Breweries in Australia

On this page we have compiled a list of Australian breweries.

List of Australian Breweries

Mountain Goat Brewery

Mountain Goat started out in Dave’s backyard in the early 90′s. Dave was cranking out homebrews almost every weekend when a postcard turned up from Cam (backpacking through Canada).

17 years on and Mountain Goat remains 100% independent and is still led by its founders.

You can visit the Richmond brewery on a Wednesday or Friday from 5pm, taste all the beers and witness new Goats coming into the world. At 6:30pm on Wednesdays there are free brewery tours available too.

So why Mountain Goat? Well, a mountain goat’s a big hairy animal that’s never gonna fall over.

White Rabbit Brewery

White Rabbit is a brewery that doesn’t want to be constrained… and maybe that’s why they like it up in the Hills, away from the norm, a place that they are free to think for themselves.

At home in Healesville in the midst of the Yarra Valley, they like to exercise their right to be a little different and brew beer that doesn’t just follow the others.

White Rabbit has chased down and experimented with some of the best quality sources of each of these to invent their first two open ferment ales, one White one Dark. Subtle yet delicious, our ales are built around yeast that is allowed to go wild!

Bootleg Brewery

At Bootleg they pride themselves on hand-crafting their beers by an enthusiastic team loaded with knowledge, passion and creativity. These lads know their beer and are dedicated to producing new and award-winning brews. From the widely acclaimed Wils Pils lager to the anticipated release of their seasonal beer, at Bootleg they are confident that their range of ales and lagers will satisfy and quench any beer lover’s palate.

Burleigh Brewing

As a proud craft brewer with an internationally-trained Brewmaster leading their brewing team, they’re committed to maintaining the brewing traditions of centuries gone by.
So they use a selection of the finest, purest natural ingredients and give them lots and lots of time to do their thing.

When it came to setting up their authentic, European-style brewery, the laid-back beach town of Burleigh was the perfect match for our unrushed approach to beer making.

So here they are, Queensland’s premium brewer and the Gold Coast’s only craft brewery.

Welcome to Burleigh Brewing. Founded on a pioneering spirit that makes them distinctly different.

Lobethal Bierhaus

The Lobethal Bierhaus opened for business on 26th May 2007. The operation includes a small all-grain micro brewery with accompanying cellar door tasting facilities, off-license bottle sales and a restaurant / beer garden with matching beer themed foods built around unique local produce. The location, Lobethal in the rolling countryside of the Adelaide Hills, is easily accessible, being just 45 minutes from Adelaide’s City centre and on the tourist trail to many local attractions.

Nail Brewing

Nail Brewing Australia has been brewing quality Australian craft beer since March, 2000. Nail Brewings beer is of true premium quality and consistency. All beers are tradionally brewed by John Stallwood with all natural ingredients and no short cuts.

Nail Brewings number one selling beer is Perth’s own Nail Ale. Nail Ale was the first beer judged under the style “Other – Australian Style Pale Ale” at the 2001 AIBA. In 2002 the style Australian Pale Ale was created. No other beer has won gold under the style “Australian Pale Ale” recently at the AIBA except Nail Ale. Nail Ale has won gold at AIBA in 2009,2010 and 2011.

Bridge Road Brewers

Conceived by Ben Kraus in 2004/05, in his dad’s back shed, Bridge Road Brewers has grown to one of the most recognized craft breweries in the country. Check out the huge range of regular, special & seasonal beers, which can be ordered to your door.

Regarded as one of the Australia’s benchmark craft beer producers, Bridge Road Brewers, located in picture perfect Beechworth is also open to the public. This brewery offers the complete craft beer experience to it’s visitors. Along with the brewery, located in a 150 year old coach house ,you will also find our renowned pizza restaurant, a ten tap tasting bar and large family friendly beer garden.

Matso’s Broome Brewery

Matso’s Brewery is the Kimberley’s award winning microbrewery and a true Broome treasure. The owners of Matso’s Broome Brewery (Martin & Kim Peirson-Jones) are committed to the Kimberley region and the Western Australian tourism industry with an investment in various accommodation properties throughout the Kimberley region.

The Matso’s Head Brewer loves to combine the finest natural ingredients, traditional time honoured brewing techniques and modern technology, to produce a range of beer styles that -above all else- aim to deliver flavour.

The Kimberley lifestyle, climate and natural environment is unique and unfettered, and their objective is to create beers of individuality that will reflect the region. With the knowledge and wisdom of ‘Old World’ brewing to draw from, and the imagination and innovation of ‘New World’ brewers as the inspiration, they hope to contribute to the future of Australian beer.

Colonial Brewing Company

Nestled among vineyards, quaint farms and bordering the Bramley National Park, Colonial Brewing Co really is a little patch of paradise.The terroir of their beer is rugged and diverse, the landscape’s character is coastal and rural. Pristine beaches and walking trails are perfect for adventurers – the weather is mild with plenty of sunshine, and this suits them (and their customers) extremely well.

Colonial Brewery Co is known for friendly service, great food, sublime views and award winning ale, and visiting them is an experience that will be a memorable part of your travels around Western Australia or a fantastic day out. Want to know more about the beer? Seriously – just ask. No good story starts with a salad and they are more than happy to talk about beer.

Cowaramup Brewing Company

Cowaramup Brewing Company is a family owned and operated Brewery which opened in December 2006. On entering the brewery you can see the fully operational 800 litre brew house through bi-fold windows.The Diversified Metal Engineering Brewery was imported from Canada.

The brewery has a restaurant focusing on local produce with a range of gourmet pizzas. The Restaurant serves the seven beers currently available on tap at the brewery which include: Cowaramup Pilsener, Cowaramup Hefeweizen, Cowaramup Lightsign Summer Ale, Cowaramup Special Pale Ale, Cowaramup India Pale & Cowaramup Porter and a Scotch Ale. CBC also have a range of local wines available by the glass or bottle as well as alcoholic Ginger Beer & lemon Lime & Bitters.

Duckstein Brewery

Whether you are planning to visit their original brewery in Western Australia’s Swan Valley or their brewery in Margaret River, you can be assured that you will enjoy quality German-style dining and premium hand-crafted beer set in the most pleasant surroundings.

The Duckstein Brewery was one of the pioneers of craft brewing in Western Australia’s popular Swan Valley where it continues to offer a traditional German dining experience and live music on most weekends.

The beautiful surrounds of Caves Rd., Wilyabrup (Margaret River) plays host to the Duckstein Brewery. On display in the restaurant is a 1000L brewery which produces a range of German-style beers. Families are well catered for; with friendly staff and a kids playground. In 2010 the Duckstein Brewery was awarded the ‘Best Boutique Brewery’ in WA at the AHA Award.

Feral Brewing Company

The Feral Brewing Company is a proudly family owned and operated hand-crafted microbrewery situated in the heart of Perth’s premier food and wine tourism precinct – the Swan Valley, just 20km from the Perth CBD.

They handcraft a world class range of awarded beers expanding from the usual to the deliciously unusual.

Their on site restaurant compliments the microbrewery, pairing their beer with a menu that excites and stimulates the tastes buds and is designed to enhance the comprehensive range of mind blowing flavours contained within their beers.

Feral’s experienced brewers are well known for pushing the boundaries of their craft, experimenting with all types of exotic hops, spices and fruits to create unique, full flavoured beers. They maintain around 16 beers on tap, which are constantly changing to satisfy the thirst of visiting beer enthusiasts.

Grand Ridge Brewery

The Grand Ridge Brewery is situated in a small country town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, in Australia, called Mirboo North. The site was chosen by Grand Ridge for its exceptional water quality for beer making, given its position on the top of the mountains in the Strzelecki ranges. After extensive product testing to achieve the highest standards in pure beer, Grand Ridge commenced brewing in June 1989.

Grand Ridge is at the top of the list in high quality beers. All the beers are produced to exceptionally high standards of flavour and purity, with no added chemicals or preservatives.  This typically results in a far less severe hangover, if any at all.

At Grand Ridge the quality of the beer is never compromised. The mission at Grand Ridge is always to make the best beer in the world. Grand Ridge is a 100% Australian, family owned company.

The quality of the Grand Ridge beers has been recognised with over 160 Australian and International beer awards. In 2002 at the Australian and International beer Awards Grand Ridge won 29 medals. This was more than any other brewery in the world including all 19 countries represented.

Grumpy’s Brewhaus

Grumpy’s Brewhaus is the first all-grain boutique micro-brewery in the Adelaide Hills. They are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and increased enjoyment in beer and have been operating over eleven years.

You will find Stout, Porter, Bitters and European Lagers on Tap depending on the season. Andrew Schultz is the Proprietor and Brewer and he is sure that there’ll be a beer that suits you.

Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co.

Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co. began brewing in 2004 in Steels Creek, just below the hill named by the locals ‘Hargreaves Hill.’ The company has a simple philosophy, choose good quality ingredients, and create great flavour, and balance.

Hargreaves Hill has begun national distribution of Pale Ale and Hefeweizen across Australia. The next journey is to widen the availability of specialist brews, including ESB and Stout, and continue to enjoy producing great beer.

Tanglehead Brewery

Tanglehead Brewery opened its doors in July 2006, this was the first brewery in Albany since the last brewery closed in 1934.

Mr John Ward opened Albany’s first brewery in the late 1860s. The brewery was named Ward’s Windmill Brewery. John Ward’s beer was colloquially known as “Tangle Head”. The true reason for the name is not known though there are few sketchy stories the most common is that apparently this beer was nick named after the effect that it had on the drinker and the similarity to a strong brew back in the UK, so the locals chose to adopt the name.

They now proudly brew under the name Tanglehead Brewery, continuing Albany’s 130 year tradition with brewing and in honour to its first beer, “Tanglehead”.

Townsville Brewing Co.

Townsville Brewing Co. is Australia’s international award winning brewery, restaurant, lounge bar and banquet centre…

Nowhere else in Townsville can you relax while sipping an ice cold beer which has been brewed and bottled only metres away. While enjoying your beer, the visible Brew House provides comfort and knowledge that you’re drinking the freshest and most innovative beers in North Queensland.

Craft Beer Retailers in Australia

On this page we have complied a list of Craft Beer Retailers in Australia.

Craft Beer Retailers in Australia

Slowbeer

Slowbeer is their take on the slowfood movement that started in Italy. It emphasizes regional character, quality ingredients & above all appreciation of the experience, in essence the opposite to fast food. With this in mind it seemed apt that they choose slowbeer as a means of conveying similar attributes of the now global craft beer revolution.

Having opened in September 2009, Slowbeer is the country’s first, 100% dedicated craft beer store. Their focus their range on local microbreweries & more obscure imports from cult breweries around the world. Their exciting & ever growing bottled range has surpassed 1,000 different beers across many styles & countries.

In addition to their bottled range, they aim to further support the local craft beer industry & encourage the consumption of brewery fresh beer by offering takeaway draught beer growler fills. This initiative is another first for arguably Australia’s leading craft beer retailer!

Purvis Beer

The “Purvis Beer” retail store opened its doors in September 2010. Situated in the middle of the craft beer region of Richmond Melbourne. The aim was to establish a beer and cider only outlet that offered a massive range of imported and local craft beers. Their goal was just that:” produce the biggest range of beer for their customers to choose from. “They were not going to be happy until their customers went dizzy with amazement, drool at the mouth, and gasp with delight. Come and visit and tell them if they have succeeded. The store has a casual but smart appearance making it an enjoyable atmosphere to browse and shop. They offer beer to the general beer drinker,who’s looking to expand his beer knowledge, and the beer enthusiast.

They attempt to smell, and taste every beer they sell so they can inform their customers all there is to know about this special beverage.(someone has to do it.) They have been selling beer for over ten years at their original outlet in Surrey Hills Melbourne. Over those years they have become one of the largest imported and craft beer retailers in Australia, but more importantly they have learnt almost all there is to know about beer: almost. With some of the brewers pushing the boundaries in beer making there is always something new to learn.

Bottle-O

The Bottle-O is a true independent Australian bottle-shop with a mission to make you feel welcome every time you step through their doors.

As part of their brand promise The Bottle-O is committed to delivering you their local customer genuine value with every purchase.

They pride themselves on supporting the local community from local sponsorships to simply just knowing the right product for every person.

The Bottle-O has over 200 outlets nationwide and is continually growing. The brand has a continual presence nationally through the naming rights partnership with Rod Nash Racing (RNR) of The Bottle-O Racing #55 FPR Falcon in the V8 Supercar Championship.

At The Bottle-O the store owners are Real Locals, providing you Real Value!

Barny’s Fine Wines & Ales

Barny’s Fine Wines & Ales is a leading liquor store in Australia stocking back vintages of fine wines and one of the most impressive craft beer portfolios in the country, currently surpassing 1000 beers.

Voted 2nd Best Craft Beer Liquor Store in Australia for 2013 by Beer & Brewer Magazine.

With an impressive range of wines in store including back vintages of your favourites, Barny’s Fine Wines & Ales can cater for your every requirement. All wines in store have been hand picked by our wine expert Shawn who has more than 20 years experience in the industry. Shawn is happy to provide advice on Food and Wine Pairing plus any other questions you may have.

The International Beer Shop

The International Beer Shop is Australia’s premier beer store, ranging over 900 quality beers at any one time. They are dedicated to sourcing and stocking the very best premium beers from the world’s finest craft breweries and pride themselves on presenting the beer in the best condition possible to their customers.

They have literally dozens of new arrivals every week so there’s always something new and interesting to try. High stock turnover and minimal stock holdings means everything on their shelves is as fresh as it can possibly be.

The staff is incredibly passionate about beer and love helping their customers find their new favourite drop, or just having a chat about beer.

Awarded Best Bottle Shop in Australia at the inaugural Beer & Brewer Magazine “Best Beer Venue Competition 2010”.

Beer Cartel

At Beer Cartel there is simply too little time to waste on poor beer – their founding philosophy is to put good beer in the hands of consumers, allowing people to enjoy quality craft beer sourced from across the world.

Located 15 minutes north of Sydney’s CBD, the Beer Cartel bottle shop is home to 1,000+ craft beers from Australia and overseas. It offers both growler and squealer fills of constantly changing tap beer as well as a tasting room for various craft beer events.

The Oak Barrel

The Oak Barrel is one of Australia’s oldest bottle shops. Since being founded in 1956, the Oak Barrel has prided itself on exceeding customer expectations through providing an amazing range of boutique and hard to find wine, craft beer and spirits, superior information, as well as excellence in customer service.

One of the most appealing qualities of independent bottle shops is their access to the finest range of boutique and natural (organic) wines, malt whiskies, craft beers and ciders that are not available in larger shops. This unique offering and the staff’s ability to recognize incredible wines, whiskies, spirits and beers is what makes the Oak Barrel one of Australia’s premier stores.

Mane Liquor

Mane Liquor is A store dedicated to bringing you the freshest craft beer from around the world with a fine selection of wine and spirits.

An independantly run craft beer store located at 237 Great eastern Highway, Belmont. WA. They stock over 1000 different beers. Come visit !

Cellarbrations

Cellarbrations at Carlisle has been run by the O’Brien family for 25 years. After becoming synonymous for procuring fine wines, we have now branched out to become one of the leading boutique and international beer stores not only in WA, but in Australia.

Cellarbrations at Carlisle prides itself on finding and stocking the best available beers, wines, spirits and ciders from around the globe.

Freo Doctor Liquor Store

The Freo Doctor Liquor Store is the oldest bottle shop in Fremantle. Situated just south of the city centre they specialize in serving the widest selection of foreign beers and ciders plus a massive array of white, red and sparkling wines from Australia and abroad. If you’re in the neighbourhood pop in and meet The Freo Doctor!

Grape & Grain Liquor Cellars

Three guys who met while working in a wine store and one night, over a few beers at a Port Melbourne hotel, came to a conclusion. All long time industry people, they decided to create a store with a difference. Yes, you want knowledge, a great product range, service and a competitive price, but do you really want the attitude. This is a FUN industry and is what they have achieved at Grape and Grain Liquor Cellars. Buying and enjoying a bottle or two should be a pleasant experience.

Swords Select South Melbourne

Swords Select is an environmentally-minded group of stores, specializing in cleanskin wines in returnable bottles. They also stock one of the best ranges of micro brewed beers in the state, and a great selection of boutique and hard-to-find wines. Their cider selection is also currently fabulous and ever-expanding!

Far Side Beers

Far Side Beer is more than just a bottle shop. They stock only exceptional beer, produced by independent craft brewers. As their name suggests their beer is sourced from the far sides of the world and from the far sides of the style and flavour wheel. Yes, they do know that there are no sides to a wheel but hey, that’s the way they roll!

They are proud to support the local producers in addition to their favourites from around the world. Located in Camberwell a cool suburb in Melbourne with loads of shops and great markets they want to add a different flavour to the area.

Plonk Beer Store

Plonk Beer and Wine Store is located inside the Fyshwick Markets, Fyshwick ACT.

They stock over 1300 beers from craft breweries throughout Australia and more than 60 countries around the world along with beer merchandise including beer glassware, books and gift accessories.

Warners at the Bay

Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop, was named the Best Craft Beer store in New South Wales in 2010 and went one better by being named the Best Craft Beer store in Australia for 2011 by Beer & Brewer Magazine.

The store boasts over 1000 beers from over 40 countries, more than 100 Ciders and a comprehensive range of wines from all of Australia’s best grape growing regions. We believe that we have the most knowledgeable and courteous staff in the industry with a passion for craft beer.

 

Specialist Wine Retailers in Australia

On this page we have compiled a list of Specialist Wine Retailers in Australia.

Specialist Wine Retailers in Australia

Heathcote Wine Hub

With at least 24 wines on taste every day, the Heathcote Wine Hub is the ideal place to enjoy, compare, understand and purchase mixed wines from the many great wineries of the Heathcote region.

The Heathcote Wine Hub is Heathcote’s regional Tasting Centre, offering tasting and sales of wine from most of the producers in the region.

If you’re seeking a deeper knowledge, the staff and owners of the Heathcote Wine Hub are only too pleased to take you on a guided tasting tour of the region where you can experience, at the one location, the diversity of wines produced in the region. In particular, Heathcote is renowned for producing outstanding shiraz, ranging from lighter easy-drinking, savoury and elegant styles, through to rich and complex tastings. It also is fast gaining a reputation for other varieties, which can be explored in store such as sangiovese, nebbiolo, tempranillo, Rhône and Spanish-style blends, fiano, vermentino, viognier and marsanne.

Armadale Cellars

Armadale Cellars only stocks the best – and they’ve taken the guess work out of the equation for you. They stock wines that they have personally tasted, and that have passed their test for quality, complexity and value.

Red, white; young, old; New World or Old World; sweet or dry – whatever style you’re looking for – and at whatever budget, Armadale Cellars has the perfect drop.

Life is too short to drink anything but good wine. Enjoy!

Bonds Corner Fine Wine

At Bonds Cnr Fine Wine they want you to feel like you can take time out to immerse yourself in their range of wines of all styles, vintages and price points from around the world. Whether you’re looking for something fun and easy for tonight, a unique gift, or something to go with that special dinner, they will help you find it at Bonds Cnr Fine Wine.

At Bonds Cnr Fine Wine all of their products, from their craft beer and small batch spirits, to their extensive selection of small production wines, have been personally selected by John. Not only is he the big guy behind the counter, he’s also an internationally qualified Sommelier, adventurous home cook, passionate wine drinker and all-round nice guy.

Wine Republic

Wine Republic is an exciting new boutique wine, beer and liquor retail store located on the iconic Brunswick Street in Fitzroy, Melbourne

Carrying one of the largest ranges of independent wine and beer producers in Australia, their large and growing selection boasts over 1,500 varieties of wine and 300 beers and ciders.

Chalk and Cheese

Customer service. That’s what they’re about, the customer. As a small, local, independent retailer their customers mean everything to them. They are passionate about what they do. So if you haven’t visited a Chalk and Cheese store, drop in and let them show you around.

La Cantina – Il Mercato

A new development for Imma & Mario’s Mercato in Campbelltown, Adelaide, is their wine cellar. ‘La Cantina’, features Italian wines of regionality and authenticity from small family growers known for their care in vineyard and winery. Much of the range is exclusively imported by Mercato, a family business with over 40 years of both servicing South Australia’s Italians and in introducing the Italian taste to a wider audience.

Moncur Cellars

Specialising in difficult to source boutique wines and classics, Moncur Cellars is also the perfect place to stock up for dinner parties, special occasions or when adding to your private cellar. Professional and helpful staff are always on hand and happy to answer your questions.

You’ll also find an excellent range of good value wines, chilled beers, imported spirits and special bottle shop offerings and the fine food section at the front of the store – stocked with goodies .

 Blackhearts & Sparrows

Blackhearts & Sparrows independent wine stores make the world of wine accessible to all. They view great wine, beer and cider as more than just a drink: great wine brings people together.

Established in 2005 by Paul and Jessica Ghaie – siblings with a thirst for all things fermented – Blackhearts & Sparrows stores feel like home. Stocked with a wide range of hand-selected products from Australia and abroad, everything has been tasted by the team before it hits the shelves. At Blackhearts & Sparrows they have built strong relationships with wine makers and brewers, and they champion the small and unique, the weird and wonderful, and the downright delicious. They enjoy nothing more than finding the right bottle for you.

Wine Emporium

The Wine Emporium is a world-class retail store of fine wine. The Wine Emporium offers an outstanding range of premium Australian and imported wine. The store was established in March 2005, with the goal of assembling the best range, the best staff and the best shopping experience in Australia. With weekly free in-store tastings, regular special events and wine dinners, and a comprehensive education program.

Gasworks Cellar Door

Gasworks Cellards proudly supports over 81 locals vineyards including 300 wines sourced from wineries across Tasmania.  Experience Tasmanian wines from the heart of Hobart.

Enjoy an environment that offers an interpretive experience with tasting and retail opportunities.

The Prince Wine Store

Established in 1997 as part of the re-development of the Prince of Wales Hotel in St Kilda, Prince Wine Store is devoted to offering their customers an eclectic mix of wines in combination with knowledgeable service and competitive pricing.

In 2004 partners Philip Rich, Michael McNamara and Alex Wilcox opened a second store at 177 Bank Street, South Melbourne . Housing an ever-increasing range of wines in a purpose built climate-controlled environment, one can expect to find both a huge range of affordable drinking alternatives alongside benchmark producers.

Harvest Wine & Liquor

Harvest Wine & Liquor is an independent owned boutique bottleshop located in the hub of Northcote, Melbourne. Being an independent business means that they can offer their patrons more unusual varieties of alcohol that you won’t find at huge commercial stores. They regularly update their selection of products and are constantly on the lookout for lesser known labels that are exceptional in quality and affordable in price.

 

 

Beer Competitions in Australia

Beer Distributors in Australia

Here is a list of the Leading Beer Competitions in Australia.  Exhibit your brands and connect around the country!

Australian International Beer Awards

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The AIBA is Presented annually by the Royal Agricultural Society (RASV) in partnership with Federation University Australia.

The Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) is the largest competition of its kind in the Asia Pacific region and is renowned for celebrating beer and brewing excellence in Australia and around the world.

The AIBA provides brewers with an opportunity to benchmark their beers against international industry standards and aims to create greater consumer awareness of the quality and diversity of beer styles available in Australia and internationally.

For further information regarding the Australian International Beer Awards please email events@rasv.com.au or call +61 3 9281 7444.

Australian Amateur Brewing Championship

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The first national competition of the ABAA (Amateur Brewers Association of
Australia) was held in Sydney in 1995 in conjunction with the Ausbeer Homebrew
Expo organised by Colin Penrose. The call for entries was publicised in the magazine Ausbeer and entries were judged over several days/evenings preceding the Expo by a number of Sydney judges.

A rather informal body (the AABA – Australian Amateur Brewing Association) with
self-appointed delegates from some of the states has been responsible for deciding on
the rules and categories for the AABC, which has been run by a local organising
committee.

For more information please the website http://www.aabc.org.au/

Western Australian State Amateur Brewers Competition

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The 2014 WA State Amateur Brewers Competition (WASABC) started in 2007 by a group of dedicated amateur brewers, to offer Western Australian brewers a chance to compete at National level, at the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship (AABC).

WASABC offers you the platform to challenge your skills amongst the best brewers in the State, and get invaluable feedback from our BJCP certified judges. Whether you win or not, this feedback will help you to become a better brewer, raise the overall skill level in our State, and ultimately help developing Award winning brews.

The WASABC Organiser(s) are independent volunteer(s), who each year, work tirelessly to offer all WA amateur brewers the opportunity to showcase their pride and joy at State and National level, at the AABC, and show the country that Western Australians can brew fantastic beers!

WA is blessed with some of the best professional brewers in the country, nearly all of them started as home brewers, and we hope that WASABC contributes to nurture the next generation of professional craft brewers!

Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show

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The Sydney Royal competitions showcase Australia’s finest produce and award the best of the best with a coveted Sydney Royal medal.

This is a fantastic opportunity to submit your finest products to benchmark them against the rest of this high-growth industry. The 2014 Show received the most number of entries ever in the history of the Competition and awarded a record eight Gold Medals and three Championships.

Vicbrew

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Vicbrew; The voice of  Craft Brewers in Victoria.

Vicbrew was established in 1995 as an informal committee primarily set-up to organise and run a Victorian Amateur/Craft/Home Brewing competition and assist with the organisation and running an Australian Amateur/Craft/Home Brewing competition. It’s members are representatives of various Victorian Home Brewing Clubs and so can provide a means of communication between the Clubs which facilitates a co-ordination of Club activities. As a secondary role, Vicbrew will, finances permitting, encourage the novice brewer by providing sponsorship of a “Best Novice Brewer” prize at sanctioned Victorian Amateur/Craft/Home Brewing competitions.

BeerFest

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Beerfest is held in February of each year and is organised by The Melbourne Brewers. Melbourne’s oldest Craft Brewing Club based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

Beerfest is a weekend event, commencing on the Friday afternoon and finishing up on the Sunday afternoon. While beer judging dominates proceedings, other social activities are organised. Visitors are welcome to come along and view the judging and sample the beers coming off the judging tables.

2015 starts a new chapter in Beerfest history with the event moving to The Royal George Hotel in Kyneton Victoria.

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If you are a craft brewery looking to exhibit your brands in front of wholesalers, importers and distributors get involved at Australia Trade Tasting.

Spirits, Liquor & Beverage Trade Events in Australia

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We’ve compiled a list of beverage trade events where Australian spirits and liquor companies like adult beverages, craft distilleries, breweries and wineries can connect and grow their companies.

The Melbourne International Spirits Competition

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The Melbourne International Spirits Competition is the first major international spirits competition with TRADE ONLY judges.

The judges are comprised of: buyers from the top retail stores, restaurant owners, cocktail bars, hotel beverage directors, distributors and importers. Unlike other spirits competitions, these judges have purchasing power and the ability to make a direct impact on brand sales.

The spirits industry is seeking a TRADE ONLY blind judging panel spirits competition to be held in Melbourne. The retail store buyer, sommelier, restaurant beverage director, hotelier, distributor and importer will be our judges. These judges whose livelihood rely upon their skill set truly know what the consumer wants as they receive on a daily basis the feedback from the consumer of what is good and what will sell at what price.

The competition is open to all commercially produced spirits from around the world. You may submit if you are not currently being sold in Australia or the Melbourne Market.

For more information about the MISC please contact: Adam Levy (Founder) ; Tel +61 386521989 Fax + 61 386521989; adam@melbourneintlcomp.com

ALSA National Conference

Australian Liquor Stores Association

The ALSA National Conference is a must attend event for liquor retailers, owners, managers and staff.

Hear the latest thinking from influential industry and business leaders. Gain deeper insight into liquor market trends and tomorrow’s consumer. Learn to stay ahead of the curve and maintain a strong competitive position. Experience the tastes of the tropics!

An important component of the ALSA Conference is the Expo & Trade Day, which gives delegates the opportunity to have direct interaction with primary and secondary suppliers to the industry.

Is your company interested in exposing or promoting your products and services to over 200 liquor retailers, senior chain store representatives, key retail liquor industry stakeholders and suppliers?  If so, why not consider becoming an exhibitor?  You could be the missing piece of the puzzle!

For more information about the ALSA Conference, please contact: Michael Waters, Conference & Events Manager (P) 02 8335 3250.

WA Hospitality Supplier Awards

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The WA Hospitality Supplier Awards recognise outstanding suppliers, promotions and products provided to the West Australian hospitality industry.

The awards are voted on by the supplier’s customers and winners benefit from the promotion and marketing opportunities that being a WA Supplier of the Year brings.

As the authoritative voice for the hospitality industry in Western Australia, the AHA will inspire innovation, unity and industry excellence.

Purpose
To protect and develop our members interests, to achieve new levels of success and excellence and maintain the vital role of the hospitality industry as an integral part of the Australian way of life.

Contact Info: 38 Parliament Place, West Perth, WA 6005, Postal Address, PO Box 660 – West Perth, WA 6872.  Tel (08) 9321 7701, Fax: (08) 9321 7730, E-mail: exec@ahawa.asn.au

FoodService Australia

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The major attraction of FoodService Australia are the 160 exhibitors showcasing the latest food, drink and equipment.

The next show will run from 31 May – 2 June 2015 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. It will be bigger than ever, with most exhibitors rebooking immediately at the show. Click on the links for more information on exhibiting or visiting.

If you work in the food or hospitality industry then you should be planning a visit to Foodservice Australia. Why? Because there is simply no better way to discover new ideas, new products and new suppliers.

Contact Info: Tel: 03 9999 5460, Fax: 03 9999 5461, Email: food@specialisedevents.com.au, PO Box 209, South Yarra VIC 3141

Fine Food Queensland

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The next Fine Food Queensland event is taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center on April 10-12, 2016.

The perfect mix of Queensland’s own world class producers, alongside the best food, drink and equipment suppliers from around Australia. The new show format also offers a selection of exciting and informative new features and seminars.

Drinks at Fine Food will feature a number of local experts in the beverage industry, presenting a range of interactive and informative masterclasses. Topics will include tea, coffee and alcoholic drinks. The Beverage Theatre will also play host to the Australian Smoothie & Juice Championships 2014 – Queensland Region.

Contact Info: Diversified Communications Australia Pty Ltd, Level 5, 636 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia, Tel: + 61 3 9261 4500, Fax: + 61 3 9261 4545

The Good Food & Wine Show

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Melbournites eat & rejoice at The Good Food & Wine Show! The wait is over as Melbourne is set to become the centre of the food & wine universe over a dynamic three day weekend from 30 May – 1 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Tour the very best food and wine regions of Australia; Yarra Valley, Barossa and McLaren Vale just to mention a few.  We’ve got them all in one destination; simply have your tasting glass and taste buds at the ready.

Drink and be merry at the Riedel A+ Australian Wine Bar, rub shoulders with famed sommeliers and vintners at the Riedel Wine Theatre or relax with a cold one in the Grazing Garden with famed food trucks.

Contact Info: Diversified Communications Australia, 424 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3004, Email: goodfood@divcom.net.au, Phone: 03 9261 4500

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Beer Festivals in Australia

Here is a great list of Beer Trade Events in Australia.  Enter your breweries in these leading events and start networking today!

Great Australian Beer Festival

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Big things brewing for third annual Great Australian Beer Festival

Victoria’s premier celebration of craft beers and ciders returns to the Geelong Racecourse on Saturday 21st February next year.

Brewers and beer lovers from Australia and beyond will again descend upon Geelong and join with locals to experience first-hand what makes GABF the most loved and unique beer fest around.

Good news spreads fast! More brewers want to come along next year. More brewers means more beers & ciders from which to taste. In fact we will have more than 200 craft beers and ciders to sip, sample and to indulge in. More free seminars to attend.

GABF 2015 will be a real celebration of craft beer with a lot more colour and a carnival feel. Get in the mood and join us by wearing something bright and fun like your favourite Hawaiian shirt or even your Mexican friends Sombrero!

Good Beer Week

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The purpose of Good Beer Week is to promote and encourage the appreciation of Good Beer to a wider audience.

The Good Beer Week is also :

  • to educate the public about Good Beer;
  • to increase the market for Good Beer;
  • to support local and regional producers of Good Beer and promote their products and venues to a wider audience.

Good Beer Week is a curated weeklong festival, coordinated and governed by the Good Beer Week committee. It is centred around:

  • Events that showcase Good Beer in its many forms held at venues and breweries in Melbourne and Victoria.
  • Consumer education events.
  • An Industry Conference for brewers, trade and retail.

The festival seeks to attract both industry professionals and existing enthusiasts, but importantly also to engage the general public in becoming aware of and appreciating Good Beer and the cultural and social possibilities surrounding it.  The festival shall be based in Melbourne, but strive to include representation from all of Australia as well as a proportion of overseas brewers, with a view to becoming the preeminent beer related festival in the Asia Pacific region.

Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular

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The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) is a beer festival with a difference, celebrating the diversity of craft beer and the creativity of the breweries with some of the best craft breweries from Australia, New Zealand and internationally brewing brand new beers specifically for the event.

Several renowned European brewers called GABS 2013 one of the best beer festivals in the world. 250 + Beers – 120 World Exclusive Beers – 150 Breweries – Brewery stands – Cask Bar- Gourmet Food Market – Educational Seminars – Entertainment – Games and More!

Ballarat Beer Festival 2015

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The Ballarat Beer Festival takes place on Saturday, January 24, 2015 and features a great line-up of local and craft beers.

To complement the range of beers available for tasting, there will be an extensive range of international, local and gourmet delights to indulge your tastebuds even further!

Discover the art of pairing beer and food at the ‘Come to Life’ Beer Matching Dinner on Ballarat Beer Festival eve!

Set the scene for a weekend of beer appreciation with an indulgent five-course dinner skilfully prepared on-site by celebrity chef Stefano di Pieri, meticulously paired to matching beers from some of our favourite brewers.

Tasmanian International Beerfest 2014

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The Tasmanian International Beerfest is not just local beer – it’s international!

We’ve also locked in some great craft ciders, local Tassie food, Master Class’, Live Music and a 150 metre water front beer garden. For those of you who don’t know how big that is – you could line-up 2500 stubbies along the water’s edge and still have room for a chair or two to sit on and enjoy your favourite lager!

Breweries large and small from across Tasmania, interstate and overseas are queing up to put their best brews on show.

Meet the brewers, drink the beer and decide for yourself – Australian craft beers go head to head with the world’s best!

Whether your approach is educational, recreational or professional the Tasmanian International Beerfest offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of craft beer. Get the inside information on production and distribution. Broaden your palate and capacity for informed appreciation with tips directly from renowned brewers.

 The Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival

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The Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival has been held successfully at the Schwartz Family Company owned Mercure Canberra yearly, since 2008.

SFC is committed to heritage, whilst paving the way for innovation in the Brewing industry. This is achieved by inviting the best Breweries to exhibit their wares in accommodating and picturesque surroundings.

Through ownership of ideal venues such as Mercure Canberra, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and The Fairmont Resort in Leura, Schwartz Family Company are able to continue their support of the craft beer industry, whilst endeavouring to improve and expand their own portfolio.

CCBCF provides a great platform for beer enthusiasts and the whole family can enjoy the day, as there is indeed something for everyone.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Brisbane is more than Australia’s largest and most authentic Oktoberfest – it’s the nation’s biggest German Festival!

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Come and experience our iconic German Festival – it’s perfect for an after-work meet-up, leisurely family Sunday, or a buzzing evening out with friends.

Bringing together all lovers of German fun, food and culture over two weekends in October, Oktoberfest Brisbane – one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world – transforms the heart of Brisbane into an authentic German town festival.

Every single aspect of the festival is organized by two Australian-German families, with German precision and inspired by their love of life, family, fun, traditions, culture, celebrating and sharing.

Since 2008 we are proud to have raised more than $125,000 for Brisbane charity, Young care.

Australia Trade Tasting

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Wine Competitions in Australia and New Zealand

A List of Wine Competitions in Australia & New Zealand to submit your winery to.

Sydney International Wine Competition

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The Sydney International Wine Competition is an independent, self-funded, food oriented wine show, offering a free, web based wine information service.

For each Competition, there are 2,000 entries only for judging.  They offer individual commentary on the approximate 15 % top choices of the submitted wine by at least six of the International Panel of Judges to help you choose quality food-friendly Award winning wines, at different price points, likely to meet your personal preferences and enhance the enjoyment of your dining/lifestyle experiences.

Contact: Warren Mason, Competition Director (Founder).  Address: Postal P O Box 210, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782, Australia. Warehouse/Deliveries: 49 Somme Ave, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782

Telephone +61 2 4757 4400, Facsimile +61 2 4757 4499, Email info@top100wines.com

The Marlborough Wine Show

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The Malborough Wine Show demonstrates the significant sub-regional and style diversity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as well as endorsing the region’s other grape varietals.

The Marlborough Wine Show reviews and assesses entries using three panels of experienced judges led by Chair, Jeff Clarke and rewards top performing with trophies, gold, silver, and bonze medals.  The show provides a relevant, credible platform for Marlborough producers to promote their wines and is also a celebration of excellence.

Director, Belinda Jackson belinda@winecompetitions.co.nz, .Administrator, Margaret Cresswell margaret@winecompetitions.co.nz

Founded in 1996 the AABW will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015 at its annual Boutique Wine Awards trophy lunch.  The event will be held at Doltone House in Pyrmont NSW on 17 July.

The Boutique Wine Awards

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The AABW founded and still manages the Boutique Wine Awards. Commencing their positions in 1996  Huon Hooke is the Awards Chairman and Judith Kennedy the Chief Executive.

Due to the understood benefits of competition, comparison and peer review, the boutique winemakers of New Zealand were invited into the Boutique Wine Awards for the first time in 2009.

Boutique Definition  – A Boutique wine company is one which crushes and bottles 250 ton or less annually under its own label and is owned independently, i.e., not owned by a larger wine company.

Post Office Box 254
ASHFIELD NSW, 1800 Australia. T: +61 (2) 9747 0005. F: +61 (2) 9747 0097. ABN 7456 4166 211

The Great Australian Red

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The Great Australian Red is a wine competition created by Tyson Stelzer and Matthew Jukes to highlight the blend that defines Australia: cabernet sauvignon and shiraz.

The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification was developed by Tyson Stelzer and Matthew Jukes to highlight the importance of New Zealand’s finest pinot noirs. The classification is awarded based on a rolling average rating of the five most recent vintages.

Bordeaux has its 1855 classification, Burgundy its appellation hierarchy, and, since 2008, New Zealand has had The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification – The Drinks Business, March 2012

14 Andrea St, Tarragindi QLD 4121, Australia. (M) +61 (0) 402 821 230.  (P) +61 (0) 7 3848 6605.  (F) +61 (0) 7 3848 9905.  stelzer@winepress.com.au

The Sydney Royal Wine Show

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Sydney Royal is the brand name for the competitive events that the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW organises every year.

Just four years after it was founded in 1822, the Agricultural Society of NSW awarded a medal to Gregory Blaxland for the best sample of Australian wine. This award was possibly the first time that an award had been given for an Australian wine, and a farsighted recognition of the part that wine was to play in the agricultural development of Australia. Ever since, wine has played a significant part in the Sydney Royal competitions, attracting around 300 exhibitors in 60 different classes, ensuring for the winners recognition and a valuable opportunity to shine the spotlight on their wines.

Tel       (02) 9704 1111.  Fax      (02) 9704 1122.  Email   enquiries@rasnsw.com.au Street Address: 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

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The sixth annual Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition will take place over the weekend of March 21 and 22 at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego, where a team of accomplished American winemakers will convene to evaluate this year’s entries.

Worthy wines will be awarded silver, gold and platinum awards as well as a corresponding numerical rating to be determined by each panel of judges. Wines are tasted “blind” to avoid any appearance of bias for or against specific producers. Platinum wines will subsequently be reviewed by staff from Wine Review Online and published on the Wine Review Online Reviews page.

Robert Whitley, Wine Competition Director (619) 804-0371.  whitleyonwine@yahoo.com,  Felicia Forbes, Wine Competition Coordinator (619) 254-7117.  WinemakerChallenge@yahoo.com

The Melbourne International Wine Challenge

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The Melbourne International Wine Challenge (MIWC) is the only major international wine competition in Asia Pacific Region to be judged solely by trade buyers.

Each wine is judged by its category and retail price. All participating judges have purchasing power through their stores, restaurants, distribution networks, which results in their ability to have a direct impact on brand sales.

What sets this competition apart from others is that the judges know the actual retail price of the wine they are judging and will the judge the wine as if they are buying it for their company. The wines are presented to the judges in their category as well as their price range. For example, the judges will be told that the wine they tasted is a “Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 or later” and whether it retails for $26 or $39.

All wines are judged in a blind tasting method and are sampled for appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, and finish. Each judging panel confers together to come to a unanimous decision. The judges make their decisions knowing that their peers (other trade buyers in the Asia Pacific Region and throughout the world) will also be making real buying decisions based upon the medals awarded at this particular competition.

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