FHA Beer Awards

Showcasing the diversity and creativity of today’s brewing scene, FHA Beer Awards celebrates the best and brightest in the beer industry, recognising excellence in 10 different categories.

The 10 categories were selected after an extensive survey with F&B Professionals, Distributors, and F&B Media Professionals. This aims to recognise the efforts of brewers around the world and spotlight the “best of” in the brewing world. The results will provide a useful guide for our visitors.

This page contains all competition details from FHA Beer Awards 2023.

To view this year’s competition, FHA Beer Awards 2024, please click here.

Categories 1 – 5 Categories 6 – 10
1: IPA (American / West Coast) 6: Wheat Beers (Weissbier, Witbier)
2: American Pale Ale 7: Sour Beers
3: Pale Lager 8: Non-Alcoholic Beers
4: Stout 9: Double/Triple IPA
5: Hazy IPA 10: Experimental Beers

These categories will be judged through a series of blind tastings by our expert panel of judges, which consists of both local and international professionals in the beer industry, from brewers, distributors, buyers to media.

Don’t forget to stick around till the very end of the competition for the bonus award – the Best of Show Beer, honouring the overall best-performing brew!

Stay tuned as the 2024 details will only be posted in early 2024.

FHA Beer Awards 2023

Check out the Winners!

IPA Lush

Wylie Brewery

APA Dragon’s Back

HK Beer Co

Hong Kong SAR
Pale Lager Pondy Pils

Catamaran Brewing Company

Stout North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

North Coast Brewing Co

Distributed by TSA Wines

Hazy IPA Don’t Panic

Wylie Brewery

Wheat Beer Konig Ludwig Weissbier

König Ludwig Schlossbrauerei Kaltenberg

Dristributed by TSA Wines

Sour Beers Duchesse de Bourgogne

Brouwerij Verhaeghe

By TSA Wines

Non-Alcoholic Beer Drop Bear Tropical IPA

Drop Bear Brewery

By Free Spirit

United Kingdom
Double / Triple IPA Heart of Darkness Kurtz’s Insane IPA

Heart of Darkness

Distributed by TSA Wines

Experimental Beer Cherry Blossom Saison (Hallabong Edition)

Sunbird Brewing Company

Best of Show Beer North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

North Coast Brewing Co

Distributed by TSA Wines


Lush by Wylie Brewery

Dragon’s Back by HK Beer Co

Pondy Pils by Catamaran Brewing Company

North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout by North Coast Brewing Co

Don’t Panic by Wylie Brewery

Konig Ludwig Weissbier by König Ludwig Schlossbrauerei Kaltenberg

Duchesse de Bourgogne by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Drop Bear Tropical IPA by Drop Bear Brewery

Heart of Darkness Kurtz’s Insane IPA by Heart of Darkness

(Distributed by TSA Wines)

Cherry Blossom Saison (Hallabong Edition) by Sunbird Brewing Company

North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout by North Coast Brewing Co

Beer Awards Schedule

Competition Overview [sample]

FHA CUlinary Challenge – Categories For Singapore Competitors (Inclusive of 7% GST) For International Competitors (No GST)
Individual Challenge SGD 80.25 SGD 75.00
Apprentice Team Challenge SGD 160.50 SGD 150.00

Registration fees are not refundable. Each participant to consider competition requirements and other participation essentials such as travel arrangement and time outlay prior registering.

Meet The Judges

Crystalla Huang


About Crystalla Huang

Crystalla is a graduate of two world-renowned universities, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and the Versuchsund Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB), Crystalla is currently the youngest certified female brewmaster in Asia. She is also a founding member of the Singapore Brewers Association, and has been featured in multiple articles and news channels, including Prestige’s 40 Under 40. Besides brewing, Crystalla also conducts a myriad of beer-related events at RedDot Brewhouse, including beer workshops, educational talks, and beer pairing dinners, and is a veteran judge of several beer competitions.

Raymond Lee


About Raymond Lee

A champion of Singapore’s home brewing scene, Raymond founded iBrew in 2004, Singapore’s first homebrew supply store. Aiming to create a reliable source of high-quality ingredients and equipment, he has also nurtured a closely-knit community of home brewers in Singapore. Besides supplying home brewers, Raymond is also a Certified Beer Judge, and hosts (and judges at) the annual iBrew Challenge, Singapore’s premiere home brewing competition. A truly cutting-edge competition, the iBrew Challenge pushes the limits of extreme home brewing, highlighting innovative recipes and techniques.

Eng Kuang Yeo (E.K.)


About Eng Kuang Yeo (E.K.)

Co-Founder of family-owned 1925 Brewing Co, EK (Eng Kuang) believes strongly in preserving his Singaporean Teochew heritage and culture, through the unique lens of brewing.  Naming the brewery after a tribute to his grandfather, EK aims to carry his grandfather’s ideals, experience, and passion for quality produce to beer drinkers around the world. To this end, EK is also a veteran of a multitude of brewery collaborations, including local brands like Song Fa, where he seamlessly marries local flavours with modern and traditional brewing techniques.

Inki Lee


About Inki Lee

At the helm of the Korea Craft Beer Association, Inki Lee has helped to nurture Korea’s vibrant craft brewing scene. A man with an obsession with anything beer related, he brings a wealth of knowledge on trends and movements in both the Korean, and the South Asian craft beer scene. He also manages his own brewery, Beervana Brewing Company, and beer magazine, The Beerpost,  giving him a unique perspective and insight into Korean, Asian, and International beer affairs.

Colin Tay


About Colin Tay

Mr Colin Tay is a veteran and a pioneer in the craft beer industry, with 15 years of experience under his belt. He founded the TSA group and was amongst the first distributors to introduce craft beers to Singapore. A well-respected master in his trade, he believes in the importance of well brewed beers and strives to continually bring in top quality beers and spreading the good word of enjoying the good brew!

Mitch Gribov


About Mitch Gribov

A graduate of the world renowned Versuchsund Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB), Mitch Gribov has over 6 years of experience as a professional brewer in Russia, Germany, China, and Finland. In particular, he previously led the brewing team at the internationally acclaimed Master Gao Brewing Co., one of China’s seminal craft breweries. Today, he helms the brewing team at Brewerkz, where brings his experience, passion, and excellence into each and every beer. During his time as Head Brewer, Brewerkz has been awarded a host of local, international, and regional awards, including the title of Champion Mid-sized Brewery of Asia at the prestigious Asia Beer Championship 2022.

Dr Joe Ng


About Dr Joe Ng

Dr Joe, as he is affectionately known to Singapore’s craft beer community, is Singapore’s first Certified Cicerone. Despite being a surgeon by trade, Dr. Joe is an ardent craft beer fanatic at heart, and is perpetually involved in beer judging or hosting guided tastings. Follow his exploits on Instagram @beergeekspeaks, where he deep-dives into the flavors and aromas of newly discovered brew.

Hirose Norihito


About Hirose Norihito

One of Singapore’s most passionate local beer specialists, Norihito Hirose owns craft beer bar SG TAPS. A self-professed fan of ‘craft beer from Singapore and other countries’, Norihito uses SG TAPS as a platform to spotlight and showcase the best of beers from around the world, with an emphasis on locally-brewed Singaporean beers. Come by for a pint with him at SG TAPS!

Randy Liew


About Randy Liew

Randy is not a stranger to the craft beer scene. As a Brewery Consultant, he has been involved in numerous craft brewery startup projects in the region, in countries like Singapore, Indonesia, China, Vietnam and Malaysia. With his wealth of experiences, it has inspired him to continue promoting the business of brewing and Asia craft brews around the world. Today, he is the Executive Master Brewer of the only local production brewery in Malaysia.

Matthew Lamb


About Matthew Lamb

Matthew has a long-spanning career as a Beverage Manager, and Sommelier with over 10 years of hospitality experience managing individual, multi-unit, and international venues. Since he started his journey in the industry, he has taken his experiences to a whole new level and brings fierce passion into his current role as the Group Beverage Member of The Lo & Behold Group, and General Manager for Clink Clink, the group’s bespoke beverage concierge service.

Alvin Teo


About Alvin Teo

Starting out locally as an Assistant Brewer in Archipelago Brewery, he got to learn the entire production brewing process right from the ground up. In his pursuit to further understand the other side of the industry, Alvin then proceeded to Brewerkz where he took on several roles including Business Development, Sales, and Brewing. Now, pushing beyond the local scene, Alvin’s present role sees him manage the Southeast-Asia region for Washington-based 100% grower-owned hops supplier Yakima Chief Hops, connecting their family hop farms with the region’s finest breweries.


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1st Runner Up

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2nd Runner Up

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