RQFWS Beer Awards

The Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS) Beer Awards invites the top brewers from across Australia to compete for national recognition. 

Featuring a dedicated team of brewers, beer writers and industry figures, the competition offers a comprehensive snapshot of the quality of Australian brewing and a trustworthy guide for consumers.

A $5,000 Lion Bursary is awarded to the winner of the Grand Champion Beer Trophy. The Lion Bursary is aimed at furthering the winner’s own knowledge and advancing the Australian beer industry.


Benefits and Opportunities 

Exhibitors and award recipients may receive the following benefits:

  • A comparison report including judge’s comments for each beer judged
  • The chance to showcase products at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)
  • Free access to RQFWS medal artwork
  • Marketing and social media opportunities
  • A $5,000 Lion Bursary for the Grand Champion Beer 
  • The chance for Queensland's best new craft brewer to win a 12-month commerical contract with Treasury Brisbane  


Treasury Brisbane Best New Queensland Craft Brewer Award

  • Recognising an individual based in Queensland who has been brewing for three years or less for their contributions to their brewery
  • The winner will have their beer sold at a wide array of Treasury Brisbane venues
  • The RNA will determine finalists, with the winner selected via an interview process 
  • Employers are to nominate their employees for the award by filling out the online form. Nominations have now closed for 2021.  




RQFWS Beer Awards Grand Champion Winner

Congratulations to Sydney Brewery, recipient of the 2021 Grand Champion Beer, for their Pilsner brew. 


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Important Dates and Information

  • For specific competition related enquiries please contact:

    Beer Awards 
    Competition & Events Department
    Phone: 07 3253 3900
    Email: syoon@royalqueenslandshow.com.au





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