Guild Membership

"I believe strongly in voluntary cooperation and the principle of the rising tide that floats all boats. The water that makes up that rising tide, and helps us all float a little higher is the Brewers Guild. They provide invaluable resources that allow us, the members, to focus on our core business. Be it health and safety advice, an interface to tourism, a valuable lobbying voice for brewer interests, or just a forum to share and connect us all, the Guild has got our backs. The more of us who join, the stronger we can all be together."  Grieg McGill, Brewaucracy

Become a Member

The Guild has a clear vision: that the quality and creativity of New Zealand Beer is celebrated at home and around the world.

We use our voice to advocate for our industry working with government, the media and with partners. We provide educational opportunities, extensive resources and a network of allies to help New Zealand breweries make great quality beer, and run successful businesses.

We have two types of Membership:

What's In it for me?

The Brewers Guild of New Zealand is a member-based organisation whose strength comes from the collaboration of organisations and individuals within our industry.  


Design your Future

The primary benefit of being a member of the Guild is the opportunity to have a say on the future of the brewing industry.  Members get to elect their board and contribute directly to responses to Government consultation on the big issues – Labelling Regulations, Environmental Stewardship and Recycling programs.



Members receive the benefit of discount entries to the New Zealand Beer Awards and all BREWNZ events. 

In 2019 members saved:

  • $30 on each Mashing In Ticket
  • $40 on each Conference Ticket
  • $20 on each Gala Awards Dinner Ticket
  • $90 per entry to the Beer Awards.

As a quick calculation, if two people from a brewery attend all events and enter 5 beers into the Awards being a member of the Brewers Guild saves you $630.


Practical Digital Resources

In addition to savings members have access to a wide variety of digital resources that are available on the Guild’s website:  Employment Templates, Market Salary Rates, Job Descriptions Templates, Labelling Guidelines and Food Safety Guidelines.


Job Vacancy Promotion

We also support promoting job vacancies through our digital and social channels.  Our members tell us that they have had applicants who have found their role through our promotion.


NZ Ale Trail

The Brewers Guild also provides members with marketing and exposure through the NZ Ale Trail which gives domestic and international tourists an easy way to find out where they can experience great Kiwi Beer-