New Zealand is a place with a pretty good rugby team, more than a few sheep and a weird obsession with hobbits. It is also a place with one of the most exciting and innovative brewing scenes in the entire world!

All of Good Beer Week Foresters will be showcasing all things Kiwi.

We’ll have the guys from Garage Project getting all sciencey with us, NZ Brewer Speed Dating, A sweet as week long karaoke party with all the NZ hits and we’re even importing some of the best craft beer venue operators from Wellington to throw a party like only they know how.

We’ll also have regular meet the brewer sessions, kiwi food and snacks, hakas, All Blacks classic victories and some sweet as Kiwi tunes. It’s gonna be choice as.

Thursday May 11

Drink us dry

we need to finish our regular taps before GBW! All beers will be $5 after 10PM

Sunday May 14

Meet the Brewer

8 WIRED BREWING w. Soren Erikson 5PM

Tuesday May 16

Garage Project Lab

Garage Project are truly New Zealand’s mad scientists of beer. But how much do you know about how all the magic happens? Enter the Garage Project Lab where you’ll get stories and live demonstrations of how they extract the flavours for their beers and what interesting things they can do to them after brewing to transform the flavours. It’ll be like a science fair with beers!

Tickets Here

Wednesday May 17

NZ Brewer Speed Dating

Ever wanted to date a brewer? How about a whole room full of them?

It’s like a very small and personal meet the brewer session where you and a small group of others will sit down with some of New Zealand’s best brewers, hear their story and drink their beer.

Ask questions and get to know them but remember every 15 minutes you get up and move to the next brewer so enjoy every moment of this unique, intimate experience.

Tickets here

Meet the Brewer

Epic Brewing Company / Magic Dust IPA Launch w. Luke Nicholas 5PM

Thursday May 18

Meet the Brewer

Hop Federation / Hop Harvest Kolsch launch w. Simon Nicholas 5PM

Friday May 19

Wellington Takes Over Collingwood

The owners and managers from Wellington’s best craft beer venues take over Foresters Hall to throw a party like only they know how.

They will take control of the menu, the taps, the music and the entertainment and they will be pouring the beers and imparting all of their beer chat onto us all.

Expect guest brewers, plenty of kiwi legends and some amazing beers. It will be absolutely positively awesome!

Saturday May 20

Meet the Brewer

Liberty Brewing Company w. Joseph Wood 5PM