Ballarat is toasting the success of four of its craft breweries at the 2022 Australian International Beer Awards.
Dollar Bill Brewing, O’Brien Beer,
Aunty Jacks and Cubby Haus Brewing all won medals at the world’s largest annual competition for draught and packaged beer.
Presented by Melbourne Royal, this year’s event featured 2630 entries representing 355 entrants from 20 countries.
Dollar Bill Brewing’s Ed and Fiona Nolle DOLLAR BILL BREWING
Australian Gypsy Brewer Award Gold – Wood/Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (Aftermath, can) Gold – Wood/Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (Perception, can) Silver – Smoked (Lichtenhainer, bottle) Bronze – Herb & Spice (Tranquility, can) Bronze – Lambic (Learning to Breathe Batch #0007, bottle) Bronze – Other Belgian/French Style Beer (Candy Paint 2022, bottle) Bronze – Belgian-Style Fruit Beer (Red Letter, bottle) Bronze – Belgian-Style Fruit Beer (Gold Teeth 2022, bottle) Bronze – Honey (Crescendo, can) O’BRIEN BEER
Gold – Gluten-free (O’Brien Brown Ale, bottle) Gold – Gluten-free (O’Brien Lager, bottle) Gold – Gluten-free (O’Brien Stout, bottle) Silver – Gluten-free (O’Brien Belgian Ale, bottle) Silver – Gluten-free (O’Brien Belgian Ale, draught) Bronze – Gluten-free (O’Brien Brown Ale, draught) Bronze – Gluten-free (O’Brien Lager 3.0, draught) AUNTY JACKS
Gold – German Style Pilsner (Pilsner, draught) Silver – Saison (Saison, draught) Bronze – Reduced/Low Alcohol Ale (Session Ale, draught) Bronze – Other European Lager (Mair St Märzen, draught) CUBBY HAUS BREWING
Silver – English-Style India Pale Ale (Batch 42 English IPA, can)
Main image: Aunty Jacks (Laura Celine Haughey/Visit Victoria)
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