By Andrew Starke

Swan Valley microbrewery Feral Brewing Company has once again walked away with top honours at the Perth Royal Beer Show (PRBS) held on Friday (June 17) night.

The brewer picked up a series of awards, topped off by the coveted Champion WA Premiers trophy for Feral Hop Hog.

The PRBS has been showcasing premium beer and brewing excellence in the Australia since 2006 and has grown to be one of the most highly regarded awards in the industry.

Over 260 beers were judged this year, with Feral Hop Hog defending its title as best on show.

”Given the standard of entries received from all around Australia, it is both an honour and very humbling to be recognised in this way two years in a row,” said Feral Brewing head brewer, Brendan Varis.

”We go about the business of making the most interesting and highest quality beer we can all day every day and receiving awards like this one certainly help motivate us to continue strive for excellence.”

Western Australian Brewers Association President, John Stallwood, said the awards night was a real show down between some great WA breweries after these had dominated the recent Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne.

“WA is the home of craft beer, so for Feral Hop Hog to win this award two years in a row is outstanding. Feral Brewing is one of the best breweries in the world and consistently wins awards, which is very hard to do,” he said.

WA Breweries that performed well included Feral, Swan, Nail, Old Coast Road, Mash and The Monk.

Friday night also opened WA Beer Week which ends next Sunday at the Sail and Anchor.

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Perth Royal Beer Show Results 2011:

Best Western Australian Beer
Feral Brewing Hop Hog

Best Commercial Beer of Show
Holgate Brewhouse – Hopinator (Victoria)

Best Commercial Brewery
Swan Brewery

Best Lager Draught
Swan Brewery – Swan Draught

Best Lager Packaged
Swan Brewery – Swan Draught

Best Ale Draught
Feral Brewing – Fanta Pants

Best Ale Packaged
Holgate Brewhouse – Hopinator

Best Stout Draught
Nail Brewing – Nail Stout

Best Stout Packaged
Nail Brewing – Nail Stout

Best Wheat Draught
Mash Brewing – Mash Weizenbock

Best Wheat Packaged
Old Coast Road – Acres of Wheat

Best Low Alcohol
Swan Brewery

Best Amateur Beer of Show
Brendan O‘Sullivan

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