What is Nelson Beer Week (NBW)?

Proudly recognised as New Zealand’s hop and artisan epicentre, Nelson launched its inaugural Beer Week in March 2017 and celebrated all things craft beer with more than 45 fun beer related events across 20 different venues.

NBW is a chance for people to explore beyond normal beer experiences and brings together breweries, bars, restaurants and other businesses showcasing the best of NZ craft beer, amazing local cuisine and cool things to do in Nelson over 9 days.


Nelson Beer Week (NBW) will take place 17- 25th March 2018 and will culminate with Marchfest on Saturday 24th March 2018 and the NZ Home-Brewers’ Conference 23 – 25th March 2018.

Watch this space for the full programme of events. If you are interested in hosting an event please contact craig@nbw.co.nz

Nelson Beer Week is brought to you by On-Cue and Dead Good Beer Events, the organisers of MarchFest.

Check out some of the NBW2017 beer events


Events included a fun run, special beer and food matchings, bbq/beers and tour of a hop garden, a beer pecha kucha, live music, tap takeovers, brewery tours, beer talks, Brewer meet ups, beer cocktails, pub quiz and loads more