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Strong Beer Festival


  • Okere Falls Store 33 State Highway Rotoma, Bay Of Plenty, 3074 New Zealand (map)

Praise the monks! The Okere Falls Strong Beer Festival is back in true German style over Queen’s Birthday Weekend! Join us for two amazing nights of beer-tasting, bonfires, and live music Saturday 3rd and  Sunday 4th June from 5pm each night. 

In winter, when it’s still too cold to enjoy a lager or pilsner, the beers of choice are dark, strong, malty & warming. These beers were first produced during the ‘Strong Beer Season’ (Starkbierzeit), a tradition begun by 17th century Paulaner monks brewing what they called ‘Holy Father Beer’ (Sankt Vater Bier). 

BUY TICKETS HERE

For the best experience, we recommend coming with a friend or two and tasting your way through our Strong Beer Passport including a stunning line-up of fantastic beers - dark and malty to flavour packed IPAs. Ciders and Wines and non-alcoholic drinks will also be on sale. 

Two nights of awesome music, delicious brews and great company as well as BUSES this year from town! 

SAT NIGHT - June 3rd, 2017 - $20 Adult Entry, kids 17 & under free

5pm - Doors Open / 5.30pm - Opening Act - Accordian Soloist Hubert Verhagen / 7-9pm - Waiheke International Soul Orchestra - soul, funk, rock from an amazing 9-member band including 2 sensational female vocalists - old school blues meets neo-soul rhythms/ Doors close @ 10pm

Bus Departs Rotorua @ 1241 Fenton St, 5pm, and returns to same location approx. 10pm - $10/pp return or one way 

SUN NIGHT - June 4th, 2017 - $20 Adult Entry, kids 17 & under free

5pm - Doors Open / 5.30pm - Opening Act - Local Looping by Sam Ricketts / 7-9pm - Soul Satellites - reggae, latin, rock, pop & soul - all mashed up! / Doors close @ 10pm

Bus Departs Rotorua @ 1241 Fenton St, 5pm, and returns to same location approx. 10pm - $10/pp return or one way 

Tickets are on sale now at the Okere Falls Store and Eventfinda.   

Earlier Event: May 18
Tohu Wine Tasting & Canapes Night
Later Event: October 16
The Okere Falls Beerfest 2017