Champion-Brewery-Lion-sponsored-by-Gladfield-MaltLion has been named champion New Zealand Brewery at the 2015 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards.

A hugely significant award, the awards are the biggest and most prestigious beer awards held in New Zealand.

“To be named champion New Zealand Brewery is a massive honour,” said Rory Glass, managing director of Lion.

“We couldn’t be prouder that our brewers have been recognised with the top award in such a competitive environment with such great New Zealand beer around.”

In total, Lion beers won 28 medals across 10 categories, including Gold in the Interatnional Larger and Flavoured Cider categories for Beck’s and Isaac’s Berry Cider respectively.