Indies Champs Join Forces For Best In Show Collab

July 6, 2024, by Media Release

Indies Champs Join Forces For Best In Show Collab

Champion brewers from the 2023 Indies awards have joined forces to create a beer showcasing their combined talents ahead of this year's awards in Perth.

The second Best In Show beer was designed by representatives of the various state brewing champions and brewed at the home of Champion Victorian Brewery Brick Lane, who also picked up the Champion Large Brewery title in 2023.

The hoppy, hazy wheat is available from the participating breweries and online from early July and follows last year's debut Best In Show beer, a hazy IPA brewed at Moon Dog, which we selected as one of Victoria's standout beers of the year in our 2023 wrap.

For more on this year's beer, read on... 


Media Release: IBA saddles up to launch their "Best in Show" collaboration beer 

The Independent Brewers Association (IBA), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Australian-owned, independent breweries, is thrilled to announce the launch of "Best in Show, a collaboration beer.

Brewed by all our state and territory champion winners from the 2023 Indies Awards – all legends in their own right. Our thanks and congratulations go to: Brick Lane Brewing (VIC), Moffat Beach Brewing (QLD), Wheaty Brewing Corp (SA), Moo Brew (TAS), Philter Brewing (NSW), BentSpoke Brewing (ACT) and Black Brewing Co (WA).

This unique ‘Hoppy Hazy Wheat’ was brewed at Brick Lane Brewery, also Australian Champion Large Brewery in 2023. 

The deliciousness of "Best in Show" will debut nationally on Friday, July 5, and will be available from the participating breweries and online.

"Best in Show" is a fresh, fruity, hazy beer, symbolising the pinnacle of Australian independent brewing. A recipe designed to excite the beer fan and be a fun first step for those new to a more flavoursome craft option. 

This launch not only showcases the collective expertise of the best breweries in Australia but also marks the lead-up to the 2024 Independent Beer Awards ceremony which are being held in Perth on Friday the 2nd of August.

Kylie Lethbridge, CEO of the IBA, said: "We are immensely proud to present the second release of 'Best in Show', a testament to the incredible talent and dedication of our champion brewers. This beer is gorgeous to drink and embodies the spirit of collaboration and innovation that defines our community of artisan makers."

Key highlights of the launch include:

  • Available at champion breweries from Friday, July 5
  • Nationwide distribution in bottleshops and bars supporting independent beer

“It’s an honour to collaborate with the best of the best to make a beautiful product that sums up what makes indie beer so great. The proof is in the pint glass, it’s a ripper beer,” said Brick Lane’s Head Brewer Jon Seltin. 

We encourage all our loyal supporters to visit their local champion brewery and to raise a glass to our champions.  

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