The Craft Beer Awards are organised by the Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) and are the only national craft beer competition dedicated to showcasing Australia’s craft beer industry. The inaugural Craft Beer Awards were held in 2014 to encourage and support excellence in the industry. Judged by Australia’s most highly respected brewers and educators, the Craft Beer Awards are an invaluable platform for Australia’s brewers to benchmark against the best in the business and to showcase the excellence of Australia’s craft beer industry.
Entries to the Craft Beer Awards are open to any craft brewers in Australia producing beer for commercial is eligible to participate. The CBIA defines a craft brewery as one producing less than 40 million litres per annum.
This year for the first time, the Craft Beer Awards are being held in conjunction with the Australian Craft Brewers Conference in Brisbane during July. These are the two keystone events of the craft brewer’s calendar and bring the craft brewing community together under one roof for a week dedicated to consolidating the industry and building strong national networks.
Last year the Craft Beer Awards received 468 entries from 96 breweries across Australia. In true craft beer style, the Craft Beer Awards was celebrated in a back street warehouse in Erskineville, Sydney where Feral Brewing Co. took out the top award for their sour wheat beer, Watermelon Warhead.
Entries will be open until; Friday 3rd June 2016. Entry forms can be accessed at http://www.australiancraftbeer.org.au/registration/