2015 SOBA Award Recipients

2015 SOBA Awards Recipients

National Awards

Beer of the year
Panhead, Super Charger
Runner Up Garage Project, Death From Above

Brewery of the year
Garage Project
Runner Up Panhead

Best Home Brew Shop
Finney’s Home Brew Emporium
Runner Up BrewShop.co.nz

Regional Awards

Auckland
Brothers Beer – Best Auckland Bar
Runner Up Vulture’s Lane
Hallertau – Best Auckland Restaurant
Joint Runners Up Galbraith’s Alehouse & Brothers Juke Joint BBQ
Hopscotch Beer Company – Best Auckland Off License
Runner Up Liquorland Newmarket
City of Ales – Best Auckland Beer Event

Waikato
Good George Dining Hall – Best Waikato Bar
Runner Up Craft
Gothenburg restaurant – Best Waikato Restaurant
The Hamilton Beeer & Wine Co – Best Waikato Off License

Taranaki
The Hour Glass – Best Taranaki Bar
Runner Up Mike’s Brewery
Liquorland Fitzroy – Best Taranaki Off License
SOBA Mountain Ales Festival – Best Taranaki Beer Event

Wanganui
The Rutland Arms Best Wanganui Bar

Manawatu
Liquorland, Albert street – Best Manawatu Off License

Wellington
Hashigo Zake – Best Wellington Bar
Runner Up Golding’s Free Dive
Ortega Fish Shack – Best Wellington Restaurant
Runner Up Grill Meats Beer
Regional Wines and Spirits – Best Wellington Off License
Runner Up Thorndon New World
Pacific Beer Expo – Best Wellington Beer Event
Runner Up Beervana

Nelson/Golden Bay
The Free House – Best Nelson-GoldenBay Bar
Runner Up The Mussel Inn
Fresh Choice, Richmond Best – Nelson-GoldenBay Off License
Runner Up Fresh Choice, Nelson
Marchfest Best – Nelson-GoldenBay Beer Event

Marlborough
Dodson Street – Best Marlborough Bar
Joint Runners Up Grovetown Hotel & The Old Bank Tavern

Canterbury
Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn – Best Canterbury Bar
Runner Up Volstead Trading Company
Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn – Best Canterbury Restaurant
The Beer Library – Best Canterbury Off License
Runner Up Punky Brewster
South Island Beer Festival – Best Canterbury Beer Event
Runner Up Great Kiwi Beer Festival

Otago/Southland
Albar – Best Otago-Southland Bar
Joint Runners Up Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar & The Portsider
Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar – Best Otago-Southland Restaurant
Meenan Wines & Spirits Ltd – Best Otago-Southland Off License
Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival РBest Otago-Southland Beer Event

2015 Honoured Members
Ted and Frances Verrity for service to the beer industry and community
Paul Wicksteed for service to home brewing
Martin Bridges for service to SOBA

About Dale

SOBA Secretary, part time brewer, full time beer geek.

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