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Australian International Beer Awards

Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) is the largest annual competition of its kind in the world judging both draught and packaged beer.

Renowned for showcasing the highest quality beer and for celebrating brewing excellence in Australia and around the world, AIBA is open for entry to brewers and breweries of all sizes, from small and medium volume to large scale commercial production.

Federation University Australia is a major sponsor of the 2015 AIBA.

2016 Key Dates

Entries Open Tuesday 9 February
Entries Close Friday 25 March
Judging Thursday 12 May 12 – Saturday 14 May
Presentation Dinner Thursday 19 May
Exhibitor/Consumer Tasting Friday 20 May


2015 AIBA Collaboration Beer - Girt by 3

The unique and highly-anticipated Collaboration Beer has become a highlight of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).

This year’s brew, ‘Girt By Three’, will be a celebration of Australia’s rich brewing history as the name implies, along with a nod to the future direction of the industry. The collaboration between 2014 Champions CUB (Large), Thunder Road Brewing (Medium) and 3 Ravens (Small), demonstrates a sharing of experience and innovation across three diverse stars of Australian beer.

An Australian Strong Ale, Girt by Three combines the old world of English yeast and malt with the modern Australian aroma hops for a fresh, new taste.

2015 AIBA Beer Judge Training

What does it take to be a beer judge? See the 2015 AIBA judges, the largest panel ever assembled, put through their paces in preparation for tasting a record number of entries. Beer judging is serious business.