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International Beer Day 2017: This is the best beer in Australia

Rejoice and celebrate International Beer Day 2017 with the official "best beer" in Australia.

Us Aussies love our beer. It’s part of our national identity.

It’s good for your brain and soon it could be good for your gut as well.

And what better day to rejoice in the greatness of beer than today, International Beer Day, Friday, August 4th – like you needed an excuse.

The 25th Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) took place last month and the winners list has us dreaming of cracking open a frosty cold one.

The AIBA is the largest annual beer competition in the world and this year the competition had over 1890 beers entered.

These people know good beer when the taste it.


The honour of the the best beer in Australia officially titled Champion Australian Beer was given to Victorian brewery White Rabbit for their White Rabbit White Ale (draught).

The Best Australian Style Lager was taken out by Storm Super Dry and Aldi took out a silver medal in the Lager category for their exclusive ALDI Leo Lager.

The winners are selected by a panel of almost 80 international and local judges,

“As always the standard of beer entered was exceptional with the gold medal and trophy winning beers representing the absolute pinnacle of beer quality from around the globe,” said Head Judge Brendan Varis (founder of Feral Brewing Co).

The full listing of the best beer in Australia

  • Champion International Beer: Feral One (Packaged) – Firestone Walker Brewing Co., USA

  • Champion Large Australian Brewery presented by Barrett Burston Malting: Stone & Wood Brewing Co., NSW

  • Champion Large International Brewery: DAGON Beverages Co., Myanmar

  • Champion Medium Australian Brewery presented by CryerMalt: Balter Brewing Company, QLD

  • Champion Medium International Brewery presented by Federation University Australia: Pelican Brewing Co., USA

  • Champion Small Australian Brewery presented by FB*PROPAK: Green Beacon Brewing Co., QLD

  • Champion Small International Brewery: Deep Creek Brewing Company, New Zealand

  • Garry Sheppard Memorial Trophy for Best New Exhibitor: Balter Brewing Company, QLD

  • Australian Gypsy Brewer Award presented by FB*PROPAK: Pact Beer Co, ACT

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