Hi all, 

June already, and the snow is firmly on the mountain tops. It's heading towards the time when we have to step inside the chiller to get warm...but we've got no time to be standing around. Here's what's happening in June. 

GABS Festival 

This weekend we're going back to Head Brewer Simon's old stomping ground in Auckland for the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular - or GABS as is easier to pronounce! We'll be serving Red IPA, Coffee Stout, Pilsner and NZIPA - as well as doing giveaways on the hour, every hour for all three sessions. All you need to do is visit us at Stand 11!

Beer of the Month

This month it's time for something warming - our American Brown Ale. Bursting with the comforting aroma of chocolate and coffee, this is a lighter style dark beer that can be enjoyed in front of a roaring fire....or just to celebrate the end of a hard working day. Pop into our shop in Riwaka for a taster and special offers - or look out for this delicious beer all across New Zealand. 

New merchandise

As well as putting together a very fancy display for our Beer of the Month, we've also added a whole new range of merchandise to our shelves. T-shirts in every colour you can think of (if you can only think of black and grey....) hoodies, and two different styles of cap. So what are you waiting for? Pop in and see us, and grab yourself some new threads. Bonus points if you wear them along to GABS Festival. We're open every day from 11am to 6pm.


We're currently brewing another batch of Black IPA, and some more Coffee Stout, as it flew off the shelves last time (thanks!!). We'll announce on our Facebook page and Twitter feed when it's available to buy. In the mean time, get our latest batch of NZIPA while it lasts!

New launch

Next Friday, keep an eye out on our social channels, and this here blog - we're launching something very exciting for each and every one of you who struggles to get hold of our beer in New Zealand. That's all we can say for now...and even that's too much!

Until July....thanks all! 

The Hop Federation team


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