With Summer in full swing we have so many upcoming gatherings where you can relish your time enjoying our balmy summer with some of New Zealand's best breweries in a bunch of upcoming festivals that will have the rest of the world green with envy! Don't believe me? Here's a few that might pique your interest!
Saturday 13th February, Smales Farm, Takapuna, Auckland
This annual festival is returning to Smales Farm this year with another occasion of international and local acts, New Zealand wineries, popular eateries and food vendors, spectacular performers and most importantly some of New Zealand's top breweries. Boasting stands from Hallertau, Epic, Sawmill and Garage Project they've got you covered for a fun filled day of entertainment, food and brews in the sunshine.
Saturday 13th March, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
Ahhh, the mighty Waikato!! Water is a key ingredient in beer, and Waikato not only delivers water to Auckland but now delivers an amazing beer festival event for everyone to enjoy!!
With more than 40 craft brewers and 35+ street food vendors taking over Hamilton in what they describe as "one of the hoppiest celebrations of the craft beer industry", you're all set to have a full day of tasting, tunes and tantalising food trucks at your disposal not to mention dozens of interactive workshops and seminars. They don't call it the 'City of the Future' for nothing!
Saturday 27 March, Spark Arena, Auckland
The Auckland Craft Beer and Food Festival, presented by SkyCity, will transform Spark Arena into NZ’s biggest urban beer garden. Delivered by the team behind the iconic Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival and led by brewery partners Behemoth Brewing Company and Emerson’s Brewery, event will bring together more than 50 breweries across Spark Arena’s indoor and outdoor areas alongside artisan food & beverage vendors and curated tasting room sessions.
Regardless of what your summer entails, whether it's a venue out and about or even your very own venue in your backyard, this summer is ours for the taking!
Crack a cold one and let's enjoy it.