Events NZ Hops Great Brew Challenge

NZ Hops Great Brew Challenge
4pm 5 Feb, 2022 to 10pm 6 Feb, 2022

Towards the end of 2021, NZ Hops invited a dozen Aussie brewers to create new beers featuring one of five hop varieties: Nectaron, Wai-iti, Moutere, Motueka and Nelson Sauvin.

The beers have been released in mixed packs via Carwyn Cellars, and you can read about them here, here, here, here, here and here.

You can also join a virtual tasting on February 5 at 4pm AEDT, hosted by Beer Diva Kirrily Waldhorn, and featuring NZ Hops sales manager and hop guru George Tunstall, along with a number of NZ hop growers.

As well as talking about the hops and the 12 beers, at 5.45pm they will announce the winner of the People's Choice best beer, followed by a Q&A. If you buy the packs and can't make the live event, it will be available to watch later.

Then, on February 6 – COVID-willing – there will be a judging event at Carwyn Cellars, featuring "an esteemed group of judges" tasting each of the beers and handing out a number of awards: best beer within each hop category and an overall Champion Beer.

The tap takeover takes place from midday – Waitangi Day – and is open to the public.

Winners will be announced at 3pm and there will be 28 NZ Hops beers brewed for the event on offer.

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