Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) is the largest beer competition that evaluates both draft and packaged beers from all over the world. Each year, representatives of family breweries, as well as large multinational corporations compete with their products in different categories . Nowadays more than 350 breweries from almost thirty countries join this the competition.
The first year of this competition took place in 1987, but at that time there were only competitors from several Australian breweries. Since 1993, the competition has been held under the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) and opened for foreign breweries. The attractiveness of this prestigious competition is growing, with more than 2,000 different types of beers registered in the dozens of categories over the past years. The judges evaluate the products according to the predefined parameters and are responsible for selection of the winners in each category.
Numbers of Czech breweries have been successful with their products over the last years.
Category BOHEMIAN STYLE PILSNER
Radegast Ryze Hořká 12, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.
Gambrinus Original 10, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.
Gambrinus Pilna 12, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.
Velkopopovický Kozel Premium, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.
Excellent 11, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.
Praga, Praga Brewing Company
Category GERMAN STYLE SCHWARZBIE
Bernard Černý ležák, Rodinný Pivovar Bernard a.s.
Category DARK LAGER
Velkopopovický Kozel Černý, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.
Category BEST BELGIAN / FRENCH STYLE ALE - PALE STRONG
Bernard Bohemian Ale, Rodinný Pivovar Bernard a.s.
This year the AIBA celebrates 25th anniversary and is going to be held in Melbourne in May 2018.
We hope that Czech breweries will follow success from previous years and will succeed this year again!