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Entries for the Craft Beer Awards close next week

August 16, 2014

Media Release

Entries for the Craft Beer Awards close next week

Craft Beer Awards Logo PRIMARYTime is running out for entries to be submitted to the inaugural Craft Beer Awards – The Best of Australian Brewing with the registration period ending next Friday, the 22nd of August at 5pm EST.

To be held during Sydney Craft Beer Week, the Craft Beer Awards are open to all Australian breweries and brewing companies that are eligible for CBIA membership1.

Judging will be happening on the 21st and 22nd of October with the awards being presented at a ceremony on the 24th of October.

The Craft Beer Awards will judge nine categories with trophies being awarded to the best beer in each category. The trophy winners will then be judged against each other with the winner taking the prestigious title of Champion Australian Craft Beer.

Awards will also given out to the best performing Large (300 000 to 40 million litres per annum), Medium (50 000 to 299 999 litres per annum) and Small (up to 49 999 litres per annum) breweries.

Full details of the Craft Beer Awards including style guidelines, entry fees and the judging system are available on the Craft Beer Awards 2014 page of the Craft Beer Industry Association website.

The awards presentation ceremony will be held at the Giant Dwarf Theatre (199 Cleveland Street, Redfern) on Friday, the 24th of October.

This event promises to quickly become one of the highlights on the annual craft beer calendar with the Australia’s beer lovers getting the chance to rub shoulders with best of the nation’s brewers as the awards are handed out.

Guests will be able to sample throughout the night from a wide range of the beers that had been entered in the awards.

Dining for the evening will be provided by David O’Brien of Food Rascal (formerly Executive Chef with the Merrivale Group). David will be presenting a range of canapés and a BBQ, serving Ranges Valley Wagyu brisket and Kurobuta pork-shoulder rolls.

Tickets are $95 and are available through the Sydney Craft Beer Week website.


  1. Australian breweries that produce less than 40 million litres per annum. []

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