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Entries open for the New Zealand Beer Awards 2024

Entries opened this week for the 2024 New Zealand Beer Awards.

In its 18th year, the New Zealand Beer Awards – managed by the Brewers Guild of New Zealand – recognises 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, and the Champion International Brewery Trophy is open to entries from commercial brewers outside of New Zealand.

Entrants compete for champion brewery trophies, industry awards, beer style trophies and the top awards of Champion New Zealand Brewing Company and Champion New Zealand Beer.

The New Zealand Beer Awards also recognise the wider industry with awards for packaging, sustainability, beer tourism and the coveted Morton Coutts Award for innovation, also up for grabs.

“Last year we accepted over 800 entries across the various classes, from nearly 80 different exhibiting breweries. We are hoping for similar numbers this year, and we are looking forward to welcoming more international entries,” says Competition Manager, Jo Gear.

Judging will again take place at Riccarton Park in Christchurch in July and the winners will be announced at the New Zealand Beer Awards Gala Dinner in Auckland on August 3.

Information about the competition and how to enter can be found here. Entries close on Sunday, 16 June.

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