A huge crowd celebrates the world’s best beers as Beerland takes out Champion Australian Beer

Melbourne Royal announced the trophy winners for the 2022 Australian International Beer Awards last night at the sell-out presentation dinner in the spectacular Victoria Pavilion at Melbourne Showgrounds, with more than 900 guests from the beer and brewing industry.

Western Australia’s Beerland Brewing was awarded the prestigious title of Champion Australian Beer for their Beerland Blueberry Clouds.

Beerland Brewing

Champion Australian-Style Lager went to King Road Brewing Co, Western Australia for its King Road Lager

Presented by Danielle Green MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Champion Victorian Brewery was awarded to Reservoir’s Hawkers Beer, who also snapped up Champion Large Australian Brewery.

Also among Victorian winners are Dollar Bill Brewing who took out Australian Gypsy Brewer Award after last year winning the major Champion Australian Beer award. Collingwood’s Stomping Ground Brewing Co. took out Champion Medium Australian Brewery.  

The Champion International Beer went to Belching Beaver Brewery, CA, United States for its Viva La Beaver Stout.  

More international winners include Deep Creek Brewing Co, Auckland, New Zealand who won Champion Medium International Brewery; Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Bavaria, Germany for Champion Large International BreweryArtmonster Brewery, Gyeonggi-do, Korea took out Champion Small International Brewery and The Bold Mariner Brewing Co, Virginia, United States snapped up the Gary Sheppard Memorial Trophy For The Best New Exhibitor.

Melbourne Royal appreciates and values the counsel of the Industry Advisory Group that includes Tina Panoutsos, Billy Ryan, Craig Bowen, Justin Fox, and Warren Pawsey. Their involvement ensures that the Australian International Beer Awards remain relevant and valued by the beer and brewing industry. The awards are shaped by the industry and consumer demand, with consideration placed on keeping the awards relevant to brewers around the world.  

Melbourne Royal thanks the judges and stewards who volunteered their time to participate in the four-day judging process and who returned to celebrate on the night.  

It would not be possible to deliver a world class award program without generous presenting partners, major partners and trophy sponsors, in particular presenting partners Cryer Malt, Barrett Burston and major partners HPA and Dan Murphy’s. 

Congratulations to all the medal and trophy winners.