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Hopstock 2019

A self-guided tasting celebration of green hop beers.
By Joe Parker
April 10, 2019
By Joe Parker
April 10, 2019

For the last six years, Wellington craft beer lovers have enjoyed the rare opportunity to taste once-a-year brews. Now in its seventh year running, this year's Hopstock promises to be the biggest yet.

Craft Beer Capital's Hopstock is a celebration of 'green hop beers'. Fresh-picked hops spoil quickly and have to processed and dried for brewers to use throughout the year. A green hop is one that's been recently picked, giving its beer a unique aroma and flavour.

Wellington's best craft beer venues have each created their own, one-of-a-kind brew for this event. With a trail running from Bebemos to Fortune Favours, over 30 venues are involved, and each have exclusive pouring rights to their beer.

There's no charge to attend. Pick up a stamp card from any participating venue, and you're on your way. You can also get stamp for food or non-alcoholic drinks, so whether you're a beer-lover or not, it isn't one you want to miss.

Hopstock runs from May 1—6.

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