A study of over 18,000 craft beer drinkers has revealed Balter Brewing, established just over two years ago, is Australia’s best craft brewery.
Richard Kelsey, Director of Beer Cartel, who conducted the 2018 Australian Craft Beer Survey, said that Balter taking out best craft brewery really highlighted how young and dynamic the Australian craft beer industry is.
“We’ve been doing the Australian Craft Beer Survey for the past three years and in that time three different breweries have taken out the title of Australia’s best brewery. With now well over 400 breweries in Australia and a new brewery starting every week it really does show how quickly the industry is evolving,” Kelsey said.
The key findings of the research are:
Stirling Howland, Co-Founder and Brand Director of Balter Brewing Company said that winning was incredible.
“To win this award on the back of the Hottest 100 earlier in the year is a wonderful feeling. We’ve been kicking around for two and a half years and it has been a pretty amazing journey to date. When we started Balter, it was always about the beer and connecting to our community through our work.
“We’ve been blown away by how well our beer and brand has been received and these types of people’s choice awards are a real affirmation that we’re on the right track,” Howland said.