18-23 APRIL 2018

Extra Events & Specials

On top of the great green-hopped beers available around the city, some of this years Hopstock
venues will be putting on other special events during the event days to make this
an even more memorable event!

Hopstock events 2017

Hopstock events 2017 (10)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:13

Hopstock Tailgate Party - Panhead/Bebemos

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Where: Bebemos, 88 Riddiford St, Newtown
When: Fri 21st, 6pm - late

It's Hopstock 2017, and Bebemos is having a good ol' U.S style tailgate* BBQ party with their friends at Panhead Custom Ales.

They've got their fresh hopped CH3NO2 mega hopped IPA, which they've described as "8.7% skull masher of fuming fresh Nelson Sauvin and a bunch of other things."

Bebmos chefs have created an amazing BBQ Pit menu, with all the fixins' you'll need to soak up that mammoth beer, they'll be giving away some amazing prizes from trucker caps to a Panhead customised chilly bin, playing some beer drinking classics on the soundsystem. And to top it off, they'll have the Hurricanes on the big screen.

*Tailgating, which originated in the United States, often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts....sounds pretty good to us.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:06

F&B Meet the Brewer - Hopstock Edition!

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Where: Fork & Brewer, 14 Bond St
When: Thurs 20th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

A lot of people often want to hang out and chat to Kelly, but sadly, as much as he'd love to, he's often too busy whizzing around the brewery, brewing one of the 25+ Fork Brewing beers on tap.

However, in celebration of Hopstock2017, we thought we'd wheel Kelly out from behind the brewery!

Here's your chance to gather around #Brewjesus, have a chat, chew his ear (ew, not literally.... though rumour has it they taste like hops) and ask him all those burning, brewy questions for the ages.

We have three Fork Brewing fresh hop beers for you to try - and you can get a tasting tray for $15.

See the Facebook event for more info on the beers and the events.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 10:57

Basque/Mata - Hop My Ride 2017

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Where: Basque, 8 Courtenay Place
When: Thurs 20th, 3:30pm - late

To celebrate all things Mata, we are hosting a food pairing session with some of Mata Brewery's (Aoteroa's Beer) best brews and some NZ/Spanish-inspired tapas. Featuring a stunning line up, which include:

- BOP Lager and Beetroot cured salmon with a honey glaze
- Wai-ti Waka Pale Ale and roasted winter vegetables in olive oil
- Manuka Golden Ale and blue cheese & walnut with a honey glaze
- Rock and Red Ale and hoki ceviche
- Tumeke NZ IPA and chorizo in red wine

Each pairing will come with it's own tasting card free for you take home as a souvenir.

We will also be pouring their fresh hopped entry into Hopstock 2017 all weekend!

Free entry. Open till late.

See the Facebook event for more info and latest updates

Saturday, 15 April 2017 11:17

Cone'n the Bavarian Food Matches at F&B

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Where: Fork & Brewer, 14 Bond St
When: Weds 19th - Mon 24th April (closed Sun 23rd)
Price: See below

F&B have sampled their fresh hop beer (tasting uh-maze), used it in their special Hopstock dishes, AND paired it with them.... Now all you have to do is enjoy!

Their fresh hop dishes will be on the menu from 19-24 April, when their fresh hop beer, Cone'n the Bavarian 5% Fresh Hopped Schwarzbier/German Dark Lager, goes on tap.

Available for lunch and dinner:

Venison & Fig Pie - Venison and fig braised in #ForkBrewing's fresh hop beer, Cone'n the Bavarian, encased in a light golden pastry served on roasted seasonal veggies with a fresh green salad - $20 for main/$28 for main + pint of Cone'n the Bavarian

Wild Goat Sliders - Two wild goat sliders served with Cone'n the Bavarian chilli mayo - $12 for main/$20 for main + pint of Cone'n the Bavarian

Bravo, the Bavarian.

Thursday, 13 April 2017 19:58

Hopstock "Hopped High Tea"

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Where: D4 on Featherston, 143 Featherston St
When: Weds 19th - Sat 22nd April, 2-7pm
Price: $35 for lots of nice stuff (see below)

Hopstock 2017 is here and D4 has teamed up with Te Aro Brewing and the mastermind behind the beers, Karl!

What the devil is Hopped High Tea?!? you may ask. Well folks its High Tea, you know, with the multiple teas and various sweet treats, but for the craft beer lover!!

So imagine this, a 4 Beer tasting paddle with 1 x Grazzle Dazzle Pilsner from Te Aro Brewing and 3 other selections of your choice and 3 tasty nibbles only available for Hopstock 2017 freshly prepared and cooked in the D4 kitchen!!

All for just $35

Join us and enjoy Te Aro Brewing's Hopstock 2017 Grazzle Dazzle Pilsner!!

See you at the bar!

Join the Facebook event for more info and to stay up to date:

Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:49

Hopstock at MOON

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Where: MOON, 167 Riddiford St, Newtown
When: Weds 19th - Mon 24th April

MOON are putting on a full Hopstock of events across the festival dates 19 - 24 April.

Oscar Laven Group w/ $10 pizza
Wednesday 19th 7pm

Carlos Navae - Cervesa Boogie
Thursday 20th 8pm

Behemoth Presents: Baby Toms
Friday 21st 8pm

Lunar Ignite #3 - Independent Hip-Hop
Saturday 22nd 8pm

HOPSTOCK Charity Quiz
Monday 24th 7:30pm

All events are free entry except for the quiz which is $2 p/p for charity.

Where: Malthouse, 48 Courtenay Place
When: Weds 19th & Thurs 20th April, 6:30pm
Price: $60 per night, or $100 for both nights 

In light of being paired with Emersons, Malthouse have decided to run two events on the same week as Hopstock

Wednesday 19th of April - Beer, Whisky & Cheese Pairing
Thursday 20th of April - Beer, Gin & Cheese Pairing

Both nights will be hosted and run by Richard Emerson and Greg Menzies.

On each night there will be four Beers matched with four Spirits matched with four Cheeses.
Attendees will get a complimentary half pint of the fresh hop beer on arrival

Both nights start at 6.30pm

Booking to be done through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and payment at the bar in advance is required.
Only 20 seats are available for each night. Already selling out.

See the Facebook event for more info on the lineups for each night:

Sunday, 09 April 2017 18:51

The Bruhaus - Fresh Hop Doozy + Skewers Special

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Where: The Bruhaus - 18 Willeston Street, Te Aro, Wellington
When: Weds 19th to Sat 22th April, during full-menu food-service hours

The Bruhaus will be doing a food matching special to celebrate Hopstock 2017 and their partnered brewery Funk Estate.

A pint of Funk Estate Fresh hop Doozy + 3 chargrilled skewers = $15 ( you can choose chicken, lamb, beef or vege)


Sunday, 09 April 2017 18:43

Kereru Fresh hop colouring-in comp at Golding's

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Where: Golding's Free Dive, 14 Leeds Street
When: Weds 19th - Mon 24th April, all day

All these fresh hop beers getting your creativity flowing? Well you're in luck!

Golding's Free Dive will be hosting a Kereru Brewing fresh hop colouring-in competition! Come in, colour-in, win.

Sunday, 09 April 2017 18:26

LBQ's Reinheitsgeburger - "8 Wired" Edition

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Where: Little Beer Quarter - 6 Edward Street, Te Aro, Wellington
When: Weds 19th to Mon 24th April, during full-menu food-service hours

The rumours are true, she's back....with an 8 WIRED BREWING twist.

For Hopstock 2017 we will be proudly pouring 8 wired's annual delight, 'Fresh Hopwired', so we thought we may as well whip up another batch of our favourite burger using ingredients infused solely with their beers. Available during Hopstock 2017 only, 19th-24th of April.

The Reinheitsgeburger "8 Wired" edition features:
"Tall Poppy" Cheese
"iStout" Barley Bun
"Cucumber Hippy Berliner" Gherkins
"Big Smoke" Bacon

Paired with Fresh Hopwired IPA!