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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 300 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.

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 are announced and presented at The Beeries each September at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane. We look forward to celebrating with you!


Best Brewery/Cidery Rep: Yunling Chow, Stone & Wood

sponsored by Liquid Specialty Beverages

Best Beer Tender: Ali Cat, Black Hops Brewery & Taproom

sponsored by Liquid Specialty Beverages

Best Beer & Cider Retailer: Dave O’Shannessy, Brendan Stanley & Jeremy Whish, Black Sheep Bottle Shop

sponsored by Stone & Wood Brewing

Best Beer List: Brewski, Brisbane

sponsored by Aether Brewing

Best New Venue: Felons Brewing Co, Brisbane

sponsored by CUMULUS Studio

Best Brewer/Cider Maker: Scott Hargrave, Balter Brewing Company

sponsored by Bintani

Best New Brewery: Your Mates Brewing Co, Warana

sponsored by BOC Limited

Special Achievement Award: Ben Nichols & Gillian Letham

sponsored by Balter

Gold Beery for Best Community Contributor: Stone & Wood for InGrained Foundation

sponsored by the Beer InCider Experience and The Crafty Pint


Best Beer Tender

Sponsored by Liquid Specialty Beverages

The Nominees are:

Ben Batchelor (Tippler’s Tap), Ali Cat (Black Hops Brewery & Taproom), Patrice Le Pla (Which Craft Beer), Yasmin Riley (Newstead Brewing Co), Terry Sedgewick (The Scratch), Joel Vincent (Mongrel)

Best Brewery/Cidery Rep

Sponsored by Liquid Specialty Beverages

The Nominees are:

Yunling Chow (Stone & Wood), Niall McCorry (Black Hops Brewing), Ben Taylor (Hop Nation), Brian Urmson (Sauce Brewing Co), Jeremy Wittkopp (Calibre)

Best Beer & Cider Retailer

Sponsored by Stone & Wood

The Nominees are:

Austin Hawkins (Malt Traders), Mel Holmes (Craft Wine Store Coorparoo), Leon Hussein (My Beer Dealer), Dave O'Shannessy, Brendan Stanley & Jeremy Whish (Black Sheep Bottle Shop)


Best Brewer/Cider Maker

Sponsored by Bintani

The Nominees are:

Scott Hargrave (Balter Brewing Company), Charlie Hodgson (Helios Brewing), Lee McAlister-Smiley (White Lies Brewing), Mitch Pickford (Range Brewing), Johann van der Walt (Green Beacon), Pete Wheldon & Luke Ronalds (Currumbin Valley Brewing)

Best New Venue

Sponsored by CUMULUS Studio

The Nominees are:

Felons Brewing Co (Brisbane), Lucky Duck Cafe & Bar (Highgate Hill), Mongrel (Milton), Three Brews Bar & Kitchen (Holland Park West), Which Craft Beer (Albany Creek)

Best New Brewery

Sponsored by BOC Limited

The Nominees are:

Currumbin Valley Brewing Co (Currumbin Valley), Felons Brewing Co (Brisbane), Madocke Beer Brewing Co (Pacific Pines), Sea Legs Brewing Co (Kangaroo Point), Soapbox Beer (Fortitude Valley), Your Mates Brewing Co (Warana)

Best Beer List

Sponsored by Aether Brewing

The Nominees are:

Brewski (Brisbane), Fitz + Potts (Nundah), Netherworld (Fortitude Valley), Saccharomyces Beer Cafe (South Brisbane), The Scratch (Milton), Tippler’s Tap (New Farm and South Bank), Wandering Cooks (South Brisbane)

The Gold Beery for Best community contributor

Sponsored by the Beer InCider Experience and The Crafty Pint

The Nominees are:

Annie Bingley (Mongrel), Matt Jancauskas (Brouhaha) and Dan Rickard (Calibre) for Sunburnt Country and their part in organising a series of karma keg fundraisers incorporating more than 11 bars and raising over $16,500 for Asylum Circle - a QLD based organisation which assists those seeking asylum with shelter, food and community connections.


The staff of Stone & Wood for InGrained Foundation - a national not-for-profit that supports grassroots, environmental and social charities in the areas where Stone & Wood's staff work and live. Since 2013, Stone & Wood has donated over $800,000 and in 2019 it launched a Northern Rivers Grants Program and has since awarded grants to The Shift Project, Shaping Outcomes and Bangalow Koalas Inc.

Special Achievement Award

Sponsored by Balter

The award recipient will be selected by the Advisory Panel and the award presented at The Beeries awards night on Thursday 19 September 2019.


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2018 Winners

The second annual Beeries was even bigger than the first with the new category Best New Venue added. Find the full list of winners here.

2017 winners

The inaugural Beeries was held in September 2017 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane. Read on for a full list of 2017’s winners.

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. 



Thank you to our sponsors for supporting The Beeries.