Australia, now one of the richest beer cultures in the world, is home to the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards.
And American brewers won big this year.
Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the Australian International Beer Awards is the largest annual competition judging both draught and packaged beer in the world. And this year it attracted an incredible 3,630 entries from 20 countries.
American craft brewers fared particularly in 2022 well winning 101 awards in 2020, including 24 gold, 41 silver, and 33 bronze medals.
Belching Beaver Brewery’s Viva La Beaver Stout won took home two trophies: Champion International Beer and Best Specialty Flavored Beer. And Bold Mariner Brewing was awarded the Gary Sheppard Memorial Trophy for The Best New Exhibitor.
And here’s (drum roll please) the complete list of all this year’s American brewery winners…
|Alaskan Brewing Company||Husky IPA||10B – American-Style India Pale Ale||Bronze|
|Alaskan Brewing Company||Juneau Juice||11B – Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale||Bronze|
|Alaskan Brewing Company||Alaskan Smoked Porter||13D – Other Porter||Bronze|
|Athletic Brewing Co||Upside Dawn Non Alcoholic Golden||15A – Non-Alcohol Beer||Bronze|
|DC Brau||Hopfheiser Old Time Lager||3A – American Style Lager||Bronze|
|Fremont Brewing||Rusty Nail||19A – Wood / Barrel-Aged Beer||Bronze|
|FX Matt Brewing Company||Utica Club Pilsener||3A – American Style Lager||Bronze|
|Hardywood Park Craft Brewery||Hardywood Richmond Lager||3A – American Style Lager||Bronze|
|Hardywood Park Craft Brewery||Hardywood Peach Triple||18C – Belgian-Style Fruit Beer||Bronze|
|Hardywood Park Craft Brewery||Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Aged Caliente Gingerbread Stout||19A – Wood / Barrel-Aged Beer||Bronze|
|Lakefront Brewery||My Turn TRISTA||8A – British Style||Bronze|
|Migration Brewing||Patio Pale||8C – American Strong Style||Bronze|
|Migration Brewing||Straight Outta Portland||10B – American-Style India Pale Ale||Bronze|
|Migration Brewing||HopFire IIPA||10C – American-Style Imperial or Double India Pale Ale||Bronze|
|New Holland Brewing Company||Lightpoint||14A – Reduced / Low Alcohol Ale||Bronze|
|No-Li Brewhouse||Corner Coast Golden Ale||8F – Golden or Blonde Ale||Bronze|
|No-Li Brewhouse||Cascade Fog Hazy IPA||11B – Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale||Bronze|
|No-Li Brewhouse||Squatch Fog||11B – Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale||Bronze|
|Pelican Brewing Company||Pelican Pilsner||4A – German Style Pilsner||Bronze|
|Pelican Brewing Company||Beak Breaker||10C – American-Style Imperial or Double India Pale Ale||Bronze|
The Brewers Association (BA) Export Development Program views international competitions as an important way of generating publicity for the US craft beer industry.
As part of this program the BA covers the cost of a consolidated airfreight shipment to judging sites and covers the entry fee for up to three brands per brewery in select international competitions for its member breweries.