Judges hard at work at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show

Entries are now open for the 2014 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show, which will be held at the Sydney Showground 16-17 September.

Prospective winners for the title of Champion Beer and Cider have until Wednesday 9 July to enter.

Classes to be judged include Golden Lagers, Dark Lagers, Pale and Golden Ales, Amber and Dark Ales, Stouts and Porters, Wheat Beers, Strong Beers, Reduced Alcohol Beer, Cider, Perry and Speciality Beer.

The Sydney Royal brand hosts the most prestigious and competitive events on the industry calendar with the Beer & Cider Show recognising draught and bottle beers, as well as reflecting Australia’s growing love of cider, which has doubled in the past four years.

Respected industry expert and well-known author, Neal Cameron, will take on the role of chief judge. Cameron brings considerable industry experience as head brewer at The Australian Brewery, tasting panelist for Beer & Brewer Magazine and is an experienced beer and cider judge.

Judging will take place Tuesday 16 September 2014 (beer) and Wednesday 17 September (cider).

Last year’s Champion Bottled Beer in the inaugural Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show was Western Australia’s Nail Brewing Australia for their Clout Stout – a brew renowned for its full-bodied flavour and smooth finish.

Following the judging is an awards night to honour the best in beer and cider, which will be held Friday 19 September from 6pm on the Skydeck at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. Matched with an award-winning menu, this will be a tasting experience you won’t want to miss. The event is open to the public.

For more information on how to enter the competition and to book your tickets to the awards night click here

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