Youngest craft brewery does it again!
Posted on May 15, 2006


After just four months in operation, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. has again proven its strength, winning two medals for its Pale Ales at the 2006 Australian International Beer Awards. The accolades come just two weeks after the company collected two silvers at the New Zealand International Beer Awards.


Yet again, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. was the youngest brewery to win medals. Its Icon 2IPA (Imperial Indian Pale Ale) won a silver medal, whilst the Nirvana Pale Ale won a bronze medal.


“Being the ‘baby’ of the brewing world certainly hasn’t been an obstacle when it comes to entering these international beer awards,” says Murray’s Brewing Co. head brewer Graeme Mahy. “The results really speak for themselves. We’ve gone head to head with some of the world’s most established and well known breweries, and we’ve more than held our own!”


This year the Australian International Beer Awards attracted a record 969 entries submitted by 130 breweries from 31 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, Japan and Belgium.


Established in 1993, the Australian International Beer Awards has become a fixture on the international brewing calendar as a renowned and recognised barometer of diversity in brewing around the world. This year the guest judge was the UK’s Roger Putman, a Master Brewer and Fellow of the Institute of Brewing. The beer loving public were also given a chance to sample many of the brews entered in the awards at ‘Beertopia’, a beer festival held each year in Melbourne.


“We are really excited about what the future holds,” says Brewery owner Murray Howe. “We are gearing up to bottling some of our current beers, and in the meantime will be adding to our range of innovative, somewhat unconventional beers. In other words, watch this space!”


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