BrewNZ Beervana 2008

BrewNZ is back in Wellington, bigger and better than ever for 2008. New Zealand’s finest brewers, both the strange and the familiar, will be submitting their best beers for judgement at the BrewNZ national beer awards. You’ll be able to advance a few opinions of your own by sampling the brews at BEERVANA, a two day celebration of flavour and aroma at Wellington’s Overseas Terminal.


Here is your opportunity to sample the best beers entered in BrewNZ and taste the festive brews made just for Beervana… yes welcome to Beer Heaven! When: Friday 5th (Session 1) and Saturday 6th September (Sessions 2 & 3) Where: The Overseas Terminal Function Centre, Chaffers Marina, Wellington.


Here is the latest list of breweries and beer importers:

  • Sunshine
  • White Cliffs
  • Peak Brewery
  • Waituna
  • Renaissance
  • The Loaded Hog
  • Mac’s
  • Independent
  • Dux de Lux
  • West Coast Brewery
  • Island Bay
  • Emerson’s
  • Beer Force (importer)

Plus Festival Brews from:

  • Epic
  • Hallertau
  • Mussel Inn
  • Aotearoa
  • Three Boys
  • Green Man
  • Yeastie Boys
  • Croucher
  • Island Bay
  • Emerson’s


Online ticket sales are now open, and will also be available from the gate on event days. Price per person & per session: $25
Three sessions are available:
Session 1 – Friday 5th September – 4pm till 9pm
Session 2 – Saturday 6th September – 10am till 2pm
Session 3 – Saturday 6th September – 4pm till 9pm

To book your ticket(s) online go to: and complete the online registration form.

You will receive a confirmation email upon completing this registration form. If you do not have an email address, please contact the event organisers, Clockwork, on 04 473 9911.

Tickets purchased can be posted or couriered to you. All pre-booked tickets will be sent 10 days prior to the event date. Please note that beer and food will be charged at an additional cost once inside the Overseas Terminal . Beer tasting will range from $2.50 to $5.00. A BrewNZ branded glass will be given to you as well as two beer vouchers that you will be able to redeem post event in specific bars around Wellington. As this is an R18 event, you must bring a photo ID to get entry to Beervana. Numbers are limited!


For SOBA members the entry will be $20 instead of $25. You can share this discount with two of your friends. Contact Clockwork for more details.


A private area with the best views of Wellington waterfront and more importantly all 2008 winning beers has been reserved for Corporate Hosting. Food from renowned Wellington Chefs will be served and match to the beers for the duration of the session. A perfect setting to network with your peers and clients.


Come and celebrate the best beers for 2008 in grand style from 6pm on Thursday 4th September 2008 at the Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Wellington. 6pm – 8pm: enjoy a fork buffet and taste last year’s winning beers at the Embassy Theatre Lobby area.

8pm – 9.30pm: after 3 days of solid judging, the 2008 winners are finally revealed in the theatre itself.
9.30pm onwards: the celebration continues in the lobby area over dessert.
See website for more details.

BREWNZ 2008 Awards are proudly sponsored by:
Gold sponsors: Cryer Malt, Endeavour Glass, NZ Hops Ltd, Hort Research, Hoshizaki Lancer Ltd, Wayermann Specialty Malts, City Centre Wine & Spirits.

Silver Sponsors; Gladfield Malt Ltd, Pall Corporation.


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