About the NZBA
Held annually, the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards are held in esteem worldwide due to the reputation of all involved in judging, organising and staging the event, with a world class selection of judges from New Zealand, Australia, America and beyond. This diversity of background and quality of judge ensures that the Awards have a huge reputation across the globe as one of the most prestigious accolades a brewer can win.
|Expressions of Interest for Judges and Stewards Open
|8 March 2024
|Expressions of Interest for Judges and Stewards Close
|4 April 2024
|Online Entries Open
|8 May 2024
|Online Entries Close
|16 June 2024
|Send Entries to GVI Logistics, Christchurch
|20 - 26 June 2024
|Judging - Riccarton Park, Christchurch
|3 - 5 July 2024
|Awards Presentation Evening, Auckland
|3 August 2024
Please note: Guild members receive a discounted rate to enter the NZBA (your Guild membership needs to be paid in full, or monthly payments need to be set up to access the discounted rate).
NZBA 2024 - ENTRIES OPENING SOON
NZ Beer Awards - 2023 RESULTS
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Champion Trophies, Beer Trophies and Industry Awards
Celebrating success and quality in beer, we will soon be publishing the 2024 Entry Guide which will outline the full details including the classes, trophies and industry awards.
Champion New Zealand Exhibitor
Champion New Zealand Beer
Champion Large New Zealand Brewery
Champion Medium New Zealand Brewery
Champion Small New Zealand Brewery
Champion Micro New Zealand Brewery
Amber / Dark Lager
Amber / Dark Ale
International Pale Ale
Stout & Porter
Wheat & Other Grain
Fruit & Flavoured
Specialty & Experimental
No & Reduced Alcohol
Barrel & Wood-Aged
The New Zealand Beer Awards celebrates and recognises quality not only in beer but in the broader organisations and individuals that make the New Zealand brewing industry so vibrant.
Packaging is a critical component in determining the commercial success of a brewing business. Design, aesthetics and utility all play a significant role in getting great beer in the hands of the consumer. The Packaging Award recognises the achievements of New Zealand brewing businesses in this important aspect of our industry.
Beer Tourism Award
The Tourism Award aims to raise the standard of beer tourism experiences in New Zealand and recognises an outstanding contribution by brewing businesses and operators to enhancing the beer experience for domestic and international tourists.
Brewing Sustainability Award
The award for Brewing Sustainability honours businesses from throughout the grain to glass supply chain in New Zealand that are implementing projects, policies and initiatives that have a positive impact on the environment.
Morton Coutts Award for Innovation
Kiwis are born innovators, and we believe innovation is worth celebrating.
The Morton Coutts Award for Innovation is a celebration of the creative Kiwi spark. The award is
designed to recognise individuals with smart ideas and out-of-the-box innovations. So, if you have
had a bright idea, whether it is a simple tweak you made to the way you brew, package or deliver a
product, a new process that makes customer service smoother, or a smarter way of running your
brewery, it’s your turn to shine.
Your innovation could involve a product, service, technology or process from within the brewing
supply chain in New Zealand, and all innovative ideas will be considered regardless of size or scale.
We have sponsorship opportunities available for those businesses and corporate partners who want to be a part of NZBA '24. There are sponsorship opportunities for Beer Trophies and Industry Awards. As always, first right of refusal goes to the previous years sponsors and then then opportunities will be released.
The Sponsorship Prospectus for 2024 is now available, if you would like a copy please email email@example.com