‘Brew of Islands’ Craft Beer Festival Returns for 2024, promising another perfect weekend of beer, food and music hoppiness

by | May 31, 2024 | News

Brew of Islands is back! Mark your calendars for July 26th and 27th as we invite you to join us once again in the “Winterless North” for a weekend filled with hoppy delights at Brew of Islands 2024.

Following the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural event, beer lovers are eagerly anticipating another sip from the cup. Brew of Islands 2024 promises to build upon the excitement of last year, offering an unparalleled experience featuring the finest craft brews from nine breweries spanning from the Bay of Islands to Wellington.

This year’s lineup includes renowned names such as Parrotdog, Garage Project and Urbanaut alongside beloved local favourites like Kainui Brew Co., Phat House, McLeods, and 8 Wired. Additionally, we are thrilled to welcome Pacific Coast Brewing from Mangawhai and Panhead from Upper Hutt to our all-star line up of brewers.

Festival organisers Tyler Bamber and Gerry Paul, both dedicated beer enthusiasts, have curated a festival that celebrates not only exceptional craft beer but also the unique Northland experience and manaakitanga for which the region is renowned. Last year’s event kicked off with a heartfelt mihi whakatau by Ngāti Rēhia, setting the tone for an unforgettable celebration of community and culture.

Alongside the world renowned craft beer, delight in an exquisite street food experience, curated by a team of extraordinarily talented chefs, shining the light on Northlands exceptional food offerings. Leading the culinary lineup is Ash Matuschka, fresh off a finals performance on TV’s Cook’s on Fire last year, who will be serving up the finest BBQ creations you’ve ever tasted. From Northland Fine Food, Chuck and Anna Marshall will be indulging attendees with their irresistible beer and cheese dip paired with pretzels, alongside a locally-made Bratwurst with sauerkraut. Guests also won’t want to miss out on our offering of fresh kaimoana, From local Oysters, NIWA’s sustainably-farmed Kingfish Sashimi from Haku and the legendary local delight from Mrs. Miller’s Mussel Fritters, renowned for their irresistible quality and taste. Come for the beer, linger for the epicurean journey of unforgettable food, and round it out with a solid lineup of music and entertainment!

For those looking for alternatives to beer, Ben Thrippleton from Kindred Spirits is back with a handcrafted cocktail selection that promises to tantalise. After last year’s overwhelming success, where the cocktail bar saw insatiable demand, we are expanding our offerings to include a dedicated gin bar. This addition ensures that every guest finds a drink to delight in, from unique cocktails to bespoke gin creations, enhancing the festival’s diverse taste experiences.

Tyler Bamber, event manager, describes Brew of Islands as the ultimate destination for beer enthusiasts and event-goers alike, boasting a carefully curated selection of brews and multiple different zones; the great beer hall, the live music zone and a nightclub. Whether you prefer a big, fruity, resinous hazy or a refreshing cocktail paired with disco house beats, there’s something for everyone at Brew of Islands 2024.


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