Beer will appear at the WA Good Food Guide Awards for the first time in 2020.
The Beer of the Year Award is a new trophy which recognises the growth and innovation of the West Australian brewing industry.
The beer judging panel is led by none other than Guy Southern, regular Crafty Pint writer and a beer industry consultant. He's joined by Pia Poynton of Nowhereman, Elliot Moore from Besk and Mane Liquor, and Will Irving, formerly head brewer at Feral and a longstanding and respected beer judge.
The beer award is open to beers and ciders released during the 2020 calendar year (ie from January 1 to August 31, 2020) with only Western Australian beers and ciders considered. Brewers are required to include at least two core range / regularly available beers as part of their submission.
The awards take a different tack to more traditional beer and wine competitions: the winning drinks will always be the best on the day, with judges considering quality, innovation, modern tastes, drinkability and new approaches to beer and wine within their charter.
The winner will sit at the head of a list of 25, ranked by the judges following rigorous blind tasting and discussion. All 25 will receive publicity across WA Good Food Guide's media, internet and social media platforms.
Deadline for submissions is August 28, 2020.
How To Enter
Here's how to be part of the 2020 awards:
- Fill out the entry form online – a new submission and fee is required for each entry
- Package your beers and send it to the address below. Note: A six-pack of beer per beer entry is required. For draught submissions, two clearly labelled, one litre canimals or equivalent multiple vessels to 2 litres (4 x 500ml cans), are required. Kegs and growlers will not be accepted.
- At least two core range / regularly available (seasonal release) beers must be included if submitting multiple beers.
- The delivery of beers must take place between October 5 and 9, 2020.
Delivery address for beer entries:
WA Good Food Guide
c/o Elliott Moore
265 Railway Rde
All entries must be received by close of business (5pm AWST) on August 28, 2020.
WAGFG Beer Award Judging will take place on October 12 to 14. The Top 25 beers will receive publicity across the WA Good Food Guide's media, internet and social media platforms.
Any queries can be sent via email to Georgia Moore, Director, West Australian Good Food Guide: [email protected].