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.

A Truly Organic Experience – Profiling Pure Vision and Nature’s Step Wines

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Australia Trade Tasting Profiles Pure Vision and Nature’s Step Wines

Light’s View Wines has been helping pioneer the organic movement with their Pure Vision and Nature’s Step brands. Bursting with fruit and reflecting a distinctly pure terroir, their organic line-up is something special.

While organic wines may have appealed to a select market a decade ago, it only takes an afternoon tasting Pure Vision and Nature’s Step’s offering of dynamic varietals to taste why the category is a leading example of what innovation is bringing to the industry. As some of the few organic selections coming from Adelaide Plains, consumers and critics alike are quick to identify that these wines are far more impressive than just another boutique offering.

Light’s View Wines has been helping pioneer the organic movement with their Pure Vision and Nature’s Step brands. Bursting with fruit and reflecting a distinctly pure terroir, their organic line-up is something special. The Mediterranean like climate of Adelaide Hills and Light’s View’s forty year old, converted organic vineyards are the perfect recipe for a showcase wine and they’ve been getting their fair share of attention.

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It’s their vision to become one of South Australia’s leading wine companies in all areas of business while maintaining top quality organic standards in their vineyards. Between their diverse line-up and unique story, Light’s View’s organic wine brands really shine. We talked with Teresa Carypidis and asked her about what it means to be on the leading edge of such an exciting new category.

Light’s View is a really interesting name – how did you decide on it?
The name Light’s View originates from Lt. Colonel William Light – the first surveyor general of South Australia. In 1836, he chose Adelaide as the capital city for South Australia, designed the city centre, and created the park lands. We chose the name ‘Light’s View’ Wines because we are proud of the history behind our terroir and want people around the world to know the story behind our Adelaide based winery. The Colonel’s role in founding and designing Adelaide is remembered at Light’s Vision.

What does it mean to be and How Long have Nature’s Step and Pure Vision been ‘certified’ Organic?  
Our vineyards have been 100% certified organic since 2010. Becoming certified organic takes a lot of time and (money) and patience. In order to be certified we went through a strict 3 year conversion process with a certifying body.
We have eliminated the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers and pesticides, which over the years can be detrimental to the soil, planet and the wine drinker. Now, nearly five years on, the soils are clean and feed off living organisms. Being certified organic means that consumers can trust that our vineyards are grown and our wine is produced in accordance with national organic standards. We are also USDA certified which means our wines meet the strict organic criteria for USA enabling us to widen our export market.

What kind of consumers do your organic wines really resonate with?
Our organic wines are targeted to the modern day wine drinker looking for a healthier alternative to conventional wines without compromising quality. Our wines are low in sulphur, so we also reach out to those consumers who have sulphur allergies, as they find it difficult to drink and enjoy conventional wine. We want our customer’s to drink and enjoy our organic wines – without the nasty side-effects.

What are you excited about showing Industry buyers and media at
Australia Trade Tasting?
We cannot wait to show the buyers at Australia Trade Tasting our award winning organic wine range. We have created a unique range of organic wines that are affordable for the market. Come and see for yourself how fresh and fruity our wines are – customer’s will love them. We also want to share our families’ journey into the organic wine business and how excited we are to be a part of the organic movement.


An icon brand of the South Australia wine industry, Pure Vision and Nature’s Step are perfect examples of how good a truly organic offering can be. The cool coastal breezes and abundance of sunshine in the Adelaide Hills create ideal weather conditions for their vineyards to thrive under the certified organic requirements. The vineyards yield some of the country’s most unique grapes and they are taking advantage of the opportunity they present by making some remarkably unique wines with every one. The evidence is in the purity of their offering – these wines reflects the story of an extraordinary team and their commitment to their home, our country and the future of a sustainable wine industry for everyone.

Are you a wine importer, or distributor looking for organic wines for your portfolio? Get involved with Australia Trade Tasting and connect with some leading Australian wineries.

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Craft Distilleries in Australia

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A List of Unique Craft Distilleries in Australia

The Australian Distillery

The Australian Distillery is Nestled amongst the picturesque rolling hills and pristine beaches of the Illawarra, The Australian Distillery produces premium world class spirits using only the finest Australian grains and the purest of waters.
Using unique blends of the finest ingredients, our spirits are hand crafted by a master distiller. Our traditional hand beaten copper pot stills capture the authentic flavours and aromas that truly reflect the highest standards of premium spirits.

Australian Spirits Distilling Co. Pty Ltd
PO Box 174, GERRINGONG NSW 2534
P: 02 4234 3555, F: 02 4234 3888, M: 0422 880 727, E: chris@theaustdistillery.com.au

Great Southern Distilling Company

Great Southern Distilling Company is a boutique distillery, producing premium quality spirits using time honoured techniques and traditional copper pot stills.
The distillery sits on the edge of the Princess Royal Harbour in Albany on the South West coast of Western Australia.  The beauty of the region is undeniable, forests tall and rich, beaches white and endless, rain fresh from melted Antarctic snow caps.
Using locally sourced ingredients of outstanding quality they produce small batches of hand crafted spirits. Limeburners Single Malt Whisky is produced from Southern Wheat Belt barley and the white spirits are distilled using grapes from the Great Southern and Margaret River wine regions.

252 Frenchman Bay Rd.,
Robinson, Albany, WA 6330
E-mail: manager@distillery.com.au
Phone: 08 9842 5363
Mailing Address: PO Box 1597, Albany WA 6331

Lark Distillery

Lark Distillery is an Australian single malt whisky, proudly unique in character and style, crafted in small batches exclusively from pure Tasmanian ingredients, matured in small barrels, hand-bottled by whisky lovers in Tasmania for whisky lovers world-wide.

Lark Distillery was the first licensed distillery in Tasmania since 1839. It was established in 1992 to produce  Australian malt whisky, rich in character with a big finish using Tasmanian ingredients

Phone 03 6231 9088, Fax: 03 6231 9082
Address: 14 Davey Street, Hobart 7000, Tasmania, Australia

Hoochery Distillery

Don’t be fooled by imitations – Hoochery Distillery claim to make the only Rum in Western Australia, With the red-eyed crocodile representing their regalia. They urge you to ask the other rums where they were really made, distilled and bottled — they can’t say Kununurra!

Distillery Telephone: 08 9168 2467, Office Telephone: 08 9168 2122,
Office Address: 300 Weaber Plains Road, Kununurra, 6743, WA, Postal Address: Po Box 497, Kununurra, 6743, WA

The West Winds Gin

The West Winds Gin is a gin lovers gin, set apart by utilizing native botanicals like wattle seed and bush tomato and the pristine waters of Margaret River in Western Australia.

“The West Winds” name is a tribute to the ocean breezes used for centuries by sailors to cross the Indian Ocean from South Africa to the west coast of Australia and beyond in a search for the riches of the new world.

Phone: 0412 THE GIN
Email: jeremy@thewestwindsgin.com

Kangaroo Island Spirits

Kangaroo Island Spirits makes premium Australian Gin, Vodka and Liqueurs. Their cellar door on Kangaroo Island offers tastings of our award winning range and is also the home to an 80lt copper pot still.

Premium spirits include their flagship gins; Wild Gin,O Gin and Mulberry Gin (seasonal product), as well as other spirits and liqueurs available.

856 Playford Highway
Cygnet River, South Australia, Australia
+61 408 818 012

Starward Distillery

STARWARD began with a simple vision: offer the world a modern whisky unshackled from tradition. This whisky is the culmination of nine years of research and development. Working with Australian barley and barrels they adjusted and re-adjusted distilling and maturation techniques from around the world – continually observing the influence of time, place and the natural elements.

STARWARD borrows from the past without being constrained by it, and combines it with the best Australia has to offer: barley, barrels, and climate.
This world class malt is a true reflection of the place and people who make it.

New World Whisky Distillery
181 Larkin Street
Essendon Fields VIC 3041
Tel. 03 9005 4420
info@standard.com.au

Are you a buyer looking to Source new Australian Distilleries for your portfolio?  Come connect with new and innovative Australian Distilleries at the Australian Trade Tasting.

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