The country’s leading liquor brands, venues, retailers and bar teams were honoured last night at the 25th annual Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA).

Members of the on- and off-premise liquor sectors from all around Australia gathered at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney to celebrate the industry’s night of nights, with this year’s theme Halloween.

The proceedings kicked off with pre-drinks by Coopers; throughout the night, guests were treated to networking bars from Australian Brewery, Coopers, Pimm’s, Rum Co. of Fiji, T’Gallant and Squealing Pig. The night culminated with an after party sponsored by Mister Mixer.

You’ll find the full list of winners at ALIA 2018 across the beer and cider sector below.

ALIA – Beer and Cider winners 2018

Full Strength:

Winner – Great Northern Original

Highly Commended – Carlton Draught

Mid & Low Strength:

Winner – Iron Jack

Highly Commended – Great Northern Super Crisp

Low Carbohydrate:

Winner – Coopers Clear

Highly Commended – Hahn Super Dry

Premium Domestic:

Winner – Furphy Refreshing Ale

Highly Commended – Coopers Pale Ale

Premium International:

Winner – Asahi Super Dry

Highly Commended – Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Mainstream Craft:

Winner – James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale

Highly Commended – Mountain Goat Steam Ale

Independent Craft:

Winner – Young Henrys Newtowner

Highly Commended – Stone & Wood Pacific Ale


Winner – Pure Blonde

Highly Commended – Young Henrys Cloudy Cider

Best Marketed Beer or Cider:

Winner – Great Northern

Highly Commended – Furphy Refreshing Ale

Best Draught Product:

Winner – Stone & Wood Pacific Ale

Highly Commended – Young Henrys Newtowner

Best Beer List:

Winner – Royal Albert Hotel, Surry Hills, NSW

Highly Commended – The Local Taphouse, St Kilda, VIC

Off-Premise Supplier of the Year – Asahi Premium Beverages

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