BA EDP to participate in the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards

Note Deadlines:
Registration/Beer Info to Mark Snyder/Brewers Association: Thursday, January 20th
Beers to Brewers Association warehouse: Tuesday, March 8th

The Brewers Association (BA) would like to inform all Export Development Program (EDP) subscribers of the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards, the AIBA, www.beerawards.com.  This is open to current BA EDP subscribers – contact Mark Snyder for information to particpate through the BA EDP.

Held in Melbourne each year, the AIBA is Australia’s most prestigious beer event and has become firmly established on the international brewing calendar as a renowned and recognized barometer of diversity in beer brewing across the world.  In 2010, the Australian International Beer Awards attracted 1,170 entries from 39 countries.  The AIBA remains the largest showcase for premium beer and brewing excellence in the Asia Pacific Region.  At the 2010 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), the US craft beer industry performed exceedingly well, winning a total of 164 awards in 30 different categories with over 37 US craft breweries that entered the competition, enabling the US industry to have far greater representation than ever before. The AIBA is the pre-eminent showcase for premium beer and brewing excellence in the Asia Pacific Region.

The BA is prepared to cover the entry cost and shipping from the Brewers Association to Australia for up to three brands (bottles and cans only) per brewery for Export Development Program subscribers.  There is no limit on the number of submissions per brewery but each additional brand is charged a separate fee.

If you wish to participate, please contact Mark Snyder today for registration information needed for your entries.
 
What I need to know by Thursday, January 20th are the beers you plan to enter into the competition and the registration info.  This is important as we need to submit the paperwork in advance for all the beer entries, so that the AIBA organizers can schedule the judges needed for this competition.  If you need assistance, please contact Mark Snyder.

The beer samples need to be delivered to the Brewers Association’s warehouse by Tuesday, March 8th. 

The beers will be palletized for an air shipment to Australia.  We are flying the beers to Australia to ensure the best possible quality of your beers for judging.

The Brewers Association will fill out the entry forms for all the Export Development Program subscribing breweries in this competition, pay for up to 3 brands per brewery into the competition and pay to ship the beers entered into the competition in Australia as an Export Development Program subscriber benefit.  If you are not a current BA Export Development Program member – contact Mark Snyder today.

Contact Mark Snyder now, at 303-447-0816 ext 137 (toll free: 888-822-6273, ext 137 or mark@brewersassociation.org) with any questions or to let me know, that you will be entering the competition.

Regards

Mark L. Snyder
Export Development Program Manager & BA Forum Moderator
Brewers Association