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Lip of The Sip - Lip of The Sip - New judge for AIBA awards
Lip of The Sip - Lip of The Sip - New judge for AIBA awards

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Little Creatures brew master Warren Pawsey has stepped into a big hole as scrutiny strengthens over entries for the Australian International Beer Awards.

Head judge Brad Rogers has had to step down from the panel because of commitments with a new brewery in NSW.

So Pawsey has taken over the role with judging on Australia’s top beers to commence early next month.

“Unfortunately due to the timing of my business commitments I am unable to take part in this year’s AIBA,” Rogers said.

However, I am confident that Warren with his wealth of experience in the industry and in judging locally and internationally will be a fantastic replacement.”

Pawsey has worked in the brewing industry for more than 27 years in the craft and large beer sector, brewing in Australia, the Pacific Region and in the US.

He joined Lion in 2001and has worked in positions with Castlemaine-Perkins and Tooheys until his recent role as headbrewer with Little Creatures.

Pawsey’s passion for beer has seen him judging for the AIBA, WorldBeer Cup, Great American Beer Festival and Brew NZ.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to judge at these prestigious beer awards and mix with some of the best in the business,” Pawsey said.

“The AIBA is important to the Australian brewing industry and as a brewer and past judge with the AIBA this is an exciting award to be part of.”

Winners of the 2014 AIBA will be announced on Thursday, 22 May 2014 as part of Good Beer Week, with brewers given the opportunity to showcase their award-winning products at various events during the AIBA program.

Redfern on the Rocks

Rocks Brewing Co are expanding and we can all drink to that,

The company’s latest pub – the Lord Raglan – has opened in Redfern in Sydney.

Already well known for owning the popular Harts Pub in The Rocks, the brewer is excited to have a new home in an area that is up‐and‐coming on both the culinary and drinking scenes in Sydney.

Rocks Brewing Co is a Sydney-based microbrewery that is owned and operated by fifth and sixth generation convict descendants.

They have traditionally crafted ales just like the ones your grandfather’s grandfather drank. The brand brewed its first beer – a Red Ale, now called The Boxer – in 2008.

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