logo-beermat-2014

We’re back!

Come rain or shine we’re looking forward to running the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival at the Forsyth Barr Stadium once again! Dunedin make sure you save the time and date: 12pm – 7pm, October 4th 2014.

We’ve listened to what you had to say and in 2014 you can look forward to a couple of key improvements:
- Say goodbye to token issues and queues thanks to electronic payment wristbands
- You wanted more space and you’ve got it; we’re moving onto the pitch for more family friendly picnic space

As shown in 2013, we will be providing a platform upon which craft brewers can come together under one roof to showcase their products alongside a selection of the finest local food backed up by top Kiwi music. Festival goers will have the opportunity to learn about the production techniques used by their favourite craft breweries as well as being able to try a diverse range of gourmet foods to match. Over 100 unique beverages will be showcased on the day from breweries around the country.

Location

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Tickets

ON SALE NOW

Date

Saturday 4 October

Time

12 noon – 7pm

How to pay on the day! It’s quicker, easier and it won’t fill your pockets!

Say goodbye to those annoying queues just to get tokens that end up filling your pockets and pulling down your pants! No one needs to see your builders crack – this year thanks to your feedback and cutting edge technology, you won’t have to show it off. Keep your dignity and remove the waiting around thanks to our Beer Festival first – AWOP wristband payment system – a small chip based on your festival wristband that makes paying and topping up a charm.

It’s EASY and no stress, plus you can add on $25 or $50 to your ticket price so you’ll get a preloaded wristband full of money when you come through the gates.

All it takes to top up is a SWIPE of your bank card and a SWISH of your wristband at our top up stations. Then when you go to pay for your lovely beers and kai it’s just a swipe at the stall and you’re all paid up – plus the stalls can tell you your balance so you know you won’t get caught short!

Note: Your wrist band will be picked up at the gates on the day along with your official festival cup! All you need to do is turn up with your ticket and we’ll sort you out as you enter the festival.


Tickets

We’re all about keeping it as affordable as possible, along with most food and brews costing from $2.50 – $10 the tickets are priced to ensure you still have plenty left over to try a great range of the goodies on offer.

Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $30.00 + bf  |  Student R18  G.A: $25.00 + bf
Homebrewers: buy your ticket as part of your competition entries at Dunedin Malthouse (see Home Brew Comp)

14 and under are free, so feel free to bring the kids along and we’ll ensure there’s a range of food and fun the kids can get into.

The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival is a licensed event so anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Those aged 15 – 18 are welcome to purchase a student ticket.

Tickets can be bought online from TicketDirect.co.nz here or from any Ticket Direct retailer.

Flagon-Pitcher-Pint

DRINK

Please scroll down to check out the people who will be ready and willing at the festival to quench your thirst with their fantastic beverages!


Almanac

Almanac (San Francisco, USA)

Specialists in farm-to-barrel Almanac aim to create something special and uniquely Northern Californian.
Almanac will be attending the festival thanks to the legends at Beer Without Borders.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

Baird

Baird Brewing (Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan)

Baird Brewing is a joint partnership company founded in 2000 in Numazu, Japan by the husband & wife team of Bryan and Sayuri Baird. They craft Baird Beer in small batches with painstaking care, passion and both reverence and irreverence for tradition.
Baird Brewing will be attending the festival thanks to the legends at Beer Without Borders.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

BallastPoint

Ballast Point(San Diego, USA)

One of the biggest craft breweries in the USA and lovers of fishing, BWB will be bringing the best of Ballast Point, guaranteed to be tasty and named after a fish!
Ballast Point will be attending the festival thanks to the legends at Beer Without Borders.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

BWB

Beer Without Borders(Wellington)

The premier importer of fine international craft beer, Beer Without Borders, will be bringing their freshest favourites from their outstanding range of breweries.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

Bellerose

Brasserie des Sources (France)

The French manage to conquer more flavours for you to try as Brasseries des Sources have their finest represented by Beer Without Borders. What can’t they do? Oh that’s right, beat us in the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final… Brasserie des Sources will be attending the festival thanks to the legends at Beer Without Borders.

visit our facebook here

Coronado

Coronado(San Diego, USA)

Legends of impeccable imperials, the Coronado Brewing Co. will be represented by the team at Beer With Out Borders.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

Craftwork

Craftwork(Oamaru)

Winners of TWO best in class awards along with a bronze and a silver at the 2013 SOBA Homebrew champs, this Oamaru start-up will be one to try on the day for the local lovers!

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

DeMolen

De Molen(Netherlands)

Our brewery is world-famous for our large variety of (imperial) stouts, ales and smoked ales.
De Molen will be attending the festival thanks to the legends at Beer Without Borders.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

emersons-updated-logo

EMERSON’S BREWERY(Dunedin)

The 2009 Brewer’s Guild Grand Champion, Emerson’s commitment to fresh naturally carbonated living beers of full natural flavor places Emerson’s beers among the best in the world.

Visit our website here

Fiasco

Fiasco(Christchurch)

Fiasco Brewing Company will be bringing you delectable artisan ales, brewed in the heart of Canterbury.

visit our facebook here

FunkEstate

Funk Estate(Wellington)

Funk estate is the work of 3 young Wellington beer enthusiasts drawn together by our passion for a pint and a series of collaborative brews. Our aim is to please the crowds without being a typical crowd pleaser.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

GarageProject

Garage Project(Wellington)

The truly Kiwi lads taking the love of beer and garage’s to the extreme. Brewing more experimental and glorious beers than you can think of!

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

Ghost

Ghost Brewing Co.(Christchurch)

Why write something about these guys when they can show you?! Check them out here!

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

greenman

GREEN MAN BREWERY(Dunedin)

Green Man Brewery is an Award-winning brewery that batch-brews according to the Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1516, using only Water, Malt, Hops and Yeast. They are as natural as it gets, with no added sugars.

Visit our website here

HopFederation

Hop Federation(Riwaka)

A small craft brewery from Riwaka, Simon and Nicki Nicholas are making the journey down to share their special favourites brewed for their home. Who doesn’t want a taste of the Tasman down here in Dunedin?!

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

LeftCoast

Left Coast Brewing Co.(San Clemente, USA)

Specialists in American Ales, Left Coast Brewing will ensure you get the full hit of yankee flavour!
Left Coast will be attending the festival thanks to the legends at Beer Without Borders.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

Maverick

Maverick Craft Beer(Wanaka)

Unorthodox, unconventional, nonconformist, the Wanaka crew will be represented on the day by emerging craft beer artists Maverick. Try them while you can and demand they make their presence felt in Dunedin!

visit our twitter here

mcduffs

McDUFFS BREWERY(Dunedin)

Established in 1992 McDuffs handcrafted ales are naturally brewed all malt beers. There are no added sugars and no preservatives. Each beer has its own distinctive flavour and we are locally owned and operated in Dunedin.

Visit our website here

Pelican

Pelican Brewing Co.(Oregon, USA)

Brewing beer that is tailored to match with food, this American gem will be one sure to match some of our fine foods on the day!
Pelican will be attending the festival thanks to the legends at Beer Without Borders.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

Rogue

Rogue Ales(Oregon, USA)

Makers of world-class Ales, Porters, Lagers, Meads, Stouts and everything in between and on the fringes. This hugely popular brewery will be here on the day thanks to Beer Without Borders who guarantee this will be the freshest Rogue in the country!

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

SouthernTier

Southern Tier Brewing Co.(New York, USA)

Creativity and imagination are mixed together with nature and science to form an elixir of great magnitude. These guys produce fresh, clean American craft ales and lagers that stand strong!
Southern Tier will be attending the festival thanks to the legends at Beer Without Borders.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

Steam

Steam Brewing Co.(Auckland)

Steam is one of NZ’s largest craft breweries. Helping others produce their beers on a massive scale, Steam have also achieved over 200 medals and trophies internationally and we will have their latest brews on hand at the DCBFF Festival stall just for you!

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

TwistedHop

TWISTED HOP(Christchurch)

One of Christchurch’s finest breweries, Twisted Hop beer is brewed in the same way that beer in Britain has been made for centuries. Undergoing final fermentation in a barrel not a tank, and with no CO2 added, the beer is fresh and still alive when it reaches your glass.

visit our website here | visit our facebook here

velvetworm

Velvet Worm(Dunedin)

Velvet Worm Brewery produces fine craft ales for the fine people of the South. Based in Dunedin, we use traditional methods and 100% South Island sourced ingredients to put a craft spin on our favourite styles. Come and try our range of brews and maybe even get a sneak peak at some upcoming summer releases!

Visit our facebook here


Be a stallholder at the Festival!

If you make delicious drinks or scrumptious food and are interested in being a part of this year’s festival, we want to hear from you! Applications to be a stallholder at the 2014 Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival close on the 1st of August

Click here to download your application form and get underway!

Completed PDFs, and any enquiries you might have, are to be emailed to:  info@dunedinbeerfest.co.nz


HOMEBREW COMPETITION

After a great response last year, our Homebrew Competition is running again for 2014! If you want to get your brew tasted by the professionals, have the chance to win sweet prizes, and (drum roll please…) brew our Official Festival Brew of 2015, then your time is now! We’re just put the finishing touches on the entry form and will have it online super soon!

 Malt-house-logo

Last year’s overall winner Dale Booth has been in hot demand and will be brewing this year’s festival beer at Emerson’s Brewery under the guidance of Richard Emerson himself. Now it’s your chance to get in the lime light and compete for the best homebrewer at the festival!

Photos of the 2013 Festival

« 1 of 3 »