Australia’s best beer awarded to Gold Coast brewery

A Gold Coast brewery has taken out the top gong of Australia’s best beer!

The Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS) Beer Awards were held in Brisbane today, and the Burleigh Brewery Company mopped the beer-soaked floor, beating a whopping 344 entries.

They’ve claimed the title of ‘Grand Champion Beer’ and a $5,000 education bursary, with their classic German beer ‘The Burleigh Bock’


RQFWS Beer Advisory Group member and judge Steve Henderson said the beer fit the style description perfectly.

“When you taste a beer that fits the style so well it has finesse and it truly is something very special.

“This strong style German beer was fantastically malty and had great complexity of flavour.

“Most entries came from south-east Queensland and the overall standard was high.

“This speaks highly of the local brewing scene and shows how far it has come since the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show last held this competition five years ago,” Mr Henderson said.

For a full list of 2019 trophy winners, click here.