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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 Beer Tender: Shani Finch, Netherworld

sponsored by Hawkers Beer

Best Brewery/Cidery Rep: Kris Kempnich, Young Henrys

sponsored by Brewsvegas

Best Beer & Cider Retailer: Phil Guilletmot, Cellarbrations Bowen Hills

sponsored by Stone & Wood Brewing

Best Cider Maker: Tim Jones, Willie Smith’s Cider Makers

sponsored by Cider Australia

Best Brewer: Lachlan Crothers, Ballistic Beer

sponsored by Bintani

Best New Brewery or Cidery (opened after 1 January 2017): Revel Brewing Co., Bulimba

sponsored by BOC Limited

Gold Beery for Best Community Contributor: Chicks With Ales - CWA, Kerry Claydon

sponsored by the Beer InCider Experience

Special Achievement Award: Russell Steele

sponsored by Balter Brewing Company


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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 last year’s winners.


Thanks to our very generous friends, guests of the 2018 Beeries enjoyed brews on the night from Aether Brewing, Akasha Brewing Company, All Inn Brewing, Archer Brewing, Balter, Batlow Cider, BentSpoke Brewing Co, Cuttings Wine, Diablo, Fonzie Abbott, Gage Roads Brewing, Green Beacon, Hawkers Beer, KAIJU! Beer & Golden Axe Cider, Killer Sprocket, Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Range Brewing, Revel Brewing Co, Stone & Wood Brewing Co, Wayward Brewing Co, Welder’s Dog Brewing, Young Henrys Brewing Co and Your Mates Brewing Co. Cheers!

guest speaker

We were delighted to welcome The Crafty Pint's James Smith as the 2018 guest speaker. James joined our MC, ABC's Rebecca Levingston on stage for an interesting and engaging Q&A.

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.