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2016 AIBA Trophies

CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN BEER
The Exhibit with the highest combined score when the scores of the trophy judging panel are tallied will be awarded the trophy for Best Australian Beer in Show. The Australian Exhibit Trophy winners from each of the 19 trophy classes will be re-tasted for this trophy.

CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL BEER

CHAMPION SMALL AUSTRALIAN BREWERY
Awarded to the highest scoring Australian brewery with an annual production volume up to and including 5,000hL (Average score of the four top scoring exhibits entered by the brewery).

CHAMPION SMALL INTERNATIONAL BREWERY
Awarded to the highest scoring International brewery with an annual production volume up to and including 5,000hL (Average score of the four top scoring exhibits entered by the brewery).

CHAMPION MEDIUM AUSTRALIAN BREWERY
Awarded to the highest scoring Australian brewery with an annual production volume from 5,001hL up to and including 25,000hL (Average score of the four top scoring exhibits entered by the brewery).

CHAMPION MEDIUM INTERNATIONAL BREWERY
Awarded to the highest scoring International brewery with an annual production volume from 5,001hL up to and including 25,000hL (Average score of the four top scoring exhibits entered by the brewery).

CHAMPION LARGE AUSTRALIAN BREWERY
Awarded to the highest scoring Australian brewery with an annual production volume greater than 25,000hL (average score of the four top scoring exhibits entered by the brewery).

CHAMPION LARGE INTERNATIONAL BREWERY
Awarded to the highest scoring International brewery with an annual production volume greater than 25,000hL (average score of the four top scoring exhibits entered by the brewery).

GARY SHEPPARD MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR THE BEST NEW EXHIBITOR
Awarded to the brewery with the highest average scores who is entering the AIBA for the first time. A minimum of two (2) beers must be entered.

AUSTRALIAN GYPSY BREWER AWARD
The Australian Gypsy Brewer or Brewing Company with the highest average scoring top two (2) Exhibits, at least one of which must be a Gold Medal Exhibit, will be awarded the Trophy. Note that the Exhibits must be different styles.

Exhibitors must declare on the AIBA entry form if they qualify for the Australian Gypsy Brewer Award – i.e. the Exhibitor developed and owns the recipe to the Exhibit and oversaw the brewing of the Exhibit but does not own the brewery or brewhouse where the Exhibit was brewed. The Gypsy Brewer Award is open only to Australian residents for beer brewed in Australia that is commercially available at the time of entry and bears commercial labels that meet all legal labelling requirements. An Exhibit brewed by a Gypsy Brewer or Brewing Company is ineligible for consideration towards a Champion Brewery Trophy as the Exhibitor who entered the Exhibit is not a Brewery, however a Gypsy Brewed Exhibit is eligible for a Best in Class Trophy.

The brewery or brewhouse where the Gypsy Beer has been brewed will also be recognised in the Award.

2016 Best in Class Major Trophies
BEST AUSTRALIAN STYLE LAGER
BEST EUROPEAN STYLE LAGER (excluding Pilsner)
BEST INTERNATIONAL LAGER (excluding Baltic Style Porter)
BEST PILSNER
BEST AMBER/ DARK LAGER
BEST AUSTRALIAN STYLE PALE ALE
BEST NEW WORLD STYLE PALE ALE
BEST INTERNATIONAL PALE ALE
BEST BRITISH STYLE ALE (Excluding IPA & Pale Ale)
BEST EUROPEAN STYLE ALE
BEST IPA
BEST AMBER/DARK ALE
BEST PORTER (including Baltic Style Porter)
BEST STOUT
BEST REDUCED OR LOW ALCOHOL BEER
BEST WHEAT BEER
BEST BELGIAN / FRENCH ALE
BEST SCOTCH / BARLEY WINE
BEST SPECIALITY BEER

BEST PACKAGING