The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Get on the road to Beervana


For the first time ever, a convoy of brewers and beer fanatics will be stopping off in towns as they make their way down the North Island to Beervana, Wellington’s annual beer festival.

The beer crew, including brewers from Deep Creek Brewing, Good George and Funk Estate, among others, will be traveling the North Island and drumming up excitement in the run-up to New Zealand’s largest craft beer festival.

The Road to Beervana is a week-long celebration of all things beer, and this year for the first time, it’s going national and the RTB Road Trip is taking the concept across the North Island.

Kicking off in Auckland on 4 August at Vultures’ Lane Craft Beer Bar, the beer crew will be travelling south, stopping off in:

  • Hamilton on 5th August at Craft, 6:00 pm
  • Tauranga on 5th August at Rising Tide, 6:00 pm
  • Napier on 6th August at Westshore Beach Inn, 2:00 pm
  • Taupo on 6th August at Lakehouse, 2:00 pm
  • New Plymouth on 6th August at MS White, 2:00 pm
  • Palmerston North on 8th August at Brew Union, 6:00 pm

before descending on the craft beer capital in time for Beervana on August 11.

Each location will have beer-fuelled events, and the gang will be picking up avid beer fans and crafty brewers to join the voyage. With Mini Cooper providing transport it bears resemblance to Gerry and John’s expedition through Aotearoa made famous in Goodbye Pork Pie.

Beervana is taking place at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, August 11 – 12, 2017.

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