Czech beers are successful in the international prestigious Australian International Beer Awards

Published: 26.03.2018 Related countries:  Australia Australia

The jubilee 25th edition of the most prestigious international beer competition will be held in May 2018 in Melbourne. Czech breweries participate regularly in this event and they won several medals last year. The winning beers were from Pilsner Urquell, Rodinný Pivovar Bernard and Praga Brewing Company.

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.



Gold Medal

Radegast Ryze Hořká 12, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.

Silver Medal

Gambrinus Original 10, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.

Gambrinus Pilna 12, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.

Bronze Medal

Velkopopovický Kozel Premium, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.

Excellent 11, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.

Praga, Praga Brewing Company



Bronze Medal

Bernard Černý ležák, Rodinný Pivovar Bernard a.s.



Gold Medal

Velkopopovický Kozel Černý, Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.



Gold Medal

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!