Here are the Top 100 beers and ciders from the 2019 New World Beer & Cider Awards for you to explore and build your shopping list.

The New World Beer & Cider Awards bring you great beer and cider from New Zealand and overseasMore than 630 different beers and ciders from 102 breweries and cideries were entered into the competitionThe entries were judged by an independent panel of experts who blind-tasted and evaluated each entryAll beers and ciders entered into the competition must be packaged in a bottle or can and are required to have a minimum amount of stock for thirsty customers, but they don’t have to be stocked in New World stores to be entered into the competition. 

The Top 30 beers and ciders are available in all liquor-selling New World stores nationwide until 23 June 2019, or while stocks last. As many are brewed in small batches by independent breweries, supplies may be limited – so our advice is to buy them when you see them!

The 70 Highly Commended have varied availability – some are widely available, some are only available in selected New World stores and some are seasonal releasesAgain these are all fantastic brews so if you see them, snap them up!  

The Top 100 list of award winning beers and ciders can be downloaded, or you can search by class using the filters below. 

And remember to rate your favourites on Untappd! 

PILSNER

Top 30

Fork Brewcorp Golden Handshake Pilsner
Liberty Halo Pilsner
Panhead Port Road Pilsner
Three Boys Pils

Highly commended

Cargo Pilsner
Emerson's NZ Pilsner
Parrotdog Pandemonium

LAGER

Top 30

Carlsberg
Epic Lager
Three Boys Lager

Highly commended

5PM Lager
Tiger
Tuatara Helles Lager
Zeelandt Black Monk

PALE ALE

Top 30

Bach Brewing BILLFISH APA 
Behemoth Freedom APA
Boneface Hoptron APA
Duncan's Pale Ale

Highly commended

Baylands Off Camber Haze* 
Baylands Petone Pale Ale
Beer Baroness First Lady APA
Behemoth Brain Smiles Hazy Pale Ale*
Bootleg Mosaic XPA
Brew Moon Amberley Pale Ale
Croucher Enduro Pale Ale
Emerson's Big Rig APA
Garage Project Fugazi Hoppy Session Ale
Good George APA
Lakeman Brewing Co Hairy Dust Xtra Pale Ale
Lakeman Brewing Co Taupo Thunder New Zealand Pale Ale
Laughing Bones Bone Dry Brut XPA*
Liberty Elixir
Liberty Oh Brother
Liberty Uprising 
Liberty Yakima Monster
Mac's Interstate
Mac's Mid Vicious
mike's Kaitake Session Pale Ale
North End Super Alpha
Three Sisters Brewery - Rain in the Face
Timothy Taylor's Landlord
Liberty Yakima Monster

*Seasonal release

IPA

Top 30

Croucher Lowrider
Garage Project Fresh IPA
Liberty Hoptical Illusion Double IPA
Pirate Life Mosaic IPA
Sawmill India Pale Ale
Sawmill Session India Pale Ale

Highly commended

Bach Brewing TAILFIN American IPA
Behemoth Churtz Insane Hazy Double IPA
Colab Brewing 'The Commissioner' Red IPA*
Epic Armageddon IPA 
Garage Project Pernicious Weed Double IPA
Liberty Sauvin Bomb
Mac's Green Beret
Rocky Knob Undies

*Seasonal release

OTHER ALES AND BEERS

Top 30

Sprig & Fern Doppelbock
Sprig & Fern Scotch Ale

Highly commended

Garage Project Mon P'tit Chou French Farmhouse Ale*
Kereru Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Lakeman Brewing Co Hairy Godfather American Amber Ale
McLeod's Traders Scotch Ale 
New New New Sun Sun Beer - Tropical Brown Ale
Rocky Knob 3116 Post Code
Scotts Explorer Light Ale
Speight's Gold Medal Ale
Sunshine Brewing Summer Ale

*Seasonal release

SOUR, BARREL-AGED, FRUIT, FLAVOURED, SPICED, SMOKED, SPECIALTY & EXPERIMENTAL

Top 30

8 Wired Wild Feijoa Sour Ale
Behemoth From A Can Peach IPA
Fork Brewcorp Tainted Love - Passionfruit & Juniper Sour Ale

Highly commended

8 Wired Stone Free*
Deep Creek - Aloha - Guava Passionfruit Sour
Emerson's Umeboshi Gose*
Epic Epicurean Coffee & Fig 2018*
Kereru For Great Justice Coconut Porter
Lakeman Brewing Co Hairy Craic Irish Cream Stout*
mike's Whisky Porter 2018 Barrel Aged*
North End Petit Luna
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Sawmill Chocolate Stout*
Sawmill Passionfruit Sour*
Three Boys Oyster Stout*

*Seasonal release

STOUT & PORTER

Top 30

Epic Sparks Imperial Stout
McLeod's Pioneer Brown Porter
Panhead Blacktop Oatmeal Stout

Highly commended

8 Wired Baltyk-Tasman*
Boneface Brewing The Darkness
Emerson's London Porter
mike's CMS Chocolate Milk Stout
Sparks Outlander - Extra Stout
Tuatara XV Russian Imperial Stout

*Seasonal release

WHEAT & OTHER GRAIN BEER

Top 30

Emporium Brewing Get to da Choppa
Yeastie Boys White Noise

CIDER

Top 30

Mount Brewing Co. Dark 'n Stormy Cider
Paynter's Cider The Alchemist
Peckham's Reserve Sweet Frenchie Cider 

Highly commended

Maeloc Sidra Extra Ecologica
Old Mout Feijoa Cider
Peckham's Classic Moutere Apple Cider 
Peckham's Reserve Home Block Cider

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