Champion New Zealand Exhibitor - Alibi Brewing

The winners of the New Zealand Beer Awards 2021 were announced in a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, 21st October.

Following a hiatus in 2020 organisers, Brewers Guild of New Zealand, received 839 entries across 122 different style classes for the 2021 awards.

Of the entrants, Chief Judge, David Nicholls of DNA Brewery said: “The calibre of entries were a reflection of the quality and creativity in the New Zealand Beer Awards.”

The big trophy winners included Alibi Brewing which was named Champion Exhibitor and Tekapo-based Burke’s Brewing which took out New Zealand’s Best Beer with its Unforgiven Porter.

The winners are:

Champion Award Winners

Champion Micro Brewery
Three Sisters Brewery, Taranaki
Champion Small Brewery
Altitude Brewing Co, Queenstown
Champion Medium Brewery
McLeod’s Brewery, Waipu, Northland
Champion Large Brewery
Garage Project, Te Aro, Wellington
Champion New Zealand Exhibitor
Alibi Brewing, Waiheke Island
Champion New Zealand Manufacturer
bStudio, Napier, Hawke’s Bay
Champion New Zealand Beer
Burkes Brewing – Unforgiven Porter, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie Country

Trophy Winners

International Lager
Boneface Brewing Company – Outlaw
New Zealand Style
Panhead Custom Ales – Port Road Pilsner
Amber/Dark Lager
Alibi Brewing Company – Temná Zima
British Ale
The Emerson Brewing Company Ltd – Emersons Bookbinder
European Ale
Garage Project Brewery – Chance, Luck & Magic
Amber/Dark Ale
McLeod’s Brewery – Harvest Moon Dark IPA
International Pale Ale
Garage Project Brewery – Proper IPA
India Pale Ale
Behemoth Brewing Company – Get Busy Hopping
Juicy/Hazy
Waitoa Beer – Afterglow Hazy IPA
Stout & Porter
Burkes Brewing Co – Unforgiven Porter
Wheat & Other Grain
Three Sisters Brewery – Roses & Rivets
Fruit & Flavoured
Beer Baroness Brewing Company – Dare to Diva
Specialty & Experimental
Lion – Speights Mid Ale
Wood & Barrel Aged
Kereru Brewing Company – Amberine

Industry Award Winners

Brewing Sustainability Award
Sawmill Brewery
Beer Tourism Award
Moa Brewing Company – Moa Tap Room
Beer Media Award
Alice Neville
Morton Coutts Award
Dr Ron Beatson
Packaging Award
Small Gods & Maltkult Brewing Co – The Satan Can Trilogy

For the full catalogue of results, click here.

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