“In 1980 there were only 3 Craft Breweries in New Zealand. In 2011 there were over 50, trending much #craftbeer!”
Beer Writer of the Year Award
This award aims to recognise outstanding contribution in the media by any individual and may be given for one outstanding contribution or a collection of contributions that together demonstrate an outstanding annual portfolio across a range or combination of media.
Several high calibre entries were received for this award, but there could be only one winner, and Michael Donaldson took out the coveted title for his book about New Zealand's beer history, Beer Nation.