Quite a few NZ breweries came back from the recent Australian International Beer Awards with a medal or three. Cock and Bull, Emerson’s, Founder’s, DB and Lion all came back with a whole fistful.
A few notable kiwi beers picked up “Best in Class” nods. These beers, with their entered style in brackets, were:
- Steinlager (Australian style lager), Lion Nathan.
- Monk’s Habit (India Pale Ale), Cock & Bull.
- Dark Star (Porter), Cock & Bull.
- White Rock Wheat (Belgian Style Witbier), Martinborough Brewing Co.
I was disappointed to see a few very good NZ beers missing out but, as the saying goes, you can’t win them all. And as I like to say, give them a taste and judge for yourself.