NZBA 2023 Competition Information

Now in its 17th year, the Awards recognises excellence in the production of beer, and in the broader brewing industry. The NZBA are the most prestigious awards in New Zealand’s brewing industry.

The NZBA are open to any brewery or beer brewing business in New Zealand. You do not have to be a brewers Guild Member to enter the NZBA.

Keep an eye on the website for NZBA '23 updates!

Entry Guide

If you're interested in entering the NZBA, please take the time to read carefully over the Entry Guide. You may find it helpful to have the 2022 (US) Brewers Association Style Guidelines on hand also.

NZ Beer Awards Entry Guide

2022 (US) Brewers Association Style Guidelines 

Morton Coutts Award

The Morton Coutts Trophy is a prestigious award designed to recognise outstanding innovation and/or achievement in the brewing industry of New Zealand.

There is no time limit restricting when the achievements or innovation occurred – that is they may have been in the last year, over a significant amount of time, or have been many years ago.

An innovation can involve a product, service, technology or process across from within the brewing supply chain in New Zealand.

Entrants may self-nominate or nominate others. There are no entry fees payable. 

Nominate a person, business or yourself! 

Online Entry Portal

For the second year, you will be using the online entry portal to submit your entries. For some help and tips on using the portal, please read over the NZBA Entry Portal Help document 

If you need support using the entry portal, please email

Key Dates

Online Entries Open  24 May 2023
Online Entries Close 2 July 2023
Send Entries to GVI Logistics, Christchurch  10 - 14 July 2023
Judging - Riccarton Park, Christchurch 19 - 21 July 2023
Awards Presentation Evening 5 August 2023

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).

FREE Konvoy Kegs Offer for Guild Members

As the official sponsor of the NZ Beer Awards Judging, Konvoy Kegs are once again delighted to offer all Brewers Guild members their 30L slimline kegs for your 2022 NZBA entries - FREE. 

You don't need to already be a Konvoy Kegs customer to take advantage of these kegs - they're here to support all Guild member breweries in your quest for trophies with their new fleet of 30L kegs - they're here for your beer!

Keg Details

  • Standard D-type valve
  • 600mm tall, 290mm diameter
  • 3kg weight

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