Sutton Group Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards August 2011

Sutton Group Brewers Guild Awards 2011 Winner 8 Wired Soren Eriksen
2011 Awards Round Up

Congratulations, 8 Wired Brewing

The Sutton Group Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards have been judged, with 8 Wired Brewing taking out the top honors to become The Champion Brewery in New Zealand.

With 465 entries in 2011, the Awards drew the biggest entry tally since their inception in 2001, up from 446 in 2010 and 348 in 2009.

In its tenth year, the Awards are run by the Brewers Guild of New Zealand who represent the majority of breweries in New Zealand.


Trophy Winner Results

New Zealand Champion Brewery

8 Wired Brewing

Champion International Brewery
Boston Beer Co.
European Lager Styles

Steam Brewing Company, Cock & Bull German Pilsner

International Lager Styles

McCashins Brewery, Stoke Amber

British Ale Styles

Harrington's Brewery, Pig & Whistle

Other European Ale Styles

Tuatara Brewing Co Ltd, Tuatara Ardennes

US Ale Styles

Epic Brewing Company, Epic Armageddon IPA

New Zealand & International Ale Styles

Emerson's Brewery, Emerson's Oreti Red

Stout & Porter Styles

Three Boys Brewery, Three Boys Oyster Stout

Wheat & Other Grain Styles

Tuatara Brewing Co Ltd, Tuatara Hefe

Flavoured & Aged Styles
(incl. Fruit/Spice/Herb/ Honey/Smoke)

8 Wired Brewing, The Big Smoke

New Zealand Draught

DB Breweries Ltd, Tui East India Pale Ale

New Zealand Lager & Premium Lager Styles

Lion Breweries, Speights Summit Lager

Specialty, Experimental, Aged,
Barrel & Wood-Aged, Reduced Alc./Carbohydrate & Gluten-Free Styles

8 Wired Brewing, Barrel Aged Big Smoke

Cider & Perry Styles

Camla Farm, Camla Farm Cider

Cask Conditioned

Cassels & Sons Brewing Co. Ltd, Milk Stout


Moa Brewing Company, Moa St Josephs Magnums

Festive Brew

Emerson's Brewery, Emerson's Black Op

Morton Coutts Trophy For Innovation
The Yeastie Boys

Full details of all the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards can be downloaded here.


Image Galleries

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The Trophy Winners
Extra Awards Night Images

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  • 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
  • Park Life Brewing Co
  • Hawkes Bay Brewing Co.
  • Boundry Road
  • Zeelandt Brewery
  • Townshend Brewery
  • Funk Estate - Auckland
  • Harringtons Breweries
  • Deep Creek Brewing Co
  • Garage Project
  • 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
  • North End Brewing
  • Hallertau Brewery
  • Birkenhead Brewing Company
  • McLeod's Brewery
  • Te Aro Brewing
  • 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
  • Outlier Cartel
  • Urbanaut Brewing Co
  • Whistling Sisters Beer Co
  • B.Effect Brewing Co
  • Tinker Tailor Brewing Ltd
  • Abandoned Husbands Brewing Ltd


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