Events this week
Winter Beer Tasting - 7pm tonight, The Hour Glass, 49 Liardet St, New Plymouth. Six moreish Winter beers, picked for optimum warming of the cockles, featuring Scotch Ale, Brown Ale and of course some delicious Stouts. Truffles and Cognac barrels might even make an appearance. Book on Facebook link above.
Behemoth Brewing 3rd Birthday - Thursday 28 July, Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington
Outlier Tap Takeover - Thursday 28 July, Brothers Beer, 90 Wellesley St West, Auckland. Meet the brewer and score some merch.
Baylands Brewery Tap Takeover - 28-31 July, Twisted Hop Pub, 616 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch.
9th Annual West Coast IPA Challenge - from 2pm Friday 29 July. Big West Coast IPA from 23 New Zealand breweries. Winner announced at 9pm. This year simultaneously broadcast in two venues for the first time - Malthouse, 48 Courtenay Pl, and Fork & Brewer, Bond St, Wellington.
Rising Tide Brewhouse and Eatery Opening - from 3pm Saturday 30 July, 107 Newtown Rd, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga. Refitted brewery, 32 taps, tasting paddles, live music, dumplings and meals. Best show in town!
Events next week
Californian Craft Beer Tasting - 6.30pm, Wednesday 3 August, Vultures Lane, Vulcan Lane, Auckland
Homebrew tasting - 5pm, Wednesday 3 August, Brewtopia, 130 Tory St, Te Aro, Wellington
First Thursdays at The Beer Library: Potions and Possibilities Exhibitions - 4-11 August, The Beer Library, 363 Colombo St, Christchurch. We'll be hosting a pop-up art exhibition and conjuring up pints of the best local and international beers.
Behemoth Brewing 3rd Birthday - Friday 5 August, Pomeroys, Christchurch
Road to Beervana - 7-14 August, 51 events across thirtyleven venues in Wellington and, for the first time ever, Christchurch. Too many to list them all - check out the frantic schedule here. http://roadtobeervana.co.nz/events
British Tap Takeover - Wednesday 10 August, One Fat Bird, 162 Karori Rd, Karori, Wellington
Beervana - 12-13 August, Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Tickets selling fast! No seriously - don't count on getting door sales this year. If you miss out Beertown.NZ will laugh at you coldly.
Firkin' Fest! - 2-4 September, Twisted Hop Pub, 616 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch.
Beer & Dessert Night - 5pm 3 September, The Beer Library, 363 Colombo St, Christchurch. We're teaming up with our neighbours The Cake Eating Co. for a night of sweet eats and delicious beers meticulously chosen for their flavour explosion possibilities.
Sunshine Brewery Pipeline Pilsner (5%) – Our take on the New Zealand pilsner. Light malt, a noticeable touch of hops - Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, and a bit of Riwaka.