Brew of Islands Beer Festival 2024

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Let’s go another round! Brew of Islands Craft Beer Festival has returned for 2024, promising another weekend of hoppiness!

Mark your calendars for July 26th and 27th as we invite you to join us once again in the “Winterless North” for a weekend filled with hoppy delights at Brew of Islands 2024.

Following the overwhelming success of last year’s event, beer lovers are eagerly anticipating another sip from the cup. Brew of Islands 2024 promises to build upon the success of last year, offering an unparalleled experience featuring the finest craft brews from nine breweries spanning from the Bay of Islands to Wellington.

Powerhouse’s Parrotdog, Garage Project, Urbanaut and Panhead will be joining our local brewers - Kainui Brew Co. Phat House, McLeod’s, Pacific Coast Brewing from Mangawhai and 8 Wired Brewing from Matakana.

Or perhaps you have someone in your crew that just doesn’t do beer? That’s cool, we have local mixologist and cocktail maestro Ben Thrippleton of Kindred Spirits back again with not just a tasty wee cocktail bar - but a new Gin bar, dedicated to all you gin-loving maniacs out there!

And then when you’ve tried a few brews and are feeling a lil peckish, why not hit up one of our incredible local food vendors. They’ve created a Northland style street food menu that goes epically well with a pint of golden goodness! Think fresh Kaimoana, mussel fritters, low n’ slow BBQ meats and bratwurst. No matter what suits your fancy, you’ll get a true taste of Northland in one hand while sipping on world class pints of precious pale ale’s in the other.

This year, on the entertainment side, Brew of Islands is proudly featuring live performances by the dynamic 8-piece family-based ensemble, Lost Tribe Aotearoa. LTA weaves a tapestry of conscious lyrics through their eclectic soundscapes. Known for their vibrant blend of roots, dub, rock, ska, and blues, LTA captures audiences time and again, with their high-energy live performances. Their music is not just heard; it's felt, offering an uplifting experience that resonates deeply with listeners. Join us in celebrating the unique sound of Lost Tribe Aotearoa, where you will feel an unforgettable fusion of rhythm and message.

Lost Tribe Aotearoa, will be joined in 2024 by Whangarei's original originals band, Mermaid Bait, set to chorale you with their nautical melodies, capturing coastal life's essence with rebellious charm. Local Kerikeri rockers, Dogfather, a semi-acoustic quartet born during lockdown, promises classic tunes and irresistible grooves to get everyone dancing!

We have three 4hr sessions to tickle your beer loving taste buds, come to as many as you like, but get in quick, we sold out last year and are expecting tickets to go fast this year:

July 26th - 6:00PM - 10:00PM

July 27th - 12:00PM - 4:00PM

July 27th - 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Tickets on sale now, so crack a brew and get ya crew together!

How to Find Us
From $40


Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

Event Dates

Friday 26 July 2024 - Saturday 27 July 2024 06:00PM - 10:00PM