Brewers Guild Announces New Champion Manufacturer Award


Brewers Guild Announces New Champion Manufacturer Award

The brewing landscape in New Zealand is constantly changing. To recognise the hard work and endeavours of manufacturing breweries, the Brewers Guild of New Zealand has introduced a new Champion Manufacturer award. Entrants will be asked to specify the production site where the entry was produced when entering their beers. All beers and ciders produced for any brewing company at this site will be eligible for this trophy.

Points are awarded per medal to find the Champion Manufacturer. These points are awarded to any beer entered based on the physical location (brewery) that produced the beer. Beers entered which are brewed under contract will need to specify the location where the beer is produced, likewise any brewing company with multiple brewing locations will need to specify which location produced each entry.

Scoring is as follows:

Gold medal = 3 points

Silver medal = 2 points

Bronze medal = 1 point

No medal = 0 points

The five highest scoring entries from each manufacturer will be included in the calculation. In the event of a tie, a countback to each manufacturer’s sixth-ranked (and subsequent) beers is then taken into consideration. Should one of the tied manufacturers have less overall entries than the other preventing a countback from occurring, the total number of points scored by each brewery shall be divided by that brewery’s total number of entries to give an average score per beer. The manufacturer with the highest average score shall be deemed the winner.

Festive and packaging medals do not count towards the Champion Manufacturer award. Medals must be awarded in at least three Trophy classes to be eligible for the Champion Manufacturer award.

The entries produced by the winning manufacturer will not be promoted by the New Zealand Brewers Guild in marketing of this award.

Additional information can be found at: or by emailing

  • Cassels & Sons Brewery
  • Aotearoa Brewery
  • Brew Moon Brewing Company
  • DB Breweries
  • Emerson's Brewery
  • 8 Wired Brewing
  • 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
  • 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 Brewing
  • Hancock & Co
  • Hop Federation Brewery
  • Fitzpatrick's Brewing Co Ltd
  • Two Thumb Brewing Co Ltd
  • Behemoth Brewing Company
  • Croucher Brewing Co
  • Queenstown Brewers
  • Epic Beer
  • Wild & Woolly Brewing
  • North End Brewing
  • Hallertau Brewery
  • Birkenhead Brewing Company
  • Choice Bros
  • McLeod's Brewery
  • Te Aro Brewing
  • The Herbalist by New Zealand Beer Ltd
  • Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria
  • Black Sands Brewing
  • Napier Brewing Company
  • Burkes Brewing Co
  • GodsOwn Brewery
  • Double Vision Brewing Company
  • Hot Water Brewing Co


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