Beer & A Burger In A Basement @ The On Inn Basement Pub
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – Mar 25 @ 11:00 pm

“Have you ever had a beer and a burger in a basement”? Head along to The On Inn Basement Bar, an English style basement pub with a beer garden.  Hand pull beers & beer taps, single malt whiskeys, basement bites & beer infused specials. Hop in & see us!  

The On Inn Basement Bar


Feed Ya Face @ Burger Culture
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – Mar 25 @ 10:00 pm

Four of our unrivalled BC burgers in slider form, paired perfectly with a Hop Federation beer tasting flight. *While stocks available.

Burger Culture


Lunchtime Beer & Food Match Up @ River Kitchen
Mar 17 @ 11:30 am – Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm

Inspired, fresh & delicious food matched with craft beers from Kaikoura based Emporium Brewery. Emporium will be brewing a special beer just for Nelson Beer Week! available at River Kitchen.

2pm on Friday 23 March, Finny the brewer/owner from Emporium will be at River Kitchen doing tastings, have a chat and ask him about his great brews.

River Kitchen   


Epic Hop Harvest Party – SOLD OUT @ New Hoplands
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Come and celebrate the harvest of the hops in the heart of hop country. A day amongst the hop vines, following the harvest from start to finish, including the finished product BEER.

Ticket includes entry, one meal ticket and return bus trip. Bus picks up and leaves from The Free House,
95 Collingwood Street, Nelson. The bus trip takes 45mins each way.

Food & drinks available for purchase

No ticket – No entry – No door sales

Event update from EPIC. 

The Bus:

 Please be at The Free House,  95 Collingwood St, Nelson at 10:45am as the bus will leave at 11am. 

The bus will then arrive at New Hoplands at midday, and will leave at 5pm to get you back to the Free House at 6pm. 

The Free House:

From 6pm, The Free House have a selection of 6 Epic Beers on tap, as well as our must-try Gin and Tonic. 

What to bring:

We are having a picnic style event, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair or something like it to sit on. There will be some seats there for those travelling from out of town. 


There will be a list before you get on the bus, so no need to bring a print out confirmation ticket with you. 


On the tour you will be able to walk amongst the hops, watch as they’re harvested, talk to the pickers, watch the hops be sent through the driers, finally baled and then of course get to try the finished product – BEER!

We have made a special NZ IPA for this occasion using Kohatu, Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin hops, all varieties of which are grown on this hop farm. 


We have had a change of food – previously mentioned that we were going to have a mexican food truck on site, but instead we have Chief BBQ’er and Sales Manager at Epic, Sten Hansen rocking a BBQ. We will have vegetarian options also, but please let me know ASAP if you have any other dietary requirements. 


We will have the below kegs on tap:

Hop Party NZIPA 6.4%

Lil Hop Little IPA  4.4%

Thunder APA 5.8%

Hop Zombie Double IPA 8.5%

Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available. 


Those of you who have purchased a ticket with a t-shirt, you will get the t-shirt on the day. 

If you’ve got a question, please don’t hesitate to email me, otherwise see you all on Saturday!


Ellie Tocker,

Epic Brewing Company Ltd



P:  021 462 337

P:  0800 21 2337

Beer & Burger $20 Deal @ The Workshop
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 11:00 pm

NBW special – Purchase any “Workshop” beer (pint) and any burger on the menu for just $20!

The Work Shop

Fun Run and Beer @ McCashins' Brewery Stoke
Mar 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Nothing brings out the thirst like a good fun run. Go for a personal best or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery while you run. Start/finish at McCashin’s Stoke Brewery and run or walk up the stunning Ngawhatu Valley, approximately 7km. Every finisher receives a Stoke Beer or Ginger Beer.

Start times :

Walkers and early runners – 3.45pm 

Runners – 4.00pm

Cost $4 per person – family $10


McCashins' Brewery

NBW Launch Party! “Gone Bush” Quiz Night With Garage Project Beers @ CBD
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 12:00 am

Join our mates at Craft Beer Depot for the NBW opening night launch party. A quiz night as well as pouring Garage Project wild & barrel/farmhouse beers, music & food truck matches.

Quiz Starts at 4pm

Irie Vibes plays from 7pm-8.30pm

Craft Beer Depot


Epic Tap Raid @ The Free House
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Let the good times roll after the hop harvest party as Epic raid, and take over the beloved taps at The Free House with their favourite brews – a match made in heaven.

The Free House Epic Beer