Winter Ales

The Wellington Winter Ales Festival was started by the Society Of Beer Advocates (SOBA) in 2010 as an event dedicated to showcasing good beer. Over the years the number of breweries, the beers, the location and the capacity of Winter Ales Festival has changed, but the goal remains the same.

Winter Ales Festival has been held by SOBA each year since, except in 2017 when our friends at Craft Beer Capital stepped in to take the reins. SOBA is proud to be running the Winter Ales Festival again in 2021.

Our confirmed date for 2021 is July 24th at the Hunter Lounge. Brewery list is being finalized and will be announced soon!

Interested in volunteering? Fill out the Google form here or reach out to to find out about opportunities.

As always you can support SOBA by signing up or renewing your SOBA Membership which will lead to some nice perks on the day! (Did someone say extra drink tokens for being a member? Yes Please!)

Tickets are on Sale Now! Purchase them here.