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!
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.
There is no charge to nominate a recipient for the Morton Coutts Award. Entrants may self-nominate or nominate others.
Entries have now CLOSED
|Online Entries Open||24 May 2023|
|Online Entries Close||30 June 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 2023 NZBA entries - FREE.
The Brewers Guild encourages our members to use official Judging Sponsor Konvoy Kegs for entering into the Awards - they've got 30L kegs free to our members, which means you don’t need to worry about collection at the end of the event!
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!
- Standard D-type valve
- 600mm tall, 290mm diameter
- 3kg weight