The 2008 BrewNZ Beer Awards were announced last night in Wellington. The Best in Class winners in the following categories were:
Classic NZ Styled Beers: Biman, Invercargill Brewery, Invercargill.
Amber and Dark lagers: Hereford Bitter, Dux Brew Co, Christchurch.
International Golden Lager: James Squire Pilsener, Malt Shovel Brewery, Australia.
French & Belgian style ales: Tuatara Ardennes, Tuatara Brewing, Wellington.
New world/American style ales: Epic Pale Ale, Epic Brewing Company, Auckland. UK and other European style ales: Tuatara IPA, Tuatara Brewing, Wellington.
Stouts and Porters: Clydesdale Stout, Harringtons Brewery, Christchurch.
Strong ales and lagers: Monteith’s Winter Ale Doppelbock, DB Mainland Brewery, Auckland.
Wheat and other grain beers: Emerson’s Weizenbock, The Emerson Brewing Company, Dunedin.
Fruit, spiced, herb flavoured beers: Boysenbeery, Invercargill Brewery, Invercargill.
Packaging award: Monteith’s New Zealand Lager, Monteith’s Brewing Company.
Experimental and non or low alcoholic beers: Enrico’s Cure, Green Man Brewery, Dunedin.
Champion Brewery: Tuatara Brewery