Fan Pass ticket that will give you access to all four Beervana sessions and a $30 pre-loaded wrist band. If your the ultimate beer fan you can purchase this ticket for $150 which entitles you to access for all 4 sessions, access to both sessions of GABS Auckland and $20 festival currency to spend at each festival. For more ticket information or to purchase your tickets, click here.
New Zealand’s Hottest Home Brewers
Home brewing has significantly increased in popularity over the past few years. If your one of the country’s keen amateur brewers you can now take part in the Black Rock Home Brewing Competition at Beervana. This event invites teams of 2-4 people to test their brewing skills in the New Zealand’s most exciting, eagerly anticipated brewing battle. To qualify, you need to round up your team, brew your remedy in this year’s style which is IPA, come up with a top name and an epic label and send it to the team at Beervana before the 30th July. If your lucky (and clever enough) to advance through to the final your beer will be put to a panel of judges who will determine New Zealand’s Hottest Home Brewers!
Beervana Walking Tours
If you want to develop your craft beer knowledge, join one of the hourly walking tours. Here you will be guided through the maze that is the beer world. You’ll get to pick the brewers brains while drinking a range of selected brews. Aside from the cost of the beers consumed, these tours are free. You can choose a tour focused on overseas beers, different kinds of sours, the wild and wacky experimental brews or if your quite new to beer, then you can focus on the basics – hops, malt, yeast and water.
Pucker Up Bar
“The Think Tank” is new to Beervana this year. This events sees a 20 tap, specialty bar, dedicated to showcase a new style and trend that has developed in 2016: SOURS. We will definitely be headed here to taste and delve into the world of sour beers, and we recommend you do the same! Check out the Beervana website for the full tap line up which will be released shortly.
Oregon Mash Up
The Oregon Mash Up invites Beervana guests to experience Oregon at an interactive bar, showcasing Beervana’s unofficial sister city, Portland. Brewers from Portland and Oregon have been invited to serve up quintessentially Oregonian food and brews.
United Colours of IPA
This event sees Pink Boots bring you the “United Colours of IPA.” IPA is one of New Zealand’s favourite beer styles and now you can you can experience it in four different iterations – Red, White, Black and Imperial: Canterbury White IPA brewed at Three Boys, Nelson Black IPA brewed at Sprig & Fern, Auckland Red IPA brewed at Hallertau, Wellington Imperial IPA brewed at Wild & Woolly.
If your looking for accommodation while your in Wellington, Beervana and CQ Hotels have partnered up to offer some great accommodation deals. You can purchase a package deal where you receive 2 x Beervana Tickets + Accommodation at the Quality Hotel for $287 or the Comfort Hotel for $233. To enquire or book phone (0800 873 553) or email ([email protected]).
And most importantly, drive safe if you’re taking the road with all this hop!