American Craft Beer Excels at 2021 Australian International Beer Awards

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American craft brewers once again displayed their talent for producing a variety of high quality and innovative beers while competing on the global stage at this year’s Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).

Following cancellation of the 2020 competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria hosted the 2021 AIBA in Melbourne, Australia over the days of May 11-14. AIBA is recognized as one of the largest international beer competitions attracting 2,600+ entries from more than 400 breweries across 26 countries.

The Brewers Association (BA) Export Development Program (EDP) views international competitions as a key mechanism by which to generate publicity for the U.S. craft beer industry and assist EDP subscribers with gaining attention and distribution for their brands in select target markets. As such, the BA covers the cost of a consolidated airfreight shipment to each competition and covers the entry fee for up to three brands per brewery in select international competitions for its member breweries.

American craft brewers won 112 awards this year including 19 gold, 40 silver, 51 bronze medals, and two major trophies. Pelican Brewing Company won the Consistency of Excellence Medal for Captain of the Coast, and Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Company won a Champion Trophy for Best New Exhibitor.

Congratulations to all the winners.

2021 Australian International Beer Awards EDP member awards are as follows:

BreweryBeerCategoryAward
Alaskan Brewing Company Strawberry Haze20E - Other Specialty Beer (Best Specialty Beer)Bronze
Alaskan Brewing Company Alaskan Smoked Porter20A - Smoked (Best Specialty Beer)Gold
Alaskan Brewing Company Husky IPA11B - New World IPA (Best Modern IPA)Silver
Anderson Valley Brewing Company Tropical Hazy Sour 18A - American-Style Fruit Beer (Best Fruit Beer)Bronze
Anderson Valley Brewing Company Huge Arker19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Gold
Belching Beaver Brewery Viva la Beaver21D - Other Flavoured Specialty Beer (Best Flavoured Specialty Beer)Gold
Belching Beaver Brewery No Worries IPA7A - New World Style Pale Ale (Best New World-Style Pale Ale)Silver
Bell's Brewery Bell's Official Hazy IPA11A - Hazy IPA (Best Modern IPA)Gold
Bell's Brewery Bell's Vanilla Black Note Stout19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Silver
Boston Beer Company Samuel Adams Boston Lager5C - American Style Amber Lager (Best Amber / Dark Lager)Bronze
Boston Beer Company Samuel Adams Just the Haze15A - Non-Alcohol Beer (Best Non-Alcohol Beer)Silver
Boulevard Brewing Company Zon16A - Belgian Wit (Best Wheat Beer)Silver
Boulevard Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Quad19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Silver
Breakside Brewery Breakside Wanderlust IPA8C - American Strong Style (Best International-Style Pale Ale)Bronze
Breakside Brewery @Portland Ipa10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Bronze
Breakside Brewery Breakside Space Music19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Gold
Cedar Springs Brewing Company Küsterer Export2B - Dortmunder (Best European-Style Lager)Bronze
Cedar Springs Brewing Company Küsterer Orignal Weissbier16E - Other Wheat Beer (Best Wheat Beer)Bronze
Coronado Brewing Company Weekend Vibes10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Silver
DC Brau Brewing Auld Dubliner9E - Altbier (Best British and European Style Ale)Gold
DC Brau Brewing The Corruption10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Gold
DC Brau Brewing The Imperial10C - Imperial / Double IPA (Best Traditional IPA)Silver
Deep Ellum Brewing Company Neato Bandito3C - Other International Style Lager (Best International Lager)Bronze
Deep Ellum Brewing Company Manic Confidence11A - Hazy IPA (Best Modern IPA)Silver
Denver Beer Company Princess Yum Yum18A - American-Style Fruit Beer (Best Fruit Beer)Bronze
Denver Beer Company Graham Cracker Porter21D - Other Flavoured Specialty Beer (Best Flavoured Specialty Beer)Silver
Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter13B - Regular / Brown Porter (Best Porter or Stout)Bronze
Deschutes Brewery Irish Style Dark15A - Non-Alcohol Beer (Best Non-Alcohol Beer)Bronze
Deschutes Brewery Obsidian Stout13H - Other Stout (Best Porter or Stout)Silver
Fremont Brewing Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark BBADS19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Gold
Fremont Brewing Lush IPA10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Silver
Fremont Brewing B-Bomb Bourbon BA Imperial Winter Ale19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Silver
FX Matt Brewing Company Flying Bison Rusty Chain2C - Vienna (Best European-Style Lager)Bronze
FX Matt Brewing Company Utica Club Pilsener4C - American Style Pilsner (Best Pilsner)Bronze
FX Matt Brewing Company Saranac Legacy IPA10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Bronze
FX Matt Brewing Company Saranac L'il Hazy Ale 11D - Session IPA (Best Modern IPA)Bronze
FX Matt Brewing Company Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale18A - American-Style Fruit Beer (Best Fruit Beer)Bronze
FX Matt Brewing Company Saranac Hoppy Hour Hero moe.saic IPA10C - Imperial / Double IPA (Best Traditional IPA)Gold
FX Matt Brewing Company Lake Placid Ubu Ale12F - Other Amber / Dark Ale (Best Amber / Dark Ale)Gold
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, LLC Hardywood Christmas Island19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Silver
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, LLC Hardywood #BIL19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Silver
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, LLC Hardywood Bourbon Cru19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Silver
Heretic Brewing Company California IPA10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Bronze
Heretic Brewing Company Chocolate Hazelnut Porter21C - Chocolate (Best Flavoured Specialty Beer)Gold
Hinterland Brewery Hinterland Jamaican Haze IPA11A - Hazy IPA (Best Modern IPA)Silver
Hoppin' Frog Brewing Company Barrel Aged Frogichlaus19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Gold
Hoppin' Frog Brewing Company Peanut Butter Hazelnut Caramel Chocolate Cake Stout21D - Other Flavoured Specialty Beer (Best Flavoured Specialty Beer)Gold
Hoppin' Frog Brewing Company B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout13G - Imperial Stout (Best Porter or Stout)Silver
Hoppin' Frog Brewing Company Barrel Aged Frogichlaus10S - Gary Sheppard Memorial Trophy For The Best New Exhibitor (Champion Trophies)Trophy
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. My Turn Series: Al13H - Other Stout (Best Porter or Stout)Silver
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. Raspberry Nimbus18B - Fruit Wheat Beer (Best Fruit Beer)Silver
Maui Brewing Company Pueo Pale Ale7A - New World Style Pale Ale (Best New World-Style Pale Ale)Bronze
Maui Brewing Company Pau Hana Pilsner4A - German Style Pilsner (Best Pilsner)Silver
Maui Brewing Company Two Tickets to Paradise20E - Other Specialty Beer (Best Specialty Beer)Silver
Nebraska Brewing Company Blanc Is The New White19A - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Pale to Amber Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Bronze
Nebraska Brewing Company Black Betty19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Bronze
Nebraska Brewing Company MOAB (Mother Of All Bettys)19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Silver
No-Li Brewhouse Born and Raised 10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Bronze
No-Li Brewhouse Cascade Fog11C - New England IPA (Best Modern IPA)Bronze
No-Li Brewhouse Jet Juiced 11B - New World IPA (Best Modern IPA)Silver
No-Li Brewhouse Red- White & Hazy11C - New England IPA (Best Modern IPA)Silver
No-Li Brewhouse Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout13G - Imperial Stout (Best Porter or Stout)Silver
No-Li Brewhouse Threezy Does It14A - Reduced Alcohol Ale (Best Reduced / Low Alcohol)Silver
Pelican Brewing Company Kiwanda Cream Ale9C - English Summer (Best British and European Style Ale)Bronze
Pelican Brewing Company Cape Crasher10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Bronze
Pelican Brewing Company Beak Breaker10C - Imperial / Double IPA (Best Traditional IPA)Bronze
Pelican Brewing Company Head Out 16E - Other Wheat Beer (Best Wheat Beer)Bronze
Pelican Brewing Company Mother of All Storms19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Bronze
Pelican Brewing Company Midnight Malt21C - Chocolate (Best Flavoured Specialty Beer)Bronze
Pelican Brewing Company Captain of the Coast36S - Consistency of Excellence Medal (Major Trophies)Consistency of Excellence Medal
Pelican Brewing Company Captain of the Coast19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Gold
Pelican Brewing Company Bird-Day Volume 121D - Other Flavoured Specialty Beer (Best Flavoured Specialty Beer)Silver
Quarter Celtic Brewpub The Prince of Dort-ness2B - Dortmunder (Best European-Style Lager)Bronze
Quarter Celtic Brewpub Marzen2D - Other European Lager (Best European-Style Lager)Silver
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Dadgum IPA10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Bronze
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Hazy Hefe16C - German Style Hefe (Best Wheat Beer)Bronze
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Iron Thistle20C - Scotch Ale (Best Specialty Beer)Gold
Reuben's Brews Pilsner4A - German Style Pilsner (Best Pilsner)Bronze
Reuben's Brews Crikey IPA10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Bronze
Reuben's Brews Hazealicious IPA11A - Hazy IPA (Best Modern IPA)Silver
Revision Brewing Company Revision IPA10B - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)Bronze
Revision Brewing Company Disco Ninja 11A - Hazy IPA (Best Modern IPA)Bronze
Revision Brewing Company Dipa10C - Imperial / Double IPA (Best Traditional IPA)Silver
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal19C - Wood- And Barrel- Aged Strong Beer (Best Wood- Or Barrel-Aged Beer)Gold
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Sierra Nevada California IPA11D - Session IPA (Best Modern IPA)Silver
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Sierra Nevada Wild Little Thing18A - American-Style Fruit Beer (Best Fruit Beer)Silver
Ska Brewing Company Modus Hoperandi11B - New World IPA (Best Modern IPA)Bronze
Stone Brewing Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager3C - Other International Style Lager (Best International Lager)Bronze
Templin Family Brewing Templin Family Helles2A - Munich Style Helles (Best European-Style Lager)Bronze
Templin Family Brewing Delmar Imperial Stout13G - Imperial Stout (Best Porter or Stout)Bronze
Templin Family Brewing TF Brewing Lingonberry Berliner Weiss18B - Fruit Wheat Beer (Best Fruit Beer)Bronze
Templin Family Brewing Granery Keller Bier2D - Other European Lager (Best European-Style Lager)Gold
Templin Family Brewing Schwarzbier5B - German Style Schwarzbier (Best Amber / Dark Lager)Silver
Templin Family Brewing Etherial Weiss bier16C - German Style Hefe (Best Wheat Beer)Silver
The Bruery Drifting Pale Ale7A - New World Style Pale Ale (Best New World-Style Pale Ale)Bronze
The Bruery Relax (It's Just A Hazy IPA)11A - Hazy IPA (Best Modern IPA)Bronze
The Bruery Bakery: Sticky Bun13G - Imperial Stout (Best Porter or Stout)Silver
The Virginia Beer Company Elbow Patches13H - Other Stout (Best Porter or Stout)Gold
The Virginia Beer Company Bellissimo4A - German Style Pilsner (Best Pilsner)Silver
The Virginia Beer Company Liquid Escape9G - Other European Style Ale (Best British and European Style Ale)Silver
Two Roots Brewing Two Roots Enough Said Non-alcoholic Helles15A - Non-Alcohol Beer (Best Non-Alcohol Beer)Bronze
Two Roots Brewing New West Non-alcoholic IPA15A - Non-Alcohol Beer (Best Non-Alcohol Beer)Bronze
Two Roots Brewing Straight Drank Non-alcoholic IPA15A - Non-Alcohol Beer (Best Non-Alcohol Beer)Silver
Upslope Brewing Company Upslope Hazy IPA11A - Hazy IPA (Best Modern IPA)Bronze
Upslope Brewing Company Upslope Craft Lager3A - American Style Lager (Best International Lager)Silver
Wormtown Brewery MassWhole Lager3A - American Style Lager (Best International Lager)Bronze
Wormtown Brewery SpelCheck4A - German Style Pilsner (Best Pilsner)Bronze
Wormtown Brewery Shadow of Dom9F - Kolsch (Best British and European Style Ale)Bronze
Wormtown Brewery Don't Worry11A - Hazy IPA (Best Modern IPA)Bronze
Wormtown Brewery Be Hoppy11B - New World IPA (Best Modern IPA)Bronze
Wormtown Brewery Spies Like Us13G - Imperial Stout (Best Porter or Stout)Bronze
Wormtown Brewery Orbiting Blue Ox20A - Smoked (Best Specialty Beer)Gold