The 2014 Australian International Beer Awards has beenrun and won, with Western Australia’s Mash Brewing taking the Champion Australian Beer trophy for its Mash AIPA brew.

The other big awards, including the three Champion Australian Brewery trophies, which were all scooped up by Victorian outfits. Champion Large Australian Brewery went to Carlton & United Breweries, Champion Medium Australian to the Brewery Thunder Road Brewing Company and Champion Small Australian Brewery went to 3 Ravens.

This year’s awards were a hard-fought affair, with more than 1500 beers on the judging table that needed to be sorted through and judged. We’ll have a full wrap up of the judging and presentation event in the next issue of Beer & Brewer. In the meantime, the full list of winners appears below.


Champion Australian Beer
Mash AIPA – Mash Brewing (WA)

Champion International Beer
Obsidian Stout – Deschutes Brewery (USA)

Champion Large Australian Brewery
Carlton & United Breweries (VIC)

Champion Medium Australian
Brewery Thunder Road Brewing Company (VIC)

Champion Small Australian Brewery
3 Ravens (VIC)

Champion Large International Brewery
Oriental Brewing Company (South Korea)

Champion Medium International Brewery
Heller-Bräu Trum KG (Germany)

Champion Small International Brewery
Renaissance Brewing Ltd (NZ)

Best New Exhibitor
Black Tooth Brewing Company (USA)


Best Australian-Style Lager
James Boag’s Draught – J. Boag & Son Pty Ltd (TAS)

Best European-Style Lager
Lovedale Lager – Sydney Brewery (NSW)

Best International Lager
Cass Fresh – Oriental Brewing Co. (South Korea)

Best Amber/Dark Lager
Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye – Rogue Ales (USA)

Best International Pale Ale
Organic IPX Single Hop Ale: Chinook – Hopworks Urban Brewery (USA)

Best British Style Ale (excluding IPA & Pale Ale)
English – 3 Ravens (VIC)

Best IPA
Mash AIPA – Mash Brewing (WA)

Best Amber/Dark Ale
Kaiju! Hopped Out Red – Kaiju Beer (VIC)

Best Porter
Nail Hughe Dunn Brown – Nail Brewing (WA)

Best Stout
Obsidian Stout – Deschutes Brewery (USA)

Best Wheat Beer
Hefeweizen – Moo Brew (TAS)

Best Belgian & French Style Ale
Long Strange Tripel – Boulevard Brewing Co (USA)

Best Scotch Ale & Barley Wine
Moonshine – Grand Ridge Brewery (VIC)

Best Specialty Beer
Paardebloem Belgian Ale – Red Rock Brewery (USA)

Best Packaging
Beer School Hop Pack – Bridge Road Brewers (VIC)

Media Award
Matt Kirkegaard

No trophies were awarded in the Australian Pale Ale, Pilsner, European Style Ale and Reduced/Low Alcohol categories

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