A start-up brewery from Wangara has caught the eye of the voting panel at the Perth Royal Beer Show Awards.
Hopped Up Brewing has only been operating for about 18 months but has got its packaged items in shop shelves around the city.
At the recent awards, Hopped Up Brewing was deemed to be the event’s Best New Exhibitor.
The Perth Royal Beer Awards were judged by some of the nation’s most respected judges over two intense days to determine the winners of this year’s heavily entered competition.
The Awards were led by esteemed Melbourne-based Justin Fox, head of sales, products and development at brewing ingredients supplier Bintani Australia and the former head of brewing at Colonial Leisure Group.
This year’s series, presented by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA, had over 700 entries (an increase of 23% from 2017) from commercial, mid and small-sized craft breweries, microbrewers and home brewers.
Special Award Winners
*Beer & Beef Club Trophy for Champion Beer – Pirate Life Brewing
*Hopco Trophy for Champion Large Brewery – Lion
*Sail & Anchor Trophy for Champion Small Brewery – 3 Ravens Brewery
*Royal Agricultural Society of WA Trophy for Best New Exhibitor – Hopped Up Brewery
*Edith Cowan University Trophy for Best Lager Packaged – Lion, James Boags Draught
*Cryer Malt Trophy for Best Lager Draught – Eagle Bay Brewing Co., Lager
*Container Refrigeration Trophy for Best Pale Ale Packaged – Pirate Life Brewing, Pirate Life Mosaic IPA
*Royal Agricultural Society of WA Trophy for Best Dark Pale Ale Packaged – Boston Brewing Co., The Right
*Beer & Beef Club of Perth Trophy for Best Pale Ale Draught – Blasta Brewing Company, Grimster Rocks
*Royal Agricultural Society of WA Trophy for Best Dark Ale Draught – Innate Brewers, Bullet Proof Black
*Edith Cowan University Trophy for Best Stout/Porter Packaged – Colonial Brewing Co., Porter
*Hopco Trophy for Best Stout/Porter Draught – Brewhouse Margaret River, Panther Cream
*Lion Trophy for Best Reduced Alcohol Packaged – Nail Brewing Australia, Nail MVP
*Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle Trophy for Best Reduced Alcohol Draught – Riverside Brewhouse, Sour Cherry Ale
*Royal Agricultural Society of WA Trophy for Best Wheat Beer/Belgian Packaged – 3 Ravens Brewery, Wild Ravens Golden Sour
*Cryer Malt Trophy for Best Wheat Beer/Belgian Draught – Artisan Brewing, 2017 Quad
*Brewmart Trophy for Best Amateur Beer of the Show – Tearne, Benjamin Robert Zane
*Little Creatures Trophy for Best Amateur Brewer – Tearne, Benjamin Robert Zane
Local and interstate judges utilised the Beer Style Guidelines as a reference, with each beer being identified only by a class number and style category. Each entry is judged by its appearance, aroma, flavour and body, technical quality and style to a total score of 20