Austrailian International Beer Awards
G’Day Mates! Hot on the wire is news from the 22nd Australian International Beer Awards – We are proud to announce that Pelican Brewing Company won 8 awards:
- The Governor, Other European Lager (Best European Style Lager), Silver
- Kiwanda Cream Ale, English Summer (Best British Style Ale), Silver
- MacPelican’s Wee Heavy, Other Scotch Ale/Barley Wine (Best Scotch Ale/Barley Wine), Silver
- MacPelican’s Ale, Other British Style Ale (best British Style Ale), Bronze
- Doryman’s Dark Ale, American Style Brown (Best Amber/Dark Ale), Bronze
- Tsunami Stout, Other Stout (Best Stout), Bronze
- Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, Other Scotch Ale/Barley Wine (Best Scotch Ale/Barley Wine) Bronze
- Mother of All Storms, Wood Aged (Best Speciality Beer), Bronze
The most notable win is the first Silver medal for The Governor, a Maibock-Style Lager, conceived and brewed to honor past Oregongovernor Tom McCall. During his time as governor in the late sixties and early seventies, McCall played an instrumental role in the passing of the Oregon Beach Bill which protected Oregon’s beaches and dedicated them to public access forever. The Governor is a strong golden lager brewed in the Maibock style. With a generous malt bill providing body and depth, and Oregon-grown Sterling hops giving a subtle floral hop character, The Governor finishes both bold and balanced.
The Austrailian International Beer Awards are presented annually by the Royal Agricultural Society (RASV) in partnership with Federation University Australia. The Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) is the largest competition of its kind in the Asia Pacific region and is renowned for celebrating beer and brewing excellence in Australia and around the world. The AIBA provides brewers with an opportunity to benchmark their beers against international industry standards and aims to create greater consumer awareness of the quality and diversity of beer styles available in Australia and internationally.
This year, the AIBA received a record 1,560 entries from more than 294 brewers in 31 countries. A diverse range of styles were assessed by an expert panel of 40 judges from Australia, Norway, Belgium, United States, United Kingdom, Japan and New Zealand, over a week of judging at Melbourne Showgrounds.