Last night Sydney Olympic Park played host to the 2014 Royal Agricultural Society Sydney Royal Beer And Cider Awards. The evening was a great chance for some of Sydney’s beer and cider fans to sample some of the best brews that Australian craft producers are currently making .

In a competition first, a Champion Cider trophy was awarded, with The Barossa Valley Cider Company Pty Ltd crowned the inaugural winner. Based in Nurioopta, South Australia, their Squashed Apple Cider was judged the standout in what is only the second year of judging cider as part of the Show.

An authentic tank fermented cider made from a special blend of South Australian apples, it is renowned for its full rich and creamy flavour, coupled with the perfect balance of fruit sweetness and acid, leaving a crisp finish.

Proud owners of The Barossa Valley Cider Company, brothers Oscar and Hugo Bowen grew up on the family vineyard before turning their hand to cider – a cider that is now judged Australia’s best.

Chief Judge, Neal Cameron was deeply impressed with the quality of brews, saying it was a sign of the continued drive for excellence in the Australian industry.

Find out the rest of the winners after the break.

Sydney Royal Beer And Cider Awards: Ciders

ApplesWide

 

CLASS: 27 Dry Cider. Specific gravity up to 1005

BRONZE

127

SMALL ACRES CYDER BORENORE NSW 2800
2013 SOMERSET STILL Score: 79.67
Producer: SMALL ACRES CYDER
Website: www.smallacrescyder.com.au

BRONZE

125

SIDEWOOD ESTATE OAKBANK SA 5243
SIDEWOOD APPLE CIDER Score: 76.33
Producer: SIDEWOOD ESTATE
Website: www.sidewood.com.au

CLASS: 28 Medium Cider. Specific gravity between 1005 and 1012

SILVER

134

THE HILLS CIDER COMPANY WAYVILLE SA 5034
APPLE Score: 83
Producer: THE HILLS CIDER COMPANY
Website: www.thehillscidercompany.com.au

SILVER

136

MATILDA BAY BREWING COMPANY PORT MELBOURNE VIC 3207
DIRTY GRANNY Score: 82.67
Producer: MATILDA BAY BREWING COMPANY
Website: www.matildabay.com.au

SILVER

138

FLYING BRICK CIDER CO CURLEWIS VIC 3222
DRAUGHT CIDER Score: 82.67
Producer: FLYING BRICK CIDER CO
Website: www.flyingbrickciderco.com.au

BRONZE

130

SYDNEY BREWERY LOVEDALE NSW 2325
SYDNEY CIDER Score: 79
Producer: SYDNEY BREWERY
Website: www.sydneybrewery.com

128

OAKVALE WINES POKOLBIN NSW 2320
2014 OAKVALE APPLE CIDER Score: 71.33
Producer: OAKVALE WINES
Website: www.oakvalewines.com.au

131

PATRICK OF COONAWARRA COONAWARRA SA 5263
APPLELATION APPLE CIDER Score: 70.67
Producer: PATRICK OF COONAWARRA

129

DARKES CIDER DARKES FOREST NSW 2508
HOWLER Score: 66.67
Producer: DARKES CIDER
Website: www.darkescider.com.au

133

THE HILLS CIDER COMPANY WAYVILLE SA 5034
APPLE CAN Score: 64.33
Producer: THE HILLS CIDER COMPANY
Website: www.thehillscidercompany.com.au

CLASS: 29 Sweet Cider. Specific gravity 1012 and above

GOLD

144

THE BAROSSA VALLEY CIDER CO PTY LTD NURIOOTPA SA 5355
SQUASHED APPLE CIDER Score: 90
Producer: VINPAC INTERNATIONAL

SILVER

146

SOUTH EAST BREWING COMPANY PTY LTD PRAHRAN VIC 3181
GOLDEN AXE APPLE CIDER Score: 86
Producer: SOUTH EAST BREWING COMPANY PTY LTD
Website: www.kaijubeer.com.au

BRONZE

141

SACRED VALLEY BEVERAGES PTY LTD SYDNEY NSW 2000
SACRED VALLEY APPLE CIDER Score: 77.33
Producer: SACRED VALLEY BEVERAGES

142

AUSTRALIAN BEER COMPANY YENDA NSW 2681
PRESSMANS CIDER Score: 73.33
Producer: AUSTRALIAN BEER COMPANY

139

FLYING BRICK CIDER CO CURLEWIS VIC 3222
ORIGINAL CIDER Score: 72.33
Producer: FLYING BRICK CIDER CO
Website: www.flyingbrickciderco.com.au

147

SNAKES AND LADDERS CIDER PTY LTD ARDMONA VIC 3629
CRUSHED APPLE CIDER Score: 71
Producer: SNAKES AND LADDERS CIDER PTY LTD
Website: www.snakesladders.com.au

145

FRANKLIN CIDER COMPANY FRANKLIN TAS 7113
FRANK’S SUMMER APPLE CIDER Score: 66.33
Producer: FRANKLIN CIDER COMPANY
Website: www.frankscider.com.au

CLASS: 30 Bottle Conditioned / Methode Champenoise Cider

BRONZE

149

SMALL ACRES CYDER BORENORE NSW 2800
2012 SPARKLING Score: 75
Producer: SMALL ACRES CYDER
Website: www.smallacrescyder.com.au

148

REBELLO WINES MAIN RIDGE VIC 3928
CHEEKY RASCAL METHODE TRADITIONELLE APPLE CIDER Score: 70.33
Producer: REBELLO WINES
Website: www.rebellowines.com.au

Perrys

Pearswide

 

CLASS: 31 Dry Perry. Specific gravity up to 1005

BRONZE

151

FLYING BRICK CIDER CO CURLEWIS VIC 3222
PEAR CIDER Score: 75
Producer: FLYING BRICK CIDER CO
Website: www.flyingbrickciderco.com.au

153

OAKVALE WINES POKOLBIN NSW 2320
2014 OAKVALE PEAR CIDER Score: 70.33
Producer: OAKVALE WINES
Website: www.oakvalewines.com.au

CLASS: 32 Medium Perry. Specific gravity between 1005 and 1012

BRONZE

154

THE HILLS CIDER COMPANY WAYVILLE SA 5034
PEAR Score: 78.67
Producer: THE HILLS CIDER COMPANY
Website: www.thehillscidercompany.com.au

156

REDOAK CAMMERAY NSW 2000
PERCY’S RESERVE Score: 68.33
Producer: REDOAK
Website: www.redoak.com.au

CLASS: 33 Sweet Perry. Specific gravity 1012 and above

BRONZE

158

FRANKLIN CIDER COMPANY FRANKLIN TAS 7113
FRANK’S SUMMER PEAR CIDER Score: 77Full results include the beer categorises can be found here
Producer: FRANKLIN CIDER COMPANY
Website: www.frankscider.com.au

BRONZE

159

THE BAROSSA VALLEY CIDER CO PTY LTD NURIOOTPA SA 5355
SQUASHED PEAR CIDER Score: 74
Producer: VINPAC INTERNATIONAL

Sydney Royal Beer And Cider Awards: S003 CHAMPION CIDER (Classes 27 – 29)

OscarBowen

Winner

144

THE BAROSSA VALLEY CIDER CO PTY LTD NURIOOTPA SA 5355
SQUASHED APPLE CIDER
Producer: VINPAC INTERNATIONAL

Full results include the beer categorises can be found here