Principal Sponsor - Cryer

Cryer Malt began trading in the very early days of the New Zealand craft beer scene, when microbreweries such as Emerson’s and Harrington’s were just starting out. The company was formed in 1991. David Cryer recognised the limited selection of malts available in New Zealand at the time and began to supply these new breweries with a range of specialty malts. David and Clare Cryer have supported the burgeoning brewing sector ever since, setting up warehouses in Christchurch, Auckland, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney to supply them. 

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Champion New Zealand Exhibitor - Gladfield Malt

Five generations of one family have been growing malting barley in the heart of the Canterbury Plains. The perfect combination of climate, soil, and a can-do attitude allow Gladfield Malt to produce an ever growing range of high-quality, hand-crafted, 100% natural malts.

The beer industry in New Zealand and around the world is changing, and Gladfield Malt is determined to change with it. They believe in looking at new ways to form partnerships between brewers and malt growers. They believe in smarter, safer beer making methods that maintain high-quality while reducing waste. They believe in supporting ideas, and working with brewers to create high-quality beer people can’t get enough of.

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Champion New Zealand Beer - Cryer Malt

Cryer Malt began trading in the very early days of the New Zealand craft beer scene, when microbreweries such as Emerson’s and Harrington’s were just starting out. The company was formed in 1991. David Cryer recognised the limited selection of malts available in New Zealand at the time and began to supply these new breweries with a range of specialty malts. David and Clare Cryer have supported the burgeoning brewing sector ever since, setting up warehouses in Christchurch, Auckland, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney to supply them. 

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Champion Large New Zealand Brewery - New Zealand Hops

New Zealand Hops is a Nelson-based contemporary grower co-operative with core business values founded on collective sustainability, innovative research, creative technologies and modern operational capability. Hops have been grown in the region for more than 150 years and co-ordination of the industry was facilitated with the inception of the New Zealand Hop Marketing Board in 1939.

The company has supported a professional plant-breeding programme since the 1950s and, in 1972, New Zealand became the first country in the world to commercially produce hops from triploid hop cultivars in response to international brewers' demand for seedless hops. New Zealand hops Ltd continues on from this rich heritage with core business values founded on collective sustainability, innovative research, creative technologies and modern operational capability. With 18 Members, the co-op exports 85% of its harvest to over 30 countries world-wide.

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Champion Medium New Zealand Brewery - ENPAC

ENPAC (formerly Sutton Engineering and Sutton Packaging) is a well established family owned New Zealand company. They are respected as a major supplier of packaging, processing, inspection machines and engineering services primarily to the food, beverage and dairy industries in New Zealand and around the world. Their vast packaging and engineering knowledge enables us to provide solutions at optimal cost.

To meet the demand for high quality machines, closures and bottles at competitive prices, ENPAC have partnered with internationally known brands.  They also design and locally manufacture machines, specific to the customer’s unique requirements.

Through their projects, ENPAC have gained valuable experience that you can rely on. Their expertise allows them to produce equipment manufactured to a world class standard. One of ENPAC's core competencies is engineering support and service. Their factory trained engineering team can help you with machine  maintenance and other service requirements. They have a wealth of knowledge and industry experience available to assist you.

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Champion Manufacturer - O-I Glass

O-I glass is made in more than 20 countries around the globe. They create innovative, distinctive and beautiful glass packaging that builds brands and drives consumer intrigue.

"Glass allows us to transcend reality and to experience all aspects of our nature. Glass genuinely makes us strong & delicate, elegant & simple, modern & authentic, beautiful & distant, honest & intriguing, pure & seductive, extraordinary yet inevitable. That’s why glass is transformative and is the best packaging material to capture a brand’s emotion."

Now more than ever, consumers are demanding safe and healthy packaging. O-I Glass are focused on advancing their sustainability agenda by reducing energy emissions, increasing recycled content in their containers, and investing in the communities they serve.

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Champion International Brewery - Bintani Australia

For Bintani Australia, it’s about great quality Australian epicurean creations and helping their customers make them. There are a lot of great ingredients producers in the world and Bintani are proud to partner with companies who prove to share their values of exceptional quality, service, reliability and great beer.

Through their fair share of quality control and working closely with these great producers, Bintani have procured the best ingredients for Australian brewers, distillers and chefs.

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Packaging Award - Viniquip International

Viniquip is one of Australasia’s leading importers and distributors of bottling, packaging, and processing equipment to the wine, brewing, cider, fruit juice, and general food and beverage industries. Established in 1991, this privately owned New Zealand based company takes great pride in delivering market leading machinery, equipment, product, and expertise throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific. Viniquip maintains offices in Hastings, New Zealand, and in New South Wales, Australia. Our exclusive portfolio of internationally recognised machinery brands includes the prestigious GAI, APE, Bucher Vaslin, ABE (American Beer Equipment), and Kreuzmayr, amongst others. Viniquip takes great pride in delivering individual machinery and process solutions as well as turnkey projects on time and within budget, anywhere within the South Pacific.

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Sustainability Award - Foodstuffs / New World

Foodstuffs is a genuine Kiwi success story. From early days in Auckland in 1922, they have grown to become New Zealand's biggest grocery distributor, and one of the country's largest organisations.

Employing more than 30,000 people nationwide, Foodstuffs is proudly 100% Kiwi owned and operated. And because they're local they understand the needs of their communities, and strive to provide the best shopping experience possible for their customers.

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British Ale - ICIB

ICIB are a top niche insurance brokerage and risk advisory firm driven by innovation and a determination to deliver unparalleled customer service, achieved through working in partnership with their clients and understanding their individual needs and requirements, developing tailor-made solutions to some of the most complex and unique business risks.

They provide passionate service to a wide range of clients including, privately held companies (large and small), multinationals, entrepreneurs, business individuals and private individuals specialising in High Net Worth clients. Through their client-centric service model all their clients have direct access to a dedicated experienced broker who are supported by highly capable internal brokers.

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Morton Coutts Award - DB Breweries

The DB spirit originates from the legendary Morton Coutts OBE who always challenged the impossible. He embodies our spirit of innovation and demonstrated this throughout his career as a brewing genius whose breakthroughs revolutionised the brewing industry from the 1950s onwards. Morton’s significant achievements continue to flow through DB’s DNA today and make this company so special.

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IPA - Label & Litho

Label & Litho prints millions and millions of labels every year.  Founded in 1964 they are now proudly included in the Labelmakers Group of companies. In 2013 Label & Litho moved to their new home in the former Goulds Fine Foods Factory, where they employ approximately 50 permanent staff. 

Label & Litho are a supplier of self-adhesive labelling to both local and international markets – with a strong focus on high-quality food/beverage, wine, beer and pharmaceutical labelling. 

"Our equipment is world-class and our team is made up of dedicated craftspeople who are passionate about their work, but the most important thing you need to know about Label &Litho is that we are committed to excellent service."

 

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European Ale - Weyermann

Weyermann Specialty Malts have applied advanced technology and traditional values to specialty malt production to become a world leader in consistency and flavour, with an extensive range of malts to match any beer style. Weyermann’s range of malts embodies Old World qualities with their own trademark rich, precise flavours. There would not be a beer competition in the world that doesn’t have a medal-winning beer containing one or more of Weyermann’s renowned specialty malts.

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NZ Beer Style - Liquorland

Liquorland loves beer, and also loves showcasing the best range for their customers across their 116 stores nationwide.  2019 has seen Liquorland sponsor major beer events such as GABs, Beervana, the upcoming Dunedin Craft Beer Festival and Brewers Guild which shows how committed and passionate they are about the category.  Liquorland continue to be the market leaders in beer and appreciate their relationships with breweries, both big and small, right across New Zealand.

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International Lager - Lallemand Brewing

Lallemand’s presence in the brewing industry dates from the early 1970s when the company started producing dried pure culture brewing yeasts for beer kit manufacturers in Canada. In subsequent years, this activity was expanded to the production of other specific ale and lager beer yeast strains for different clients in the United States, Europe and Australia and Asia.

Supported by decades of long-standing industry experience, an extensive support network and strong technical expertise, Lallemand Brewing is positioned to help your brewery achieve its growth and quality goals. Beyond an unparalleled global technical support and expertise, they offer an extensive range of products, services and education.

Whether you are a startup, a global leader in beer production or anywhere in between, Lallemand have something for you.

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