Thanks everyone for an awesome BrewDay 2020!

Vendor Offerings

Please see below vendor offerings for BrewDay 2020. I strongly suggest you download, print and bring this to Brewday as they are NOT published in the tasting book. To view and download - please Click Here 


The wine offerings are under the Sprig & Fern listing.

Bassline Brewing Ltd

Just like that time a homeless man screamed “You’re in the jungle, baby!” at Axl Rose, sometimes a chance encounter can tap you into a new zone of creative inspiration. Such was the case for musos-turned-brewers Abe and Jase from Bassline Brewing, based in Karori, Wellington. 

For these guys blowing off some creative steam used to mean picking up an instrument - or at least that was the case until the pair were each gifted a bottle of mind-blowing local homebrew. From there, the pair were hooked and quickly took to experimenting with creative brews of their own.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Hazy Gin & Juice IPA 6.5% ABV
  • Experimental Hop Banned in DC American Pale Ale 5.2% ABV
  • BubbleFest Tonka Bean Red IPA 6.5% ABV
  • Rye of the Tiger Rye IPA 7.1%
  • Pacific Daydream Hibiscus Pacific Ale 4.5%

Mean Doses

Locally owned and operated small batch brewery creating fresh and experimental brews for you, the people. 

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Mean Haze: Santa Carla 7% Hazy IPA [limited amount - once it’s finished it will be replaced with Mean Juice hazy pale ale 5.7%]
  • Mean Voorhees 4.6% Spiced Red Milkshake Sour
  • Mean APA 5.5% APA with Mosaic and Simcoe
  • Hallowmean Blood Orange Cider 4.1%

Choice Bros. Brewing

Located in Wellington, New Zealand. Music is life at Choice Bros Brewing. Every day we strive to make great beer, enjoy life and play some sweet tunes, so grab another can and let's dance. Because tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Puppet Dancer Hazy XPA 4.5%
  • Puppet Dancer Nectarine Hazy XPA 4.5%
  • Strung Out On Lasers Raspberry & Lime Sour 3.4%
  • Helden German Pilsner 4%
  • Shake It Chocolate Milk Stout 6%
  • Careless Whisper Double IPA 8%

Abandoned Brewery

It was a dream abandoned in a place joy forgot. Among the cobwebs and grime in an old factory in Epuni, Lower Hutt were the remnants of a brewery left for dead. A hapless experiment, an abandoned jumble of mismatched parts, the broken bones of a brewery lay forgotten. Brought back to life but this time done right.

Abandoned Brewery, a true micro-brewery with a never-say-die attitude and a deep belief in the craft, an arsenal of ideas and calm amongst the chaos... this monster lives.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Hazy #1 6%
  • India Pale Lager 5.7%
  • IPA 6.4%
  • Lager 4.2%
  • APA 5.4%

The Occasional Brewer

The Occasional Brewer is a shared BrewSpace, Bar and Fillery in Adelaide Road, Newtown, where customers are guided through the process of brewing their own craft beer.

For BrewDay, we will be serving

  • Sweet Home Yakima APA - 5.8 %
  • Juicebox NZ IPA - 5.9%
  • Scared Witless Witbier - 4%
  • Lush East Coast IPA - 7.1%
  • Ruby Red IPA - 6.6%

The Occasional Brewer is a shared BrewSpace, Bar and Fillery in Adelaide Road, Newtown, where the curious are guided through the process of brewing their own craft beer.

We will be showing off our brewing kit on BrewDay! You’ll see us using all four of the fundamental ingredients for beer: water, grain, hops and yeast!

Stop by the stall to see how you too can craft your own beer. Have a yarn, learn some things and enter your name in the raffle for a Voucher to our Brewing Experience for you and two mates! A drink purchase gets you a ticket. Be present for the draw at 5pm to win.

Duncan's Brewing Company

Owned and operated by George Duncan and Wai Familton, Duncan's is the result of a 22,000 km road trip circumnavigating the USA, where they drank their way through a multitude of sessionable and sometimes questionable beer offerings. Clearly, a beer obsession was born.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Whippy IPA 6.3%
  • Tangelo Ripple Ice Cream Sour 5%
  • Yum Yum Yuzu Japanese Lager 4.7%
  • Uncharted IPPA 6.6%

Boneface Brewing Co

Owner Matt, developed the Boneface craft beer brand from a love of all things beer and sci-fi. All beers are cleverly crafted to incorporate Planet Hoptron (that's the Planet of Hops, if you are wondering), and it's inhabitants.

Bringing the goodness of Planet Hoptron to Upper Hutt was a no-brainer - Matt's brewing background and passion for craft beer fit perfectly into the burgeoning Upper Hutt craft beer mecca. Whilst brewing the favourites, he's always in a parallel universe, developing new and innovative craft beer flavours for you to try.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Lithium American Pilsner 5.5%
  • Wheels of Confusion Sour 5.8%
  • The Wizard Pale Ale 5.1%
  • Sabotage Imperial IPA 8.3%
  • Voodoo XPA 4.6%
  • Hoptron APA 5.5%

Native Hard Sparkling

Native is New Zealand's first 'hard sparkling', based off the popular hard selzter market in the US. It's made with sparkling water, alcohol (fermented and distilled cane sugar) and real fruit concentrate or puree.

We currently offer Lemon & Yuzu, Apple & Feijoa and Berry & Blackcurrant

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Lemon & Yuzu 4.6%
  • Berry & Blackcurrant 4.6%
  • Apple & Feijoa 4.6%
  • Kiwifruit & Lime 4.6%
  • Peach Mango & Passionfruit 4.6%

McLeod's Brewery

McLeod's Brewery is a small, award-winning brewery in the heart of Waipu village. Our head brewer, Jason Bathgate, favours a range of styles all with the goal of simply being drinkable & delicious.

Along with core range favourites such as our gold medal-winning Paradise Pale Ale, we're known for our 802 Series of unfiltered IPAs and notable barrel-aged, mixed fermentation beers, McLeod's has a beer for every palate, every day!

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Highland Fest' Oktoberfest Bier 5.8% - 
  • Autumn' Marzen Lager 6.1% 
  • Shipwreck Double IPA 8.2% 
  • 802 #28 Unfiltered IPA hopped with Centennial & Ekuanot 6.6% 
  • 'Smugglers Bay' Solberry Sour 5.4% 
  • 'Smugglers Bay ' 2020  Black Sour aged in Pinot Noir barriques  7.5%

Te Aro Brewing Company

A micro brewery that's made the journey from supplying home brewing equipment to brewing on a larger scale. We've relocated from the Wellington CBD to Upper Hutt to accommodate growing demand.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Dragon APA 5.7%
  • Razzle Dazzle Pilsner 5.1%
  • Double Dragon APA 8%
  • Weasel Juice WCIPA 6.5%
  • Robber’s Dog Cherry Gose 2.5%
  • Tahi NZIPA 6.5%
  • Concord Hazy Pale Ale 5.5%

Double Vision Brewing Company

Double Vision Brewing out from Miramar and Wilson BBQ (Winners 2018 Burger Wellington) are teaming up for Brewday 2020! We are bringing beer-infused food, unique food creations for the day and several tasty drops to match. You don't want to miss this dynamic duo of Beer and BBQ!

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Smooth Operator 4.9% - STYLE: Cream Ale - FLAVOURS:1950s Cream Soda… For adults! Honey, Vanilla, Cornflakes… Get some!
  • Chillax 5% - STYLE: XPA (Extra Pale Ale) - FLAVOURS: Light malt sweetness for the Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe hops to shine their zingy and fruity heads off.
  • Juicy Two Shoes 6.2% - STYLE: New England IPA - FLAVOURS: Per our usual style, we are using a hefty dry hop to focus on the fruity, juicy goodness here. The muscular Mosaic show passionfruit characteristic while Simcoe provides a lime and grapefruit edge. 
  • Naughty Hopper 8.9% - STYLE: Double IPA - FLAVOURS: Mango, Apricot, Orange, Banana, Peach - Citrus with a nice balance of body
  • Expatriate 5.6% - STYLE: American Pale Ale - FLAVOURS: Citrus, tropical, floral & pine notes from the hops with a light biscuity malt profile.
  • The Classic 4.5% - STYLE: Lager - FLAVOURS: Your standard go-to lager but with the quality ingredients you would expect from DVB! Think crisp, clean, approachable.

Sprig & Fern Brewery

Sprig & Fern produce real craft beers and ciders at our brewery in Nelson, New Zealand. Our award-winning beers are 100% natural, brewed with no artificial additives and unpasteurised to retain maximum craft beer flavour. We are also serving wine from our stand - just to ensure that you don't miss out.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Mango & Lime Cider 4.0%
  • Berry Cider 4.5%
  • Grown Up Lemonade 4.0%
  • Tasman Reserve Lager 6.5
  • Matahiwi Estate Sauvignon Blanc
  • Matahiwi Estate Pinot Gris
  • Matahiwi Estate Rose
  • Matahiwi Estate Pinot Noir 
  • Matahiwi Estate Blanc de Blanc (fizz)

Waitoa Social Club

Waitoa Social Club are small brewing company based in Hataitai, Wellington. Four friends who met through brass bands, decided they wanted to combine what the knew. Good beer, Good friends, and Good times. We have a 12 tank 500L system - we hardly ever brew the same thing twice, we love to mix up our beer list for our customers. Unashamedly small by design, we're local beer made for local people. Come visit us at BrewDay 2020 and see what we're about.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Mosaniac IPA 6.0%
  • Frankenstein Imperial India Pale Lager 8.0%
  • Pineapple Lump Porter 5.2%
  • Pretty Pretty - Cherry Cola Sour (ABV TBC)

JuiceHead Beer

Brought together through slinging pints, JuiceHead is all about making quality beer that burst with flavour, tests the taste buds, and leaves you craving another.


For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Wasteland DDH Hazy Pale Ale 5.8%
  • Devil’s Rain West Coast IPA 7.2%
  • Mind Funk Tropical Sour 6%
  • The Cursed Peated Ginger Stout 7%
  • Detonator Pale Ale 5%
  • Renegade Dry-Hopped Lager 4.7%

Panhead Custom Ales

Beer Bogans from Upper Hutt.

Panhead is New Zealand's very own craft brewing monster truck rally, putting the frighteners on anyone who thinks beer should mind its own business and cower behind the wine rack.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Supercharger APA 5.7%
  • Rat Rod Hazy IPA 6.5%
  • Sucky Monmon Japanese Lager 5.2%
  • Batch 125 Margarita Gose 4.3%
  • Batch 47 Oktoberfestbier 6%

Heyday Beer Co

Heyday Beer Co is a fresh, vibrant brewpub on Upper Cuba St, Wellington.

Come along today and try some of our delicious brews, from 11am daily.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Archey NZ Pilsner 4.9%
  • Celestial Pale Ale 5%
  • Echo NEIPA 7%
  • Stubentiger Lager 5%
  • Waterfalls Session Hazy 5%
  • Kaboom Rhubarb Belgian Blonde

Garage Project

We're a small but growing brewery, located in an old petrol station in Wellington. It's an unlikely place for a brewery but our aim in the Garage is to create unique and beautiful beers. We like pushing boundaries, reinterpreting styles and challenging the notions of what beer can be. We're here to try something new. Just like you.

For BrewDay we will be serving:

  • Mutiny on the Bounty South Pacific Export Stout 11.2% 
  • Fresh Oct  Monthly Hazy IPA 7%
  • Pernicious Weed  Monster Hop IIPA 8%
  • Bliss Backyard Lager 4.5% 
  • Plus – new beer to be released for festival – check it out

Fortune Favours Beer

Sometimes you just have to take the leap..... Shannon Thorpe took the leap in 2016. Tired of working for other brewers, Shannon decided it was time to test his nous and open his own brewery. He teamed up with Wellington hospitality veterans Andrew Williams and Jamie Williams, convinced award-winning brewer Dale Cooper to quit his day job, and together they formed Fortune Favours.

Fortune Favours saved an old industrial building and restored it as a new brewpub, brewing on site and serving fresh beer and food. The old furniture restoration business was becoming surrounded by bold new bars and food venues in the revived Leeds Street precinct, and Fortune Favours was happy to add its brewery to this mix.

We love beer and we want to share that love with you. Fortune Favours beers are fresh, fun and innovative. Take the leap and try something different.

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Lucky.

For BrewDay we will be serving:

  • The Trail Blazer Hoppy Lager 4.5%
  • The Naturalist Pale Ale 5.3% 
  • The Wellingtonian NZIPA 6%
  • The Tropical Disposition Hazy Pale 4.4%
  • Pumpkinhead Pumpkin Pie Porter 5.5% 
  • Lucky Fruits Gose' - Key lime/Cucumber 5% 
  • The Sunchaser Cider 4.7%
  • Luckies Seltzer Mandarin and Lime 4.5%

Kererū Brewing Co

Kererū Brewing are the 2018 AIBA Champion Small International Brewery! Uncompromising quality and a spirit of independence come through in everything we craft.

We go out of our way to source the best quality NZ grown malt, hops and specialty ingredients. The water in Upper Hutt is some of the best for brewing beer.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Moose Maybe Red Hazy IPA 6.0%
  • Resonator IPA 6.5%
  • Shepherd's Ale (cans) 2.5%
  • Birch Beer Soda 0.0%  – like a soft drink

The National Distillery

The National Distillery was born from the love 2 friends shared for all quality spirits. 

We blend modern distilling techniques with time-honoured traditions. We celebrate an exciting play between expansive creativity and an unbending commitment to making spirits that will stand the test of time.  Within our first year we have been voted NZs best Gin for our Hemp Gin & Best in show for our NZ Native.  Come and hear our story, we're looking forward to meeting all you Brewdayers.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Hemp & Yuzu Tonic 8% - NZs best Gin
  • Gin & Juice 8% - A refreshing mix for when you need a break from hops & malt
  • Juicy Lucy 8% - Vodka with mixed juices
  • Vodka Redbull 8% - Triple distilled Aquifer Vodka

North End Brewery Ltd

We're a small team, producing our beer right out of our brewery in Waikanae, on the Kapiti Coast. Brought to life in 2013 by a trio of kiwis passionate about food, drink and the coast. Producing a range of beers, inspired by traditional European styles, brewed to capture the uniqueness of our land. Taking our name from Kapiti Island, where the aptly named 'North End' is most visible from Waikanae Beach; we appreciate local, including this in our ingredients, branding, and brewpub; Salt and Wood Collective, adjoined to the brewery, open all day, serving American style BBQ and North End Brews to dine in or take away.

Our sister companies include Olde Beach Bakery, who use our spent grain to make bread, Long Beach Tavern at Waikanae Beach with a garden bar, where we grow as much of our produce as the land allows, great for drinking our North End Beers all year round.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Devils Elbow Double IPA 7% 
  • Super Alpha Pacific Pale Ale 5%
  • Beach Hoist American IPA 6.5%
  • Pit Boss Smoked Doppelbock 7% 
  • Petit Luna Hibiscus & Lime Sour Ale 2.5% 
  • Blanc de Houblon White IPA 6%
  • Science Session Pilsner 4.2%

Good George / Wildkiwi Distillery

Wildkiwi Distillery has partnered up with Good George Brewing, based in the heart of Hamilton.
We are proud to be offering a Good range of beers and ciders.

For BrewDay we will be serving

  • Helles Lager 4.9%
  • IPA 5.8%
  • Passionfruit hazy IPA 4.5%
  • Raspberry Brut IPA 5.7%
  • Doris Plum Cider 4.5%
  • Mango Hazy Cider 4.5%
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