By Annette Shailer, editor Beer&Brewer Magazine

Australia’s Edge Brewing Project has been crowned Brewer of the Year, Oceania and won Best Lager at the 2015 International Beer Challenge.

The Melbourne-based gypsy brewer was the best performer out of the Australian contingency, with its Cool Hops Australian Lager taking out the Best Lager trophy and its Cereal Killer Red Lager awarded a gold medal.

London’s Beavertown Brewery was named Supreme Champion Brewer, while the Supreme Champion tasting trophy went to Baden Baden Witbier from Brazil.

Incredibly Beavertown owner and brewer, Logan Plant, was a home brewer only three-and-a-half years ago.

Spain’s Alhambra 1925 Reserva won the trophy for the Supreme Champion of the design and packaging category of the awards.

The full list of brewer awards winners is:

Supreme Champion Brewer – Beavertown Brewery

Brewer of the Year, UK – Beavertown Brewery

Brewer of the Year, Europe – Septem Microbrewery

Brewer of the Year, Oceania – Edge Brewing Project

Brewer of the Year, South America – Cervejaria Bierland

Brewer of the Year, North America – Deschutes Brewery

Retailer of the Year – Marks & Spencer

Importer of the Year – Branded Drinks

The tasting trophy winners are:

Supreme Champion – Baden Baden Witbier

Best Ale above 5% ABV – Delirium Tremens

Best Ale up to 5% ABV – Brewdog 5am Red Ale

Best Stout or Porter – Fyne Mills & Hills

Best Lager up to 5% ABV – Edge Brewing Cool Hops Australian Lager

Best Lager above 5% ABV – Baden Baden Bock

Best Speciality Beer – Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red

Best Wheat Beer – Baden Baden Witbier

The design and packaging trophy winners are:

Supreme Champion – Alhambra 1925 Reserva

Best Product Range – The Jack Brand Range, Adnams

Best Established Individual Product – Alhambra 1925 Reserva

Best New Individual Product – 29 Daniel

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