Moa Brewing Co., has added another nine medals to the trophy cabinet that include four gold’s, one silver and four bronzes at the 2015 Brewers’ Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards.

The largest craft brewery in New Zealand was up against 93 other local breweries and six international brewing houses. Three of Moa’s sour range received a gold, with its latest addition the Festive IPA Belgian Edition, rounded off the top podium spots.

“Our special reserve programme is all about pushing brewing boundaries, so it was great to get the nod from our peers that the combinations are working,” said head brewer David Nicholls.

“It goes to show that drinking palettes are developing rapidly across the beer drinking population.”

The awards are judged by a panel of 25 national and internationally qualified judges who rate each