2019 Australian International Beer Awards Were a Success for American Craft Beer

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The 2019 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) have been posted, and once again American craft breweries brought home an abundance of medals and trophies.

Hosted in Melbourne each year by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), AIBA has become firmly established on the international brewing calendar as a renowned and recognized barometer of diversity and quality in beer brewing across the world.

U.S. brewers were recognized for more than 20 gold, 39 silver, and 69 bronze-winning entries, in addition to several Champion and Major trophies. This year, AIBA attracted nearly 2,600 entries from 400 breweries in more than 26 countries.

The Brewers Association’s (BA) Export Development Program (EDP) facilitated the participation and consolidated shipment of 184 entries from 41 member breweries to the 2019 competition. In addition to the numerous gold, silver, and bronze awards won by U.S. brewers, the following EDP members and their beers were recognized as trophy winners in this year’s AIBA:

  • Champion International Beer: Feral One, Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Best New Exhibitor: Breakside Brewery
  • Best Belgian/French Style Ale: Feral One, Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Best Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer: Captain of the Coast, Pelican Brewing Company
  • Best Specialty Beer: Maui Express, Denver Beer Co.

Thirst for diverse, quality, and flavorful craft beer continues to expand the world-round. For more than a decade, the Brewers Association’s Export Development Program has assisted American craft breweries in identifying opportunities for international expansion and media promotion of American craft beer. As part of these efforts, facilitating U.S. brewery participation in overseas competitions continues to be a proven platform for brewers to not only compete on a global scale, but to create opportunities for increased brand recognition and familiarity overseas.

Congratulations to all the BA Export Development Program members who won awards at this year’s AIBA. For a detailed list of winners, please visit the AIBA Results Page.

Alaskan Brewing CompanySmoked PorterBronze
Alaskan Brewing CompanySpruce IPABronze
Boulevard Brewing CompanyWhiskey Barrel StoutBronze
Boulevard Brewing CompanySpace CamperBronze
Breakside BreweryBreakside PilsnerBronze
Breakside BreweryStay WestBronze
Breakside BreweryWanderlust IPAGold
Breakside BreweryThe OligarchSilver
Chihuahua Brewing CompanyRicoBronze
Chihuahua Brewing CompanyEl PrimeroSilver
Chihuahua Brewing CompanyRosadoSilver
Coronado Brewing CompanyOrange Ave WitBronze
Coronado Brewing CompanyWeekend VibesBronze
Coronado Brewing CompanyLeisure LagoonBronze
DC Brau Brewing CompanyPenn Quarter PorterGold
DC Brau Brewing CompanyWake Up In The FutureSilver
DC Brau Brewing CompanyJoint ResolutionBronze
Deep Ellum Brewing CompanyPlay DateSilver
Deep Ellum Brewing CompanyLocal LegendBronze
Deep Ellum Brewing CompanyNeato BanditoBronze
Denver Beer CoMaui ExpressGold
Denver Beer CoSeñor PiñaSilver
Deschutes BreweryObsidian StoutBronze
Deschutes BreweryBotanic AleSilver
Deschutes BreweryLil' SqueezyBronze
Deschutes BreweryDa Shootz!Bronze
Deschutes BreweryBlack Butte PorterSilver
Deschutes BreweryThe Ages 2018Gold
Deschutes BreweryMirror Pond Pale AleSilver
Epic Brewing CompanyOak and Orchard Rose'Bronze
Epic Brewing CompanySon of a BaptistSilver
Epic Brewing CompanyEscape to Colorado IPABronze
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.Easy JackSilver
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.Feral OneGold
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.PivoBronze
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.LagerGold
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.Mind HazeGold
Foolproof Brewing CompanyRaincloud Robust PorterSilver
Foolproof Brewing CompanyLa Ferme Urbaine (LFU) Farmhouse AleBronze
Hardywood Park Craft BreweryHardywood Richmond LagerBronze
Hardywood Park Craft BreweryKnob Creek Barrel Aged BarleywineBronze
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan AlesApocolocynposisBronze
Karl Strauss Brewing CoKarl Strauss Red TrolleySilver
Karl Strauss Brewing CoAurora HoppyalisBronze
Maui Brewing CompanyImperial Coconut PorterBronze
Maui Brewing CompanyDouble Overhead Double IPABronze
Maui Brewing CompanyDa Hi LifeBronze
Maui Brewing CompanyPueo Pale AleSilver
Nebraska Brewing CompanyMOAB (mother of all bettys)Bronze
Nebraska Brewing CompanyBlanc is the new WhiteBronze
Nebraska Brewing CompanyMelange a TroisGold
New Belgium Brewing CompanyTransatlantique KriekGold
New Belgium Brewing CompanyCitradelic Tangerine IPABronze
New Holland BrewingPilgrim's DoleSilver
New Holland BrewingDragon's MilkBronze
NoLi BrewhouseWrecking BallBronze
Oskar Blues BreweryMama's Little Yella PilsGold
Oskar Blues BreweryCan-O-BlissSilver
Oskar Blues BreweryBamburana Double Barrel Aged Imperial StoutBronze
Pelican Brewing CompanyMother of All StormsBronze
Pelican Brewing CompanyFather of All TsunamisSilver
Pelican Brewing CompanyFive Fin West Coast PilsnerBronze
Pelican Brewing CompanyBeak Bender Hoppinated India Pale AleBronze
Pelican Brewing CompanyKatch KölschBronze
Pelican Brewing CompanyTsunami StoutGold
Pelican Brewing CompanyQueen of HeartsSilver
Pelican Brewing CompanyBeak Breaker Double India Pale AleBronze
Pelican Brewing CompanyCaptain of the CoastGold
pFriem Family BrewersPilsnerGold
pFriem Family BrewersHazy IPABronze
pFriem Family BrewersBright PaleBronze
pFriem Family BrewersIpaBronze
pFriem Family BrewersBrouwer's 14th Anniversary AleGold
pFriem Family BrewersLemon Zest Farmhouse AleSilver
pFriem Family BrewersHelles LagerBronze
Quarter Celtic BrewpubMocha Hipster stoutSilver
Quarter Celtic BrewpubCrimson LassBronze
Reuben's Brews LLCBits and Bobs IPABronze
Reuben's Brews LLCCrikey IPAGold
Reuben's Brews LLCHazealicious IPASilver
Revision Brewing CompanyGimme Da LootSilver
Revision Brewing CompanyRevision IPABronze
Revision Brewing CompanyDipaSilver
Rio Bravo Brewing Company LLCFreak JuiceBronze
Rogue Ales & SpiritsHazelnut Brown NectarSilver
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanySaranac Pale AleBronze
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanySaranac Adirondack LagerBronze
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanyFlying Bison Rusty ChainGold
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanySaranac Varick Street StoutGold
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanyUtica Club PilsenerSilver
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanySaranac IPA 100Bronze
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanySaranac Haus LagerBronze
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanySaranac Legacy IPA 2.0Silver
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanyLake Placid Big Slide IPABronze
Saranac Brewery/FX Matt Brewing CompanyLake Placid Ubu AleSilver
Sierra Nevada Brewing CoSierra Nevada Hazy Little ThingBronze
Sierra Nevada Brewing CoSierra Nevada Estate 2019 Farmhouse AleSilver
Sierra Nevada Brewing CoSierra Nevada California IPASilver
Sierra Nevada Brewing CoSierra Nevada Trip In the Woods Barrel Aged Ovila Abbey AleGold
Ska Brewing CompanyMexican LoggerSilver
Ska Brewing CompanySteel Toe StoutBronze
Societe Brewing CompanyThe SwindlerSilver
Stone BrewingTropic of Thunder LagerSilver
Stone BrewingEspresso Totalitarian Imperial Russian StoutSilver
The Virginia Beer CompanyElbow PatchesSilver
Three Weavers Brewing Co.Return of Sassy Rye India Pale AleBronze
Two Roads Brewing CompanyEspressway Cold brewed Coffee StoutBronze
Two Roads Brewing CompanySauvignon Blanc GoseBronze
Two Roads Brewing CompanyCruise ControlBronze
Upslope Brewing Company2019 Experimental IpaSilver
Upslope Brewing CompanyUpslope Craft LagerBronze
Wormtown BreweryRocketBronze
Wormtown BreweryBirthday Brew #9Silver
Wormtown BrewerySpies Like UsBronze
Wormtown BreweryMass WholeBronze
Wormtown BreweryBe HoppyBronze
Wormtown BreweryIrish RedSilver
Wormtown BreweryDon't WorryBronze

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