The CBIA’s big week in Brisbane culminated tonight with the Craft Beer Awards presentation ceremony. More than 300 gathered to hear the announcements.
The coveted Cryermalt Champion Australian Craft Beer was this year won by Little Creatures Brewing for their Pilsner.
The CBIA Services to Australian Craft Beer award again went to a West Australian, Hugh Dunn. Hugh won the award for his work as an educator, brewer and mentor.
South Australia’s Pirate Life Brewing won the Kegstar Champion Large Brewery award and locals Green Beacon Brewing Co took home the Bintani Australia Champion Medium Brewery.
The Hopco Champion Small Brewery will be heading to New South Wales’ Hunter Valley with Hope Brewhouse.
The champion beers for each category were:
Barrett Burston Champion Pale Ale Pirate Life Brewing Pirate Life Pale Ale (Draught)
Champion Amber Dark Ale Colonial Brewing Co Pale (Draught)
Australian International Beer Awards Champion Porter Stout Black Font Brewhouse Brown Porter (Draught)
Chill Champion Wheat Beer Stone & Wood Stone & Wood Gose (Draught)
Lallemand Champion Specialty Beer Green Beacon Brewing Co Bourbon Barrel Strong Ale (Draught)
Champion Lager Little Creatures Brewing Pilsner (Draught)
Gladfield Malt Champion IPA Murray’s Craft Brewing Co Thunderbolt (Draught)
3M Australian Champion French Belgian Style Nomad Brewing Co Long Trip Saison (Packaged)
The full list of winners and medal recipients can be downloaded here..