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Renaissance Brewing has scooped the pool at the 2013 Brewer’s Guild of New Zealand Awards taking home Champion New Zealand Brewery as well as the trophies for British Ale Styles and Wheat & Other Grain Styles with their Tribute Barley Wine and Enlightenment Black the RIPA respectively. Other big winners on the night were Townshend Brewery – International Lager Styles and Cask Conditioned Styles trophies – and Tuatara – US Ale Styles and Packaging trophies.

Michael Donaldson picked up the Beer Writer of the Year award for his work on his book Beer Nation, and Doug Banks and Jim Banks took home the Morton Coutts Trophy for Innovation.

Full results:

Champion New Zealand Brewery

Sponsored by Dish

Renaissance Brewing

Champion International Brewery

Sponsored by NZ Hops

Boston Beer Company

European Lager Styles

Sponsored by Weyermann Specialty Malts

Cassels and Sons Dunkel

International Lager Styles

Sponsored by O-I

Townshend Brewery Oldhams Tap Riwaka Pilsner

British Ale Styles

Sponsored by Leading Label

Renaissance Brewing Tribute Barley Wine

Other European Ale Styles

Sponsored by CryerMalt

Emerson’s Brewery Dinner Bell

US Ale Styles

Sponsored by Pall NZ

Tuatara Brewing Tuatara American Pale Ale

International Ale Styles

Sponsored by Kiwi Labels

Lion – The Pride Mac’s Shady Pale

Stout & Porter Styles
Sponsored by Orica Chemnet

Wigram Brewing Company The Czar

Wheat & Other Grain Styles

Sponsored by Beer & Brewer Magazine
Renaissance Brewing Enlightenment Black the RIPA

Flavoured & Aged Styles (incl. Fruit/ Spice/ Herb/ Honey/ Smoke)

Sponsored by Farra

Three Boys Brewery Three Boys Coconut Milk-Stout

New Zealand Specific Styles

Sponsored by Gladfield

Boundary Road Brewery Haagen Lager

Specialty, Experimental, Aged, Barrel, Wood-Aged Styles

Sponsored by Plant & Food Research

Garage Project Cockswain’s Courage Double-Barrelled Edition

Cider & Perry Styles

Sponsored by Charta Packaging

Good George Brewing Drop Hop Cider

Cask Conditioned Styles

Sponsored by AIBA & CBIA

Townshend Brewery Old House ESB

Sponsored by Endeavour Glass

Tuatara Brewing Tuatara Range

Festive Brew

Sponsored by Beervana

The Twisted Hop Cheery

Morton Coutts Trophy for Innovation

Sponsored by DB Breweries

Doug Banks and Jim Banks

Brewers Guild New Zealand Beer Writer of the Year

Michael Donaldson

Trophies are awarded to the highest rated beer commercially available in New Zealand.

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