Brewers Say Cheers

. September 09, 2013
Brewers Say Cheers

The Brewer's Guild Awards was the New Zealand Brewing industry's big night and it showed our local brewers have been working hard.

There were a record number of entries for the 2013 Brewers' Guild of New Zealand International Beer Awards, this year sponsored by Craftology. A panel of judges spent three days assessing more than 530 entries from the 60 or so commercial breweries in New Zealand, along with several international breweries. A hearty congratulations to all the winners from Dish.

NZ Champion Brewery:Renaissance Brewing 

Champion International Brewery:Boston Beer Company

European Lager Styles:Cassells & Sons for Dunkel

International Lager Styles:Townshend Brewery for  Oldhams Tap Riwaka Pilsner

British Ale Styles: Renaissance Brewing for Tribute Barley Wine

Other European Ale Styles:Emerson's Brewery for Dinner Bell

US Ale Styles:Tuatara Brewing for Tuatara American Pale Ale

International Ale Styles: Lion - The Pride for Mac's Shady Pale

Stout & Porter Styles:Wigram Brewing Company for The Czar

Wheat & Other Grain Styles: Renaissance Brewing for Enlightenment Black the RIPA

Flavoured & Aged Styles (incl. Fruit / Spice/Herb/Honey/Smoke):Three Boys Brewery for Three Boys Coconut Milk-Stout

New Zealand Specific Styles:Boundary Road Brewery for Haagen Lager

Speciality, Experimental, Aged, Barrel, Wood-Aged Styles:Garage Project for Cockswain's Courage Double-Barrelled Edition

Cider & Perry Styles: Good George Brewing for Drop Hop Cider

Cask Conditioned Styles: Townshend Brewery for Old House ESB

Packaging: Tuatara Brewing for Tuatara Range

Festive Brew:The Twisted Hop for Cheery

Morton Coutts Trophy for Innovation: Doug Banks and Jim Banks

Beer Writer of the Year:  Michael Donaldson

For a full list of winners, including Gold Medals, visit