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Celebrating Great Beer - BrewNZ June 3 - 6, 2004

26 May 2004

For Immediate Release

Celebrating Great Beer - BrewNZ June 3 - 6, 2004

New Zealand's premier celebration of beer is about to open in Wellington, where the public can grab a BrewNZ map and enjoy beautifully crafted beer and delicious food matches.

A celebration of the taste and craftsmanship of New Zealand's increasingly sophisticated and vibrant beer industry, BrewNZ gives the public the opportunity to taste new and interesting beers. Many will be Festive Brews that have been created especially in time for the event and can be tasted for the first time.

Director of BrewNZ, Kerry Tyack says that this BrewNZ offers something for everyone, from those who already enjoy beer and food matches as part of their dining and leisure activity, to the palate curious who want to know more about beer through tutored tastings, and budding beer connoisseurs who can enter their own home brews or attend a Mac's Personal Brewing Masterclass.

"We'll also be judging more than 150 brews from New Zealand and overseas, with local and international beer judges during the New Zealand Beer Awards," commented Kerry Tyack.

"We're thrilled with the number of participating breweries and restaurants who have partnered to host Festive Brews for this event including Shed 5 with Limburg's Czechmate Pilsner, Shed 22's voluptuous 6XB beer, One Red Dog with The Loaded Hog Brewery's Hog Lite beer, and the DB Festive Brew at Brava.

Programme Of Events for the Public

'Match of the Day' Beer and Food Tasting Thursday 3 June - Sunday 6 June 2004

Make a night of it, choose your circuit and sample the food and beer matches that Wellington's chefs have prepared for you, visiting Wellington's favourite eating places for your taste of great beer and food. For participating eateries look at the programme in your booklet or on www.brewnz.co.nz.

The Great New Zealand Beer Show

In association with New World Supermarkets

This expo of local international beers under one roof is a unique opportunity to sample the finest brews available in New Zealand, meet and chat to brewers. Tickets can be purchased for $20 at the door or from Wellington i-Site Visitor Centre.

Venue: The Boatshed, Taranaki Wharf Friday 4 June 2004 3pm - 7pm Saturday 5 June 2004 10am - 3pm

Art of Beer Tutored Tastings In association with Regional Wines and Spirits

Discover the world of beer through a series of tutored tastings. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Venue: Shed 22, Cnr Taranaki and Cable Streets (Note: this is the correct venue, a change from the booklet listing)
Friday 4 June 2004 - 6pm Saturday 5 June 2004 12noon and 1:30pm Personal Brewing Masterclass Bring your beers and have them assessed by the experts and have your questions answered.

The Boatshed, Taranaki Wharf Sunday 6 June 2004 2pm

ENDS


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