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About The Beeries

The Beeries is a big party! It's a party to celebrate our good beer and cider community. It doubles as an awards night at which we recognise individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to our beer and cider industry. It's our 'night of nights' and 200 of the industry and those that make the industry possible – our beer and cider lovers – are there to enjoy it.

On the evening, the ice buckets at the Royal International Convention Centre are filled with beer and cider donated by the industry. It’s a chance for breweries and cider producers to share their brews with the community.

100% of proceeds raised from The Beeries are donated to Brewsvegas, a not-for-profit organisation, and the Red Rose Foundation, a charity committed to ending deaths caused by domestic violence.

The awards focus on individual contributions of people to our beer and cider community. Both the industry and the public have the opportunity to vote and the awards were announced and presented at The Beeries on 21 September 2017 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, hosted by ABC Radio's Rebecca Levingston.

We hope to see you again in 2018.

THE 2017 WINNERS

Best Beer Tender: Emily Phoebe Smith, Brewski

sponsored by The Crafty Pint

Best Brewery/Cidery Rep: Lou Klatte, Stone & Wood Brewing

sponsored by Balter

Best Beer & Cider Retailer: Sam Kent, Malt Traders

sponsored by Stone & Wood Brewing

Best Cider Maker: Harry Moses, Pagan Cider

sponsored by The Beer InCider Experience

Best Brewer: Matt Jancauskas, Brouhaha Brewery

sponsored by Fitz + Potts

Gold Beery for Best community contributor: Mark Howes, Newstead Brewing

sponsored by Thirsty Merchants

Special Achievement Award: Matt Kirkegaard, BrewsNews

sponsored by KAIJU! Beer

THE 2017 NOMINEES

Best Beer Tender

sponsored by The Crafty Pint

The Nominees are:

Ben Gibson - The Mill, Brett Fitzpatrick - Fitz + Potts, Emily Phoebe Smith - Brewski, Evan Lloyd - Ballistic Beer, Georgie Levi - The Scratch, Joel Vincent - The Burrow, Jimmy Nails - Netherworld, Jason Dean Poffley - Green Beacon, Simon Booy - Saccharomyces Beer Café.


Best Brewery or Cidery Rep

sponsored by Balter

The Nominees are:

Anna Webb - Stockade Brew Co, Ben Taylor - Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Brad Fidge - 4 Pines, Dan Blundell - Newstead Brewing, Dan Rickard - Calibre, Gino Thimious - Holgate, Harrison Scarf - Green Beacon, Kris Kempnich - Young Henrys, Lou Klatte - Stone & Wood, Sam Shelton - Hills Cider & Mismatch.


Best Beer & Cider Retailer

sponsored by Stone & Wood Brewing

The Nominees are:

Charlie McKenzie - Wine Emporium, Chris Moy - Wises Road Cellarbrations (Sunshine Coast), Jamie Mackay - The Valley Wine Store, Jeremy Whish - Black Sheep Bottle Shop, Kate Anlezark - Cellarbrations Grange, Phil Guilletmot - Cellarbrations Bowen Hills, Sam Kent - Malt Traders, Trent Best - Vine Liquor Mart.


The Nominees are:

Adam Marks - Bress Cider, Harry Moses - Pagan Cider, Luke Rutland - Treehouse Cider, Rich Coombes - Batlow Cider, Steve Dorman - Hills Cider Company, Tim Jones - Willie Smiths

Best Cider Maker

sponsored by The Beer InCider Experience


The Nominees are:

Gavin Croft - Croft Brewing, Ian Watson - Slipstream Brewing, Johann van der Walt - Green Beacon, Lachlan Crothers - Ballistic Brewing, Matt Jancauskas - Brouhaha, Michael McGovern - Black Hops Brewing, Scott Hargrave - Balter Brewing, Tim Goulding - Brewtal Brewers.

Best Brewer

sponsored by Fitz + Potts


The Nominees are:

Gillian Letham - Gill has made a huge contribution to our beer and cider community. Gill is one of the driving forces behind Brewsvegas, a not-for-profit week-long beer festival, a top contributor to Blood Sweat & Craft Beers each year raising about $8,000 in 2015 & 2016, has just walked 100km and raised $8,000 for Oxfam (and turned up to work at The Mill the next day!) and her venues The Mill and The Oxford Tap House have tapped countless Karma Kegs and hosted numerous charity events. A legendary contribution.

Jimmy Gold & Jared Palu - Jimmy and Jared founded Blood Sweat & Craft Beers to raise funds for charity by participating in the City 2 South each year. In 2016 the team raised almost $40,000 and was the highest fundraising team across the whole event. Since its inception, Blood Sweat & Craft Beers has raised close to $100,000 for charity. Just as significantly, it has created a legion of beer drinking runners and our community has been brought together through running. A mighty achievement from two fantastic individuals.

Mark Howes - Mark's contributions are numerous. Mark (through Newstead Brewing Co) has sponsored a PhD student to research, document and develop some wild yeasts of Brisbane. He has made significant contributions to the growth and development of gypsy brewing in Brisbane and 'old' Newstead is now a second home to Brisbane's gypsy brewing community. Mark's generosity is also continuously demonstrated through fundraising activities for charities. This year Mark generously brewed and donated the entire batch of the Brewsvegas Beer in 2017 - all of which became Karma Kegs raising tens of thousands of dollars! A seriously class act from a great contributor who we are lucky to have as part of our community.

Gold Beery for Best community contributor

sponsored by Thirsty Merchants


This award will be presented to the recipient by the Advisory Panel at The Beeries awards night on Thursday 21 September 2017.

Special
Achievement
Award

sponsored by KAIJU! Beer

Advisory Panel

The Beeries is proudly brought to you by some of Queensland's best in the business. This group of beer and cider lovers form the advisory panel.