22 May 2023

Otago brew awarded Top 30 New World Beer & Cider

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 22 May 2023
Beer taps in a bar.

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Some of New Zealand's most well-known beer brands - Steinlager, Mac's and Monteith's - have been picked among the Top 30 beers at this year's New World Beer and Cider Awards.

But also listed among those big winners is the little-known Otago Brew School in Cromwell.

The brew school offers hands-on training to polytech students wanting to get involved in the beer industry, and their dark german wheat beer, Klassenbester Dunkelweizen, has come away with one of the top spots.

Joining Guyon Espiner is Otago Brew School lecturer and brewing course leader, Geoff Collie.