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Whether you like your beers full-bodied or mid-strength, locally-crafted or selectively imported, on tap or from the bottle, Winning Tastes will take you from being a beer-lover to a connoisseur of cold ones, and the envy of all your mates. .

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2017 Champion Australian Beer and Best Wheat Beer
White Rabbit White Ale (Draught)
White Rabbit Brewery, Victoria

Taking its cues from the Belgian brewers of old, White Rabbit's White Ale is a delicate mix of experience and imagination. Delivering refreshing hints of coriander, juniper berry and bitter orange, this classic cloudy white ale will keep you coming back for more.

whiterabbitbeer.com.au
2017 Champion International Beer and Best Belgian / French Ale
Feral One (Packaged)
Firestone Walker Brewing Co, California USA

Feral One is an annual blend of Firestone's best efforts, from hand-selected well-aged barrels, chosen by the Masterblender and Barrelmeister. An earthy funky nose gives way to complex ester notes of dried apricots, strawberry, guava and slight orange zest. Toasted mature oak, lavender, vanilla and cinnamon lurk in the background. A mouth-watering acidity and soft tannins are punctuated by a firm carbonation. Savor now, or age longer for a special occasion.

www.firestonebeer.com
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2017 Champion Large Australian Brewery
Stone & Wood Brewing Co.
Byron Bay, NSW

The brewing crew at Stone & Wood love their part of the world, Byron Bay. The beaches, the music, the people, the pubs. These are just a few of the reasons why they brew and bottle their beer in one of the greatest places on earth. The natural beauty of Byron and the Northern Rivers and the laid back vibe are the inspiration for Stone & Wood’s beers.

www.stoneandwood.com.au
2017 Champion Large International Brewery
DAGON Beverages Co. Ltd
Yangon, Myanmar

DAGON Beverages Company Limited produces and distributes various types of beers, alcoholic spirits and carbonated soft drinks. DAGON Beverages Company Limited initially produced DAGON Lager Beer in 1998 and then made product extensions that included DAGON Extra Strong Beer in 2005. With the growing beer market in Myanmar, DAGON Light Lager Beer (with 4.2% alcohol by volume) was introduced in February 2016, by means of American Brewing Tradition, as a special brew for young generation consumers who are looking for more affordable and yet high quality beer.

www.dagonbeverages.com
2017 Champion Medium Australian Brewery
Balter Brewing Company,
Currumbin, Qld

Based in Currumbin, Queensland, Balter’s #1 philosophy is that taste buds come first. That’s why they have a gun in-house brewer, use the best available ingredients and combine natural processes with the latest technology to deliver the freshest flavours they can. Born from the minds of 6 Australians and one American, Balter is more than a name, it is the sense of enjoyment you get from doing something you love, whether you’re good at it or not.  Balter were also awarded the 2017 Garry Sheppard Memorial Award for Best New Exhibitor.

www.balter.com.au
2017 Champion Medium International Brewery
Pelican Brewing Company
Oregon, USA

Pelican Brewing Company was born at the beach in Pacific City (Oregon, US) in 1996. Here, in front of a rundown old building at the water’s edge, stood three enthusiastic young folks whose thirst for great beer overshadowed their understanding of what it would take to build a brewery. They did it anyway. And now twenty years later, older, and wiser, Pelican Brewing Company is a craft beer industry leader with fans throughout the Northwest and around the world.

pelicanbrewing.com
2017 Champion Small Australian Brewery
Green Beacon Brewing Co.
Teneriffe, Qld

The Green Beacon team are a well traveled bunch, attempting to bring a new culture to beer, so prevalent abroad but just gaining ground in Australia, that beer can be a product of huge flavour and depth, crafted specifically to be paired with different foods and indulge the senses.

www.greenbeacon.com.au
2017 Champion Small International Brewery
Deep Creek Brewing Company
Silverdale, NSW

Deep Creek was born on a long term friendship and a burning desire to produce flavour fuelled handcrafted beer and bring it to the kiwi masses to enjoy.

Influenced by the wide and varied flavours of craft beers around the globe, from village breweries in rural England to monasteries in Bavaria and alpine craft bars in the Rocky Mountains, they started brewing their own, with a kiwi twist.

www.dcbrewing.co.nz
2017 Australian Gypsy Brewer Award
Pact Beer Co.,
Canberra, ACT

A Gypsy Brewer is one who doesn't not own the brewery in which they make their beer, but they do own the recipe and complete the brewing.

In 2015, three mates made a pact to brew great beer and never compromise on flavour, quality and creativity.

Pact was born in a tiny Canberra kitchen. Every Pact Beer starts as a handmade and homebrewed prototype. From the kitchen, each beer is tested out, tweaked, and then scaled up to brew a 'gypsy style' at some of the finest breweries in the country with an embrace only Pact can provide.

www.pactbeer.com.au
2017 Best Australian Style Lager
Storm Super Dry (Packaged)
Aldi Stores, NSW

With a crisp dry finish, Super Dry delivers a full flavoured experience.  Served ideally with Asian foods, this brand is the signature range of the national retailer.

 

www.aldi.com.au
2017 Best European Style Lager
DAGON Extra Stong Beer (Draught)
DAGON Beverages Co., Myanmar

Brewed with carefully selected quality raw materials both from overseas and locally in Myanmar,  maintaining the longest established European Brewing Tradition and using the most modern technologies DAGON Extra Strong is an American Adjunct Lager style beer. 

www.dagonbeverages.com
2017 Best International Lager
India Pale Lager (Draught)
Beer Farm, WA

Brilliantly pale and sparkling with only the faintest of maltiness. A crisp bitterness, fermented cold and lagered for weeks this is a classic beer style at its finest. Celebrating the vibrant stone fruit and flavours and aromas of American hop varieties.

www.beerfarm.com.au
2017 Best Pilsner
Pivo Pils (Packaged)
Firestone Walker Brewing Co, California USA

Pivo Hoppy Pils is a classically rendered pilsner with a West Coast dry-­‐hopping twist, showcasing stylistic influences from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. Lighter beer styles like pilsner have been hijacked by industrial lager beer in the United States, and it’s time for craft brewers to take it back. Pivo Hoppy Pils offers impeccable balance with floral aromatics, spicy herbal nuances, and bergamot zest and lemongrass notes from dry hopping with German Saphir hops.

www.firestonebeer.com
2017 Best Amber / Dark Lager
Velkopopovicky Kozel Dark (Packaged)
Plzensky Prazdroj A.S, Czech Republic

Using a special mixture of dark malts, pure water and a selection of the finest hops. The caramelized malt is what gives the beer the unique ruby-red colour and sweet flavour that has won it awards all over the world.

www.prazdroj.cz
2017 Best Australian Style Pale Ale
Pay Day
2 Brothers Brewery, Vic

Pours a brilliant pale gold colour. Delicate citrus, stone fruit and pine aroma. Extra clean and refreshing on the palate with a hint of finesse from the fine carbonation. Finishes with a subtle sweetness and light bitterness ensuring an approachable, sessionable pale ale.

2brothers.com.au
2017 Best International Style Pale Ale
Balter XPA (Packaged)
Balter Brewing Company, Qld

It might be pale but there's nothing weak about this bad boy. Tropical and floral aromatics set off a fruity palette that will punch your taste buds in the pleasure zone. Finished with a refreshing bitterness the XPA is tailored for those who enjoy a fully-hopped beer that's still easy to drink.

www.balter.com.au
2017 Best New World Style Pale Ale
Pale Ale (Draught)
Mountain Goat Beer, Vic

Ahop-driven, American inspired Pale Ale with loads of stonefruit, pine and citrus characters. Well balanced and extremely drinkable, this one is perfect all year round.

www.goatbeer.com.au
2017 Best British Style Ale
Jasper Ale (Draught)
Stone & Wood Brewing Co., NSW

Jasper Ale reflects the red volcanic soil of the hinterland and is brewed from a blend of pale and crystal malts. Jasper Ale is deep red, has a rich malt character and is well balanced with a firm spicy hop bitterness.

www.stoneandwood.com.au
2017 Best European Style Ale
Sourpuss Raspberry Berliner Weisse (Packaged)
Wayward Brewing Company, NSW

A traditional Berlin sour wheat beer style that is both sweet and tart with a great fresh raspberry aroma. An ultra-refreshing beer that is summer in a glass. Appeals to both beer lovers and cider lovers.

www.waywardbrewing.com.au
2017 Best IPA
Pulped Fiction (Draught)
Mountain Goat Beer, Vic

Deep golden in colour with a slight reddish tinge, this beer hits you with a bold, citrus aroma with dank hop notes. There are a lot of hops in this beer. A lot. Mountain Goat explains this beer uses so much Citra and Mosaic we had to call in a few favours from their generous friends at Two Birds just to get enough to dry hop it. The end result is a beer that is bursting with juicy flavour and aggressive hop bitterness that finishes on a slightly sweet note, thanks to the addition of the fresh blood orange juice that gives the beer it’s distinctive colour.

www.goatbeer.com.au
2017 Best Amber / Dark Ale
Exit Amber (Packaged)
Exit Brewing, Vic

Exit Amber is an American style with complex malt body, good balance of bitterness and dry hopped for aroma. Aroma of citrus zest, pine & caramel. Flavours of caramel sweetness, with tropical fruit notes and balanced out with a good dose of bitterness

www.exitbrewing.com
2017 Best Porter
Silent Knight Porter (Draught)
Modus Operandi Brewing Company, NSW

Aromas of rich chocolate and roast in the nose, Modus Operandi brewed this porter with the idea of a session version of a russian imperial stout in mind. A complex blend of 9 types of malt form a blend of chocolate, roast and caramel flavour while still finishing on the light and dry side.

www.mobrewing.com.au
2017 Best Stout
Sligo Extra Stout (Draught)
Foghorn Brewhouse, NSW

Sligo Extra Stout is FogHorn’s first stout – the first of many to come. It is a big, dark, roast beer as it should be – brewed in tribute to the Export Stouts of old but with a modern craft approach. Layers of dark chocolate and roast coffee character with a strong hop bite. Clean and drinkable for its size but a good winter warmer just the same. Named after the great west coast Irish County Sligo, Sligo Extra Stout is for the lovers of all things dark…

www.foghornbrewhouse.com.au
2017 Best Reduced / Low Alcohol Beer
Happiness (Draught)
2 Brothers Brewery

Looking for something mid-strength?  Reduced alcohol beers have come a long way and this beauty by Victoria brewery 2 Brothers is leading the charge. Happiness is a full bodied mid strength English Style amber ale. Full of malty goodness, 3.5% ABV and moderately hopped, ask for a "pint of Happiness".       

2brothers.com.au
2017 Best Scotch Ale / Barley Wine
SEAMASTER Imperial Ale (Packaged)
Bach Brewing, Auckland NZ

Using a technique of extended conditioning (over 3 months), this American-style Barleywine uses a combination of  hearty malts and aromatic hops that showcase big bold flavours.  A unique drop with a full, almost sweet flavor, this brew is part of Bach's ongoing range that reflect brewer Craig Cooper's love of coastal living.

bachbrewing.co.nz
2017 Best Specialty Beer
Raspberry Stout (Packaged)
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Virginia USA

Chocolate and raspberry are a formidable duo, so when you put them side by side in a brew you know you are onto a winner - an AIBA trophy winner to be exact. According to brewer Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, this special Stout is brewed with heaps of chocolate malt, cacao nibs, and local, late season red raspberries from Agriberry Farm and captures the essence of a decadent raspberry truffle in liquid form.

hardywood.com
2017 Best Design - Label / Surface Graphic
Pale Ale
Colonial Brewing Co., WA

Colonial tells us their Pale Ale is 'artfully brewed' to sit between traditional American and Australian pale ales, but we also think its artfully presented. The mastery of the packaging is in its simplicity that makes us not only want to drink the contents, but to also start a can collection (and not for the extra 10c in SA). And what of the beer itself? Well Colonial says their 'master brewers searched the world for the perfect combination of hops, blending USA favourites with Australia's hop heroes to create the perfect pale. The result is a tropical-tinged treat that's a glowing golden in colour, with subtle hints of passionfruit, pine and spicy botanics.'

www.colonialbrewingco.com.au
2017 Best Design - Outer Packaging
Wayward Core Range
Wayward Brewing Co., New South Wales

Wayward's core range packaging reflects their ethos of travellers. Wayward is a desire to see what's around the corner, to take the road less travelled and to embrace whatever you find. It's that romantic idea of the travel of old, when every departure was an adventure. Put simply, it's the act of getting lost on purpose. And their packaging helps do just that!

www.waywardbrewing.com.au
2016 Champion Australian Beer & Best New World Style Pale Ale
Little Dove (Draught)
Gage Roads Brewing Co., Western Australia

Winner of two trophies including Champion Australian beer and Best New World Style Pale Ale, with wonderful tropical fruit notes, this is a perfectly balanced beer.

Gage Roads is named after the strip of ocean that separates Rottnest Island and Fremantle in Western Australia. They make a range of ales and lagers, all which of which are inspired by their location on the Western Australia coast.

www.gageroads.com.au
2016 Champion International Beer & Best Specialty Beer
Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru (Packaged)
Boston Beer Company, Massachusetts, USA

This one-of-a-kind Belgian ale is fermented with multiple micro-organisms found in the environment of the 150-year old Boston brewery. The unique yeasts impart layers of spicy, fruity and bright tart notes to the beer. Aged in Hungarian oak tuns, the porous character of the wood allows air to slowly seep in during aging, creating micro-oxidation that smoothes any harsh flavours.

Grand Cru often denotes a vintage of the highest quality or ‘the best of the best’. This release has been aging in the Barrel Room for just over a year. Kosmic Mother Funk is the soul of the Barrel Room Collection, blended to varying degrees creating a distinct and complex character.

www.samueladams.com
2016 Champion Large Australian Brewery
Stone & Wood Brewing Co.
Stone & Wood Brewing Co., New South Wales

The brewing crew at Stone & Woods love their part of the world, Byron Bay. The beaches, the music, the lush green hinterland, the people, the pubs. These are just a few of the reasons why they brew and bottle their beer in one of the greatest places on earth.

Byron and the region of the Northern Rivers has influenced everything that is done at Stone & Wood. Not only has it helped shape their philosophy of trying to take things slowly and keeping it simple, but the natural beauty on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and the laid back vibe were the inspiration for their beers. For them, the way of living in this part of the world is the way it should be.

www.stoneandwood.com.au
2016 Champion Large International Brewery
Ballast Point
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, California, USA

From day one, Ballast Point’s philosophy has always been doing what they love, and making what they love to drink.

Soon after the brewery opened, founding brewmaster Pete decided to take his love for brewing into the classroom as a science teacher - inspiring the next generation of homebrewers. He is still an active ambassador for the brand, with a wealth of brewing knowledge to boot.

By 2004, Ballast Point had outgrown its back room location and moved into a larger production brewery in Scripps Ranch. In this location, Ballast Point continues to brew around the clock to meet the growing demand for its beer.

www.ballastpoint.com
2016 Champion Medium Australian Brewery
Two Birds Brewing
Two Birds Brewing, Victoria

Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen grew up and met in Perth over 16 years ago, but it took a two-week tour of the West Coast of the United States in 2010, for them to realise how much they had in common.

Jayne and Danielle gave up their full time jobs and the journey began in earnest of June 2011.Their shared love for the finer delights in life saw them visit breweries, wineries and dine at world-renowned restaurants.

During their trip, the West Australians hatched the idea to start their own brewing company and after six months of discussing their dream to own and run their own business, Two Birds Brewing was born.

www.twobirdsbrewing.com.au
2016 Champion Medium International Brewery
Pelican Brewing Company
Pelican Brewing Company, Oregon, USA

The Pelican Pub & Brewery located in Pacific City is Oregon's only beach front brewery.

They place equal importance on beer and food and make it their daily mission to understand how food and beer flavours compliment one another.

They have been recipients of global and international awards for their beers for 14 years.

www.yourlittlebeachtown.com
2016 Champion Small Australian Brewery
Pirate Life Brewing
Pirate Life Brewing, South Australia

Founded by Jack Cameron and Red Proudfoot, the pair met while working apprenticeships at MoonDog in Scotland.

Head brewer Jack Cameron explains that the Pirate Life name and brand is less about eye-patches and cutlasses and more a state of mind. “We want to make beer with bravado and unbridled passion,” he said. “Pirate Life means carefree and relaxed but uncompromising about quality and flavour.

Their beers are sold in 355ml and 500ml cans, a point of difference and far from a gimmick. Their experience informed them that this keeps the beer fresher, and of course it’s better for the environment.

Source: palaisimports.com.au

www.piratelife.com.au
2016 Champion Small International Brewery
Moylans Brewing Company
Moylans Brewing Company, California, USA

In 1995 Moylan's Brewing Co. opened at Rowland Plaza, bringing Novato into the ranks of other world class brew towns like Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington, by claiming the rights to it’s own Microbrewery thanks to bay area native Brendan Moylan.

The co-owner of Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, Brendan brought more than 28 years of brewing experience to Novato, which began with his first home brewing kit one year after college.

www.moylans.com
2016 Best Scotch Ale or Barley Wine
Old Chub Scotch Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery, Colorado USA

This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don't dig dark beer. 8%

In 2002, their little Colorado grown brew-pub started producing pale ale in a can (Dale's Pale Ale). That not only began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, but has grown to add a brewery to the hills of Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, North Carolina and another in the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas, in 2016.

www.oskarblues.com
2016 Best Amber/Dark Ale
Stone & Wood Schwarzbier (Draught)
Stone & Wood Brewing Co, New South Wales

The first batch is a traditional ‘dark lager’. Using German noble hops, the Schwarzbier has a mild roast character and finishes dry. 4.7%

Located in Byron Bay and established in 2008, Stone & Wood Brewing Company takes a fresh approach to brewing handcrafted beer in the Northern Rivers of NSW, one of the greatest places on Earth. The three boys - Brad, Jamie and Ross had spent many years working in the beer business. The dream was to quit ‘working for the man’, shed the corporate garbage and get back to basics. The laid back vibe of Byron Bay forms the inspiration for their beers. 

www.stoneandwood.com.au
2016 Best IPA
The Zymurgist (Draught)
Mountain Goat Beer, Victoria

An IPA with full maltiness moving into a big firm bitterness with lots of pine, resinous characters, grapefruit and sweet marmalade notes. With warming alcohol to finish and a big, lingering bitterness. 7.5%

Mountain Goat started out in Dave Bonighton’s backyard in the early 90′s. 17 years on and Mountain Goat employs 25 full time staff and another 20 casuals. They brew smaller volume beers at their Richmond based microbrewery and bigger batches (including 330ml bottled and 375ml canned beer) at a larger plant in Laverton, Melbourne.

www.goatbeer.com.au
2016 Best British Style Ale
California Amber
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, California USA

This California Amber takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and a proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma. 5.5%

It begins with the search for flavour. The perfect balance of taste and aroma. An obsession with ingredients. An exploration of techniques. And while they savor the result, they’re just as fascinated by the process to get there. What started as a small group of home brewers, who simply wanted to make a better beer, evolved into the adventurers known today as Ballast Point.

www.ballastpoint.com
2016 Best International Style Pale Ale
Modus Pale Ale (Draught)
Modus Operandi Brewing Company, New South Wales

A rich golden coloured pale ale, dry hopped with Yakima Valley's (Washington State) favourite heavy hitting hop, Simcoe. This hop brings with it big aromatics of pine and citrus followed by a crisp finish. 5.2%

Modus Operandi (Latin for Method of Operation) which put simply is, beer first, with no shortcuts. Fresh live yeast is flown in from the USA, using the finest specialty malts and hops from all over the world, brewed and packaged in their brewery and kept permanently cold, with no preservatives, resulting in fresh real craft beer.

www.mobrewing.com.au
2016 Australian Gypsy Brewer Award
Brewcult
Brewcult, Victoria

Steve ‘Hendo’ Henderson decided to dedicate his life to exploring the diversity of beer through creative production and consumption. Sometimes extreme. Sometimes to style. Always irreverent and fun. Influenced by popular culture and the people he meets.You may not like every BrewCult beer, but you'll enjoy the experience of trying it!

A gypsy brewer is the owner and creator of the recipe but who does not own the brewery or equipment used to brew the beer.

www.brewcult.com
2016 Best Australian Style Pale Ale
Swell Golden Ale
Swell Brewing Co., South Australia

Swell Golden Ale is a lighter style ale, golden in colour and mildly bitter with mild to moderate maltiness. It has a great floral and passionfruit aroma making it the perfect summer session beer. 4.5% 

Brewer Dan Wright is passionate about surfing and craft beer. Originally brewed in the back shed of Dan and wife Corrina’s vineyard in McLaren Vale, the aim of Swell Brewing Co. is to share their premium craft beer with others. Using the finest ingredients and brewing skills to bring their individual flavour to a world where there is too much average beer. Coming to brewing from a wine background, they wanted their beers to represent new layers of flavour and texture, and to be a first choice for matching with food.

www.swellbeer.com.au
2016 Best Amber/Dark Lager
Two Birds Sunset Ale (Draught)
Two Birds Brewing, Victoria

Two Birds Sunset Ale is brewed using a distinct combination of malts including pale, wheat and crystal malts to provide the round, rich, toffee notes. The addition of United States Citra and Australian Cascade hops adds a twist of grapefruit and tropical notes to balance the biscuity malt base. This brew is round, rich and flavoursome. 4.6%

Founded by Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen, Two Birds Brewing make the kind of beers that they enjoy drinking. They make beers that have flavour and interest, while being clean, sessionable and approachable.

www.twobirdsbrewing.com.au
2016 Best International Style Lager
Glamarama Summer Ale (Draught)
Sydney Brewery, New South Wales

A perfect summer ale, crisp and clean, light and refreshing with a cheeky touch of tropical fruit and citrus. 4.5%

Bottled from the heart of the city, Sydney Brewery is dedicated to creating the best craft beers in Australia. Brewed lovingly by hand in small batches, each variant is designed to epitomise the local style, personality and people of the suburbs that make Sydney so great.

www.sydneybrewery.com
2016 Best European Style Lager
Lovedale Lager (Draught)
Sydney Brewery, New South Wales

Lovedale Lager is a traditional Munich style lager that combines three types of hops to create a smooth citrus aroma with a slightly toasty malt backbone. The finest Hunter Valley water is filtered for particles, which removes harsh minerals and provides a blank canvas to create an ultra clean lager with finesse and style. 4.7%

Bottled from the heart of the city, Sydney Brewery is dedicated to creating the best craft beers in Australia. Brewed lovingly by hand in small batches, each variant is designed to epitomise the local style, personality and people of the suburbs that make Sydney so great.

www.sydneybrewery.com
2016 Best Pilsner
Peroni Nastro Azzurro (Draught)
Carlton & United Breweries, Queensland

Peroni Nastro Azzurro is brewed locally to the authentic Italian recipe originating in Lombardia, Italy in the 19th century. Effortlessly stylish, this Mediterranean style lager delivers a crisp, refreshing taste and fine subtle aroma. 5.1%

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is one of the most iconic beer companies in Australia with a history dating back to 1824.

www.cub.com.au
2016 Best Australian Style Lager
Cricketers Arms Keepers Lager
Asahi Beverages, Victoria

Keepers Lager is crafted using sun-dried malt and infused with citrus Amarillo hops. 4.6%

Cricketers Arms is a craft beer brand inspired by the spirit of the sportsman’s handshake and the tradition of sharing a post-match beer. The range is batch-brewed to be enjoyed in good company by those who enjoy a great tasting and easy drinking beer. Cricketers Arms is owned by Asahi Premium Beverages, who have a range of premium beer products including imported beers as well as local products, to provide the Australian consumer with what they deserve – great tasting, great value beer.

www.cricketersarmsbeer.com.au
2016 Best Belgian/French Style Ale
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red
Boston Beer Company, Massachusetts USA

This unique brew builds from the inspiration of Flemish reds.  It begins with an earthy sourness and hints of dark fruit but the tartness gives way to a rich maltiness and touch of toasted oak. These flavors are rounded and deepened by the barrel aging for a layered and alluring brew. 9%

The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of Samuel Adams beer, relentlessly pursuing the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers. The Samuel Adams portfolio of beers includes the flagship Boston Lager, seasonal brews, Brewmaster styles and the Barrel Room Collection. The Company has also pioneered the “extreme beer” movement, challenging drinker's perceptions of what beer can be with brews such as Millennium, Triple Bock, Samuel Adams Utopias, and Infinium.

www.samueladams.com
2016 Best Wheat Beer
Weihenstephan Kristall Weissbier
Weihenstephan, Bavaria Germany

A golden-yellow crystal clear wheat beer with fresh citrus flavor, harmonising very well with spicy banana notes 5.4%

Almost a thousand years ago the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan was the monastery brewery of the Benedictine monks. It is the oldest still existing brewery in the world and although they now use modern technology, they never forget their own history and their own high standards.

2016 Best Reduced/Low Alcohol Beer
Pirate Life Throwback IPA (Draught)
Pirate Life Brewing, South Australia

Designed for intelligent and sexy humans who'd like to be able to throw back a few cans of a zealously hopped ale, endowed with an ample malt chassis, and still get on with their day. 3.5%.

After learning the trade in Scotland Jack Cameron and Jared "Red" Proudfoot, set up their Adelaide brewery. Pirate Life epitomizes the pirate attitude; do what you want when and wherever you want, drink what you want, and instead of stealing and pillaging tangible items of value, they take inspiration from interesting brewers and breweries, chefs and restaurants or even scientists and engineers.

www.piratelife.com.au
2016 Best Stout
Spies Like Us
Wormtown Brewery, Massachusetts USA

Rich, roasted malts, gentle British hopping with earthy Fuggles hops help create just the right balance and character that this style is famed for. 10.5%

After a humble start in a converted ice cream factory, Wormtown Brewery is now an award winning brewery and tap house located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

www.wormtownbrewery.com
2016 Best Porter
Chelsea Moylan's Porter
Moylan's Brewing Company

This is a rich, robust porter, cleverly crafted to integrate the aromas and flavors of espresso coffee malt and bitter-sweet chocolate malt. Inspired by owner Brendan Moylans’ daughter Chelsea, this is an American-Irish Style Porter that dark beer drinkers will love. 5%.

Moylan's Brewing Company is housed in a brewpub in Novato, California. Their hand-crafted, premium beers are made on site.

www.moylans.com
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