DB Breweries is the New Zealand Champion Brewery of the 2010 BrewNZ Beer Awards. Announced last night at an awards dinner held in Wellington, a record total of 446 entries were received, up from 348 entries last year.
In its ninth year, the Awards are run by the Brewers Guild of New Zealand, which represents the majority of New Zealand brewers.
Chief Judge, David Logsdon from the USA, says that the 2010 BrewNZ Beer Awards hosted the largest field of entries ever, surpassing last year’s competitions by a great margin.
“Brewers from around the world competed with the best of New Zealand beers in a world class challenge,” Logsdon said.
“The results show that New Zealand stands tall amongst the best beers in the world.”
Australian winners included:
European Ale Styles
Silver Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth – Chevalier Saison
Bronze Coopers Brewery – Coopers Vintage Ale
Bronze Holgate Brewhouse Pty Ltd – Double Trouble
Stout and Porter Styles
Silver Redoak Boutique Beer – Redoak Baltic Porter
Specialty, Experimental, Aged, Barrel & Wood-Aged Styles
Gold Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe – Redoak Special Reserve
Cider and Perry Styles
Bronze Lion Nathan, Australia – Tooheys Extra Dry 5 Seeds Cider
Bronze Little Creatures Brewing – Pipsqueak Best Cider
The list of trophy winners is set out below. The full list of winners can be seen here.
|CLASS||TROPHY WINNER & WINNING BEER|
|Class A: New Zealand Champion Brewery||DB Breweries|
|Class B: Champion International Brewery||Boston Beer Company|
|Class C: European Lager Styles||DB Breweries – Monteith’s Black|
|Class D: International Lager Styles||The Croucher Brewing Company –
|Class E: European Ale Styles||Steam Brewing Company – Cock & Bull Fuggles|
|Class F: New Zealand, US & International Ale Styles||Steam Brewing Company – Cock & Bull Monks Habit|
|Class G: Stout and Porter Styles||Three Boys Brewery – Three Boys Oyster Stout|
|Class H: Wheat and Other Grain Styles||Emerson’s Brewery – Emerson’s Dunkelweiss|
|Class I: Flavoured & Aged Styles (incl. Fruit/Spice/Herb/ Honey/Smoke)||8 Wired Brewing – The Big Smoke|
|Class J: New Zealand Draught||DB Breweries – Tui|
|Class K: New Zealand Lager & Premium Lager Styles||DB Breweries – Tui Blonde|
|Class L: Reduced Alcohol, Reduced Carbohydrate & Gluten-free Styles||DB Breweries – Export 33|
|Class M: Specialty, Experimental, Aged, Barrel & Wood-Aged Styles||Epic Brewing Company – NZ – Epic Barrel Aged IPA|
|Class N: Cider and Perry Styles||Bulmer Harvest Cidery (Foster’s NZ Ltd) – Bulmers Original Pear Cider (Perry)|
|Class O: Packaging||Aotearoa Breweries NZ Ltd – Mata|
|Class P: Festive Brew||Three Boys Brewery – Three Boys Pineapple Lump Porter|
|Class Q: Cask Conditioned||The Twisted Hop – Nokabollokov|
|Morton Coutts Trophy for Innovation||Independent Liquor NZ Ltd|