This is a rare opportunity for beer lovers to taste some incredible beers not readily available in New Zealand, with Portland brewers, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Gigantic Brewing Company and The Commons Brewery showcasing their award-winning brews.
Portland chef Paul Kasten will also be presenting food and beer matches at special Taste of Portland seminars, while John Holl, Editor of US magazine All About Beer will share some interesting insights.
Additionally, there will be judging of a special home brewing competition and a media brew competition, where media and brewers collaborate to create their own unique beer based around the theme of Spring.
Festival director, David Cryer, said the last year has seen continued strong growth in the sales and interest in craft beer.
“Craft beer sales grew by 33 per cent last year, with more than a dozen new craft brewers starting up in New Zealand just in the last year,” said Cryer. “Beervana showcases many of the established and emerging breweries in New Zealand.”