Due to the recent Covid lockdown across New Zealand, and the impact this has had across all stakeholders, OUSA has taken the tough decision to shift the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival to the 3 and 4th December 2021.
“The shift should hopefully see the wider craft beer industry in a better recovery position, post Lockdown” says Jason Schroeder, Festival Director.
“Great move shifting the dates further out for Dunedin Beer Festival. Although we know it’s a logistical nightmare for a lot of people, and for the public who already have tickets, from a small Brewery perspective who have not been brewing for the past 5 weeks this is a saviour. It means we have some time to prepare and brew something special, so we can bring the festival magic that people want.” Andi Hickey, Beer Baroness
“Planning an event like the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival is no easy feat! We know the decision to move the date was not taken lightly, but as a company we’re thankful for the delay to give us Aucklanders a chance to get back on our feet and really bring our A-game to Dunners for yet another awesome year at this great festival”, adds Hannah Miller Childs, Behemoth Brewing
Tickets for the current dates will be automatically transferred to the new dates. Friday to Friday, Saturday to Saturday respectively. Refunds are available via Ticket Master for those who are no longer able to attend due to the date shift. Refunds close 5pm 31st October.
Any refunded tickets that are able to be reallocated will be distributed via the Ticketing Waitlist on TicketMaster. For those who missed out initially, join the waitlist for potential tickets here.
For those travelling from out of town, Air New Zealand will also credit flights for transfer to the new dates (T&C’s apply).
Small changes to the vendor list, and entertainment line-up will be released in due course. Additional FAQs with regards to the postponement can be found https://dunedinbeerfest.co.nz/faqs/