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They're poring over the word's best brews:
A panel of international judges will assess the value of liquid gold, taste-testing the world's best brews.
The 43 experts will sip hundreds of ales to determine the top of the pots at the Australian International Beer Awards at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
"The AIBA brings together the best of the best in the beer industry and this year we've seen a 12 per cent increase in entries from 2012, which is a clear testament to the calibre of the awards,"
said chief judge Brad Rogers from Byron Bay's Stone & Wood Brewing Company.
The malt liquors will be adjudicated on their appearance, aroma, flavour and body, and style.
Australia's most popular beverages received a frosty reception in the past, witch punters preferring the potions from boutique and craft breweries. VB knocked off lager rival XXXX Gold as the nation's top-selling beer last quarter. The Sales explosion was due to the hard-earned thirst-quencher's beefing up its alcohol content back to 4,9 per cent.
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