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Brewers reveal their favourite Aussie beers

May 26, 2020
By Alana House

Brewers have revealed their favourite Aussie beers during a virtual awards night as part of the Good Beer Week Virtual Festival.

Good Beer Week went online this year, rather than into venues. This year’s event included industry talks and virtual events to celebrate the amazing breweries and venues behind Australia’s best beer.

Almost 150 AIBA exhibitors voted in the AIBA 2020 Isolation Edition

The winners were:

Brewer’s Choice Best Champion Australian Brewery since 2012 – 4 Pines Brewing Company

Brewer’s Choice Best Champion Australian Beer since 2012 – Alpha Pale Ale Matilda Bay Brewing Company; Keller Door – Schwarzbier, Draught, 4 Pines Brewing Company

Brewer’s Choice Best AIBA Collab Beer since 2012 – We do it for the Passion…fruit Passionfruit IPA, Stone & Wood, Balter Brewing, Green Brewing Co Beacon, Pact Beer Co.

Brewer’s Choice Best Champion IPA since 2012 – Pulped Fiction, Draught Mountain Goat Beer

Brewer’s Choice Best Champion Lager since 2012 – Moo Brew Pilsner, Draught Moo Brew (pictured main)

Brewer’s Choice Best Champion Pale Ale since 2012 – Balter XPA, Packaged Balter Brewing Company

Brewer’s Choice Best Champion Dark Beer since 2012 – Keller Door – Schwarzbier, Draught 4 Pines Brewing Company

Brewer’s Choice Best Champion Euro Style Beer since 2012 – Summer Ale, Draught Mountain Goat Beer

Brewer’s Choice Best Champion Other Specialty Beer since 2012 – Throwback IPA, Draught Pirate Life Brewing

Brewer’s Choice Best Champion Design since 2012 – Bastard Children of the British Empire 4 Pines Brewing Company

What’s the Best Australian Beer Name ever? – Furphy

Balter XPA

Which Australian brewery has posted the best social media content? –
Balter Instagram

Thinking about Covid-19, which Australian brewery has made the best of a bad situation? – 4 Pines home delivery service

Australia’s best industry personality

Exhibitors were also asked who they thought deserved to win the Best Beer Industry Personality, with Tina Panoutsos taking out the gong. Panoutsos is Associate Director – Beer Knowledge at CUB.

CUB noted: Huge congratulations to Tina Panoutsos on being awarded the prize for Brewer’s Choice Best Industry Personality at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA). The award is recognition of her continuing contribution to our industry.”

The 2020 Australian International Beer Awards will be held later in the year.

Watch the iso awards on the Good Beer Week YouTube channel:

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