Posts filed under: Awards

We had a fantastic result at Royal QLD Beer Show last week, in total, we won 3 Trophies, 3 Golds, 5 Silvers and 4 Bronze! 

Congrats to Scott Hayward and our Brewery team, full list below.

Grand Champion Beer – Pilsner Draught
Champion Small/Medium Brewery
Champion Lager – Pilsner Draught
SilverPorter Draught
BronzePale Ale Draught

BronzeEast Coast IPA Packaged

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Congratulations to our Brewery team for great result at the 2020 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show – 2 Trophies, 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 8 Bronze medals!


Champion Lager – Surry Hills Pils (Draught)

Champion Porter-Stout – Potts Point Porter (Packaged)


English-Style Summer Ale – Glamarama Summer Ale (Draught)

Porter-Stout – Potts Point Porter (Packaged)

German-Style Pilsner – Surry Hills Pils (Draught)


American-Style Pale Ale – Paddo Pale (Packaged)

Porter-Stout – Potts Point Porter (Draught)

German-Style Pilsner – Surry Hills Pils (Packaged)

Munich-Style Helles – Lovedale Lager (Draught)

German-Style Schwarzbier – Darlo Dark (Draught)


American-Style Pale Ale – Paddo Pale (Draught)

American-Style Pale Ale – Albion Ale (Draught)

Munich-Style Helles – Lovedale Lager (Packaged)

German-Style Schwarzbier – Darlo Dark (Packaged)

American-Style IPA – East Coast IPA (Draught)

American Style IPA – East Coast IPA (Packaged)

Session IPA – Hylander Session IPA (Draught)

Session IPA – Hylander Session IPA (Packaged)

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Another great medals haul at Sydney Royal Show.

Particularly satisfying to see Paddo Pale win its first Gold Medal and Cherry Perry (just released in bottles), actually matched Best Perry in Show with 17.33 points! 

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With over 100 medals, we have received more great results in the recent the 2019 AIBA. Our Surry Hills Pils and Darlo Dark won gold again!

Check out below our wins!

Best German Style Pilsner – Surry Hills Pils – Gold – draught
Best Amber/Dark Lager – Darlo Dark – Gold – packaged 

Best English Style Ale – Glamarama – Silver – draught
Best Amber/Dark Lager – Darlo Dark – Silver – draught

Best European Style Lager – Lovedale Lager – Bronze – packaged
Best German Style Pilsner – Surry Hills pils – Bronze – packaged
Best international style pale ale – Paddo Pale – Bronze – draught
Oxford XPA – Bronze – Draught Best IPA (American style) – East Coast IPA – Bronze – draught
Best Porter – Potts Point Porter – Bronze – packaged

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Adding to our 100+ medals, awarded over the past few years, we received more great results in the recent the 2019 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show. We picked up another 14 medals, including Trophy and Gold for Lovedale Lager winning ‘Champion Lager’ and a long awaited Gold for Surry Hills Pils!

Check out below our wins!

Lovedale Lager – Trophy and Gold (Draught)

Surry Hills Pils – Gold (Draught)

Surry Hills Pils – Silver (Packaged)
Paddo Pale – Silver (Draught)
Glamarama Summer Ale – Silver (Draught & Packaged)
Darlo Dark – Silver (Draught)

Pyrmont Rye IPA – Bronze (Draught & Packaged)
Darlo Dark – Bronze (Packaged)
East Coast IPA – Bronze (Draught)
Lovedale Lager – Bronze (Packaged)

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World Cider Awards results are in for the first two rounds, and we could not have done any better!
Now for round three, World’s Best categories to be announced Sept 20 but we are pretty happy with this lot.
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Now counting 100 medals, Sydney Brewery received great results from the 2018 Indie Awards, picking up 12 medals, including Gold for our Darlo Dark.

Check out below our wins!

Darlo Dark – Gold for German Style Schwarzbier (Draught)

Lovedale Lager – Silver for Munich Style Helles (Draught)
Lovedale Lager – Silver for Munich Style Helles (Packaged)
Surry Hills Pils – Silver for Bohemian Style Pilsner (Packaged)
Surry Hills Pils – Silver for Bohemian Style Pilsner (Draught)
Pittwater Bitter – Silver for Extra Special Bitter (Draught)
Potts Point Porter – Silver for Robust Porter (Draught)

Glamarama – Bronze for English Style Summer Ale (Packaged)
Darlo Dark – Bronze for German Style Schwarzbier (Packaged)
Paddo Pale – Bronze for American Style Pale Ale (Packaged)
Paddo Pale – Bronze for American Style Pale Ale (Draught)
Sydney Session Lager – Bronze for Session Beer (Draught)



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Well we had a such great event last night and in what could be unprecented for cocktail comps, we had a dead heat for first place!

Congratulations to joint winners above Jonothan Carr from Kittyhawk with his ‘Royal Summer’ and Kurtis Bosley from Public House management Group with his ‘Isaac’s Reasoning’.

Congrats also to runners up above Jordan Grocock and Dula Lorenzo, their cocktails and recipes also to be added soon, along with the other finalists and entries; a big thanks to all of you!

Finally for now, thanks to The Cidery Bar & Kitchen management and staff for looking after us so well and to our Judges Ben Davidson, Igor Pachi and Chris ‘lion’ Wheeler for giving up their time and helping to make our inaugural Sydney Cider Cocktail Comp Final so successful!


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Sydney Brewery continues to impress the Australian beer market with a swag of medals at recent AIBA, CBIA and International Beer Challenge competitions.

Hot on the heels of being the first small brewery in history to take out the ‘Champion Draught Beer’ with Lovedale Lager and ‘Champion Cider’ with Sydney Cider at the 2015 Sydney Royal, Sydney Brewery has won two more Trophies at the 2016 Australian International Beer Awards.

Lovedale Lager won Best European Style Lager again, after also winning it in 2014. Head Brewer, Michael Capaldo, believes that “the recognition we have received for our beers and ciders by the industry through such awards as the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Shower and AIBA is a reflection of our commitment to quality”.

Glamarama Summer Ale also raised the bar for small Australian breweries, winning the 2016 AIBA Trophy for ‘Best International Lager’.

More recently at the Craft Beer Industry Association Awards, Sydney Brewery won 4 Silver and 6 Bronze medals, with every beer entered winning a medal including specialty beers, ‘Alter Ego’ an Imperial Oatmeal Stout crafted for GABS Festival Sydney, ‘Salaryman Lager’ and ‘Nulla Natural’.

Then at the International Beer Challenge just judged, Sydney Brewery picked up 3 Bronze medals for Pyrmont Rye IPA, Paddo Pale and Darlo Dark.

The expansion of their Lovedale Brewery is foreseen to be completed by late October this year, with the bottling line and new cannery to now be housed in a larger purpose built facility.

As an extension of the Schwartz owned Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, beer-enthusiasts will have a more enticing brewery visit and growing demands for the award winning range will be met.

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Sydney Brewery was awarded 10 medals for all 10 beers entered at the CBIA Awards 2016. A BIG thank you to our Head Brewer, Michael Capaldo, for yet another successful awards night for Sydney Brewery!


Paddo Pale
Alter Ego (our GABS speciality brew, Imperial Oatmeal Stout)
Surry Hills Pils

Potts Point Porter
Pyrmont Rye IPA
Nulla Natural
Lovedale Lager
Darlo Dark

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