October 27th, 2010 by Crafty Pint
The results of the People’s Choice Awards from last week’s Fed Square Victorian Microbreweries Showcase are in. They’re a way for the beer drinking public to have their say on who’s impressed them over the two days. And, with 1,800 people through the Atrium last week, there were plenty of votes to count.
Despite the massive vote, there was still a tie for Best Brewery between White Rabbit and Holgate. White Rabbit also picked up the prize for best Wheat Beer for their White Ale, something that will please the brewers who have been constantly tweaking the recipe since its launch.
The other winners were:
Best Lager: Mildura’s Desert Premium Lager
Best Pale Ale: Hawthorn Brewing Company
Best Dark Ale: Holgate Brewhouse Temptress
Best Stout: Grand Ridge’s Hatlifter Stout
Best Belgian: 2 Brothers Brewery James Brown
Best Other / Specialty: Southern Bay Ranga