And the winners are…

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

1 thought on “And the winners are…”

  1. Congratulations Luke for your Epic Beer win! Looks like I’ve got some catching up to do when I get back to NZ.There’s been frequent talk on our brewcrew listserv about NZ organic hops. Were there any organic categories at the competition? Our beer world in the Northwest is swinging considerably toward organic hops and grain.bob brewer

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