Brewers Guild Awards 2016

The Brewer’s Guild New Zealand Beer Awards is organised annually by the Brewers’ Guild to celebrate excellence in brewing.  Now in its 10th 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.


2016 Awards Entries Are Now Closed


We have received 950 entries and are very excited to see who will be crowned champion this year.

The winners for the 2016 Brewers’ Guild New Zealand Beer Awards will be announced at a formal gala dinner at The Langham Hotel, Auckland on Saturday 8 October 2016. 

To book your tickets to the Brewers’ Guild Awards Dinner 2016 please click here


Entry Guide

The 2016 Entry Guide contains all the information you need to know regarding deadlines, beer styles and competition rules.  Please ensure that you read this document carefully as there have been some changes this year.  There are no limits to the number of entries but all entries must comply with the Competition Rules.  

Download Entry Guide 


Entry Costs

Brewers’ Guild Member Rate*:  NZ$135 per entry (paid up 2016 Brewery Members)

Non-Member Rate**:   NZ$185 per entry

*Only NZ Breweries are eligible for Brewery Membership of the Brewers Guild
**Eligible non-members who join the Guild prior to the entry closing date will receive a refund of $50 per entry.



Enter Online on the NZ Brewers' Guild Awards Website.

Please note, entries closed on 9th September 2016


  • 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
  • Wanaka Beerworks
  • Wigram Brewing Company
  • Yeastie Boys
  • Sprig & Fern
  • The Twisted Hop
  • Eagle Brewing NZ
  • 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 - Auckland
  • 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
  • Epic Beer
  • Wild & Woolly Brewing
  • North End Brewing
  • Ghost Brewing
  • Hallertau Brewery
  • Birkenhead Brewing Company
  • Choice Bros
  • McLeod's Brewery
  • Te Aro Brewing
  • The Herbalist by New Zealand Beer Ltd
  • Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria


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