Check out this year's breweries below - stay tuned for beers to be announced soon!

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Renaissance Brewing Company - Marlborough

Producing beer since 2005, Renaissance Brewing are no newbies to the craft beer scene. Award-winning pioneers who produce top end, ultra premium ales that enlighten the palate and thrill the senses. Committed to using local ingredients Renaissance beers nicely showcase New Zealand hops malt in a range of British, American and European styles. 

Based out of Marlborough this year’s special brew for Marchfest is Dez Nuts and they say “Dez Nuts is an English styled brown ale infused with hazelnuts which plays off the maltiness of the beer and tastes reminiscent of Nutella.” Perfect for those of you out there a bit nuts!


Funk Estate - Marlborough

Founded by three mates in a garage in Welly, Funk Estate has now found a new home with their mates Renaissance. Funk make a range of solid drops, as well as some bigger, bolder and the wackiest of numbers. Seek us out, stay funky.

Funk Estate’s special brew for Marchfest is Highballin Hoax – they say “some might call this beer a hoax especially the cocktail connoisseurs among us, this time round we got together with our friends at Beehave Meadery to create a Mojito Braggot. We added loads of honey, lime and mint to a complex malt base to create what we think is a really banger of a beer, rich complex and delicious!” Bang on!

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    Abandoned Brewery


  • DNA Brewing



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    Eddyline Brewery

    Stoke, Nelson

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    Golden Bear Brewing

    Mapua, Tasman

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    Hop Federation

    Riwaka, Tasman

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    McCashin's Brewery

    Stoke, Nelson

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    North End Brewery


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    Rhyme and Reason


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    Shining Peak Brewing

    New Plymouth

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    Sprig & Fern Brewery

    Richmond, Tasman

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    The Mussel Inn

    Onekaka, Golden Bay

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    The Workshop


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    Townshend Brewery

    Motueka, Tasman


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Marchfest has received sponsorship funding for this year’s event from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council. The Programme’s objective is to stimulate Nelson City’s economy in the shoulder and off seasons by bringing new spending through visitors coming to Nelson for distinct events.

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