Summer Beer Fest in Blenheim

A new beer festival is being organised the day after the Marlborough Blues, Brews & BBQs festival. The Summer Beer Fest will be held on February 5 at Drylands Restaurant in Hammerichs Rd, Blenheim.

We couldn’t find a website to link to, but they are planning on having seven NZ craft beers. The event is listed as FREE, 10am – 10pm, with food, tutorials and music. It’s being promoted as family friendly, so we recommend you go along and find out what it’s all about.

Festival Nelson Lakes

The Nelson Lakes area is launching a new ‘Festival of the Lake‘ to showcase their unique region. It’s being held around Kerr Bay, Lake Rotoiti on 21 and 22 January.

“With family style activities and entertainment there will be lots for you to experience.” The ambitious program includes everything from markets to four wheel driving, live music to an open air film.

The Moutere Inn will be there pouring – “If it’s a hot one you’ll need a cold one.”

The Free House Nelson Achieves 300

Just to remind us how much things have changed since the dark ages of Nelson beer, we get this announcement from The Free House:

We are entering the New Year with a major milestone – the serving of our 300th different beer or cider available on tap since opening our church doors in April 2009

They are cracking a very special keg for the occasion, too – a new brew from Liberty Brewing in New Plymouth, called ‘Simcoe Blonde”. Look for it sometime over the next week.