“In 1980 there were only 3 Craft Breweries in New Zealand. In 2011 there were over 50, trending much #craftbeer!”
NZ Success at AIBA
Congratulations to Renaissance Brewing Ltd who have taken the Champion Small International Brewery title at the Australian International Beer Awards, along with other NZ trophy winners:
City Of Ballarat Trophy For Best Australian Style Lager: Mac's Gold: Lion, Auckland;
Brewers Guild Of New Zealand Trophy For Best Pilsner: Mac's Hop Rocker: Lion, Auckland;
Labelmakers Group Trophy For Best Scotch Ale & Barley Wine: Tribute 2011 Barley Wine: Renaissance Brewing Ltd, Marlborough; and
Labelmakers Group Trophy For Best Packaging: Tuatara Brewing Co Ltd Pilsner Twelve Bottle Carton: Tuatara Brewing Co Ltd, Wellington.
Full AIBA results here.