State-based beer competitions are starting to develop some momentum. Sydney’s highly respected competition and Perth’s are probably the most established, but newcomers Adelaide and Brisbane are also establishing themselves on the competition circuit.
While none of the State-based competitions aims to match the size and reach of the Australian International Beer Awards, as we have noted previously the state competitions are often run as part of wider food and wine shows. Beer’s inclusion in these events amongst other gourmet products raises the awareness of beer within food circles. In growing the market for good beer it is as important that the food and beverage industry be introduced to and educated about the possibilities of beer as much as consumers. In that sense these competitions are as much about growing the market for all beer as they are about winning bragging rights for individual brewers.
Call for entries: 2011 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show
After the success of our inaugural Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show Beer Competition in 2010, entries are now open for the 2011 Show.
NEW IN 2011
The RNA’s Food and Wine Committee is pleased to present an expanded competition to exhibitors for 2011.
New Championships to be decided in 2011 include:
- Trophy for Champion Lager of Show
- Trophy for Champion Ale of Show
- Trophy for Champion Stout or Porter of Show
Together with (below) existing Championships, makes the 2011 Competition even more exciting for beer producers.
- Trophy for Grand Champion Beer of Show
- Trophy for Champion Queensland Beer of Show
Another feature of the 2011 Competition will be that exhibitors will be able to enter online (with a discounted entry fee).
To enter online click here.
Click below for the 2011 Beer schedule and Entry form.
ENTRY CLOSING DATE
Just a reminder that entries close on Friday 7 October 2011.
For further information please contact:
Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Competitions Officer
on 07 3253 3921 or at [email protected].