The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Beervana announces 2024 festival dates

Kiwi beer fans will get to enjoy the best of local and international brewing creativity in Wellington on 23 and 24 August as Beervana returns to Sky Stadium.

The first tickets are now on sale for the festival which will feature more than 50 breweries.

Up to 16,000 people from around the world are expected to attend across the four sessions to sample more than 300 different beers.

Beervana Manager Ryan McArthur says the event is famous for showcasing the ingenuity, skill and creativity in the local brewing scene, but it’s also unique among New Zealand beer festivals in hosting renowned breweries from around the world.

This year will feature the highest number of international breweries exhibiting since the COVID pandemic.

“We’re excited to bring back the Beervana International Invitational. We started this initiative in 2014 and have hosted breweries from the USA, Japan and the UK,” he says.

“It’s been on hiatus since 2019, but we’re bringing it back in 2024 to showcase the history, creativity, and breadth of beer in Germany with three fantastic breweries (Fraugruber Brewing, Schneeeule and Schneider Weisse).”

Ryan says some Aussie favourites will also be returning, including the Kiwi expats-done-good One Drop Brewing back from Sydney.

There are four breweries from the Sunshine Coast with Brouhaha, Moffatt Brewing and Blackflag returning from 2023 and they will be joined by festival newcomers Coolum Beer Co.

“All our Aussie breweries were so popular last year they completely sold out of beer, so festival-goers will be stoked to see them back,” says McArthur.

Many of New Zealand’s favourite local breweries are returning to Beervana for 2024, including Altitude Brewing, Duncan’s Brewing Co., and Liberty Brewing.

“The creativity of breweries has often extended past the beer and into the stands themselves. Over the years we’ve had secret dance halls, giant D&D installations, and alpine gondolas, to name a few,” says McArthur.

“That’s set to go to the next level this year with the breweries also vying for the honour of the Best Stand, with punters voting for their favourites.”

Liquorland Pre-sale tickets are available from 27 May to 2 June. General release tickets are on sale from 10am on June 12 and start from $55pp, with fan passes for multiple sessions ranging from $95-150pp.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit

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