For the second year running Moa Beer has chalked up the biggest medal haul of any brewery at the Asia Beer Awards.
Hot on the heels of a stellar effort at the Australian Beer Awards, Moa picked up seven medals – one gold, two silver and four bronze – to beat out over one hundred other breweries from around the world.
In a nod to the growing momentum of Kiwi craft beer, Moa general manager Gareth Hughes was invited to judge 18 styles of beer. Tough job…
“It’s always a tough competition with incredibly talented brewers and industry folk from all over Asia Pacific and the rest of the World. It feels great to have come away with another big win but personally I’m really honoured to be counted amongst some genuine good bastards,” says Hughes.
The Moa beer medal haul includes:
- Moa Imperial Pilsner (Special Reserve) – World, Strong Ale/Lager
- Moa Blanc – World, Krystal Weiss
- Moa Pale Ale – World, Pale Ale
- Moa Five Hop – World, India Pale Ale
- Weka Pear Cider – World, (non-apple) Cider
“We’re especially proud of the two bronzes for the Blanc and Pale Ale as we were up against some tough competition from US craft juggernauts Rouges and Lagunitas. The Blanc win also completed the medal count for our full set of beers – a clean sweep for the team.
“We’re also rapt to have some New Zealand company on the podium. Yeastie Boys was awarded the Champion Brew trophy for Pot Kettle Black, Tuatara grabbed a couple of bronze medals and Green Man secured a gold,” Hughes says.