KAIJU! Hopped Out Red wins award

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Congratulations goes out to Nat and Callum Reeves who, after only six months in operation have officially brewed one of Australia’s best beers winning the trophy for Best Amber/Dark Ale in Australia’s largest beer competition, the annual Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).

The Melbourne brothers’ brew, “KAIJU! Hopped Out Red” won the trophy for Best Amber/Dark Ale at the competition held last month. The AIBA is the largest competition for the beer industry in the Asia Pacific. This year the awards attracted over 1,500 entries from 31 countries. Only 25 Champion and Major Trophies were presented.

Nat of Lysterfield and Callum of Prahran only started commercially brewing their KAIJkaU! beers six months ago. Along with Callum wife’s Clara, they decided to try their hand at craft beer after experiencing success with their fledgling apple cider Golden Axe. The trio ventured into the apple cider business in 2012.

“I’m really happy with the Hopped Out Red, and to win these awards so soon after starting is a massive and unexpected honour,” says Chief Boss Callum. “A trophy like this is so good because it tells us that we are on the right track with what we’re making.” For the ever growing craft beer community, the Reeves’ brothers are ones to watch.

www.kaijubeer.com.au

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