This year’s Brewers Guild Awards proved that every dog has its day when Black Dog Brewery team were announced as the second runner-up brewery in New Zealand.

Over 900 beers were entered in the 10th annual Brewer’s Guild of New Zealand Awards, from a record 98 breweries, and the small Wellington-based Black Dog brewery was judged to be the third best brewery in the country.

“This is a fantastic result, the team are over the moon,” said top dog at Black Dog Brewery, Adrian Klemp. “It’s definitely a team, or ‘pack’ achievement of everyone working their tail off at the kennel to make top quality brews. There is certainly more to come from our little brewery on Blair Street in Wellington, our ambition is to be the top dog of brewing in New Zealand.