NZ Brewers Fest 2023

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General Admission
NZ$ 40 (excl. fees)

General Admission - R18

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Join us at NZ Brewers Fest 2023, the ultimate celebration of beer!

Calling all you beer enthusiasts! Get ready to dive into brew bliss at NZ Brewers Fest 2023! We've rounded up over 20 of Aotearoa’s absolute finest breweries at Brewtown, Upper Hutt's very own Craft Beer Village, for an epic celebration of everything beer!

🍺 100+ ice-cold brews on tap, from lip-smacking lagers to delicious dessert stouts to tasetbud-tingling sours.

🍷 Not a beer aficionado? Fear not! We've got an impressive array of wine, spirits, cocktails and mind-blowing non-alcoholic options too!

🌮 Welly’s best food trucks are parked up serving mouth-watering treats to keep your tummy happy and your energy levels high.

🎸 Unleash your inner dance beast and rock out on the dance floor to live music from epic local bands.

🤼 Witness the fiercest warriors duke it out in Capital Wrestling Ring for the legendary NZBF Wrestling Championship.

🏖️ Need a breather from the action? Head to the beer hall, grab a brew and a feed, and chill with your fellow beer nuts.

🤹 As you roam the festival grounds, prepare to have your senses captivated by the awe-inspiring talents of our wandering street artists.

So mark your calendars, gather your crew, and secure your tickets NOW because NZ Brewers Fest is going to be off the charts! It's an afternoon where beer reigns supreme and good times are guaranteed! This legendary experience is not to be missed. Be a part of an epic day and grab your tickets now! 🍻


Date: Saturday 14th October 2023

Time: 12pm until 7pm

Location: Brewtown, 23 Blenheim Street, Maidstone, Upper Hutt 5018, Wellington

Ticket Price: $40



🎟️ Breakfast, Beer March and Early Access - the ultimate Brewers Fest experience

Elevate your Brewers Fest experience with our "Breakfast, Beer March and Early Access" ticket add-on!

Start your day off right with a delicious pre-festival breakfast bite. Then join us for the epic Beer March, where we lead the NZ Brewers Fest Beer Barrel through Brewtown and into the festival grounds. You'll be the first to savour a fresh pour as we crack open the keg. Plus, enjoy early access to the festival before the gates open for General Admission. Limited spots available, so book yours today as an add-on with your GA ticket!



🔞 Brewers Fest is an R18 event

This is an 18+ only event. Persons under the age of 18 or without valid identification will not be permitted entry to the festival. Please bring valid ID with you. Only the following types of ID are accepted at the event:

  • NZ Drivers Licence
  • Passport
  • HANZ 18+ Card
  • Kiwi Access Card



💳 Purchases at the Fest

Brewers Fest is a cashless event. All vendors will be accepting EFTPOS and Credit. Paywave will be available. 

Accepted Cards:

  • Eftpos/Debit Card
  • Debit Visa/Mastercard
  • Credit Visa/Mastercard

Amex, Diners or Union Pay cards will not be accepted

Credit cards may incur a surcharge.


🍺 Beverages

All attendees will receive a festival cup on arrival and all alcoholic beverages will be served in the festival cup. 


  • Beer Taster: 100ml
  • Beer Full: 380ml
  • Wine: 150ml


🚌 Getting to the Fest

To make life nice and easy we've organised bus transfers from Wellington/Petone and the Wairarapa. The kind folk at Tranzit will drop you right at the festival gates and then take you home again once the day is done. Just choose the appropriate add-on when you purchase your GA ticket.

You can also catch the train - Upper Hutt train station is only a few minutes walk from Brewtown. There’s also plenty of free on-site parking if you have a sober driver lined up.


👍 Brewtown's guide to responsible fest-ing

  • Brewers Fest is a marathon not a sprint! Pace yourself, eat plenty and stay hydrated
  • Intoxicated persons will be refused entry
  • No alcohol can be brought into the festival. Drink bottles must be empty or sealed.
  • Bag checks will be carried out on entry. Please see T&Cs for prohibited items
  • Alcohol will not be served to anyone who is intoxicated and you will be asked to leave the festival
  • Minors and fur babies are not permitted in the festival. Leave the kids at home!
  • Bars close at 6.30pm. Listen out for the last orders call
  • Attendees must vacate the venue by 7.30pm
  • Beers of 10% ABV and over, and certain specialty beers will only be available as 100ml tasters
  • Free water is available at the signposted water stations 
  • Non-alcohol and low-alcohol beverages are available from the Brewtown Beer Garden
  • Taxis are available from the Brewtown Taxi Rank at the end of the Festival
  • A Safe Space is available if you’ve gone too far! Anyone requiring assistance at the safe space will not be permitted back into the festival
  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted under the roof. Designated spaces are provided
  • Please do not bring musical instruments, furniture or other bulky items with you
  • Dress for the weather! The festival is completely under cover, however it is still an outdoor venue.
  • We take a zero tolerance stance towards aggressive or unruly behaviour. Be kind and look after each other


🧡 Massive kudos to our partners!

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