Brewers Guild NZ International Beer Awards 2015

Brewers’ Guild NZ International Beer Awards 2015

The NZ International Beer Awards is a competition organised annually by the Brewers’ Guild to celebrate excellence in the brewing industry, which includes beer, innovation/achievement and beer writing.  

The Awards are held in esteem worldwide due to the reputations of all involved in organising, staging and judging the event, with a world class selection of judges from New Zealand, Australia, America and beyond. This diversity of background and quality of judge ensures that the Awards have a huge reputation across the globe as one of the most prestigious accolades a brewer can win.

Entries are now open for all awards as detailed below.

Beer Awards

Now in its ninth year of operation, this globally recognised, world-class beer competition is open brewers of all production sizes in NZ and from overseas for packaged and draught beer. Local and international beers will be judged over a three-day period by a panel of selected experts from New Zealand and globally.



Morton Coutts Trophy:

This award recognises innovation and/or outstanding achievement in the brewing industry.  Full information on the Morton Coutts Trophy and how to enter can be found HERE.



Beer Writer of the Year Award:

This award recognises excellence in the art of beer writing.  Full information on the Beer Writer of the Year Award and how to enter can be found HERE.



Awards Dinner: Saturday 19 September 2015

Tickets are now onsale for the 2015 Brewers Guild NZ International Awards Dinner.  Please click HERE to book.

  • 8 Wired Brewing
  • Cassels & Sons Brewery
  • Aotearoa Brewery
  • Brew Moon Brewing Company
  • DB Breweries
  • Emerson's Brewery
  • Mikes Organic Brewing
  • Dales Brewing Co
  • Golden Bear Brewing
  • McCashins Brewery
  • Mussel Inn
  • Renaissance Brewery
  • Three Boys Brewery
  • Tuatara Brewing
  • Jabberwocky Brewery
  • Wigram Brewing Company
  • Yeastie Boys
  • Sprig & Fern
  • The Twisted Hop
  • Golden Eagle Brewery
  • Valkyrie Brewing Co
  • ParrotDog
  • Liberty Brewing
  • Kereru Brewing
  • The Sawmill Brewing Company
  • Waiheke Brewery
  • Steam Brewing
  • Raindogs Brewing Co
  • Bulmer Harvest
  • Founders Organic Brewery
  • Hawkes Bay Brewing Co.
  • Boundry Road
  • Zeelandt Brewery
  • Townshend Brewery
  • Funk Estate - Wellington
  • Harringtons Breweries
  • Baylands Brewery
  • Deep Creek Brewing Co
  • Garage Project
  • Schippers Bitter
  • Fork & Brewer
  • Hancock & Co
  • Hop Federation Brewery
  • Fitzpatrick's Brewing Co Ltd
  • Regent 58 Brewery
  • Two Thumb Brewing Co Ltd
  • Behemoth Brewing Company
  • Croucher Brewing Co
  • Queenstown Brewers
  • Hot Water Brewing
  • Invercargill Brewery
  • Wild & Woolly Brewing


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