Kiwi beer beats Aussies at their own awards

By Viv Logie of the Greymouth Star

File photo / NZPA
File photo / NZPA

Monteith's Brewing Company has shown it has what it takes when it comes to brewing beer, winning awards at the 2012 Australian International Beer Awards this week.

The old West Coast brewery in Greymouth collected a silver medal for the Monteith's Celtic Red and two bronze medals for Monteith's Pilsner and Monteith's Original.

More than 1300 brews from 41 countries were entered in the awards, held in Melbourne.

Monteith's head brewer Tony Mercer said it was always rewarding to win against the Aussies, both on and off the field.

"New Zealand beer is among the best in the world and our success at awards such as these are further proof of our brewing credentials."

Mr Mercer is currently working on several new brews to celebrate the completion of the $4 million redevelopment of the Greymouth brewery.

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