Five of Mighty Craft’s brewery partners – Foghorn Brewery, Slipstream Brewing Company, Jetty Road Brewery, Sauce Brewing Co and Ballistic Beer Co - have been awarded at Australia’s biggest beer awards receiving the highest accolades for their brews at the 2021 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) last night.
Foghorn Brewery took home a Major Trophy in the Best British or European – Style Ale category for Hunter Kolsch, which is a best seller at their venue The Mighty Hunter Valley. Foghorn also won a gold medal for their Remedy Saison and two silvers for Slaked Magpie and Cold IPA.
Brisbane-based Slipstream Brewing was awarded the most medals on the night, winning four gold medals for Pale Ale, Laguna Tropical Ale, Fruit Cart: Guava Sour and The Real Deal West Coast IPA as well as three silver medals and three bronzes.
Mornington Peninsula’s popular Jetty Road Brewery was awarded gold for IPA and Talus Moore draughts as well as three silvers and one bronze.
Sauce Brewing Co won a gold medal for Simples Lager, two silver medals and two bronzes, while Ballistic Beer Company won five silver medals for Cold One, Lager, Oaked XPA, Twang Pina Colada Sour and Imperial Brown Ale as well as three bronzes.
Mighty Craft CEO and Managing Director Mark Haysman is thrilled about the achievements of the company’s beer partners in this year’s awards.
These prestigious international beer awards are an important platform to drive consumer awareness of the quality and diversity of products coming from craft brewers like Foghorn, Slipstream, Jetty Road, Sauce and Ballistic and their outstanding contribution to Australia’s thriving beer culture.
“We work with a wide range of brewers with a diverse product range and it’s encouraging to see them being rewarded for their talent, passion and dedication to the craft beer industry,” he said.
The AIBA celebrates and recognises the best brewers across the world and attracts more than 2,600 entries from 402 breweries in 26 countries. The competition boasts a highly regarded judging panel of industry experts from Australia and around the world and offers brewers the opportunity to benchmark their beer against the best in the world.
FULL LIST OF AIBA 2021 AWARDS
Major Trophy – Foghorn Hunter Kolsch, Draught (Best British or European–Style Ale)
Gold– Foghorn Remedy Saison, Draught – Best Belgian/French-Style Ale
Silver - Foghorn Slaked Magpie, Draught - Herb & Spice, Best Flavoured Specialty Beer
Silver – Foghorn Cold IPA, Draught – Best Speciality Beer
SLIPSTREAM BREWING COMPANY
Gold - Slipstream Pale Ale, Packaged – Best Australian Style Pale Ale
Gold - Slipstream Laguna Tropical Pale Ale, Packaged – Best Australian Style Pale Ale
Gold - Slipstream Fruit Cart: Guava Sour, Draught – Other European Style Ale (Best British & European Style Ale)
Gold - Slipstream – The Real Deal West Coast IPA, Draught American Style (Best Traditional IPA)
Silver – Slipstream Magic Mile XPA, Draught - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)
Silver - Slipstream Fruit Cart: Guava Sour, Packaged – Other European Style Ale (Best British & European Style Ale)
Silver – Slipstream Scooter American Red Ale, Packaged Amber / Dark Ale
Bronze – Slipstream Magic Mile XPA, Packaged – American Style (best Traditional IPA)
Bronze - Slipstream G-Force IPA, Draught – New England IPA
Bronze – Billy Cart Pale Ale, Packaged & Draught – Reduced Alcohol Ale
JETTY ROAD BREWING
Gold - Jetty Road IPA, Draught – American Style (Best Traditional IPA)
Gold - Jetty Road Talus More, Draught - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)
Silver Medal - Jetty Road Draught - Best Pilsener (German Style)
Silver Medal – Jetty Road Pale Ale - Best Australian Style Pale Ale
Silver Medal – Jetty Road Choc Milk Stout, Draught – Best Flavoured Beer Specialty
Bronze – Jetty Road Haze, Draught, Session IPA
SAUCE BREWING CO
Gold - Sauce Simples Lager
Silver – Piss-weak Sauce, packaged – Session IPA
Silver – Hop Sauce – Best international Style Pale Ale, American Style
Bronze – Extra Hop Sauce, Packaged - American Style (Best Traditional IPA)
Bronze – Bubble & Squeak - New England IPA
BALLISTIC BREWING CO
Silver – Ballistic Cold One, Draught – Reduced Alcohol Ale
Silver – Ballistic Lager, Draught – Best Pilsener (German Style)
Silver – Ballistic Oaked XPA, Draught – Best Wood or Barrel Aged Beer
Silver – Ballistic Imperial Brown Ale, Draught – Wood or Barrel Aged Beer
Silver – Ballistic Twang Pina Colada - Other Specialty Beer
Bronze – Hawaiian Haze, Draught - New England IPA
Bronze – Grandfather Oak Dale, Draught - Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer
Bronze – Water Me Lawn, Draught – American Style Fruit Beer