*🏆Smiths NZIPA Challenge '24 Official Pre-Release!

*🏆Smiths NZIPA Challenge '24 Official Pre-Release!

Sale price$119.95
On the 22nd June, 35 of NZ’s best craft breweries will be going head-to-head to find out who can produce NZ’s best one-of-a-kind, never-brewed-before IPA's using only the finest New Zealand hops. THE CHALLENGE IS ON!!!

🏆Every single beer in this release will be a one-of-a-kind, never-brewed-before IPA (in all their glorious forms), brewed super fresh just for you. Stock is limited on a first come basis so get your order in today to avoid disappointment!🏆

This box is so fresh the beers haven’t even finished brewing or been judged yet……but fear not….

As a Beer Hugger, we are giving you first and exclusive access to get your hands on one of these limited-edition releases. This will be the hottest box of beers in NZ this year. For the past two years this release completely sold out before the competition even started, so get your order in today!!

🔥Your box will contain at least 12 x 440ml worth of beer (5.28L). If one of the winning beers is a 330ml, you'll get 2!🔥

If ever there was a box of beers that celebrated the taste of New Zealand, this is it. Go head-to-head with the judges, and judge for yourself. Have you got what it takes?

In this one-off exclusive Beer Hug release, you’ll get 12 x different 440mls* of NZ’s finest and freshest NZ IPA brews in all their glorious forms. You’ll also receive a detailed 12-page booklet with judging criteria, tasting notes and space to rate the beers yourself!

The 12 x 440mls you’ll receive will be based upon the highest rated packaged beers as judged at the competition held on 22nd June. Your beers will be packaged and shipped to you within 10 days of the results being published. Now that’s fresh! 

🤔Check out the incredible line-up of competing breweries (who's your pick?)🤔
8 Wired, Abandoned, Altitude, Bach, Baylands, B.effect, Behemoth, Canyon Brewing, Double Vision, Duncans, Emersons, Epic, Fork n Brewer & Choice Bros, Fortune Favours, Garage Project, Glenorchy, Good George, Lakeman, Liberty, McLeods, Panhead, Parrotdog, Sawmill, Searchlight, Shining Peak, Sprig + Fern, Sunshine, Mount Brewing Co, Three Boys & Burkes, Three Sisters, Tuatara, Urbanaut and Waitoa!

Massive thanks to Smiths Craft House, Clayton Hops™, Konvoy Kegs, Gladfield Malt, Froth Technologies, MCC Labels and all the participating breweries for making this special release possible!

If this box isn't for you, no wuzzas, check out all our other awesome one-off brewery releases HERE! 

This box will sell out within days, so lock in a box now to avoid disappointment!
Big Hugs
🍻Team Beer Hug


  • Cost is $119.95 plus $6.95 shipping (or +$14.95 rural).
  • Your box will contain at least 12 x 440ml worth of beer (5.28L). 
  • Beers will be shipping w/c 1st July. Track and trace emails will be sent upon dispatch.
  • The beers in the box may alter slightly depending on availability. If we need to make a change to the box, we’ll make sure any substitutes are equally awesome!

Customer Reviews

Based on 59 reviews
john fisken

great box of beers

Michael Pollok

Loved every one!

Edward Nel
Awesome IPAs

It was so great to taste all these awesome IPAs brewed from all NZ ingredients. Thank you for making these beers available to us IPA lovers.

Jonathan Reid
Every beer a gem

Pricey but really good

Stephen Bryant
Stanley IPA Challenge

Great set and good to evaluate