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Smiling Samoyed triumphs in Adelaide

Smiling Samoyed

South Australian brewer Smiling Samoyed has taken home the Most Outstanding Beer in Show at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Beer, Cider & Spirit Awards – the third time in five years their ‘Dark Ale’ has won the award.

The Awards were held last Friday evening (12 July) at the Adelaide Showground as part of the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival, which ran through to Sunday 14 July.

This year’s awards attracted 387 entries from 83 breweries and distilleries from across Australia and New Zealand.

Myponga-based Smiling Samoyed and its co-owners Simon Dunstone and Kate Henning were delighted with their success, also winning Champion Other Ale with their Dark Ale.

Described as a celebration of the darker malts, the husband and wife team add six different specialty malts to their 4.3 per cent ABV Dark Ale to produce a blend of roasted, nutty, dark chocolate and coffee flavours.

Renmark’s Woolshed Brewery was another South Australian brewery which experienced great success at the Awards, taking home three trophies, including Champion Reduced Alcohol Beer for their River Time Session Pale, Champion Hybrid Beer for their Firehouse Coffee Stout, and Champion Small Brewery.

Prancing Pony Brewery’s Indie Kid Pilsener took home Champion Pilsener, Best New Exhibit and Champion South Australian Beer Exhibit. Prancing Pony were also named Champion Medium Brewery.

“Friday night’s win was very special,” says Corinna Steeb, CEO and co-Founder of Prancing Pony. “We received recognition for a beer style that is not easy to make in a smaller brewery set up, as you just can’t hide mistakes in that style of beer.

“Our Indie Kid Pilsener is super crisp and an easy drinking beer. A Pilsener is a beer style that can be enjoyed by beer geeks as well as by more traditional beer drinkers that want to explore the craft beer space and it’s definitely a beer style enjoyed by winemakers, they tend to drink it to cleanse their palate.”

Port Adelaide’s Pirate Life took home Champion American Style Pale Ale and Champion India Pale Ale as well as Champion Large Brewery.

In the Cider class Harcourt Perry & Cider Makers won Best Cider in Show for their Harcourt Apple Cider, while Kangaroo Island Ciders’ Colony Cove Draught Cider was named Most Outstanding South Australian Cider/Perry exhibit.

Check out the full results from the Awards below.

 

2019 Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Award Winners

THE CCL LABEL MEDALLION for CHAMPION REDUCED ALCOHOL BEER sponsored by CCL Label

Woolshed Brewery – River Time Session Pale

THE CELLARBRATIONS MEDALLION for CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN STYLE LAGER sponsored by Independent Brands Australia

Boag and Son Brewing – James Boag’s Premium Lager

THE CELLARBRATIONS MEDALLION for CHAMPION PILSENER sponsored by Independent Brands Australia

Prancing Pony Brewery – Indie Kid Pilsener

THE CCL LABEL MEDALLION for CHAMPION OTHER LAGER sponsored by CCL Label

TafeSA – Pink Pig Lager

THE CRYERMALT MEDALLION for CHAMPION TRADITIONAL / AUSTRALASIAN STYLE PALE ALE sponsored by Cryermalt Australia

Loophole Brewing Co – Quick Hare Cape Ale

THE ANDALE MEDALLION for CHAMPION AMERICAN STYLE PALE ALE sponsored by Andale

Pirate Life Brewing – Pale Ale

THE CRYERMALT MEDALLION for CHAMPION INDIA PALE ALE sponsored by Cryermalt Australia

Pirate Life Brewing – IPA

THE ECOLAB MEDALLION for CHAMPION OTHER ALE sponsored by Ecolab

Smiling Samoyed Brewery – Dark Ale

THE ANDALE MEDALLION for CHAMPION STOUT BEER sponsored by Andale

Goodieson Brewery – Coffee Stout

THE AIR LIQUIDE MEDALLION for CHAMPION HYBRID BEER sponsored by Air Liquide

Woolshed Brewery – Firehouse Coffee Stout

THE SIMON FAHEY PRIZE for BEST NEW EXHIBIT sponsored by Simon Fahey

Prancing Pony Brewery – Indie Kid Pilsener

THE CCL LABEL TROPHY for BEST CIDER IN SHOW sponsored by CCL Label

Harcourt Perry & Cider Makers – Harcourt Apple Cider

THE ASHTON VALLEY FRESH TROPHY for BEST PERRY IN SHOW sponsored by Ashton Valley Fresh

The Hills Cider Company – Hills Cider Pear

THE BINTANI AUSTRALIA TROPHY for CHAMPION SMALL BREWERY (less than 2,000 hltr per annum) sponsored by Bintani Australia

Woolshed Brewery

THE FASSINA LIQUOR TROPHY for CHAMPION MEDIUM BREWERY (2,001 hltr – 11,000 hltrs per annum) sponsored by Fassina Liquor

Prancing Pony Brewery

THE CELLARBRATIONS TROPHY for CHAMPION LARGE BREWERY (greater than 11,000 hltrs per annum) sponsored by Independent Brands Australia

Pirate Life Brewing

THE KINGS HEAD HOTEL TROPHY for CHAMPION SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BEER EXHIBIT sponsored by Kings Head Hotel

Prancing Pony Brewery – Indie Kid Pilsener

THE WINEQUIP TROPHY for MOST OUTSTANDING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CIDER/PERRY EXHIBIT sponsored by Winequip Adelaide

Kangaroo Island Ciders – Colony Cove Draught Cider

THE ORORA GROUP TROPHY for MOST OUTSTANDING BEER IN SHOW sponsored by Orora Group

Smiling Samoyed Brewery – Dark Ale

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