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14-15 August

Wellington, Westpac Stadium

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If you’ve never been to Beervana then let us help you on your path to enlightenment.

If you have been, then make the pilgrimage back to Beervana 2015.

Beervana is a two day celebration of beer like no other.

This August beer lovers from all over descend on Westpac Stadium to sample the latest offerings from breweries here in New Zealand, Australia and a few handpicked from around the world. Be enlightened with informative seminars on how to appreciate craft beer even more than you already do. Budding beer geeks get your notebooks ready to fill it flavour notes and discuss mouth feel with friends or possibly with the very person that brewed it.

For keen homebrewers there are masterclasses, equipment and even friendly advice. Pick up tips on fine-tuning your techniques and creating a better brew.

And all brews must meet their match, so we’ve brought back culinary powerhouse Martin Bosley as this year’s Culinary Director. He’s hand-picked cuisine from some of Wellington’s top restaurants offering a delicious array of beer soaking delights.

Beer is no longer just a back yard BBQ brew, we’re now brewing from Whangarei to Invercargill, with lemongrass, lychees and brettanomyces. Beervana is a beer lover’s best chance to get amongst the biggest, broadest range of craft beers you’ll find under one roof.

Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Friday 14 & Saturday 15 August 2015. Tickets on sale 12 noon, 15 June (Visa Entertainment Pre-sale) and 17 June (General Release).

Find yourself at Beervana.

Home Brew Comp

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We are delighted to welcome the Black Rock Homebrew Competition back to Beervana this year!

Are you a budding home brewer? Then enter the 2015 Beervana Homebrew competition with a chance to win:

The overall winner will take home
$400 cash
The opportunity to work with Black Rock brewers to create a limited edition ‘Black Rock Beervana 2015’ brew kit from the winning recipe.
A double pass to Beervana 2016
A 6- pack cases of Black Rock malt extract of their choice.
1 year subscription to Beer and Brewer

2nd Prize 
$200 Cash
A double pass to Beervana 2016
A 6- pack cases of Black Rock malt extract of their choice.
1 year subscription to Beer and Brewer

3rd Prize
$100 cash
A double pass to Beervana 2016
A 6- pack cases of Black Rock malt extract of their choice.
1 year subscription to Beer and Brewer

Beers can be entered in one of ten categories—Wheat, Dark Wheat, Lager, Ale, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Dark Ale, IPA, Dark, or Other.
Beers will be judged on Aroma, Appearance, Flavour, Mouthfeel, and Overall Impression.

Ten finalists will be selected from within the ten categories. One overall winner and two runners up will be awarded. All finalists will receive a copy of their judging form on their brew.

Judging will be led by Kirsten Taylor from Black Rock and a panel of craft brewing experts.

Keen to judge? Get in touch with competition organiser Jess Ducey at homebrew@beervana.co.nz.

Entry process

Step 1.
Check you are eligible to enter. Eligibility criteria:

  1. The beer was brewed by the entering brewer(s).
  2. The brewer is not selling beer they have brewed commercially.
  3. The particular kit used to brew the beer is not used for commercial brewing.

Step 2.
Register your entry on the Beervana website by 8 August 2015 at www.beervana.co.nz/hbcomp

Beers can be entered in one of the ten categories: Wheat, Dark Wheat, Lager, Ale, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Dark Ale, IPA, Dark, or Other. Each participant may enter multiple beers in one or more categories.

You will receive confirmation of your entry, and a printable copy of your entry form to accompany your beers when you submit them, by return email.

Please note: on the entry form, a description of the beer should only state briefly what the brewer was hoping to achieve. Ingredients used are not required unless they are integral to the beer. e.g. This beer is intended to be a rich stout, with deep roast notes, a full mouthfeel, and a lingering, bitter finish.

Step 3.
Send 3x 330ml (or greater) bottles of each beer you are entering to us so it arrives by 5pm on Saturday 8 August. Entries received after this date will not be eligible for judging.

Send or deliver your entry to:

Beervana Home Brew Competition
C/o Mud Cycles
421 Karori Rd, Karori 6012
Wellington
Attn Dave Waugh 027 2788633

Beer must be packaged in a labelled container with your Entry ID # and have a copy of the entry form attached to each bottle with a rubber-band.
Please package your brew carefully or the folk at the post shop will get very cross with us!

Step 4.
Pay your entry fee by 8 August 2015 (please refer instructions below in rules)

Please note: If any of the above steps are not met, your entry will be deemed invalid.

Judging

Judging will take place on Saturday 15 August at Beervana. It will start during Session 3 and run into Session 4 if the competition is heavily subscribed.
Black Rock Master Brewer Kirsten Taylor will be the head judge. Other judges will be confirmed and announced before the competition.
Judging will take place on the main concourse of Beervana to enable entrants and the public to observe.

Finalists and winners

Ten finalists will be selected from within the ten categories. One overall winner and two runners up will be awarded. All finalists will receive a copy of their judging form on their brew.

Competition Rules

  1. All entries must be personally home brewed by the entrant. If multiple brewers created the entry, then all brewers must be listed on the entry form.
  2. Commercially brewed beer is not eligible for entry.
  3. The entry fee is $10.00 for each entry.
  4. Three bottles of each entry are required. The minimum size of each bottle is to be 330mL. Three bottles are required for judging, backup in case of accident or contamination, and in the event a second round of judging is required, so you must send three bottles.
    Liability for loss or damage is the sole responsibility of the entrant.
  5. Entries must be made via the Black Rock Home Brew Competition page on the Beervana website www.beervana.co.nz/hbcomp.
  6. Please ensure your description of what the beer tastes like on the entry form is short, concise, and an accurate description of what the beer tastes like.
  7. All entries must be registered online by 8 August 2015 at 5pm and received by 5pm 8 August 2015.
  8. Each bottle entered must have an attached label identifying the beer as specified on the entry form.
  9. The bottle labels must contain ONLY the Entry ID # sent to you by Beervana.
  10. Bottles received without proper labels may be disqualified.
  11. Labels must be suitably affixed to the bottle so they are not dislodged during unpacking. Bottles without suitably affixed labels may be disqualified at the organiser’s discretion.
  12. Payments must be made by internet banking.
  13. Payment by internet banking must be made in the following manner:
    Account name: J A Ducey
    Account number: 06-0513-0343770-00
    Particulars: your name as it appears on your entry form
    Code: ‘Black Rock HB’
    Reference: Entry ID #
  14. Entrants may enter multiple beers into the same category. If you enter multiple beers, you may make one payment for all entries ($10 each). Please use the first entry’s ID # and email homebrew@beervana.co.nz with a list of all of your entry ID #s.
  15. The same beer cannot be entered more than once.
  16. Failure to observe the competition guidelines may result in disqualification of the entry.
  17. The entry fee is not refundable for disqualified entries.
  18. The entrant must enter their beer into the category where they feel it will perform best. Judges or organisers will not classify or reclassify your beer.
  19. All entries will become the property of Black Rock Home Brew Competition.
  20. No entries will be returned whether received late or otherwise.
  21. By entering the Black Rock Home Brew Competition you allow Black Rock Home Brew Competition and Beervana to use all entry and result details for promotional and marketing purposes including the right to use names & images of the winners in publicity material for one year from the date of the official judging at Beervana.
  22. By entering the Black Rock Home Brew Competition you allow Black Rock and Beervana to contact you regarding homebrew and beer related events in the future. You may unsubscribe at any time.
  23. Judges, Organisers, Stewards, and any affiliated parties are able to enter beers into competition.
  24. Judges and Organisers are not eligible to win prizes.
  25. Stewards are eligible to win prizes.
  26. Beervana reserves the right to refuse entry to beers named with a competitor brand to Black Rock or anything deemed unsuitable or inappropriate at our discretion.

The overall winner and the runners-up will be announced on Facebook, Twitter, and at the event on Saturday 15 August.

Event Guide

GENERAL INFORMATION

Beervana is well established as a Kiwi beer lover’s best chance to get amongst the biggest, broadest range of craft beers you’ll find under one roof. Two days showcasing over 200 brews from New Zealand and overseas, right alongside cuisine from some of Wellington’s top restaurants and informative seminars on how to appreciate craft beer even more than you already do.

In order to get a drink at the festival you will need your official Beervana glass and Beervana festival currency. Regardless of how it is packaged behind the bar, all beer will be served in your glass in a 75ml taster or 250ml serve. Please note: no cash is accepted over the bars or at the food vendors. Festival currency can be bought by cash, credit and debit card at the available counters. There will be ATM machines on site, however, we do recommend you bring cash with you to avoid any queues.

A selection of non alcoholic drinks will be made available at Beervana, including bottled water and coffee. Water warriors will also be located throughout the venue.

To make your visit to Beervana as pleasant and straight forward as possible, you will find Beervana Volunteers available throughout the venue to answer your questions. If you need help or assistance, please ask any of the Beervana Volunteers who will be wearing yellow coloured t-shirts.

You can be a part of this extraordinary event by being a festival volunteer. In addition to a great time, you’ll receive a Beervana t-shirt, festival currency, entry to another session, and a festival glass. Please refer to the volunteer tab for further detail if you are interested.

First aid, paramedics, toilets, bar leaners and seating are all available.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND ATTENDANCE

Beervana is a licenced liquor event operating under strict regulations. We reserve the right to refuse entry if suitable photo ID cannot be presented on request. If you are asked to verify your age with photo ID you will be given a wristband to wear for the session, meaning your ID will not need to be checked again.

We reserve the right to remove any individuals from Beervana 2015 whose behaviour prevents other visitors from having a good time. Unacceptable behaviour includes, but isn’t limited to, intoxication, fighting and rudeness.

Beer or cider cannot be consumed outside the main front gates.

Festival currency sales stop 15 minutes before the taps are closed.  Taps close promptly 1 hour prior to the end of each session (3.00pm and 10.00pm respectively). A ‘Last Orders’ announcement will be made letting you know festival currency sales have finished.

Once you leave the venue you cannot be readmitted. If you choose to leave the venue through the main gates during a session, please understand that you will not be permitted re-entry unless you purchase a new ticket.

Promotional photos and video will be taken at Beervana 2015 and by purchasing a ticket and entering the venue you give permission for your likeness to be used by Beervana. If you do not want your image used by Beervana in any future promotional activity please locate a Beervana volunteer at the event and let them know.

HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE EVENT

Westpac Stadium is strictly a non-smoking venue. Smokers are required to stand outside the building. Please note that you are not allowed to drink past the turnstiles, outside the Stadium.

During an event Westpac Stadium provides the personnel to manage an emergency evacuation. In the event of an emergency, evacuation instructions will be given by wardens and also over the PA system. Wardens can be identified by their high-visibility vests with the words ‘Team Leader’ on them. Visitors to Beervana must comply with the instructions issued by the Wardens and over the PA system.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR LIQUOR LICENCE

  • You will be refused entry if you are intoxicated
  • You will be refused entry if you attempt to bring alcohol into the venue
  • Alcohol will not be served to anyone who is intoxicated
  • Alcohol will not be served to minors
  • Maximum of two alcoholic beverages purchased per service
  • Bars close at 3pm (afternoon sessions) and 10pm (evening sessions)
  • Attendees must finish their alcoholic beverages by 3.30pm (afternoon sessions) and 10.30pm (evening sessions)
  • Attendees must vacate the venue by 4pm (afternoon sessions) and 11pm (evening sessions)
  • Sample pours (75mls) only available for any alcoholic beverage which is 10% ABV and over
  • Standard pours (250mls) only available for any alcoholic beverage less than 10% ABV
  • Free water is available via jugs on all bars and via the Water Warriors team
  • Low and non-alcoholic beverages are available on all Beervana bars
  • Taxis are available from the concourse at the end of each session, or ask one of the event staff to call one for you
  • A Safe Zone is available for you to rest/lie down at the Wellington Free Ambulance office, located opposite aisle 19
  • Anyone requiring assistance in the Safe Zone will not be permitted re-entry into Beervana
  • Anyone deemed intoxicated will be asked to leave Beervana at any time during the event
  • There is zero tolerance for unruly or aggressive behaviour
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the venue, please use the designated smoking location only
  • All conditions of entry will be strictly enforced
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Beer

Here are some breweries, brewers and beer you'll see at Beervana. Keep checking back here and see the list grow!

Breweries

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Food

With any good night out, the food is just as important as the beer. 

Beervana’s Culinary Director Martin Bosley has again gathered some of Wellington’s top eateries.

"I’ve brought together some of Wellington’s best restaurants, ensuring that each provides a sensational variety of food, all different, yet all complementing or contrasting the craft beers available," says Martin Bosley.

"As the quality of craft beers has improved, so has our understanding of just how important it is to match the food to them. Frankly, this year’s line-up shows just how much craft beer has been embraced by the capital’s restaurants."

Check back in a few weeks for a full line up of Wellington's finest and their delicious beer soaking offerings. 

Restaurants

Restaurants for 2015's Beervana will be added here soon.

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GENERAL ADMISSION

Presale on sale now, general release 12noon on 17 June

Tickets are $45 each.

Beervana works in 5 hour sessions which all have slight variations in content.

Detailed session guide coming soon.

Session 1: Friday 14 August, 11am – 4pm (all bars close at 3pm)

Session 2: Friday 14 August, 6pm – 11pm (all bars close at 10pm)

Session 3: Saturday 15 August, 11am – 4pm (all bars close at 3pm)

Session 4: Saturday 15 August, 6pm – 11pm (all bars close at 10pm)

WITH A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • Your official, exclusive Beervana polycarbonate glass
  • The Beervana programme
  • Festival Currency wristband

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ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE

Price: $150 each (Please Note: This must be purchased in addition to the Beervana General Admission ticket)

Limited to just 100 tickets per session. That’s 100 individual folks who get to enjoy Beervana with their own dedicated host in their own private area. There’s no better way to savour the newly released “Spring” beers and enchanting cuisine from one of Wellington’s top chefs, our Culinary Director, Martin Bosley. This is a perfect corporate hosting opportunity.

With an Ultimate Experience Ticket you will receive:

  • An official, exclusive Beervana polycarbonate glass & programme
  • $50 Festival Currency preloaded on a wristband
  • A VIP lanyard and information sheet
  • Early entry to a private VIP area which you can return to at any time during the session
  • A hosted experience with our Culinary Director Martin Bosley and various brewers sampling the new “Spring Release” beers matched with delicious food
  • You must purchase a General Admission ticket, to gain entry to the venue.

Running Times:

Session 1:
Fri 14 Aug 2015 10.30am-4pm (bars close at 3pm)

Session 2:
Fri 14 Aug 2015 5.30pm-11pm (bars close at 10pm)

Session 3:
Sat 15 Aug 2015 10.30am-4pm (bars close at 3pm)

Session 4:
Sat 15 Aug 2015 5.30pm-11pm (bars close at 10pm)

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HOME BREWING MASTERCLASS

Price: $50 each (Please Note: This must be purchased in addition to the Beervana General Admission ticket)

The Home Brewing Masterclass is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s most innovative and exciting brewers.  See first-hand, their key techniques for brewing craft beer to the highest level, walk the main concourse talking beer in depth, discover their favorite brews and check in on the Live Brewing station. Be quick – tickets to the Masterclasses always sell out!

With a Home Brewing Masterclass Ticket you will receive:

  • An official, exclusive Beervana polycarbonate glass & programme
  • Festival Currency wristband
  • A VIP lanyard and information sheet
  • Each two-hour session will be hosted by some of New Zealand’s best known brewers.
  • You must purchase a General Admission ticket, to gain entry to the venue.

Running Times:

Session 1:
Fri 14 Aug 2015 - Seminar 10.30am-12.30pm

Session 2:
Sat 15 Aug 2015 - Seminar 10.30am–12.30pm

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BEER & CHEESE SEMINAR

Price: $30 per person (Please Note: This must be purchased in addition to the Beervana General Admission ticket)

Beer & cheese. Two of the world’s great fermented foods, they belong together. From the humble ploughman’s lunch to barley wine and blue vein desserts, you will be presented with matches that explore the different ways beer and cheese can work together.

Tickets are limited so get in quick – these tastings sell out fast!

With a Beer & Cheese Seminar Ticket you will receive:

  • An exclusive, official Beervana polycarbonate glass & programme
  • Festival Currency wristband
  • Entry to the one hour Beer & Cheese Seminar
  • Beer and cheese taste matching experience
  • You must purchase a General Admission ticket, to gain entry to the venue.

Running Times:

Session 1:
Fri 14 Aug 2015 - Seminar 12.30pm-1.30pm

Session 2:
Sat 15 Aug 2015 - Seminar 12.30pm-1.30pm

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VOLUNTEER REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR BEERVANA 2015!

Our Beervana volunteers are a force to be reckoned with. Over two days they do more than 250 jobs across the sessions to make sure the event runs smoothly. Put simply, Beervana would not be possible without its impressive volunteer force.

We’re looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to join our 2015 Beervana team. If you’re a budding beer nerd, mega beer geek or just keen to be part of New Zealand’s biggest beer festival, register your interest ASAP, as spaces are limited.

Beervana is a fun and lively event. It's a chance to meet other awesome people and taste tipple from all over New Zealand, Australia and the world.

Volunteer roles range from pouring beer and greeting festival goers to assisting with the seminars and helping breweries, there is always plenty to do.

IN RETURN FOR WORKING ONE SESSION, ALL VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE:

  • Free entry to another Beervana session of your choice (General Admission ticket worth $45)
  • $16 festival currency given at the session you volunteer for to your volunteer session to purchase food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • A Beervana volunteer t-shirt

You will be asked whether you have any preferred roles when you are registering so do have a look through the volunteer roles summary list before you complete the form. A full outline of all roles will be sent once they are allocated closer to the event. Please note that while we do our utmost to allocate you a role you prefer we can’t guarantee this.

Session

Date

Time

Set Up 1 Thursday 13 August SESSION FULL - email cath@limeandsoda.co.nz if you would like to be added to the waiting list
Set Up 2 Thursday 13 August SESSION FULL - email cath@limeandsoda.co.nz if you would like to be added to the waiting list
Session 1 Friday 14 August SESSION FULL - email cath@limeandsoda.co.nz if you would like to be added to the waiting list
Session 2 Friday 14 August SESSION FULL - email cath@limeandsoda.co.nz if you would like to be added to the waiting list
Session 3 Saturday 15 August SESSION FULL - email cath@limeandsoda.co.nz if you would like to be added to the waiting list
Session 4 Saturday 15 August 5.00pm– 11.30pm
Pack Down Sunday 16 August SESSION FULL - email cath@limeandsoda.co.nz if you would like to be added to the waiting list

NOTE:

  1. If you volunteer for 1 x session then you will receive 1 x Beervana General Admission ticket for free
  2. If you volunteer for 2 x sessions you will receive 2 x Beervana General Admission tickets for free (these tickets can be for the same session if you wish, so you can bring a friend!)
  3. If you want to volunteer for more than 2 session then please email cath@limeandsoda.co.nz
  4. There is strictly no drinking alcoholic beverages during the session you are working at, even on breaks. Your free attendee session however….. go forth and enjoy!

IMPORTANT: Before you complete the volunteer registration form please click on the links and read the privacy statement and the liability waiver. You will be asked to confirm you have read these documents during the registration process.

SO… if you love great beer and want to help us put on the best celebration of brewing in the country, then register to volunteer here!

If you have any queries about the registration process or your volunteer experience please contact Cath Lyders our Volunteer Manager at cath@limeandsoda.co.nz.

If you hold a Duty Manager Licence and would like to work at Beervana in a paid position, please contact Debra Dufty at debra@limeandsoda.co.nz

 

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Beervana would not be possible without the support of our Event Partners.

Event Partners for 2015's Beervana will be added here soon.

LIQUORLAND

LIQUORLAND

100% Kiwi owned and operated, Liquorland launched in 1981 with 18 stores and has grown to over 85 nationwide. As a franchise-operated business, Liquorland owners share their own specific local knowledge with a focus on customer service, and an emphasis on being involved in the local community.

Liquorland offers regular fantastic promotions, a friendly, welcoming environment, and a passionate, knowledgeable team on hand to help with buying decisions for all its customers. Liquorland prides itself for offering customers all the help and advice they need.

Another big plus for customers is the opportunity to earn Fly Buys points. And with Liquorland being a participant in the Fly Buys rewards programme, customers can also enjoy redeeming points for liquor rewards, always a popular choice.

www.liquorland.co.nz

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MEDIA

If you have any queries about the event or would like to request images please contact Beth Brash at beth.brash@wcet.org.nz

 

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Contact us

If you want to get in touch please email Beth at beth.brash@wcet.org.nz or call her on +64226578897

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