For the first time, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) will showcase Australia’s top beer entries from the 2013 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) at an exclusive luncheon this Wednesday, 7 August as part of Choice Beer Week in Wellington, New Zealand.
The event will feature 18 Australian breweries and some 50 award-winning beers from the 2013 AIBA where industry guests will part take in a pre-tasting followed by a three-course seasonal menu matched with award-winning Australian beers in a fine dining experience at Logan Brown Restaurant & Bar.
The RASV’s initiative will be the first time the AIBA has featured Australian breweries and their award-winning beers at an international event, offering the Australian beer industry an opportunity to strengthen its profile in export markets.
RASV CEO, Mark O’Sullivan said, “An important pillar of the Australian International Beer Awards is championing its entrants and winners to celebrate their involvement, enhance their industry profile and strengthen export development opportunities.
“Our first event is an important milestone in the Australian International Beer Awards’ 21-year history. It is designed to showcase many of the standout Australian entries from the 2013 AIBA to new audiences and to provide Australian breweries with access into the New Zealand market” said Mr O’Sullivan.
Breweries with their beers included in the Tasting Showcase are:
- 4 Pines Brewing Company
- Bootleg Brewery
- Bridge Road Brewers
- Endeavour Beverages
- Feral Brewing Company
- Hawthorn Brewing Company
- Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
- HIX Brewery
- Holgate Brewhouse
- Kooinda Brewery
- 3 Ravens
- Matilda Bay Brewing Company
- Mornington Peninsula Brewery
- Mountain Goat Beer
- Nail Brewing
- Two Birds Brewing
- Rebellion Brewing
Hosted annually by RASV and the University of Ballarat, the AIBA is the pre-eminent showcase for premium beer and brewing excellence in the Asia Pacific region.