Cheers to WA’s Best Beers: 2024 Perth Royal Beer Awards Celebrate Excellence in Brewing

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Perth, Australia – June 11, 2024 – Some of Australia’s finest beers and brewers are the latest recipients of a coveted Perth Royal Food Award. The Perth Royal Beer Awards, run by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA) celebrates exceptional producers from across Australia. 

The remarkable success of Western Australian brewers was a standout this year, with special trophies being awarded to brewers from Kalbarri to Esperance, highlighting the outstanding quality and diversity of beers produced across the State. 

The 2024 Perth Royal Beer Awards judging panel comprised 60 experts, who analysed 529 entries from 48 exhibitors. A team of volunteer stewards poured 200,000 glasses of beer over two days of judging and worked seamlessly behind the scenes as the judges assessed each beer, scoring it out of 20 in line with international judging criteria such as appearance, aroma, flavor, technical quality, and style. 

Held at the Claremont Showground on Friday, June 7th, the awards night highlighted excellence from 48 exhibitors, including beers from Esperance, Kalbarri, Margaret River, Busselton, Mandurah, Byford, Swan Valley and more. With 67 Golds, 172 Silvers, 143 Bronzes, and 22 Trophies awarded to brewers.  

Top Honours and Notable Winners: 

  • Finlay’s Brewing Company from Kalbarri had an extraordinary night, winning Champion Beer and the Trophy for Best Lager (Packaged) for their Dark Lager. Finlay’s was also awarded the Trophy for Best Low Alcohol Beer (Packaged) for their Coral Coast Mid. 
  • Rocky Ridge Brewing Co. from Busselton won Champion Large Brewery, with their Draught also taking home the trophy for Best Hybrid & Specialty Beer (Draught). 
  • Otherside Brewing Co. from Perth won Champion Medium Brewery, with their Redliner taking home the trophy for Best Amber – Dark Ale (Packaged).  
  • Margaret River Beer Co. was awarded Champion Small Brewery. They also won Best India Pale Ale (Packaged) for In the Pines and Best India Pale Ale (Draught) for River Dog. 
  • Found Lab, a newcomer from Byford, won the trophy for Best New Exhibitor. 

Other notable winners included: 

  • Gage Roads Brewing Co from Fremantle won Best Lager (Draught) for Alby Draught. 
  • Boundary Island Brewing Co from Mandurah won Best Pale Ale (Packaged) for Estuary Ale XPA and Best Low Alcohol Beer (Draught) for Island Lager. 
  • Shelter Brewing Co from Busselton won Best Amber Dark Ale (Draught) for Shelter Red Ale. 
  • Bailey Brewing Co from Swan Valley won Best Pale Ale (Draught) for their Mid. 
  • Campus Brewing from Perth won Best Porter Stout (Packaged) and Best Porter Stout (Draught) for Knucklepuck Imperial Stout ’23. 
  • Old Coast Rd Brewery from Myalup won Best European Style Beer (Packaged) for OCRB Saison. 
  • Homestead Brewery from Caversham won Best European Style Beer (Draught) for Kaisers Choice. 
  • Lucky Bay Brewing from Esperance won Best Hybrid & Specialty Beer (Packaged) for the Mountaineer. 

 

Robyn Sermon, CEO, Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia, said: “The Perth Royal Beer Awards showcase the quality, craftmanship, flavour and diversity of Australian brewed beer. This year’s awards highlighted the outstanding diversity of WA’s thriving brewing scene. To see so many fantastic WA brewers from so many different regions recognised is fantastic and fitting giving the importance of agriculture and food in this State.”  

More information about the Perth Royal Beer Awards and a full list of winners is available in the Perth Royal Beer Awards 2024 Results Catalogue. 

ENDS

 

Media Contact:  

Ailsa Gardner
Communications Specialist
Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia
Phone: 0479 138 938
Email: ailsa.gardner@raswa.org.au 

Media Assets 


About Perth Royal Food Awards 

The Perth Royal Food Awards have become an important part of the agricultural industry in WA and carry longstanding traditions dating back over 150 years. The Perth Royal Food Awards form part of the mission of the Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA) to encourage and reward excellence and support a viable and prosperous future for agricultural communities.  

www.perthroyalfoodawards.raswa.org.au  

About the Royal Agricultural Society of WA  

The Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA) is a member-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to growing opportunities for the future of WA food and agriculture.  Since 1903, the 194-year-old organisation has been based at the Claremont Showgrounds — a much-loved community asset, best known as the home of the annual Perth Royal Show and hundreds of different community events.  Importantly,  RASWA supports the future of agriculture through a range of student scholarships, farm skills and young judges programs , the rural ambassador competition and our Next Generation committee. 

www.raswa.org.au 

About the Claremont Showground  

The Claremont Showground is WA’s biggest multi-purpose event venue sitting on over 32 acres of land with a range of competitively priced, bookable indoor and outdoor venues to hire in the suburb of Claremont. Located less than 10km from Perth CBD, the land was reserved in 1902 as a new showground to replace the Guildford Showgrounds and has been facilitating Australian community and corporate events for over 100 years! 

www.claremontshowground.com.au  

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