The UK Government in New Zealand has selected a group of British companies to be featured in the New Zealand Prime Minister’s BIG stand. beer festival.
The 10 breweries represented on the stand are:
Greene King Brewery and Shepherd Neame are members of the UK’s Net Zero Now initiative, which will launch in July 2021. The scheme is an industry protocol and certification standard that will help bars and pubs in Britain reach net zero by the national legal deadline of 2050. .
Founded in 1698, Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewery, has repeatedly pioneered sustainable brewing methods. They recycle 97% of the grain and hops used in the brewing process, and their waste management has been restructured so they can turn it into biofuel. In 2013, Shepherd Neame also invested in a £3m water reclamation plant which enabled them to reduce water consumption by 40%.
British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Iona Thomas said:
The UK and New Zealand have a lot in common, whether it’s our shared values, our passion for sport or our shared love of beer. Beervana is a wonderful celebration of the world’s best beer, so I’m delighted that ten UK breweries are taking part this year.
You’ll find them on the GREAT Britain stand, where you can also find out more about how British bars, pubs and breweries are greening the industry and tackling climate change – another important goal we share with New Zealand. Greetings
British Consul General and Deputy Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific (Australia and New Zealand) Louise Cantillon said:
We are delighted to present these 10 British breweries at Beervana 2022. Beer is one of the UK’s leading food and drink exports, worth £413m.
There are over 3,000 breweries in the UK. An impressive 441 million kilos of beer are exported from the UK around the world each year.
Through the UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, we will strengthen the ability to export high-quality British food and drink so that more New Zealanders can enjoy it.
Public Relations and Communications Manager
UK Department for International Trade
British Consulate General Sydney
Historic UK breweries at New Zealand’s biggest beer festival
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