Marchfest and Beer Tourism Map

Notification of another fantastic beer festival from Dead Good Beer Events:

April 17th 2010
Founders Park, Nelson

All local beers, 11 new beers, 2 new ciders, Don McGlashan, music, food, pony rides, bicycle-powered amplifiers and more…

The two new ciders are from Redwood Cellars and McCashins, the 11 new beers are:

Founders: God Knows Best ..bitter. “Our take on a ESB”, 5%.
Lighthouse: April Fuel, an amber ale, 5.5%.
McCashins: Ale-iana (A gift from the Gods), type and abv tbc.
Moa: Blanc Resurrection, a Belgian Wit (wheat beer), 5%.
Monkey Wizard: Golgotha Porter, a porter brewed with NZ botanicals, 5.5%.
Renaissance: Funkelryesen (rhymes with Dunkelweizen), spiced rye beer, 5%.
Sprig and Fern: De-Vine Inspiration, Pilsner, 5%.
The Golden Bear: Liquifaction, a hoppy ale, 6%.
The Mussel Inn: Missing Lynx, Marzenbier (lager), 5.2%.
Totara: Ninkasi Green, an ale which will use green hops at harvest time, 5%.
Townshend’s: Roger Parks IPA, a well hopped traditional IPA, 6%.

Full details on the website.

And before anyone comments, they are perfectly aware that Marchfest is now in April. It’s just how they roll down that way!

Speaking of down that way, those clever chaps at the Moutere Inn have put together the Top of the South Craft Beer and Brewing Trail resource. It is a map marked with all the breweries and craft-friendly bars in the region as well as their details and websites. It can be downloaded as a PDF if you are travelling off-line. It’s a great resource – every region of New Zealand needs something as good as this.

Good for what ales you

Now they’re going even bigger with MarchFest, which will have enough food and craft beers on offer to keep 2500 people satisfied.

“MarchFest will be the first New Zealand beer festival to feature nothing but brand-new Kiwi beers,” Dover says.

“The beers have been created by just four local boutique breweries. Each was given the task of creating a new beer especially for the festival, and it had to include locally grown hops.”

MarchFest takes place on Saturday, March 29 from 1am-9pm at Founders’ Heritage Park in Nelson – rain or shine. Tickets are $25 each. See for more details.

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