Major wins for NZ breweries at the Australian International Beer Awards

Major wins for NZ breweries at the Australian International Beer Awards

The Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) were held on May 17th in Melbourne, with 26 Kiwi brews awarded a Gold Medal.

The event is the world’s largest beer competition, with 3,000 entries from 400 exhibitors across 21 countries.

Garage Project Brewery picked up 15 AIBA awards, including Champion Large International Brewery, and Champion International Beer for its Chance, Luck & Magic 2021.

Chance, Luck & Magic also won a trophy in the Belgian & French Ale category and Garage Project’s other Gold Medal-winning beers include Pernicious Weed, Pickle Beer and White Mischief.

“Winning back-to-back Champion Large Brewery trophies is a real testament to the quality and consistency of the Garage Project brewery team”, says Garage Project Co-Founder, Pete Gillespie.

Behemoth Brewery also won big, taking home Champion Medium International Brewery for the second year running and scoring a medal for every beer they entered.

The Kiwi Gold Medal winners were:

Garage Project

Chance, Luck & Magic 2021
Chance, Luck & Magic 2020
Pickle Beer (can)
Pickle Beer (keg)
White Mischief Peach Gose
Pernicious Weed IPA

Three Sisters

Wayward Son Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Quarter Acre Hazy IPA
Soggy Biscuit Dessert Stout
Liquid Cake #3 Dessert Stout


Cheech & Chong Fresh Hop Hazy IPA
Raging Raisin Quadruple
Saturation of Citra IPA
Powder Day Lager
Blood Moon Schwarzbier
Symbiosis Hybrid Saison


Juice Bro Hazy Pale Ale
Prohibition Porter

Detroit IPA
Brixton Pale Ale

Thief Brewing
Nectaronicon IPA

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Sour

Eddylite Low Carb Pale Ale

Fortune Favours
The Mystic Hazy IPA

Mount Brewing
Flora Incognita Mint & Hibiscus Sour

Baltic Porter

For the full catalogue of results, click here.


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