Mash Brewing wins ‘best Australian beer’

Mash Brewing’s “Mash AIPA” was named “Champion Australian Beer” at the Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne last night (Thursday 22 May).

Charlie Hodgson and Eddie Still from Mash Brewing, Western Australia

Charlie Hodgson and Eddie Still from Mash Brewing, Western Australia

Meanwhile, Oregon brewery Deschutes’ “Obsidian Stout” was declared “Champion International Beer”.

The competition is the largest of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region and this year received a record 1,560 entries from nearly 300 brewers in 31 countries including; Norway, Japan, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Belgium.

Royal Agricultural Society CEO, Mark O’Sullivan, said: “The program gives brewers an opportunity to benchmark their beers against international industry standards, seek advice from an independent panel of experts and promote and market award winning products using the Australian International Beer Awards seal of approval.

“Each year has seen standards continually improve and brewers continue to exceed our expectations and shape the brewing industry,”

Domestic and international winners for large breweries were Carlton & United Breweries in Australia and Oriental Brewery Company in South Korea.

Champion medium breweries were Thunder Road in Victoria and Heller-Bräu Trum in Germany, while 3 Ravens in Victoria and Renaissance Brewing in New Zealand were named best small breweries.

Best newcomer was Black Tooth Brewing from Wyoming in the US.

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