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2017 AIBA

Celebrating 25 years of awarding the world's best beers!
Breweries from all corners of the country and around the world are celebrating after the results of the 2017 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) were announced, with Victorian brewery White Rabbit taking out Champion Australian Beer for their White Rabbit White Ale (draught).

Champion International Beer was awarded to California-based brewery Firestone Walker for their Feral One (packaged) beer, who were also awarded Best Belgian/French Ale for the same beer and Best Pilsner for the Pivo Pils (packaged).

The largest annual beer competition in the world judging both draught and packaged beer, the AIBA celebrated 25 years of recognising the world’s best beers this year, attracting record participation with over 1890 entries across the beer categories.  Close to another 200 entries were also received in the design and media categories.

Collaboration Beer - Citrus East Coast IPA
East Coast IPA was created by the four champion AIBA 2016 Breweries, Stone and Wood (Large), Two Birds Brewing (Medium), Pirate Life (Small) and BrewCult (Gypsy) and represents the styles synonymous with each of these Australian brewing stars.

Brewed with citrus peel, hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic, Simcoe & Citra hops, with pale malt, carapils, wheat malt and vienna base, this beer boasts a fruity resinous hop aroma balanced against delicious citrus oils from the generous zest additions and is balanced with a dry and bitter subtle malt finish. 




AIBA 2015

2015 AIBA Collaboration Beer - Girt by 3

The unique and highly-anticipated Collaboration Beer has become a highlight of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).

This year’s brew, ‘Girt By Three’, will be a celebration of Australia’s rich brewing history as the name implies, along with a nod to the future direction of the industry. The collaboration between 2014 Champions CUB (Large), Thunder Road Brewing (Medium) and 3 Ravens (Small), demonstrates a sharing of experience and innovation across three diverse stars of Australian beer.

An Australian Strong Ale, Girt by Three combines the old world of English yeast and malt with the modern Australian aroma hops for a fresh, new taste.

2015 AIBA Beer Judge Training

What does it take to be a beer judge? See the 2015 AIBA judges, the largest panel ever assembled, put through their paces in preparation for tasting a record number of entries. Beer judging is serious business.


AIBA 2014

Presentation Dinner


2014 Collaborator Brew Day

Brewers are people too

AIBA 2013

Meet the Judges

AIBA Collaborator Pig Pen

News Coverage

2013 Judging

The Weekly Times talk to AIBA head judge Brad Rogers

The Age get some great photos of the AIBA judging process