The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

The First ‘Brew Of Islands’ craft beer festival to take place this July

The first ‘Brew of Islands’ Craft Beer Festival is set to take place in Kerikeri on the 21st and 22nd of July, 2023.

The brainchild of Tyler Bamber – the publican of The Pioneer Tavern in Waipapa, and Gerry Paul – Festival Director of the country’s largest street festival CubaDupa and Entertainment Manager for Beervana, Brew of Islands was dreamed up one day while joining in the age-old camaraderie of a beer after work.

The festival will feature powerhouse brewers including Parrotdog, Garage Project, Urbanaut and Cassels, plus local favourites Kainui Brew Co., Phat House, Bay of Islands Brewing, McLeods and 8 Wired.

There will also be hand-crafted cocktails from Ben Thrippleton of Kindred Spirits and street food menu by some of the best local suppliers.

“Brew of Islands is a chance to celebrate something everyone loves – beer – and use it to help showcase some of Northland’s other great qualities,” says Bamber.

“We love it up here and we hope our guests from around the country will get a sneak peak of all there is to enjoy!”

Tickets will be available from Friday April 28th via iTicket.

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