Beer enthusiast Jeremy Sambrooks claimed the trophy for Best Amateur Beer and Best Wheat Beer for his Rapid Fire take on the Bavarian-style wheat beer, Weizenbock.
‘Weizenbock is my brother’s favourite beer style and I wanted to brew him some for his birthday which was just before the beer awards, so it was good timing,’ he said.
‘It worked well the first time but we drank it all, so the beer that won the trophies was the second batch.
‘I knew the beer was good so I thought I was in with a chance for the wheat beer trophy, but I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be named the best amateur beer of the whole show.’
Spearwood resident Matt Marinich was presented with the trophy for Best Reduced Alcohol. Mr Marinich recently claimed the 2013 Beer and Brewer award as the country’s best beer-tender.