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Harrington’s top 3 finalist for AIBA 2016

Harrington’s top 3 finalist for AIBA 2016 Champion Small International Brewery.

Buoyed by the success of some new range additions and the revised recipes of a few range favourites has resulted in a great result for Harrington’s Breweries finishing as a top 3 finalist in the Champion Small International Brewery category. "It’s not an out right win but the New Zealand craft breweries are heading in the right direction with our goals firmly set on joining Americas big boys on top of the craft beer plinth.” says Carl Harrington.

A new specialty beer brewed for GABS called the 'Galactic Empire Imperial Pilsner' won gold and was a trophy finalist. It’s a prime example of this 25 year “old” family brewery still showing it is as leading edge as the fresh young craft brewery brothers. The 3 working generations of Harrington’s put credit for the medal results to an the entire team who all share the family's drive for innovation and quality.

Galactic Empire Sauvin Strong Pilsner - Gold

Sobering Thought - Silver

Pig and Whistle - Silver

East Indies - Bronze

New Zealand brewing did exceptionally well across all the categories reflecting the high level of quality our craft beer culture is delivering through out the country.

Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) is the largest annual competition of its kind in the world judging both draught and packaged beer.
Renowned for showcasing the highest quality beer and for celebrating brewing excellence in Australia and around the world, AIBA is open for entry to brewers and breweries of all sizes, from small and medium volume to large scale commercial production.

Federation University Australia is a major sponsor of the 2016 AIBA.


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