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Forsyth Barr Stadium




Saturday 4 October 2014


12 noon – 7pm

Welcome to the second annual Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival! The day is our way of celebrating everything that is tasty about the best city in the south, and it’s the BEST place to try the finest local food and the most diverse range of craft beer, wines, and cider from Kiwi makers and afar. From your special free commemorative cup design right through to the mix of food and brews, we’ve put a lot of thought into how we can beat last year and bring you the Original Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival that will have you hooked!

Bring your family, find your old friends and come along to our legendary weatherproof Forsyth Barr Stadium to try something new! We guarantee that this year’s event will have a wider range of the best local food, and the absolute best mix of breweries from start-up to megastar, from Oamaru to Oregon, we’ll have the freshest and finest craft beer Dunedin will see in 2014.

We listened to your feedback from last year, and we’ve been working hard to make sure we have the best celebration of everything delicious in a space you can enjoy with your friends and family. Space is the key, and we’re taking over more of the Forsyth Barr Stadium’s sports pitch to make more room for you to spread out and enjoy even more great stalls.

Say goodbye to tokens filling up your pants and making queues horrendous. You’ll get an easy to use electronic wristband on the day that’ll make paying and topping up quicker and easier than last year! Plus if you’re a keen bean and want to just HOP to it on the day, you can buy a preloaded wristband which you’ll be given on entry so you can flag topping up and get right to the brews and food.

Whether you’re new to craft beer or you reckon you can tell when your Captain Cooker was brewed just by the taste of the Manuka…
Whether you like your cheese rolled rather than shaved onto handmade crab and saffron ravioli…
Whether you love great food, great beers or BOTH, we have you covered!

Dunedin, we’re bigger, we’re better, and we’re back for another epic Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival!

Keep an eye out for updates, competitions and new additions to the lineup for the ultimate celebration of great times in Dunedin.

Kids Zone

Thanks to your feedback from last year we’re creating a kids zone so parents can enjoy their great craft beer and food while they watch the kids have a great time on the day. The area will have face painting, balloon animal making, entertainers, games and inflatable fun! Remember, kids aged 14 and under get into the festival for free, so get the family ready for a great day out with something for young and old to enjoy!

We know the kids are troopers but even the hardiest of our entertaining fairies need to get their beauty sleep so the kid’s entertainment will wind down at 5pm.

Waste Minimisation Plan

Here at the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival we’ve been looking at ways to make the day not only bigger but also better by keeping it in line what we believe Dunedin people would like to see at our event.

A question that came up regularly was; how could we make this an eco-friendly event? After much research we applied for funding from The Public Place Recycling Scheme to promote the Love NZ brand and implement a waste minimisation strategy which we are proud to announce was approved with a big old TICK.

So how will this work? Upon entry all attendees will receive a reusable polycarbonate vessel to use at all drinks site and then take home as memorabilia.  No glass or cheap plastic cups will be used on the day. All food sites will strictly be using biodegradable packaging.  We will have recycling bins dotted throughout the site with simple, user friendly signage.  We’ll also have our team members stationed at each recycling centre to answer any waste questions that might arise.  After the event we’ll be ensuring all waste is distributed to the correct places.  Nice, simple and soon to be effective.


Want to be a part of Dunedin’s best Craft Beer and Food festival? Well we’d love to have you on board. We have a range of roles that require time commitments from a few hours, to a whole day, during and after the event.

If you want to get involved email rachel@ousa.org.nz with a quick bit of information about yourself and what you think you could do to help!


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.

> Festival glass & AWOP Wristband

Upon entry on the day you’ll be given your wristband and a complimentary souvenir cup, specially designed to get the most out of what you’re drinking. 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 fancy new wrist band (known as AWOP: Another Way Of Paying) will be picked up at the gates – be sure to come in the right line if you’ve prepaid for a loaded wristband as well so you can start the day ready to roll! All you need to do is turn up with your ticket and we’ll sort you out as you enter the festival.

> Refunds

We know you’ll be in need of a taxi home so if you want to get a refund you can do so on the day as you leave the event. Just pop along to a top up station and we can hand over any credit over $5 that’s left on your wristband straight to you in cash money!


The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival is happening at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

To get in to the festival, you need to head to Gate D (see a map here)

If you want to get a head start on the crowds by planning out which stalls you want to visit, download a copy of the Official Festival Map here!



This year we knew you wanted more and we’ve been talking our way around New Zealand to ensure we have the best range of breweries represented at the festival. We’ll have breweries that haven’t even opened their doors yet, right through the leading craft breweries who continue to innovate our taste buds thanks to the support of Kiwis like you.

We’ve got breweries trekking down from Wellington and Nelson in person to ensure you’re getting the best in brews and the chance to try beers that are not available down here. This is your chance to talk face to face with brewers from across the country, and we’re stoked the they’ll be here to give you that chance. If you want to try beers you don’t see this far south then our breweries will be here to ensure your wishes are fulfilled.

It’s not just New Zealand breweries we have on board this year. It’s our pleasure to have the best kind of foreign invasion, we’ve surrendered our taste buds to New Zealand’s leading American craft beer importer – Beer Without Borders – who will be bringing the freshest range of international breweries from around the globe.

You won’t get beers from the other side of the world this good anywhere else in Dunedin!


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.

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Altitude Brewing (Queenstown)

Altitude Brewing Studios (Queenstown, NZ) Altitude Brewing Studios of Queenstown keep it real when it come to producing specialty Kiwi craft beers. They produce honest, quality beers keeping it simple for the discerning beer drinker.

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Aroha Drinks (Canterbury)

Aroha is born from a love of the land. The fruits, flowers, berries and roots we use are of the finest. Try them and be rewarded with their interesting health benefits.

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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.

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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.

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Beer Baroness (Christchurch)

Ava Wilson is the Beer Baroness, setting forth on a journey of brewing bold craft beers for the discerning palate. As Manager at one of New Zealand’s best craft beer pubs, Pomeroy’s in Christchurch and brewing out of Four Avenues, Beer Baroness is looking to take years of passion and “sampling” knowledge to offer a range of brilliant brews and come crafty collaborations!  Head along to the Beer NZ stall to get a taste of the best!

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Beer NZ

New Zealand’s leading Craft Beer distributor is bringing you the 2014 Champion Brewery – Townshend, along with selected beers from Three Boys, Valkyrie, Beer Baroness and Four Avenues brewing.

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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.

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Birch St Brewery (Dunedin)

Plato Restaurants in-house brewery has been brewing especially for the festival, creating gorgeous beers to match the food on offer, all made with natural products! Do try a match with a Birch St brew and a Plato creation!

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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.

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Brew Dog (Scotland)

We love our Scottish connection and it doesn’t get any better than this award winning Scottish craft brewery who is taking over the world with their unique and in your face brews. Try the freshest beers to come direct from Scotland thanks to The Duke of Wellington!

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Brew Moon Brewing Company (Amberley, NZ)

Brew Moon is a must stop for anyone travelling north of Christchurch. Their batch brewed beers have the best quality local ingredients they can find, and with that they create gorgeous hoppy, spicy and delicious beers that must be tried! Attending thanks to Castle MacAdam.

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Catlins Brewery (Kaka Point)

Catlins Brewery are a brand new brewery based at Kaka Point in the Catlins. They use all NZ ingredients and have a fine Dark Stout, a gorgeous Apple Cider all ready for the festival!

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Coronado (San Diego, USA)

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

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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!

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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.

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Dunstan Road Wines (Alexandra)

We are a boutique 2 hectare vineyard and winery in Clyde.  We do every thing by hand, taking the greatest care of our vines and making minimal additions at the wine making stage. Our stall will reflect our philosophy of low-tech, hand-crafted and will offer our Pinot Noir, and a selection of whites.

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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.

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Epic Brewing Co. (Auckland)

Well known for being true hop heads, the impressive range of dark beers Epic have been producing has shown they have real skill in producing any beer they put their hops too. The DCBFF will be featuring the Epic Imperium Stout thanks to Dish magazine, and the very first keg for 2014 of the very rare Epicurean Coffee & Fig Stout on our festival stand.

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Fiasco (Christchurch)

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

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Four Avenues Brewing Co. (Christchurch)

Creating gorgeous beers is just another day out for Four Avenues Brewing Company, beers that make going to the pub even more fun. With a range of magnificent brews and with the skills to help other breweries win, Four Avenues is a drop to be sampled for sure. Head along to the Beer NZ stall to get a taste of the best!

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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.

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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!

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Ghost Brewing Co. (Christchurch)

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

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Golden Eagle (Christchurch)

Golden Eagle Brewery will be back for a second year at this great event. Last year we were the most attended stall and for good reason. We have a broad range of beer styles available on English hand pump, tap and from bottle. This year we have been busy working on new beers adding four more to our range. Head along to the Beer NZ stall to get a taste of the best!

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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.

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Herne Brewing Co. (Tapanui)

Herne Brewing Co is a contract brewer based in Tapanui, West Otago, brewing at Kereru in Upper Hutt. At the Festival with Herne Tāne, a Gold Medal winning Manuka Smoked Pale Ale, in honour of Tāne, the Māori god of the forest and birds. Match it with Who Ate All The Pies’ manuka smoked Venison pie made with Tāne.

Herne can be found on the day at the Crafty Beers stall.

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Hop Baron (Christchurch)

Christchurch is doing it right when it comes to Craft Beer, and Hop Baron is a prime example. An engineer, a builder, and a finance manager: the boys are all mates who have put their love of top notch craft beer together to make great beer with only the best ingredients.

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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?!

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Hop Invaders (Dunedin)

Dunedin’s newest brewery is set to launch their beers to the world for the very first time at the festival this year. Make sure you get along to support our newest local brewery!

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Jabberwocky Brewing Co. (Ernscleugh, NZ)

“Beware the Jabberwocky!” a story line that conjures up thoughts of a mystery creature never seen but always watching. Told in the Central Otago high country to keep young musters vigilant for it may be their precious supplies that go missing such as their lunch or worse, their beer!

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Kereru Brewing Co. (Upper Hutt)

Kereru, Upper Hutt’s newest brewery, are bringing 7 great beers, including the amazingly delicious For Great Justice, a wood-fired Toasted Coconut Porter. A must try is the South Island debut of a rather intriguing beer called Karengose, a seaweed ale which comes across a lot like a wheat! Kereru can be found on the Crafty BEERS stall.

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Kopparberg Premium Cider (Sweden)

Home to the world’s bestselling Pear cider, Kopparberg is one of the world’s leading fruit cider producers. If you want crisp and refreshing they’ll have you sorted thanks to the Duke of Wellington.

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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.

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Mac’s (Auckland)

Producing award winning solid drinking beers right through to special editions that make going to the pub even more fun. Try a special range of Mac’s on tap at this year’s festival!

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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!

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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.

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Moa Brewing Co. (Marlborough)

Proudly brewed using traditional, costly, inefficient and labour intensive techniques with a focus on local ingredients, including international renowned New Zealand hops, the multi-award winning range of super-premium handcrafted Moa beer is made the way beer used to be made before everyone started making it differently.

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Mt Difficulty Wines (Cromwell)

Established in 1992, Mt Difficulty Wines is home to some of Central Otago’s oldest and most revered vineyards. Situated along Felton Road in the famous sub-region of Bannockburn, Central Otago, this unique area of extremes is ideally suited to crafting wines that speak with a sense of place.

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The New Zealand Whisky Co.

Distilled in Dunedin.  Aged in Oamaru. Award winning whisky once distilled in Dunedin’s legendary Willowbank Distillery using some of the finest local barleys and some of the purest water on earth. Join us in reviving New Zealand’s distilling tradition!

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Panhead Custom Ales (Upper Hutt)

The team at Panhead in Upper Hutt are turning out beers with character bursting from the glass, streamlined vehicles for malt, yeast and serious hopping. The taste of full flavour is brought to you by the crew at Castle MacAdam.

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Parrot Dog (Wellington)

From homebrewing roots these three Matt’s have created one of Wellington’s best craft breweries. Serving fresh beer they themselves love to drink, these boys will ensure your taste of Wellington craft is high quality and highly enjoyable!

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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.

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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!

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Scotts Brewery (Oamaru)

Newly based in Oamaru’s historic precinct, Scotts specialise in producing inventive, independent craft beer including a range of Gluten Free brews. It’s all naturally made with local grain, South Island hops and southern alpine water!

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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.

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Speight’s Brewery (Dunedin)

There wouldn’t be craft brewing like there is in Dunedin without Speight’s. The local team will be bringing their award winning craft range, and all proceeds from their stall will be going towards the Speights Fund which provides funds to community groups protecting Otago’s natural environment.

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Sprig & Fern Brewery (Nelson)

The Sprig & Fern produces real craft beers and ciders at their brewery in Nelson. Their award-winning beers are 100% natural, brewed with no artificial additives and unpasteurised to retain maximum craft beer flavour. The incredibly fruity Berry Cider, and 3 beers (Tasman Reserve Lager, IPA and Pilsner) will be on tap at the Crafty BEERS stall.

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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!

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Stoke Brewery (Nelson)

The team at Stoke have been pulling in more awards than you can fizz and bottle at recently. They’ll be teaming up with Albar to ensure their delicious range of brews is matched with fine local food!

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Te Whare Ra Wines (Marlborough)

Te Whare Ra (TWR) is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick, owned by winemakers – Anna & Jason Flowerday. The 11 Ha vineyard is one of the oldest in Marlborough and is Certified Organic.

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Three Boys Brewery (Christchurch)

Three Boys Brewery personally tend to each small-scale brew, right from selecting the best malt and hops until it leaves the brewery. Their beers are a living product; not filtered and not pasteurised – just as nature intended. Their aim is simple: finest quality beer, finest possible taste, and they do it well! Head along to the Beer NZ stall to get a taste of the best!

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Townshend’s (Nelson)

The absolute top dog of brewing in New Zealand right now, Townshend took out Champion Brewery, Champion New Zealand Manufacturer and a whole host of awards for 13 of their beers at the Brewer’s Guild of New Zealand Awards in August. Head along to the Beer NZ stall to get a taste of the best!

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Trinity Hill (Hawkes Bay)

Trinity Hill offers three ranges of wines to suit a variety of palates, wallets and menus. All our wines are made to complement food as well as be enjoyed on their own, so just have a wander through our wines and find the ones that suit you.

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Tuatara Brewery (Paraparaumu)

The best thing to come from the Kapiti Coast since Christian Cullen, Tuatara Brewing are multi award winning brewers with an immense range of high quality craft beer fresh from Wellington! Keep an eye out for special Beervana beers brought to Dunedin exclusively for the festival.

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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.

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Valkyrie (Christchurch)

Beer for more than mere mortals… Brewed in Christchurch, New Zealand and first released in February 2011. Now Valkyrie Brewing Co has five beers in their range, being released over a period of time and developing in style, hops, flavour and bitterness with each beer. Head along to the Beer NZ stall to get a taste of the best!

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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!

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Wanaka Beerworks (Wanaka)

Wanaka Beerworks are back with Jabberwocky Brewery working to represent some of the finest brews from Central and Lakes. Keep an eye out for the Wanaka Brewski, a true favourite for anyone heading for a holiday on the lake!

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Wigram Brewing Co. (Christchurch)

Wigram Brewing company was established in 2003. Built on a passion for brewing and a love of beer, Wigram Brewing Company strives to produce individual beers for beer lovers. We’ve selected their award winning Czar Imperial Stout to feature on our Festival Bar tap, get it while you can!

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Zeffer Cider (Auckland)

The legends from Zeffer Cider return thanks to Tuatara Brewery. The lads have selected their most popular cider to bring down for the festival, so if you want a crisp and refreshing cider, head straight to the Tuatara stand and ask for Zeffer!

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We believe in the responsible use of alcohol, so make sure on the day you enjoy plenty of the free water about the place and get amongst the food. It’s about educating yourself and finding out what brews you love, so we recommend trying tasters to get the best experience!

> Official Festival Beer

Dale Booth, our winning homebrewer from 2013 made a Raspberry Wheat beer so popular other festivals are seeking out his guidance to recreate his brew as if to steal the thunder from Zeus himself. Others may try, but only one shall prove true to Dunedin by brewing our very own festival brew right here in Dunedin.

Thankfully the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival has teamed Dale up with Richard Emerson and the crew at Emerson’s Brewery. Very soon they will be working together to create a very special festival brew created by Dale and named for his daughter Evie, which won the overall prize at the very first festival. It’s a special time to enjoy a special beer and we’d like to thank Dale and Richard Emerson for making it happen!

Read more about Dale and his win in the Summer 2013-2014 edition of SOBA’s Pursuit of Hoppiness magazine online here

> Festival Stand

The festival stand is home to this year’s Official Festival Brew along with a number of hand picked beers and breweries selected by the staff of the festival. We’ll have tap takeovers throughout the day which will be changing every half an hour to an hour, as well as at least two taps dedicated to special Kiwi breweries.

Armed with up to six taps, we’ll have two dedicated to the festival brew which will be flowing until it runs out!


Ever been to the butcher and tried to get their secret tips about how they cook their favourite cuts? Maybe you’ve asked your fish monger just how they love their crayfish? Well we’ve been there and we’re taking it one step further; you won’t need to ask them, you can watch them cook your meal for you!

We’ll have the very best local restaurants creating specialty dishes for the festival as well as a range of food providers from butchers to bakers, to fishermen and sausage makers, all creating for you the foods they love and live for. The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival is all about giving you a chance to try new food, cooked by the people who know the products and more often than not actually make it themselves.


Thanks to the coolest little whiskey bar in Dunedin, Albar’s mobile bar will be back with three hand pumps, four taps and their epic BBQ steak sliders!

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Beam Me Up Bagels

Our Beam Me Up Bagels stall will be offering hand-rolled authentic toasted bagels topped with a selection of delicious toppings. We use as many local ingredients as we can and promote other local product and producers by doing so. We plan to create several beer infused bagels or “beergels” which we will add to our menu specifically for the event. Our bagels will be snack sized in order to leave room for more beer and bagel sampling.

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Cadbury World Café Van

Coffee van with Cadbury World ignite coffee, hot chocolates,  and other hot beverages as well as Cadbury chocolate.

Cheese Roll Lady

Otago’s best cheese rolls are the perfect blend of local cheese and gorgeous garlic butter. It doesn’t get more Kiwi!

Churros Olé!

A festival favourite, make sure you grab your chance to try these delicious sweet treats with a range of homemade sauces to make them even more special. Warning: you will need more than one serving!

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Del Sol

Specialising in everything Mexican, Del Sol will be bringing a taste of Mexico to the festival along with speciality beers to match with their flavour packed feeds.

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Dunedin Poultry

Try the range of fresh chicken goodies from Dunedin Poultry. From skewers to tasty wee hot chicken ‘lollipops’, these guys have the perfect chicken snack to match your favourite brew!

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Edmonds Fresh Fush

Our coasts bring us some of the best fresh seafood in the country. Edmonds had the crowd going crazy for their crayfish last year so it’s back again with a range of other seafood treats!

Fritz’s Weiners

Here’s your chance to try award winning German Bratwurst in fresh buns! It ain’t a beer festival without epic Bratwurst!

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Harbour Fish

Harbour Fish are your well-known local seafood experts, proud to bring you some lovely fresh seafood today, including crayfish, whitebait patties, blue cod sliders and prawn kebabs. We look forward to seeing you, pop around and see us for a yarn! If you enjoy our food our store in Dunedin is open 7 days a week!

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Jump’n Java

Jump’n Java are specialists in mobile coffee, supplying superb tasting coffee fast and when you need it.  They make coffee the way you like to drink it, from the shortest of short blacks to the largest of mocha, how you like it is how they’ll make it for you.


Mamma Mia Pizza

You can’t beat real wood fired pizza, and it gets even better when it’s made by a professional with local ingredients. Mamma Mia are back with their gorgeous slices of heavenly pizza fresh from the oven!

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Manuka Smoked Egg Bacon Butties

Taking bacon butties to the next level with New Zealand’s own manuka smoked eggs packing a flavour punch into this Kiwi favourite!

Meat Mail

Armed with a top chef, Meat Mail are ready to show off their range of carnivorous creations from a pig on a spit through to steak sammies!

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Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar

Handpicked by Tuatara; Ombrellos will be teaming up their speciality food creations to match with with the Kapiti Coast brewery showcasing flavour at its best.

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Origin Meats Otago

With their truly Taieri raised beef, Origin Meats are local Farmer’s Market legends who are always creating new fresh products from right on Dunedin’s doorstep. If you want high quality local beef cooked the way the farmer loves it then here’s your chance.

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Otago Polytechnic Food Design Institute

Look out for the return of the “wookie burger” the burger that sold out in two hours at last year’s festival! Plus, they’re introducing The Food Joynt serious soul food, BBQ pulled pork tacos with big boy hot sauce. Can you handle the heat?

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The Pierogi Joint

We make hand crafted pierogi from scratch with love. Rolling up our sleeves and dusting the kitchen table with flour, then kneading unleavened dough into a soft ball, and resting it until ready. Using the freshest and when possible local ingredients, we create savoury and sweet European Dumplings with a modern twist on the old.

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A fan favourite from 2013, Plato, Dunedin’s premier seafood specialist is back alongside their inhouse brewery Birch St, with their famous Paua burgers, and delectable Clam Chowder!

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Scenic Hotel (Southern Cross)

The Scenic Hotel will be on board this year supplying the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival with Dunedin’s best fresh Spanish Paella. Paella is a dish comprising of rice, meat, and seafood along with various vegetables and spices, all cooked in one pan.

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Silkie’s Brownie Fundraiser

Silkie Allot, our 15 year old legend is creating mouth-wateringly delicious brownies to fundraise to help upgrade an orphanage in Vietnam. Trekking with her 65litre pack in the heat and humidity on her World Challenge Aid Trip will be tough. Please help Silkie get there – after all truly exquisite brownies can be enjoyed any time, anywhere!


Spitroast.com is the original New Zealand spit roast catering company. Head to their stall to enjoy the best in spit roast cuisine. They will be serving options ranging from Chicken, Pork or Beef Sliders with Gravy, Pulled Pork, Chicken or Beef Burritos, Full Spit roast meals including veggies. If all this leaves you thirsty they will also be serving a range of virgin milkshakes!

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Whitestone Cheese

Bringing their specialty cheese caravan laden with their award winning artisan cheeses, Whitestone will also be launching their Beer Cheese on the day!

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Who Ate All The Pies

We reckon these are New Zealand’s best pies, and when the craft pie makers go the extra mile to create beer infused pies it takes Kiwi to the next level!

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Wurst on the run

Designed by their professional chef, you’ll be enticed by big tasty bratwurst sausages on a freshly baked baguette with your range of toppings. They’ll have too many options to list, so come along and get your pick of the day!

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Featuring Che-Fu and the Kratez (Akl) + Ragged + Matt Langley + Ciaran McMeeken
+ Bulletproof Convertible + Jake Barton & Bongo John

> Che Fu & the Kratez <

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With the most top ten songs of any individual in New Zealand musical history, Che-Fu is one of the country’s most successful and beloved recording artists.

Originally coming to attention as a founding member of the iconic Kiwi band Supergroove, Che went on to forge a solo career unrivaled in its success and the trail that it blazed not only for hip hop, but Kiwi music.

Che writes and produces all his own music and will be bringing his band The Kratez to make sure the tone is perfect to match with the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival.

> Ragged <

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Bringing the sun back to Dunedin, this little city’s newest up and coming crowd favourite, Ragged, specialise in feel good tracks that ensure you will start feeling summer before the first rays of light hit St Clair.

With hints of blues, touches of funk, reggae and rock these boys have a delicious sound to go with your favourite beer in the summer sun.

Winners of the 2014 OUSA Battle of the Bands!

matt-langley> Matt Langley <

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Matt Langley is a critically acclaimed, award winning New Zealand singer songwriter and troubadour based in Broad Bay, Dunedin.

His debut album ‘Featherbones’ won numerous critical accolades and was described as ‘as fine a debut singer-songwriter debut album as you could expect’ and ‘a genuine minimal masterpiece’.

His new album ‘Virginia Avenue’ was produced by Brett Stanton (Phoenix Foundation) and Riki Gooch (Trinity Roots, Eru Dangerspiel) and has contributions from some of new Zealand’s finest musicians including Gooch (drums), Tom Callwood (Phoenix Foundation) on bass and Tom Watson (Cassette, Fly my Pretties) on guitar.

‘There are few better lyricists in the country right now.’ Stuff.co.nz

‘An early contender for home-grown roots album of the year.’ Stack Magazine

‘Far from a one-hit wonder, ‘Virginia Avenue is a multi-layered emotional roller-coaster. Langley’s latest jaunt takes you from foot stomper to tearjerker, nostalgia to melancholy’. music.net.nz review

‘Sad Sound Good’ from ‘Virginia Avenue’ has been nominated for the coveted Silver Scroll Award for 2013, making the top twenty list for the best song of the year.


> Ciaran McMeeken <

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Ciaran McMeeken is a Dunedin, NZ based musician & songwriter currently working on his debut EP. How does one man create such emotion with just a guitar and a loop machine? Ciaran plays and writes beautiful music that touches each of us creating a perfectly relaxed atmosphere as he takes us on his soulful journey.


> Bulletproof Convertible <

Bulletproof Convertible are a recently formed Dunedin based combo of three seasoned musicians; Silas Waring (ex Silas and the Lambs U.K.), Paul Southworth (ex. King Leo and the Growling Dogs, George Street Patsys ), and Alex Ramsay (Ex. Merkin).

Armed with one guitar, a drum kit and a big double bass; Bulletproof Convertible have a classic old school sound. Playing a mixture of originals influenced by blues, country, rockabilly and eastern European folk with a sprinkling of covers such as Wanda Jackson’s ‘Funnel of Love’, and various Johnny cash songs.

> Jake Barton & Bongo John <

Jake Barton & Bongo John are two mates who share a love of music, whether it’s writing or performing. The duo bring a mellow yet soulful sound, combining vocals, percussion and acoustic guitar.


Thanks to all of our entrants, we’re stoked to have your brews on board this year and we look forward to giving you some good feedback from the judges.

Each year’s overall winner will win the ultimate prize of all, the chance to brew the Official Festival Brew of the next year’s festival, so stayed tuned to The Sound Stage at 1.45pm on the day to find out if it’s your brews chance in 2015!



A massive cheers to the following businesses and organisations who helped make this a reality:

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