Lobethal Bierhaus is an independent family-owned craft brewery company as well as a restaurant located in Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. It was established in 2007 and has been serving remarkably ever since.
Since it is an independent brewery, all the lobethal bierhaus beers are brewed and packaged completely on the site by the most qualified staff and workers, using the finest malted barley, wheat, and real hops. They take pride in keeping the whole process natural without the use of any artificial preservatives or flavourings.
Recently the brewery entered a prestigious competition and award show and won a number of medals and awards. this not only proves all their claims correct but also indicates how competent they are in this field.
The summary of the award competition is given below:
The Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards (RABCA)
RABCA was established in 1844 and relaunched its current format in 2010. This year RABCA celebrated its tenth year by hosting the greatest awards of all times. Ten highly coveted trophies were up for contention. categories included lagers, ales, porters, stouts, reduced alcohol beer, wheat beer, rye beer, alternative grain beers, cider, and perry.
All the beverages were judged with both technical and consumer perspectives and all the judging took place through a blind tasting which means that none of the judges had access to the identity of any participants until the results were announced. The beer’s appearance, flavor, aroma, and overall impression were taken into observation during the judgment process.
Based on the overall judgment, the top three contenders in all the categories were awarded trophies, gold, silver, and bronze awards.
Beer category Awards
All brewers were asked to specify the exact style of their beer to place them in the most suitable category. Some of the classes were reduced beer, mid beer, lager, ale, porter, and stout, etc. Medals are awarded to the members in each category. The details of the medals awarded can be obtained from the website https://www.beerciderawards.com.au/
THE LAGER, PILSENER CLASS:
|Gold||Pikes Beer Company||Pilsener|
|Gold||Australian Beer Company||Coors|
|Silver||Lobethal Bierhaus||Bohemian Pilsener|
|Bronze||Coopers Brewery||Carlsberg Pilsner|
|Bronze||Pirate Life||Brewing Lager|
|Bronze||Pirate Life||Brewing Lager|
THE ALE, INDIA PALE ALE CLASS:
Many known names like Pikes Beer Company, Australian Beer Company, Lobethal Bierhaus, Coopers Brewery, Pirate Life Brewing, The Bondi Brewing Co., Smiling Samoyed Brewery and Lady Burra Brewhouse, etc were placed in this class and these were the results:
|Gold||Little Bang Brewing||IRA|
|Gold||Big Shed Brewing Concern||The Hazing|
|Silver||Lobethal Bierhaus||British India|
|Bronze||Smiling Samoyed Brewery||Double Trouble|
THE ALE, AMBER/DARK CLASS :
|Gold||Lobethal Bierhaus||Irish Red Ale|
|Silver||Smiling Samoyed Brewery||Heartbreaker Red IPA|
|Bronze||Big Shed Brewing Concern||Frankenbrow|
THE ALE, OTHER CLASS:
|Silver||Vale Brewing||Fox Hat Red Pelt|
|Bronze||Smiling Samoyed Brewery||Smiling Samoyed Kolsch|
THE PORTER CLASS:
|Bronze||Beer Garden Brewing||Captain Porter|
|Bronze||Wilson Brewing Company||Lost Sailor Dark Ale|
|Bronze||Lobethal Bierhaus||Red Truck Porter|
THE STOUT, SWEET CLASS:
|Silver||Lobethal Bierhaus||Chocolate Oatmeal Stout|
|Bronze||Goodieson Brewery||Goodieson Stout|
Trophies for beer category
Many trophies were awarded to different breweries on the basis of the medals won and because they outshone the other breweries in that particular category or class. Following were some of the trophies awarded to Lobethal Bierhaus on account of their outstanding production both quality and taste wise.
THE CRYERMALT TROPHY
CHAMPION = ALE
It was sponsored by Barrett Burston Malting Co.
it was won by Irish Red Ale of Lobethal Bierhaus
THE BINTANI AUSTRALIA TROPHY
CHAMPION = SMALL BREWERY
It is awarded on less than 2,500 hltr per annum
It was sponsored by Bintani Australia
It was won by Lobethal Bierhaus
THE ORORA GROUP TROPHY
It was awarded to the MOST OUTSTANDING BEER IN SHOW
It was sponsored by Orora Group
It was won by Irish Red of Lobethal Bierhaus
Lobethal Bierhaus outshone themselves in almost each and every category in the competition leading to the establishment that it is high quality and competent brewery producing fine quality beer. They are a family based independent brewery. They are the best at what they do and these awards fairly showed it.