The liquor industry’s best and brightest donned their best Hollywood-inspired duds to celebrate for another year.

The beer industry was well represented again this year with awards handed out for both on-premise and off-premise products and outlets. Coopers were the big winners on the day – another feather in their cap for their anniversary year – taking out all bar two of the beer categories in which they were entered, as well as two of the major awards on the night – Best Liquor Brand and Liquor Promotion of the Year – the later for their 150th Anniversary Celebration campaign.

Coopers were edged out of the Best Craft Beer title – coming second to recent Lion acquisition Little Creatures – as well as earning a well deserved second place in the Best New Product category – where they were narrowly edged out by Crystal Head Vodka. Hotel of the year went to The Beresford and well-known foodie haunt Four in Hand took out the Best Bar Food category.

Beer Winners:

Best Full Strength
Coopers Original Pale Ale

Best Light Mid-Strength
Coopers Mild Ale

Best Low-Carbohydrate
Pure Blonde

Best Premium Domestic
Coopers Sparkling Ale

Best International
Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Best Craft
Little Creatures Pale Ale

Best Cider

Best Marketed Beer or Cider

Best Tap Beer
Coopers Pale Ale

Best Hotel / Bar Food
Four in Hand

Hotel of the Year
The Beresford

Best Liquor Brand

Liquor Promotion of the Year

Full results for all categories and awards can be found at

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