2021 Australian International Beer Award (AIBA) Winners

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35 trophies have been awarded to breweries across the globe at the 2021 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).On an evening that celebrated the best beer in the world, Dollar Bill Brewing were awarded the prestigious title of Champion Australian Beer for their Gold Teeth 2021 Packaged.This year saw the introduction of a new trophy category for Champion Victorian Brewery, presented by the State Government of Victoria, that was awarded to Footscray’s Hop Nation Brewing Co.There was significant growth in the IPA category again this year, and trophies were awarded for the first time for two styles: Best Traditional IPA, which was awarded to ACT’s BentSpoke Brewing Co. for their Sprocket Draught, and the Best Modern IPA, which was awarded to WA’s Cheeky Monkey Brewery’s Lefties, Draught.Other prestigious categories include Champion International Beer which went to Auckland’s Deep Creek Brewing Company for their Sauvage, that had earlier in the night taken out the trophy for Best Wood- And Barrel-Aged Beer.The AIBA is the largest annual beer competition in the world assessing both draught and packaged beer and this year, and this year saw over 75 judges taste 2,500 entries from 402 exhibitors, from 21 countries. Award winners were handed their trophies last night in front of a sell-out crowd at the Awards Presentation Dinner, held at Melbourne Showgrounds Victoria Pavilion.RASV CEO Brad Jenkins said: “As the world’s largest annual beer competition judging both draught and packaged beer, the Australian International Beer Awards conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria is the pinnacle benchmarking opportunity for brewers from Australia and abroad.""After the challenges of 2020, it was fabulous to conduct the Awards again this year and receive 2,500 entries from more than 400 exhibitors and then see the beer industry come together to celebrate brewing excellence,” Mr Jenkins concluded. Victorian breweries snapped up 12 of the trophies this year, with Hop Nation taking out several awards. Valhalla Brewing, Two Birds Brewing Co., Dollar Bill Brewing and Fixation Brewing Co. were also among the Victorian winners.New South Wales winners include 4 Pines Brewing ...
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