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Triple Gold medal winning Harvest Pilsner!

Sprig and Fern’s fresh hop Harvest Pilsner has won five medals in five years at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand awards, and it's coming to the taps very soon!

Sprig & Fern to sponsor Nelson basketball legends

Over the festive season we signed up to become Gold Sponsors of our local basketball team, the Mike Pero Nelson Giants.

Sprig and Fern to open new Tavern in Mapua

The Sprig & Fern is set to open a new Tavern in Mapua. The ninth Tavern to open under the Sprig & Fern umbrella will be in the former site of 'The Tap' on Aranui Road.

Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards 2014

New Zealand's Annual Brewing Awards
Each year NZ's brewing industry gets together to recognise the best beers and ciders as judged by a panel of expert beer judges. At the same awards evening held in Wellington, the brewing industry trade association shows appreciation to those who have made a significant and worthy contribution to the NZ brewing scene.

Brewers Guild New Zealand Beer Awards 2013

The Brewers Guild New Zealand hold a competition each year to judge the best beers available which attracts entries from around the world. The Sprig & Fern have been consistent medal winners and were awarded 11 medals in 2013.

Beervana 2013 Beer Festival, Wellington, NZ

The Sprig and Fern will have a stand at the 2013 Beervana Beer Festival held in Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Drop by to taste the 100% natural beer and learn more about the Nelson based award winning brewery.

Rich and Decadent Chocolate Cake with Beer

If you love chocolate you will love this rich, indulgent chocolate cake made with Sprig and Fern Porter.

Harbour Light Bistro Degustation Evening

The Harbour Light Bistro regularly hosts a degustation evening were many smaller courses are paired with S&F beer and cider to create a unique taste combination.

S&F Green-hopped beers - Harvest Pilsner, Nelson Sauvin Pilsner and Motueka Pilsner

Green-hopped or fresh-hopped beers are very popular this year. To make the most from the local Nelson hop harvest, S&F Master Brewer Tracy Banner has brewed 3 varieties of seasonal release pilsner. Read the post to learn more....

Hopped Beer Competition - Be a Beer Snob!

Each Sprig and Fern Tavern is running a competition to test your taste buds. Rank each of 3 freshly hopped beers over the forthcoming weeks and complete the tasting notes to win a $50 bar tab.
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