Moa Beer has romped home with seven medals at the Australian International Beer Awards, more than any other New Zealand beer.

We won gold for our Moa Five Hop Ale in the British Style Ale (Packaged) category, as well as two silvers for Moa Original (European style lager) and Moa Five Hop (Wood-aged beer). It also took out four bronzes for Moa Methode (European style lager), Moa Pale Ale (American-style pale ale), Moa St Josephs (Abbey-style, Dubbel & Triple ales) and Moa Imperial Stout (Hybrid beer).

Moa founder Josh Scott says the awards are not only a terrific result for Moa but also a great reflection on New Zealand craft beer generally.

“It’s always awesome when we beat the Aussies on their home turf and we take great pleasure in sticking it to them in this case as well.

“We’re extremely happy with the results, which all count towards our quest for super-premium beer world domination.

“And in addition to Moa’s wins, we’re equally chuffed to see our Marlborough neighbours Renaissance scoring big with their Craftsman Oatmeal which took home the Champion Stout trophy as well as four other medals.

“Likewise the other Kiwi craft beers making the medal table – the likes of Yeastie Boys, Stoke, Croucher, Founders and Invercargill Brewery. Nice one guys.”

Josh also congratulates New Zealand brands Tui Blonde and Mac’s Gold, which both received bronze awards in the Australian-style lager category: “I guess picking up an Aussie-style award is some sort of compliment.”