Winners of the Australian Craft Beer Awards for 2017 announced

At the culmination of the Craft Beer Conference and Expo

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Trophy Winners at the 2017 Craft Beer Awards

Trophy Winners at the 2017 Craft Beer Awards [©Craft Beer Awards 2017]

Star of the show at the Craft Beer Awards 2017
Craft Beer Awards 2017 Trophies
Mingling crowds at the Craft Beer Awards 2017
Champion Dan Dainton of Dainton Brewers, Craft Beer Awards 2017


Raise a glass to Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter!

The Dainton Family Brewery’s Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter was named Champion Australian Craft Beer at a gala awards night at Adelaide Oval on Thursday, 27 July.

Dainton Family Brewing is situated near Frankston on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay and has only been operating for just more than a year.  Founder and head brewer Dan Dainton was ecstatic, firstly winning the category of Champion Porter Stout and then being named the overall winner.

Other best-in-category award winners were:

  • Champion Pale Ale – Philter Brewing’s XPA
  • Champion Amber Dark Ale – Eagle Bay Brewing Company’s Black IPA
  • Champion Wheat – Feral Brewing Co’s Watermelon Warhead
  • Champion Specialty Beer – Rocks Brewing Co’s Conviction Pale Ale
  • Champion Lager – Australian Beer Company’s Yenda Crisp Lager
  • Champion IPA – Pirate Life’sMosaic IPA
  • Champion French & Belgian Styles – Black Font Brewhouse’s Organic Saison de Ville.

The Independent Brewers Association's executive director Chris McNamara said winners represented a diverse range and wonderful cross-section of the craft industry, from the small to larger operations.

Other awards were:

  • 4 Pines Brewing Co was named Champion Brewery – Large.
  • Fixation Brewing Co was named Champion Brewery – Medium.
  • Wheaty Brewing Corps was named Champion Brewery – Small.

The Service to Craft Beer Award went to Blair Hayden from the Lord Nelson Brewery

This year’s awards were the culmination of the industry’s three-day conferenceand trade expo at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The full list of winners can be found in the Craft Beer Awards 2017 Catalogue here » 

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