BrewDay 2020 ticket sales are now open. Click here to get yours now!

BrewDay Timings

Gates open at 11:30am and close at 6:30pm. Last drinks will be poured at 6.00pm.

BrewDay Venue

BrewDay 2020 is being held at Brewtown in Upper Hutt. This is a completely undercover venue. 

Brewtown is the home of Boneface Brewing, Panhead, Good George, Wild Kiwi Distillery and Te Aro Brewing - if you haven't been to Brewtown yet, you need to go.

Brewtown is easily accessed by train. See the map below for Brewtown's location.

AWOP Payment System and Refunds

When you arrive at BrewDay you will be issued with an AWOP Wristband, this is our cashless payment system – if you have pre purchased a loaded ticket, there will automatically be $30 on your band, it is already activated and you can start purchasing.

For those that need to load BrewDay currency onto your AWOP band you will need to visit an AWOP kiosk, activate the band and load with money. Please note that AWOP will charge a $3 activation fee at this stage.

At BrewDay if you have an Orange wristband – you can purchase any product. If you have a Green wristband this denotes you as a sober driver or a person under 18yrs of age, you won’t be able to purchase alcohol – but you can purchase everything else.

If you have an Orange wristband and during the course of the day, look like you have had enough alcohol, or are misbehaving – we will “Yellow Card” you, this means you won’t be able to purchase alcohol anymore. 

Ticket Purchase on the Day

Gates sales will be subject to availability. BrewDay 2019 sold out, so it is a good idea to pre-purchase your BrewDay ticket well in advance.  

Please note that only cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted as forms of payment for gate sales.

Serving Sizes

Servings will be tastes of 75ml and glasses of 280ml for beer and 50ml and 150ml for wine.

Prices will range from $2 for tastes and from $5 up to $10 for full pours. The higher the ABV, the higher the price.

Transport Options

By Train

The Upper Hutt station is the closest station to the BrewDay venue Brewtown (a 650 metre walk). The Metlink Explorer gives you unlimited train and bus journeys for a day, within the zones your ticket covers. For example, the Zone 1 - 14 Metlink Explorer pass will get you to the Wairarapa and back! Even better, you can take a child aged 5 to 15 years with you for free. If travelling from Wellington to the Upper Hutt station you are travelling between zones 1 - 7, this will cost an adult $15.

You can use the all-day option on the Saturday of BrewDay.  You can purchase Metlink Explorer tickets from bus drivers, railway station ticket offices and on Metlink trains. You can use credit cards or EFTPOS at the stations but on-board buses and trains it is cash only.

By Car

If you are bringing your own car, please remember to bring a sober driver. The entrance to the carpark is on Blenheim Street, adjacent to the main entrance of Brewtown.

Please note that all drivers may be subject to a breath test prior to leaving the carpark.

Sober Drivers & Under 18's

Sober Drivers (aged over 18 with a full drivers licence) will be permitted free entry into BrewDay. Please identify yourself as a sober driver at the entry point.

Sober Drivers and those under 18 will be issued with a special green AWOP wristband, this wristband will enable them to purchase any item, except alcohol.

Ticket Inclusions

Your ticket gets you:

  • Entry to BrewDay
  • Drinking Glass
  • Live Entertainment
  • Access to Wellington region's finest breweries and food providers in one place
  • An opportunity for you to have an awesome experience

On the Stage and Beyond

Cover Story

Looking forward to dancing and rocking out? Then high energy band Cover Story won't disappoint. Playing a good mix of anthems and covers they will ahve you up on your feet in no time. Perfect to end the day on a high note

To check out Cover Story - Click Here

Awan & Friends

Music that's not as big as a live electric band.  Acoustic sets led by Awan Gde.  

To check out Awan & Freinds - Click Here

What to Bring (and what not to bring)

You CAN bring the following into BrewDay

  • Empty clear plastic water bottles
  • Food for infants - this is at the discretion of the organisers
  • A Great attitude

You CAN'T Bring the following into BrewDay

  • Alcohol of any variety
  • Soft drinks
  • Animals (exception for service animals)
  • A Bad atttiude
  • Chilly bin (or Esky for Australian's)

Smoking / Vaping

Smoking and vaping are permitted at BrewDay - there will be a dedicated area outside the covered area at the venue. For the comfort of others, please use this area when smoking or vaping. 

Conditions of Entry

Any persons showing signs of intoxication on arrival at BrewDay will be refused entry.

Any person who is deemed by security, event staff or Police to be intoxicated will be asked to leave BrewDay.

All BrewDay attendees consent to having their photo taken via camera or other device while at BrewDay and further consent to the photo being used for promotion purposes by BrewDay Organisers and or Sponsors.

Proof of Age

Upon arrival at BrewDay you will be asked for proof of your age if you look under 25 years old. Acceptable proof of age identification is:

  • Passport
  • Drivers License
  • HANZ 18+ Card

If you do not have one of these forms of ID with you, you will not be admitted to BrewDay.

Water at BrewDay

Water will be provided by the BrewDay organisers. You may bring clear empty plastic bottles into BrewDay and can fill them from the water stations.

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