Want to see how your beers stack up against those of your Aussie peers as well as brewers from across the planet? Then it's time to enter the 2023 Australian International Beer Awards.
The country's largest beer competition – and one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the world – returns for a 30th time.
Judging is set to take place in May ahead of the gala awards dinner during Good Beer Week, when the organisers at Melbourne Royal will hand out trophies for best beers, breweries, packaging and beer media, as well as those recognising outstanding achievements in the industry.
For the first time since the COVID pandemic began, international judges will return to Australia for judging, which takes place in Melbourne between May 15 and 18.
The Awards Presentation will be held in the Victoria Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds, at 6pm on May 25. Tickets are on sale now, costing $225pp or $2100 for a table of ten.
- February 14 – Entries Open
- March 17 – Entries Close
- April 10 to 28 – Submit Exhibits to Logistic Provider
- May 15 to 18 – Judging
- Awards Presentation – May 25
There have been some updates to the process for 2023, including the addition of some US Brewers Association beer styles as individual classes, changes to the upper limit on stated ABV in most categories, and the introduction of a new logistics provider. You can view those here.
Read our feature on the 2022 Best Media winner, Clare Burnett, here.