Posts filed under: Awards

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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The Craft Beer Industry Association Awards 2015 proved to be an epic night. With an abundance of bearded strapping young chaps, flowing IPA’s and crafty Watermelon Sour lager.. we sure felt like Cinderella at the Grand Ball. It was magical feeling to not only have a smorgasbord of Australia’s best craft beer in one room, but to be surrounded by the Brewers and brewery teams that created them.

Sydney Brewery took home a Silver Medal for Glamarama Summer Ale. Between receiving this award and our partnership with Sculpture by the Sea at this beers beautiful homeland, Tamarama, it has been a very GLAMARAMA-OUS past month!

We also took home Bronze Medals for our Darlo Dark, Potts Point Porter and our Lovedale Lager, recently awarded Champion Draught Beer at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show.

Congratulations to each and every Australian craft brewery who entered and attended, now for next year… let’s keep producing these tasty little RIPA’s!!


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Sydney Brewery, Champion of Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show 2015

Sydney Brewery cleaned up at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show 2015 on Friday 18th September!! We won 3 out of 15 Gold Medals awarded for Lovedale Lager, Pyrmont Rye IPA and Sydney Cider.

What’s more we won CHAMPION BEER for our Lovedale Lager and CHAMPION CIDER for Sydney Cider (the only cider also to be entered in the competition).


Potts Point Porter, Darlo Dark and Surry Hills Pils werre not to miss out either, taking Bronze Medals to add to our impressive haul!

We are so grateful for the kind words spread by the media and our wonderful supporters at on-premise venues and bottle-shops.






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