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27th January 2022

New Zealand Beer Month is back with a BANG!

New Zealand Beer Collective are back hosting New Zealand Beer Month this February – a month long kiwi beer extravaganza!  After taking lockdown in their stride and hosting a successful “online edition” in 2021, the famous Kiwi beer celebration is back this year for an exciting mix of virtual and “in person” events across the UK, with more beer, more events, across more cities than ever before!

New Zealand Beer Month (NZBM) is back in February for the 4th year, with over 130 different beers, ciders and mead pouring throughout the month! Venues across the UK have signed up to be involved, showcasing fan favourite breweries like 8 Wired, as well as several newcomers including Boneface and Duncan’s Brewery, and launching brand new innovative products such as the Crystal IPA from Urbanaut.

2022 – The Biggest Celebration Ever

This year there are over 40 events across the country showcasing 12 NZ producers and a host of UK breweries, for a month-long event making this year the biggest celebration since the start of the New Zealand Beer Month. In addition to this there’s a whole host of independent retailers, or NZ Embassies as NZBC call them, also stocking kiwi beer across the UK.

Todd Nicolson, Director of New Zealand Beer Collective (NZBC) said

“Hosting NZBM in February is our highlight of the year – even if we get a little greyer after each time! We will be showcasing the amazing producers we work with and partnering with other fantastic NZ and UK businesses in the Food and Beverage sector. We’re extremely proud and happy to be back again collaborating with some of the hottest NZ and UK breweries and working with venues who have supported us from the start, as well as exciting new venues across the UK. The range of events is incredible, from our online Women In Booze panel, to Paint & Pint with PaintVine, beer and food degustation menus and of course amazing brewery launches and tap takeovers.”

Jake Doherty, manager of the Bath Road Beers and avid supporter of New Zealand Beer Month added:

“Not only does NZBC supply some of the finest beers in the world, they’re also awesome people! Over the years we have hosted a variety of events from virtual tastings to tap takeovers during New Zealand Beer Month and they never fail to deliver the goods. It’s a pleasure to work with such an ethical and socially conscious bunch!” 

Bringing a little bit of “Kiwiana” to the UK

It’s not only about the beer, it’s also about bringing the New Zealand spirit and culture to the UK. For kiwis, “Kiwiana” means “that kitchy quirky things they love in their country” and it’s exactly what the NZBC Crew will be bringing  to their events during the month!

As Ben, General Manager at The Exchange Craft Beer House in Bradford says:

“Having spent 5 years in the industry in Wellington I jumped at the chance to be able to work with the NZ Beer Collective here in the UK. New Zealand Beer Month is a fantastic celebration of some sensational breweries and I’m absolutely buzzing to have the chance of pouring these delights here in Bradford! We’ll be wrapping up NZBM with a wicked kiwi party, with some classic kiwi treats, including pies from Pie Hard and tunes from kiwi record label, Flying Nun.”

Follow the link for the full event list:

Notes to editors:

Home to one of the hottest and trend-setting independent beer scenes in the world, New Zealand has over 220 breweries among a population of 5 million people (around twice as many breweries per capita as London). It boasts some of the most sought after hops in the world – with a unique terroir that produces similar flavours to its world-famous Sauvignon Blanc – and, combined with an obsession on quality and that well known kiwi ingenuity, it produces some of the very best beer on the planet.

Established in 2014, the New Zealand Beer Collective is a UK based importer and distributor of New Zealand beer. Connecting beer from the best NZ independent breweries with beer lovers in the UK and Europe.

In 2020 NZBC also established a brewing partnership with Fierce Brewing Co in Aberdeen, releasing beers with 100% NZ ingredients or based on NZ recipes, myths and legends.

You can find updates on social media

Facebook and Instagram: @NZBeerCollective

Twitter: @NewZealandBeer

Press release from New Zealand Beer Collective

For more information on what is happening, or to get involved contact;

Todd Nicolson, Director of Beer NZBC

+44 (0) 787 6787273


Aidy Fenwick, NZBC Brand Manager

+44 (0) 7794841378