The 2018 New World Beer & Cider Awards are underway...

This week we’re getting ready for the judging in Wellington! This involves lining up over 4,700 bottles and cans of beer and cider in the correct order and washing enough glasses to pour over 3,000 samples for judging.

Throughout Wednesday & Thursday our expert panel of 16 independent judges will sniff, swirl, sip taste and debate nearly 600 different beers and ciders and award medals to worthy entrants. They will be looking for technical excellence, aroma, flavour, balance and most importantly, drinkability.

The top brews will be awarded coveted Gold medals proving they’re the really good stuff and all of these will be available in New World stores nationwide soon.

If you have any queries about the New World Beer & Cider Awards please contact Rachel Touhey on