Brewers Guild Awards 2017

Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards
The NZ Beer Awards is a competition organised annually by the Brewers' Guild to celebrate excellence in the brewing industry, which includes beer, innovation/achievement and beer writing.
The Awards are held in esteem worldwide due to the reputation of all involved in organising, staging and judging the event, with a world class selection of judges from New Zealand, Australia, America and beyond.  This diversity of background and quality of judge ensures that the Awards have a huge reputation across the globe as one of the most presitgious accolades a brewer can win.
This year the BGNZ Awards will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand.


Key Dates
Monday 21 August 2017: Entries Open
Friday 8 September 2017:  Entries Close
Wednesday 13 September 2017:  Physical Entries must be received in Christchurch
Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October 2017:  NZ Beer Awards Judging

Beer Awards 2017 Entry Guide

Now in its eleventh year of operation, this globally recognised, world-class beer competition is open to brewers of all production sizes in NZ and from overseas for packaged and draught beer.  Local and international beers are judged over a three day period by a panel of selected experts from New Zealand and globally.

  • The 2017 Entry & Style Guide all the information you need to know regarding date deadlines, delivery details, competition rules and beer styles.  
  • Please ensure that you read this document carefully as there have been some changes this year.
  • Where requested in the Guide, brewers  must include appropriate notes with their entry, stating only the specific information required. Other non-relevant information, brand names, marketing blurb or geographic references will be edited / removed.
  • There are no limits to the number of entries but all entries must comply with the Competition Rules. 

For a copy of the 2017 Entry & Style Guide Click Here

Entry Fees 2017

Entry will be available online with credit card payment or by email with direct credit.
Brewers Guild Member Rate*: $135 per entry (paid-up Brewery Members)
Non Member Rate**: $185 per entry
Fees are GST inclusive
*Only NZ breweries are eligible for Brewery Membership of the Brewers Guild.
** Eligible Non Members who join the Guild prior to the entry closing date will receive a refund of $50 per entry.

Morton Coutts Trophy
This Award recognises innovation and/or outstanding achievement in the brewing industry.  Please see the Morton Coutts Entry Guide for full information.  Entries close on 8 September 2017.
Beer Writer of the Year Award
This award recognises excellence in the art of beer writing.  Please see the Beer Writer of the Year Award Guide for full information and entry criteria.   Entries close on 8 September 2017.
Thank you to our Awards Sponsors:


Brewers Guild NZ Beer Awards - 2017 Events


BGNZ Mashing In
Thursday 5th October 2017

This eagerly anticipated Member only event (and invited guests) is an icebreaker start to the BGNZ Awards week and will...

BGNZ Conference, Trade Show, AGM and Industry Reception
Friday 6th October 2017

The BGNZ Industry Conference will be a feature of the events, and will be complimented by our Industry Trade Show.  At the end of the day,...

BGNZ Brewery Day Tours
Saturday 7th October 2017

This year we have two Brewery Tour options.  

Maximum Number on Bus:  48 people seating.

Morning tea and lunch will be...

BGNZ NZ Beer Awards Gala Dinner
Saturday 7th October 2017

The pinnacle of the Awards Events -  the Gala Dinner is a celebration as the medal winners in the NZ Beer Awards in 2017 are announced....

  • Cassels & Sons Brewery
  • Aotearoa Brewery
  • Brew Moon Brewing Company
  • DB Breweries
  • Emerson's Brewery
  • 8 Wired Brewing
  • mike's Brewery
  • Golden Bear Brewing
  • McCashins Brewery
  • Mussel Inn
  • Renaissance Brewery
  • Three Boys Brewery
  • Tuatara Brewing
  • Wanaka Beerworks
  • Wigram Brewing Company
  • Yeastie Boys
  • Sprig & Fern
  • The Twisted Hop
  • Eagle Brewing NZ
  • Valkyrie Brewing Co
  • ParrotDog
  • Liberty Brewing
  • Sawmill Brewing Company
  • Waiheke Brewery
  • Steam Brewing
  • Raindogs Brewing Co
  • Bulmer Harvest
  • Founders Organic Brewery
  • Hawkes Bay Brewing Co.
  • Boundry Road
  • Zeelandt Brewery
  • Townshend Brewery
  • Funk Estate - Auckland
  • Harringtons Breweries
  • Baylands Brewery
  • Deep Creek Brewing Co
  • Garage Project
  • Schippers Bitter
  • Fork Brewing
  • Good George Brewing
  • Hop Federation Brewery
  • Fitzpatrick's Brewing Co Ltd
  • Two Thumb Brewing Co Ltd
  • Behemoth Brewing Company
  • Croucher Brewing Co
  • Queenstown Brewers
  • Epic Beer
  • Wild & Woolly Brewing
  • North End Brewing
  • Hallertau Brewery
  • Birkenhead Brewing Company
  • Choice Bros
  • McLeod's Brewery
  • Te Aro Brewing
  • The Herbalist by New Zealand Beer Ltd
  • Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria
  • Black Sands Brewing
  • Napier Brewing Company
  • Burkes Brewing Co
  • GodsOwn Brewery
  • Double Vision Brewing Company
  • Hot Water Brewing Co
  • Ferris Road Brewery
  • Fortune Favours
  • Brew Union Brewing Company
  • Heyday Beer Co
  • Emporium Brewing
  • Bellend Brewery
  • Boogie Van Brewing
  • The Laboratory
  • PhatHouse Brewing
  • Colab Brewing


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