Historic British breweries at New Zealand’s biggest beer festival
The UK Government in New Zealand has hand-picked the group of UK companies to be showcased on the GREAT stand at the first New Zealand Beer Festival.
The 10 breweries presented on the stand are:
Greene King Brewery and Shepherd Neame are members of the UK’s ‘Net Zero Now’ initiative launched in July 2021. The scheme is an industry protocol and certification standard that will help bars and pubs across Britain achieve the net zero before the national legal deadline of 2050. .
Britain’s oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame, founded in 1698, has repeatedly pioneered sustainable brewing methods. They recycle 97% of the grains and hops used in the brewing process and their waste management has been restructured so that they can be converted into biofuel. In 2013, Shepherd Neame also invested in a £3 million water reclamation plant which has enabled them to reduce their water consumption by 40%.
The British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Iona Thomas, said:
The UK and New Zealand share so much, whether it’s our common values, our passion for sport or our shared love of beer! Beervana is a wonderful celebration of some of the best beers in the world, so I’m delighted to have ten UK breweries taking part this year.
You’ll find them at the GREAT Britain stand where you can also find out more about how UK bars, pubs and breweries are greening the industry and tackling climate change – another important goal we share with New Zealand. Cheers!
Louise Cantillon, British Consul General and Assistant Trade Commissioner for Asia-Pacific (Australia and New Zealand), said:
We are delighted to showcase these 10 UK breweries at Beervana 2022. Beer is one of the UK’s top food and drink exports, valued at £413 million.
There are over 3,000 breweries in the UK. A staggering 441 million kilograms of beer are exported from the UK to the world each year.
Through the UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, we will strengthen export opportunities for high-quality UK food and drink products so they can be enjoyed by even more newcomers. Zealanders.
Public relations and communication manager
UK Department for International Trade
Consulate General of the United Kingdom in Sydney