Sydney Brewery Pilsner Draught Named Best Beer In Australia For 2021

BEST BEER IN AUSTRALIA - RQFWS SYDNEY BREWERY PILSNER DRAUGHT

The Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show (RQFWS) has made its judgement for 2021, crowning Sydney Brewer Pilsner Draught the best beer in all of Australia out of over 480 entrants from 71 breweries.

“Pilsner is a hoppy lager, so we look for elevated hop intensity balanced with the rest of the beer,” explains Steve Henderson, Beer Awards judge and RQFWS Beer Advisory Group member.

“Since it’s a light style of beer it’s very difficult for the brewer to hide any faults and the team at Sydney Brewery has overcome this challenge.”

In addition to the title of best beer in Australia – more officially known as the Grand Champion Beer – Sydney Brewery also secured the honour of Champion Small/Medium brewery and Champion Lager for the very same pilsner; as well as receiving a $5,000 Lion Bursay for their business to “make their award-winning beer even better.”



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BEST BEER IN AUSTRALIA - RQFWS SYDNEY BREWERY PILSNER DRAUGHT

Check out the 2021 trophy winners below – and full results catalogue here.

RQFWS Beer Awards Trophy Winners 2021

  • GRAND CHAMPION BEER (Best Beer in Australia)
    Sydney Brewery – Sydney Brewery Pilsner Draught
  • BEST QUEENSLAND BEER
    Aether Brewing – Hop Skip Jump IPA Draught
  • BEST NEW QUEENSLAND CRAFT BREWER
    Rowan Haling – Burleigh Brewing Co
  • CHAMPION BREWPUB
    Moffat Beach Brewing Co
  • CHAMPION LARGE BREWERY
    Black Hops Brewing
  • CHAMPION SMALL/MEDIUM BREWERY
    Sydney Brewery
  • BEST NEW BREWERY
    Stomping Ground Brewing Co
  • CHAMPION MIXED CULTURE BEER
    Currumbin Valley Brewing – Table Beer Packaged
  • CHAMPION STRONG BEER
    Aether Brewing – Hop Skip Jump IPA Draught
  • CHAMPION SESSION BEER
    Moffat Beach Brewing Co – Moffs Summer Ale Draught
  • CHAMPION EUROPEAN-STYLE ALE
    FICK Brewing Company – Brussels Ale Draught
  • CHAMPION INDIA PALE ALE
    Black Hops Brewing – Code Red Packaged
  • CHAMPION LAGER
    Sydney Brewery – Sydney Brewery Pilsner Draught
  • CHAMPION HYBRID BEER
    Felons Brewing Co – Dark Side Bourbon Barrel Stout Packaged
  • CHAMPION PORTER-STOUT
    All Inn Brewing Co – Writersblock Packaged
  • CHAMPION AMBER DARK-ALE
    Gypsy Fox Brewing Company – Rougey Red Packaged
  • CHAMPION PALE ALE
    Moffat Beach Brewing Co – Passenger Pale Ale Draught