The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

New World Beer & Cider Awards entries open

Entries are now open for the 2022 New World Beer & Cider Awards.

The 2022 awards will see the introduction of a new dedicated class for low-alcohol beers (under 1.15% ABV), as well as a new Supreme Winner — the top performer from the Top 30.

“We’ve had low and no-alcohol entries in the past, including some very impressive Top 30 winners,” says Chair of Judges, Michael Donaldson.

“Introducing this new class is a response to growing consumer demand for these alternatives and a great way to create space for producer innovations to shine.”

Now in its eighth year, the competition is judged by an expert panel of 32 independent judges who will taste, debate and score each entry based on technical excellence as well as balance and drinkability to determine the overall Top 30.

The Top 30 winning brews will be sold in 140 New World supermarkets nationwide.

The New World Beer & Cider Awards are open to brew brands from around New Zealand and internationally. The key requirements are the ability to provide supermarket compliant product and meet minimum stock amounts.

Entrants do not need to be an existing New World or Foodstuffs supplier to put their best brews forward for judging and new entrants are actively encouraged.

All entry details can be found at Entries close on Friday 18 February.

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