Tickets for Beervana 2012 will go on sale on 1 June with a range of exciting new ticket options for beer and food lovers.
Now in its 11th year, Beervana will take place at Westpac Stadium on 17 and 18 August (two sessions daily) as part of Visa Wellington on a Plate. The event will showcase more than 200 brews, food from Wellington’s best restaurants, and twenty seminars making the case for great beer. General Admission tickets will cost $40 and include $8 worth of Beervana tokens, an event programme and tasting glass.
“As New Zealanders have become increasingly passionate about craft beer we’ve found Beervana attracting a very diverse audience,” says Festival Director David Cryer. “We want to make sure the event gives every visitor an experience they value, and that they can’t get anywhere else.”
New this year is a Food & Beer package with access to an exclusive culinary seminar ($64); Ultimate Experience tickets available to groups of five or more wanting to get up close and personal with New Zealand’s best brewers and chefs ($75 per person); and a Home Brewing Masterclass led by Yeastie Boy Stu McKinlay ($75).
“Whether you want to sample as many rare and special brews as possible, discover the secrets of beer and food matching, or learn about the art of brewing, Beervana 2012 will deliver,” Cryer says.
Tickets are available from ticketek.co.nz from 1 June.
General Admission — $40 — includes event programme, tasting glass and $8 worth of Beervana tokens
Food & Beer — $64 – general admission (as above) plus a seat in our exclusive one-hour food and beer matching seminar hosted by leading beer writer Neil Miller and featuring the culinary skills of one of Wellington’s top chefs.
Ultimate Experience — $75 per person, minimum group of five at $375 – enjoy a behind-the-scenes brewer-led tour prior to gates opening; all the inclusions of general admission; plus a one-hour private seminar including tutored tasting with a leading New Zealand brewer, food and beer matching with a Beervana chef, and tips on how to get more from your beer drinking experience.
Home Brewing Masterclass (Saturday 18th, 10.30am – 2.30pm) — $75 – this interactive Masterclass, led by Stu McKinlay of Yeastie Boys, is a rare opportunity to learn from one of New Zealand’s most innovative brewers about the secret to making captivating, flavourfull, new world beers. Includes general admission to Session 3.