Sydney Brewery Takes Home Double Gold At 2022 Royal Beer & Cider Awards
— 8 August 2022

Sydney Brewery Takes Home Double Gold At 2022 Royal Beer & Cider Awards

— 8 August 2022
Garry Lu
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With a record amount of entrants, accolades certainly weren’t in short supply at the 2022 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards. 267 Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals, to be exact.

New South Wales breweries have reaffirmed their status as the country’s top dogs, securing 80% of the Champion Trophies. But the biggest winner of this year’s competition is, without a doubt, Sydney Brewery — which earned the title of Champion Draught Beer as well as Best NSW Beer (supported by The Star Sydney) with its Sydney Brewery Speak Easy Black IPA

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“The Sydney Brewery Speak Easy Black IPA demonstrates an excellent use of malt and hops, lovely balance, and is a beer packed with flavour that is readily drinkable,” said Ian Kingham, Chair of Judges for the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show,

Kingham added: “The Sydney Royal has a reputation as Australia’s toughest beer and cider competition. Medals are awarded on merit only, and the judging process is meticulous.”

“This year we saw a variety of styles and a broad spread of medals across different classes. These medals are a symbol of quality, hard work, and consistency. All beers are judged blind and only great beer stands out at the judging table.”

Check out the complete run of winners via the link here (and a few select winners from the beer category below).

2022 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards Winners
[Select Beer Results]

Bottled or Canned Beer (Packaged)

Golden Lagers – Australian Style

  • Gold – 89 SOUTH BREWING
    89 STH OLD SCHOOL DRY
  • Silver – PINNACLE DRINKS
    FRESH TRACKS PRISTINE LAGER
  • Silver – PINNACLE DRINKS
    STEERSMAN BLONDE LAGER
  • Silver – PINNACLE DRINKS
    BIG STATE BREWING WESTERN LAGER
  • Bronze – PINNACLE DRINKS
    STEERSMAN ULTRA DRY LAGER
    Bronze – PINNACLE DRINKS
    HURRICANE HEAD BREWING CO. LAGER
  • Bronze – DAD & DAVE’S BREWING
    AUSTRALIAN LAGER
  • Bronze – INTERSTELLAR BEVERAGES
    THE INTERSTELLAR
  • Bronze – PINNACLE DRINKS
    HUGHIE AUSSIE PALE LAGER
    Bronze – PINNACLE DRINKS
    JOHN BOSTON THE COMPENSATION CRISP LAGER
  • Bronze – FIVE BARREL BREWING
    LUNCH BOX LAGER
  • Bronze – LION LIDCOMBE
    TOOHEYS NEW

Dark Lagers

  • Gold – DUSTY MINER CRAFT BREWERY
    SMOKIN HOT N DUSTY TEXAS BOCK
  • Bronze – SYDNEY BREWERY
    SYDNEY BREWERY DARK LAGER
  • Bronze – SLOW LANE BREWING
    BEFORE DAWN
  • Bronze – 2 HALFS BREWING DISTILLING
    SCHWARTZ
  • Bronze – BUCKET BREWERY
    BUCKET BLACK

Pale Ales – Australian Style

  • Gold – PHILTER BREWING
    PHILTER XPA
  • Gold – AUSTRALIAN BREWERY
    AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE
  • Gold – BENTSPOKE BREWING CO
    BARLEY GRIFFIN
  • Silver – VALE BREWING
    VALE BREWING TROPIC ALE 4.2%
  • Bronze – FIVE BARREL BREWING
    PACIFIC PEAK XPA
  • Bronze – MALT SHOVEL BREWERY
    MALT SHOVEL BREWERS THIS IS OUR XPA
  • Bronze – DANGEROUS ALES
    BACKYARD PALE ALE
  • Bronze – SYDNEY BREWERY
    SYDNEY BREWERY HOPTIMIST
  • Bronze – PINNACLE DRINKS
    JOHN BOSTON THE SHIPYARD COASTAL XPA
  • Bronze – VALE BREWING
    VALE BREWING VALE ALE 4.5%
  • Bronze – PHILTER BREWING
    HENSON DRAUGHT
  • Bronze – TUMUT RIVER BREWING CO
    HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO GALAXY
  • Bronze – WAYWARD BREWING CO
    WAYWARD EVERYDAY ALE
  • Bronze – AKASHA BREWING CO
    CANADA BAY XPA

Stouts & Porters

  • Gold – VALE BREWING
    FOX HAT BEARDED MONGREL 10.8%
  • Silver – CRONULLA BEER CO
    MOTHER’S MILK STOUT
  • Silver – WILSON BREWING COMPANY
    LOST SAILOR – DARK ALE
  • Silver – DANGEROUS ALES
    APHRODISIAC OYSTER STOUT
  • Silver – DANGEROUS ALES
    UKRAINIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
  • Silver – GAGE ROADS BREWING CO
    AFTER HOURS
  • Silver – FIVE BARREL BREWING
    NIGHT CAP MILK STOUT
  • Silver – BATCH BREWING CO
    ELSIE THE MILK STOUT
  • Silver – BATCH BREWING CO
    COFFEE MILK STOUT
  • Silver – PHILTER BREWING
    CARIBBEAN STOUT
  • Bronze – GAGE ROADS BREWING CO
    DAWN PATROL BREAKFAST STOUT
  • Bronze – WICKED ELF BEER
    PORTER WICKED
  • Bronze – SYDNEY BREWERY
    SYDNEY BREWERY SMOOTH TALKER
  • Bronze – 2 HALFS BREWING DISTILLING
    BLACKBERRY PORTER 2
  • Bronze – INTERSTELLAR BEVERAGES
    THE ENIGMA
  • Bronze – BUCKET BREWERY
    CHARLIE BUCKET CHOCOLATE STOUT
  • Bronze – PINNACLE DRINKS
    VELVET LUXE STOUT
  • Bronze – HAWKESBURY BREWING CO
    HAWKESBURY BREWING CO STOUT

Draught Beer

Golden Lagers – Pilsner Style

  • Gold – SYDNEY BREWERY
    SYDNEY BREWERY PILSNER
  • Gold – 7TH DAY BREWERY
    7TH DAY BREWERY PILSNER
  • Silver – FRENCHIES BISTRO & BREWERY
    CZECH PILSNER
  • Silver – WAYWARD BREWING CO
    EVERYDAY LAGER
  • Silver – THE CRAFT & CO
    BOHEMIAN PILSNER

Pale Ales – Australian Styles

  • Gold – PHILTER BREWING
    PHILTER XPA
  • Silver – 4 PINES BREWING CO
    TSG AUSSIE PALE ALE
  • Bronze – PHILTER BREWING
    HENSON DRAUGHT
  • Bronze – AUSTRALIAN BREWERY
    AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE
  • Bronze – GAGE ROADS BREWING CO
    SINGLE FIN SUMMER ALE
  • Bronze – IRONBARK HILL BREWHOUSE
    RENEGADE XPA
  • Bronze – BRIDGE ROAD BREWERS
    BEECHY XPA

Amber & Dark Ales Gold

  • Gold – AUSTRALIAN BREWERY
    OLD CATTLE DOG
  • Gold – ATOMIC BEER PROJECT
    CLEVELAND STREET BROWN
  • Silver – PHILTER BREWING
    RED SESSION ALE
  • Silver – WILSON BREWING COMPANY
    WILSON DRAUGHT
  • Silver – BUCKETTY’S BREWERY
    SUNDAY BITTER
  • Silver – BUCKETTY’S BREWERY
    ED BROWN ALE
  • Silver – BRIDGE ROAD BREWERS
    CELTIC RED ALE
  • Bronze – GAGE ROADS BREWING CO
    LITTLE DOVE
  • Bronze – 4 PINES BREWING CO
    4 PINES AMERICAN AMBER ALE
  • Bronze – PHILTER BREWING
    OLD ALE
  • Bronze – 4 PINES BREWING CO
    4 PINES KELLER DOOR BLACK IPA
  • Bronze – LORD NELSON BREWERY HOTEL
    VICTORY BITTER

Stouts & Porters

  • Gold – 4 PINES BREWING CO.
    WELCOME TO PORTER
  • Silver – GAGE ROADS BREWING CO
    AFTER HOURS
  • Silver – BRIDGE ROAD BREWERS
    ROBUST PORTER
  • Silver – MALT SHOVEL BREWERY
    JAMES SQUIRE JACK OF SPADES PORTER
  • Silver – ATOMIC BEER PROJECT
    BREAKIE BEER
  • Bronze – LORD NELSON BREWERY HOTEL
    NELSONS BLOOD
  • Bronze – SYDNEY BREWERY
    SYDNEY BREWERY VANILLA STOUT
  • Bronze – SYDNEY BREWERY
    SYDNEY BREWERY SMOOTH TALKER PORTER
  • Bronze – WILSON BREWING COMPANY
    LOST SAILOR – DARK ALE WILSON
Garry Lu
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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]

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