The Australian brewing community gathered in Melbourne last week to celebrate the best beer in the country at the Independent Beer Awards, affectionately known as ’The Indies’.
Over a thousand entries were judged by a respected panel of national and international beer professionals to recognise the best beers and Land & Sea Brewery are celebrating after winning their first gold medal for their Thomas Japanese Rice Lager along with two silvers for their Kolsch and The newly released Socializer and a bronze for their First Point Pale Ale.
In their first year of opening (2018) Noosa’s Land & Sea Brewery entered just one beer, the Kolsch and came home a silver medal from ‘The Indies’. Business owner Tim Crabtree said that it was fantastic to see an impressive improvement to their range and results.
“The Land & Sea team are absolutely stoked to win our first gold medal, let alone more awards for our beers,” Tim said.
“As a brand very much cemented into the lifestyle and community of Noosa it’s really exciting for us to receive such positive industry recognition from some of the worlds best. We’re really looking forward to continuing these great results as our brew team is currently working on some new releases, our overall success really comes down to the work of all our staff and the involvement of our customers,” he said.
Hosted by the Independent Brewers Association, the Indies are an important platform to drive consumer awareness of the quality, excellence and importance of Australian independent beer, as well as providing an occasion for independent brewers to celebrate the strength of their contributions to improving Australia’s beer culture.