BIG THINGS ARE BREWING

IN THE MIGHTY WAIKATO

Join us as more than 40 craft brewers and 35+ street food vendors take over Hamilton in New Zealand’s hoppiest celebration of the craft beer industry.

With more than 300 beers on tap, dozens of interactive workshops and beer tasting seminars and the infamous live music stage, the Great Kiwi Beer Festival’s annual instalment has been bringing your mid-Summer brewing dreams to life every year since 2011.

Join us in 2021 and sign up to our mailing list for regular updates and ticketing announcements!

LIVE MUSIC LINEUP

AT THE GREAT KIWI BEER FESTIVAL

Take a look at this years live music lineup that will be bringing you sounds all through the day.
We’ve got the beats to go with your brews at The Great Kiwi Beer Festival.

GKBF CRAFT BEER ACADEMY

AT THE GREAT KIWI BEER FESTIVAL

Bringing you the Great Kiwi Beer Festival Craft Beer Academy. A festival favourite from Christchurch, make sure you head along to be suitably saturated with beer related wisdom.

COOKING THEATRE

AT THE GREAT KIWI BEER FESTIVAL

Check out some of New Zealand’s top chefs in action and maybe even catch some tips to show off to your mates.

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      Showcase your brand at the 2021 Great Kiwi Beer Festival.
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