The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has announced that entries are now open for the 2021 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).

Entries close March 26. Head here to enter.

The AIBA annually celebrate and recognise the best brewers across the world with up to 35 trophies presented to the champions of each category, including the overall Champion Australian Beer and Champion International Beer.

Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the AIBA is the largest annual beer competition in the world assessing both draught and packaged beer, attracting around 2,600 entries from more than 400 breweries in 26 countries.

The 28th AIBA will be judged over four days at Melbourne Showgrounds from May 11-14 with RASV CEO Brad Jenkins excited to offer brewers an unrivalled experience in benchmarking and feedback.

“As the world’s largest annual beer competition judging both draught and packaged beer, the Australian International Beer Awards is the pinnacle benchmarking opportunity for brewers from Australia and abroad,” he said.

“To minimise the potential impact of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, in particular interstate travel, we have assembled an expert judging panel that involves the best Victoria-based beer and brewing experts that bring the skills, knowledge, experience and importantly a passion for celebrating beer and brewing excellence.”

The judges and their associates will be selected for their unrivalled knowledge and experience and will judge each entry against specific criteria including appearance, aroma, flavour and body, technical quality and style.

“The Australian International Beer Awards attract entries from the best brewers and breweries from around the world because it offers an incredible opportunity to benchmark against industry standards and place their brand among some of the most talented brewers in the world”, Mr Jenkins concluded.

Overseen by a highly skilled Industry Advisory Group, the AIBA is shaped by the industry and consumer demand.

This media release was circulated by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).

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