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Entries open for New Zealand Beer Awards 2023

Entries are now open for the New Zealand Beer Awards 2023.

In its 17th year, the New Zealand Beer Awards, managed by the Brewers Guild of New Zealand, recognise excellence in beer as well as other accolades across New Zealand’s brewing industry.

The competition is open to commercial brewers of all production sizes in New Zealand.

This year the New Zealand Beer Awards is again inviting entries from outside of New Zealand, with the inclusion of the Champion International Brewery Trophy, which has not been a part of the awards since 2019.

“With the disruption of the past few years behind us, it seemed a good time to reintroduce the International category,” says Competition Manager, Jo Gear.

The judging is taking place at Riccarton Park, Christchurch in July.

“Running the judging in July and presenting the awards at the Gala dinner in August, seems to work well for the industry,” says Executive Director of the Brewers Guild, Melanie Kees.

As well as the 15 different trophy classes, The New Zealand Beer Awards includes awards for beer packaging, beer tourism and sustainability initiatives.

Entries close on Friday, 30 June. 

For more information or to enter, click here.

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