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19-24 APRIL 2017

Please note that this event is now over.

Not only is Hopstock a great opportunity to try some of the fresh hop brews from the 2017 hop harvest, but it's also an activity!

While the Hopstock trail is an 18+ activity, it is very important to note that you don't have to drink alcohol to be part of the fun and prizes!  

Special Hopstock Trail Cards will allow you to collect a stamp from the corresponding venue when you purchase from them:

  1. Hopstock event beer (any size, from pint to taster)
    OR 
  2. Any food item
    OR
  3. Any non-alcoholic beverage.

You can fill in your details and send completed cards to us by Friday, 19 May 2017 to enter our Hopstock Prize Draw. Winners will be informed via email, and announced on our Twitter and Facebook accounts mid-June 2017.

The trail-card is available for download/print below, and strictly limited copies will also be available at the Hopstock bars from the outset of Hopstock (19th of April 2017).



Download the 2017 Trail-Card:

Full Colour

Basic Black & White


The Normal CBC Trail During Hopstock

Feel free to do the normal Craft Beer Capital trail while you're Hopstocking around, but please note that our policy is for venues to give out one stamp per-item purchased.

1 item = 1 stamp in one brochure. 2 items = 1 stamp in each brochure.

Essentially, treat the Hopstock brochure like you would a normal one.


Please Drink Responsibly

The Hopstock trail is an appreciation of great fresh-hopped beer across all of our awesome Wellington beer venues. IT IS NOT intended to be viewed or used as a "pub crawl" or a "piss up." Patrons who are intending to try multiple event beers across many venues are strongly discouraged from doing this in a short space of time - spread it out over the six days, and enjoy some of the beers in half or tasting sizes instead of full pints.

Please note that you don't have to drink alcohol to be part of the trail activity. Hopstock Stamps can also be collected for food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases at each of the corresponding venues - so enjoy some lunch or dinner and snack regularly. Water will be readily available for free in all licensed premises, so take full advantage of this and have a glass between beers and venues.

On top of the strict liquor licensing and service laws in New Zealand, please also be aware that each bar has their own policies regarding the mitigation of patron intoxication and service of alcohol, to which you must adhere. The Hopstock bars have absolutely no obligation to afford special treatment to people visiting for Hopstock. You must be at least 18 years old to partake in this event, or be accompanied by a legal guardian.