NZBA 2022 Competition Information

Now in its 16th year, the Awards recognises excellence in the production of beer, and in the broader brewing industry. The NZBA are the most prestigious awards in New Zealand’s brewing industry.

The NZBA are open to any brewery or beer brewing business in New Zealand. You do not have to be a brewers Guild Member to enter the NZBA.

Entries are now closed

Entry Guide

If you're interested in entering the NZBA, please take the time to read carefully over the Entry Guide. You may find it helpful to have the 2022 (US) Brewers Association Style Guidelines on hand also.

NZ Beer Awards Entry Guide

2022 (US) Brewers Association Style Guidelines 

Morton Coutts Award

The Morton Coutts Trophy is a prestigious award designed to recognise outstanding innovation and/or achievement in the brewing industry of New Zealand.

There is no time limit restricting when the achievements or innovation occurred – that is they may have been in the last year, over a significant amount of time, or have been many years ago.

An innovation can involve a product, service, technology or process across from within the brewing supply chain in New Zealand.

Entrants may self-nominate or nominate others. There are no entry fees payable. 

Nominate a person, business or yourself! 

Online Entry Portal

For the second year, you will be using the online entry portal to submit your entries. For some help and tips on using the portal, please read over the NZBA Entry Portal Help document 


If you need support using the entry portal, please email competition@brewersguild.org.nz

Key Dates

Online Entries Open  25 May 2022
Online Entries Close 17 June 2022
Send Entries to GVI Logistics, Christchurch  27 June - 1 July 2022
Judging - Riccarton Park, Christchurch 6-8 July 2022
Awards Presentation Evening 21 July 2022


Please note: Guild members receive a discounted rate to enter the NZBA (your Guild membership needs to be paid in full, or monthly payments need to be set up to access the discounted rate).

Konvoy Kegs Offer for Guild Members

As the official sponsor of the NZ Beer Awards Judging, Konvoy Kegs are once again delighted to offer all Brewers Guild members their 30L slimline kegs for your 2022 NZBA entries - FREE. 

You don't need to already be a Konvoy Kegs customer to take advantage of these kegs - they're here to support all Guild member breweries in your quest for trophies with their new fleet of 30L kegs - they're here for your beer!

Keg Details

  • Standard D-type valve
  • 600mm tall, 290mm diameter
  • 3kg weight

Get in touch with Andrew, Tommy and the team konvoy@konvoykegs.com

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