Sam Adams brews Australian champion

Double Bock Grand Champion; Rogue claims Champion Stout

May 31, 2002 - Samuel Adams Double Bock won the Grand Champion Trophy at the Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne.


The 8.5% abv German-style lager from Boston Beer Co. won out over 421 other beers from 19 countries.

The Double Bock also won the trophy as best lager, while Rogue Imperial Stout brewed by Oregon's Rogue Ales won Champion Stout.

Rogue received silvers for its Shakespeare Stout, American Amber and St. Rogue Red. It took home bronzes for its Yellow Snow Pale Ale, Buckwheat Ale, Old Crustacean, Mocha Porter and Oregon Golden Ale.

Boston Beer won gold for Sam Adams Pilsner and Sam Adams Boston Lager as well as the Double Bock. It collected silvers for Sam Adams Winter Lager, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Sam Adams Spring Ale, Sam Adams Light, Sam Adams IPA, Sam Adams Weiss, Sam Adams Pale Ale, Sam Adams Honey Porter, and Sam Adams Cream Stout. It won bronzes for Boston Ale, Sam Adams Old Fezziwig, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic, Sam Adams White, and Sam Adams Scotch Ale.

In Experimental Beers, the judges awarded no gold or silvers, and American breweries won three of the five bronze awards: Rogue's Buckwheat Ale and Hazelnut Brown Nectar, and Flossmoor Station Brewing Co.'s Imperial Eclipse Stout (aged in bourbon barrels).

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