Champion & Trophy Awards
Winners of the 2019 Brewers Guild of NZ Beer Awards will be announced at the BREWNZ'19 gala dinner being held in Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday 19 October 2019.
Champion New Zealand Exhibitor
Champion New Zealand Beer
Champion Small New Zealand Brewery
Champion Medium New Zealand Brewery
Champion Large New Zealand Brewery
Champion International Brewery
Best Amber/ Dark Lager
British Ale (excluding Pale Ale & IPA)
Best Amber/ Dark Ale
International Pale Ale
Stout & Porter
Wheat & Other Grain
Fruit & Flavoured
Specialty, Experimental Aged
Barrel & Wood-Aged
Cider & Perry
Fruit or Flavoured Cider or Perry
The Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards celebrates and recognises quality not only in beer but in the broader organisations and individuals that make the New Zealand brewing industry so vibrant.
The Morton Coutts Trophy is a prestigious award designed to recognise outstanding innovation and/or achievement in the brewing industry of New Zealand.
Packaging is a critical component in determining the commercial success of a brewing business. Design, aesthetics and utility all play a significant role in getting great beer in the hands of the consumer. The Packaging Award recognises the achievements of New Zealand brewing businesses in this important aspect of our industry.
The Beer Media of the Year award aims to raise the standard of media for beer in New Zealand and recognises an outstanding contribution in the media by any individual over the previous calendar year.
The award for Brewing Sustainability honours businesses from throughout the grain to glass supply chain in New Zealand that are implementing projects, policies and initiatives that have a positive impact on the environment.
The Tourism Award aims to raise the standard of beer tourism experiences in New Zealand and recognises an outstanding contribution by brewing businesses and operators to enhancing the beer experience for domestic and international tourists.
Awards Advisory Committee
The Awards Advisory Committee works with the Guild and makes recommendations to ensure that the judging process is of the highest standard.
Chairperson - Tracy Banner, Sprig & Fern, Nelson
Ben Middlemiss - Otago Polytechnic, Cromwell
Brian Watson - Good George Brewing, Hamilton
Dale Cooper - Fortune Favours, Wellington
David Nicholls - Moa Brewing Company, Blenheim
Jason Bathgate - McLeods Brewery, Waipu
Kelly Ockwell - McLeods Brewery, Waipu
Leon Dawson - DB Breweries Ltd, Timaru
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