13-18 APRIL

Please note that this page is an archive of a past Hopstock year. Click here for the latest Hopstock event page.

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The fourth annual Craft Beer Capital Hopstock festival will soon be upon us, taking place across 21 of Wellington's best beer venues over April 13-18th 2016.

Hopstock is a celebration of New Zealand's hop harvest, specifically the fresh-hopped beers that can only be crafted in a very small window following the annual hop harvest. See Nelson's Marchfest beer festival - the official celebration of the harvest month.

This year we showcase another solid lineup of breweries, this year with an almost full roster of Wellington Brewers, big and small. Hopstock 2016 sees an impressive 21+ fresh-hopped beers brewed by 21 breweries.

These will be poured across our Craft Beer Capital bars, including a few first time Hopstock venues!

Hopstock is also an activity! Trail Cards, for you to stamp and complete, will be available from the bars from the 13th of April, in strictly limited numbers. They'll also be available online to print yourself, so you won't miss out on the fun times. The Trail Cards will allow you to gather Hopstock stamps for making any purchase at the listed venues (including food and non-alcoholic beverages). Send in your completed Trail Card to enter our prize draw (prize details coming soon)!

Read more about the event on our news page.