Hawke's Bay Beer Tasting Day


Here it is, the line up for BADix.

Stoked to welcome some awesome new breweries to the family… it’s going to be an epic day!


Bach Brewing

Bach Brewing is a family owned gypsy brewing company located between the shores of Auckland’s harbours. They are passionate about brewing fresh aromatic beer that compliments our coastal way of living.

Think well-balanced, hop-forward deliciousness, and enough awards to sink a surfboard.

Brave Brewing Co.

Bugling their way to national recognition, Matt and Gemma continue to go from strength to strength.

A real standard bearer for the local Hawke’s Bay brewing scene, if you’re at BAD then definitely take the time to call in to the tasting room on Warren Street, Hastings. You may never leave.


In 2011, Greig McGill and Phil Murray teamed up to launch Brewaucracy upon an unsuspecting world. Not much happened for quite a while after that.

But then last year the new brewery and taproom launched in Te Rapa, Hamilton, and it’s been all go since then.

We can’t wait to see what they bring down to BAD this year!

Chaotic Hop

To be completely honest, Auckland-based newcomers Chaotic Hop are a bit of a mystery to us, though the good folk on Untappd seem to appreciate their brews.

And as we’re always keen to try something new we invited them along so we could do just that

Deco City Beer

Deco City is a homage to the city of Napier and their brewery partner bStudio. Napier was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 and was then rebuilt in the world famous Art Deco style. bStudio is located in the former National Tobacco building, the most photographed Art Deco building in New Zealand, if not the world.

Deep Creek Brewing Co.

Deep Creek Brewing Co is one of New Zealand’s premier craft beer breweries. The main Deep Creek brewery can be found in Silverdale, Auckland, where they create flavour fuelled craft beer, using a combination of modern and age-old brewing techniques.

They’re prolific, and well known for their Lupulin Effect and Steam Funk range, which are sure to feature at this year’s BAD.

Epic Beer

As they say so themselves, Epic make really hoppy beers

Hoppy beers that are truly scrumptious, and always a favourite with the appreciators at BAD.

We’re stoked to welcome them in person this year. Need… more… hops!

Garage Project

Based in the Aro Valley, Wellington, Garage Project have moved on somewhat since their 24/24 project (24 different recipes in 24 weeks) made such a big impact around the New Zealand brewing scene.

Well perhaps that’s a bit of an understatement.

But either way Josh is a supercharged offering of six tasty beverages this year, so it’s going to be good times all round!

Giant Brewing Co.

Now happily ensconced in their Havelock North brewery and flagon fill station, Giant are working hard to fill those ever increasing orders.

We can’t wait to see what’s brewing for BAD this year, and since you’re going to be in Havelock North, pop in and see Chris and fill up a few of those riggers while you’re there.

GodsOwn Brewery

Godsown Brewery has an 800L capacity brewery situated next to a quarter-acre hop field at Maraekakaho, a small settlement west of Hastings.

Godfrey Quemeneur and Rachel Downes travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand before settling on the Bay as the perfect location to brew, and have now developed the site into a full blown brewpub and restaurant.

If you’re looking for an idyllic venue, look no further.

Lakeman Brewing

Just over the hills in Taupo, we’re stoked to welcome Lakeman Brewing back to BAD this year.

Always dropping big, bold beers on their loyal fan base, it’s going to be another stand out line up for everyone to enjoy!

Roosters Brew House

Settling in to its new skin nicely Roosters continues to produce some of the cleanest beers this side of the Cook Strait

The brewpub has a new lease of life, with a food menu to match the beers, and you now have the choice of flagon or bottle for taking some goodness home.

Sawmill Brewery

Sawmill is an independent, New Zealand owned brewery run by a small and talented team producing truly outstanding brews.

Another must-stop destination north of Auckland we really appreciate them making the long haul down to the Bay to share their super tasty brews with us for another year.

Sneaky Brewing Co.

Sneaky Brewing creates bold new-age craft beers, often with a fruity twist, but always with creativity and passion. Brewer Matt Searle has an encyclopedic knowledge of world beer, something that’s reflected in the Sneaky range.

See if you can hit him with a brewery he hasn’t heard of… he might give you a free beer.

Sunshine Brewery

If you haven’t sampled beer from the Sunshine Brewery over the last few years you might be very pleasantly surprised. Building on the Gizzy Gold fame of the 90s, the Sunshine crew got adventurous, and now produce a stunning range of very interesting brews.

What better excuse do you need to make a roadie up that beautiful coast?!

Zeelandt Brewing Co.

Now a well-established piece of the furniture in the Hawke’s Bay beer scene, Chris Barber has expanded both the staff and the range at Zeelandt in the picturesque Esk Valley.

It’s one hell of a brewery and producing some mighty fine drops, and we sure are looking forward to trying the latest seasonal release at this year’s B.A.D.


Edgebrook Cider

Authentic English-style, Hawke’s Bay ciders, brewed once a year from orchard-fresh apples.

They brew three varieties of cider, inspired by Eastern counties, Western counties and West Country styles. Check out their cider facts page to school up on the European cider styles that inspire so much of our new world experimentation.

Paynter’s Cider

Paul and the team at Paynter’s are on a journey to produce New Zealand’s finest cider, and that starts at the orchard where they are growing Kingston Black, Stoke Red, Tremlett’s Bitter, Broxwood Foxwhelp, Sidero, Slack Ma Girdle, Chisel Jersey, Bordes, Sweet Alford, Bisquet, C’hero ru Bihan, Fuero Rous and more!

Join them in their odyssey; you won’t be disappointed.

Zeffer Cider

Beginning in Matakana, and passing through Silverdale, Zeffer Cider have now made their home at the source: Hawke’s Bay.

With a richly diverse range of ciders they are a great addition to the lineup. They were the first cider to feature at BAD way back in the day, and we’re stoked they’re back in the fold now they’re part of the Hawke’s Bay scene.