The MiNDFOOD/Garage Project brew will be judged alongside other media brews for which the theme is ‘spring’. Each brew must contain one intrinsically or native New Zealand ingredient which Beervana organisers say could range from pineapple lumps to pavlova or paua.
This year’s event will also see the judging of a home brewing competition.
Up to 12,000 people are expected to attend the two days of tasting, meeting brewers, beer seminars and sampling food from some of Wellington’s best eateries.
“Craft beer sales grew by 33 per cent last year, with more than a dozen new craft brewers starting up in New Zealand in 12 months,” Beervana festival director David Cryer says. “Beervana showcases all that’s new in craft beer from many of the established and emerging breweries in New Zealand.”