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Calling All Beer Lovers, food lovers ………


Calling All Beer Lovers, food lovers ………

Book your diary, book leave, book the baby sitter and book ahead for cheap airfares to Wellington for BrewNZ, a week of celebrating the craft of brewing and great beer from 26th-31st May.

The only National celebration of beer in New Zealand, BrewNZ brings together all our best brewers and brews, from the biggest to the smallest breweries in New Zealand. With names like Swine Lager (a special edition manuka beer), Gisborne Gold, (reputed to have a cult following in Wellington) Black Magic (described as a malt black beer, ruby to black in colour, with coffee and vanilla aroma, and espresso palate with praline finish), the list goes on. A Wicked Blond lager may be more to your taste or Monteith’s Chocolate Stout now the weather has turned cooler.

Kerry Tyack, beer and food expert and Director of BrewNZ, says as well as the more familiar ale and lager brands there will be 15 Festive Brews to be tasted which are unique and wonderful beers specially brewed for BrewNZ 2003.

Over 20 Wellingtons bars, restaurants and cafes have teamed up with the brewers to be offering a progressive tasting around the city, with each establishment matching the beer with the best choice of food.

Monday: 26th May – Wednesday 28 May

NZ Beer Cup – Judging of over 180 NZ Beers from 40 national and international breweries by an expert panel of judges commences at the Boatshed, Taranaki Warf – media welcome by arrangement.

Wednesday: 28 May 5.30pm

Official Opening of BewNZ, & NZ Beer Cup medal winners announced, Wellington City Council Chambers – Media Welcome

Brand HQ’s Open Grab your programme with map in the back, put on your most comfortable walking shoes and start your journey of discovery around the bars, restaurants and cafes, meeting the brewers and tasting the beer and experiencing the food/beer matches.

Thursday: 29th May

Lunch time: Progressive beer and food tasting around all the participating restaurants, bars and cafes in Wellington. Pick up a programme and map and plan a fun time with your friends and workmates.

2.00 & 3.00pm Tutored tastings, sample the beers and talk to the experts. Learn the finer points of wheat beers and real ales and lagers. $10.00 p/p, Boatshed.

4.30pm New Zealand Beer Cup Trophy Awards, The Boatshed, Taranaki Warf – Media welcome

Brand HQ’s Grab your programme with map in the back, put on your most comfortable walking shoes and start your journey of discovery around the bars, restaurants and cafes, meeting the brewers and tasting the beer and experiencing the food/beer matches.

Friday: 30th May

9.00am: Home Brewers gathering, Boatshed. Home brewers can hear from the experts, then go on a guided tour of the Wellington Brewing Company

Lunch time: Progressive beer and food tasting around all the participating restaurants, bars and cafes in Wellington. Pick up a programme and map and plan a fun time with your friends and workmates.

2.00 & 3.00pm Tutored tastings, sample the beers and talk to the experts, $10.00 p/p, The Boatshed

Brand HQ’s Grab your programme with map in the back, put on your most comfortable walking shoes and start your journey of discovery around the bars, restaurants and cafes, meeting the brewers and tasting the beer and experiencing the food/beer matches.

Saturday: 31st May

10.00am-3.00pm BrewNZ Beer Expo: The Boatshed, Taranaki Warf. If you missed out during the week here is your opportunity to sample a range of New Zealand’s finest beers under one roof. $20 entry, tickets available at the door or from Wellington Information centre. The brewers will be there talking about the brews.

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