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The Modus Operandi crew with their trophy haul from last year’s Craft Beer Awards

Following a successful inaugural year in 2014, the Craft Beer Awards return this year to celebrate the very best of Australian craft beer.

The Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) is the national body representing the craft beer industry and last year began the Craft Beer Awards to encourage and support excellence in the industry. The competition, held during Sydney Craft Beer Week, is open to all Australian breweries and brewing companies eligible for CBIA Membership (an Australian brewer producing less than 40 million litres per annum.)

Last year newcomers to the scene Modus Operandi won the coveted Kegstar Champion Australian Craft Beer award with their beer Former Tenant.

“The Craft Beer Awards truly reflect the needs and progressive nature of our craft beer industry and is unquestionably the night of nights on the craft beer calendar minus the Gold Logies and fake tans!” said Modus Operandi’s Jasmin Wearin.

Entries for the Craft Beer Awards open on 17 August and close 31 August.

The competition will accept entries in both draught and packaged formats. Entry and style guidelines can be found here.

The Craft Beer Awards ceremony will be held on 23 October at a yet-to-be-disclosed location. Tickets will go on sale 4 September.

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