BGNZ NZ Beer Awards Gala Dinner

BGNZ NZ Beer Awards Gala Dinner
Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 5:30pm

The pinnacle of the Awards Events -  the Gala Dinner is a celebration as the medal winners in the NZ Beer Awards in 2017 are announced. 

We are thrilled to announce Yvonne Lorkin, owner/executive producer of Thirsty Media Limited, with be the keynote speaker at the Awards Dinner.  Christchurch based comedian, film and television star Shay Horay (featuring Keith Preene) will be taking the stage as MC for the night entertaining, and taking us on a journey through the category award winners until the much anticipated Champion Brewery announcement is made.  Lyttelton based musician Lindon Puffin, sponsored by Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn, will be strumming out sounds throughout the event.


EVENT DETAILS                                                                    


Air Force Museum of NZ, Aircraft Hall, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch


Saturday 7 October 2017

5.30pm Pre-dinner Drinks
6.45pm Awards Dinner (formal dress)



(GST inclusive)

$135pp ($1350 table of 10) – Early 
Bird Registrations before 7 September 2017 - extended now to 20 September

$155pp ($1550 table of 10) – Registrations after 7 September 2017 - extended now to 20 September




Click on the above to book your tickets.  If you require assistance please contact Convention Management NZ on 04 479 4162 or email





We have buses being provided by sponsors and the Brewers Guild going to the Conference/Trade Show and to the Awards Dinner (and returning at the end of the evening back to city).

Please see attached timeframes and details.  Please be there 10 minutes prior to departure times.No alcohol on buses.


To Awards Dinner

5.15pm Pomeroys, 292 Kilmore St to Airforce Museum, 45 Harvard Ave

5.15pm 52 Cathedral Sq (outside Novotel), then to Volstead to do pickups, then Airforce Museum, 45 Harvard Ave

5.30pm Cathedral Sq (outside Novotel) to  Airforce Museum, 45 Harvard Ave

From Awards Dinner

11.30pm Airforce to Riccarton Rd as there maybe people who want dropped off, then Welles St Bar and 52 Cathedral Sq - 2 Buses

11.50pm Airforce to Riccarton Rd as there maybe people who want dropped off, then Welles St Bar and 52 Cathedral Sq - 3 Buses



If you are travelling by taxi for the Awards Dinner (going there and leaving), we recommend that you book early/ahead of time.

Blue Star - 03 379 9799

First Direct - 03 377 555

Gold Band - 03 379 5795

Go Green - 0800 46 47336




UBER have set up the code "brewersguild2017" to give NEW users of UBER one free first ride up to $20. It will work from the start of Awards Judging through to the end of the Awards Week events (Sunday 8 October). We are looking into a discount opportunity for existing users of UBER.

The process is simple:

1. Download the UBER app on an iPhone, Android or Windows device, and create an account.

2. Enter the promo code "brewersguild2017" when prompted (you can even do it right now and it's locked in).

3. Check the ETA, 'REQUEST' when you need a car, and enjoy the ride!



Safe travels, and we're excited to have you on board.




Accommodation Options:  Click here



Air Force Museum of NZ
45 Harvard Ave Wigram
Christchurch 8140
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