Hemingway’s Brewery has flown the flag for Far North Queensland’s craft beer industry by bagging gold at the 2021 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) in Melbourne on Thursday.
The AIBA is the largest annual beer competition in the world assessing both draught and packaged beer and attracts around 2,600 entries from more than 400 breweries in 26 countries.
Hemingway’s Brewery CEO Tony Fyfe said it’s great news for Hemingway’s and Far North Queensland’s industry.
“After what has been a difficult year, this is the type of news we want to shout from the rooftops,” he said.
“We entered eight beers in the AIBA competition, the largest beer awards in the world, and came away with eight medals including five gold, one silver and two bronze.
“Kudos and thanks go to our hard working and talented brew team who truly deserve this recognition. Craft brewing is an artisan process and one that requires great skill, patience and attention to detail. It is not something that anyone can do so we feel really lucky to have the best here,” Mr Fyfe said.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr congratulated the local business.
“It’s wonderful for a local business to get accolades for their product,” he said.
“Success in these areas only contribute to the wonderful offerings that Port Douglas has to offer.”
Hemingway’s AIBA awards as follows:
The Prospector Pilsner – Gold
7th Heaven Tropical Ale – Gold
Mr Wong Hefeweizen – Gold
Three Falls NEIPA – Gold
Coral Cay IPA – Gold
Bump Track Dark Lager – Silver
Pitchfork Betty Pale Ale – Bronze
Tunnel 10 Lager – Bronze