Congratulations to the 21st annual Australian International Beer Award trophy winners and medalists.
Top accolades went to Alpha Pale Ale draught brewed by Matilda Bay Brewing Company from Victoria, Australia, and Oud Beersel Oude Geuze brewed by Oud Beersel from Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, who took home the titles of Champion Australian Beer and Champion International Beer, respectively.
This year’s brewery awards recognised the Champion Breweries in the large, medium and small categories both Australian and international. Securing a Champion Brewery Awards for its second year was Feral Brewing with Champion Medium Brewery, 2 Brothers Brewery won for Champion Small Australian Brewery and Carlton & United Breweries took out Champion Large Australian Brewery.
For the internationals the champions recognised were, Weihenstephan in Germany for Champion Large International Brewery, Nøgne Ø in Norway for Champion Medium International Brewery and Renaissance Brewing in New Zealand took out Champion Small International Brewery.
The Gary Sheppard memorial trophy for Best New Exhibitor was awarded to Schlossbrauerei Au-Hallertau in Germany.
A record number of entries were received in 2013; over 1,480 beers were received from more than 230 brewers in 35 countries. A total of 658 medals were awarded overall, including 57 gold, 190 silver and 411 bronze medals.