The Wine Committee of the RAS of NSW is pleased to have Head Brewer at The Australian Brewery, Mr Neal Cameron, as the Chair of Judges for the 2016 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show.
Each judging panel consists of three to five judges. Names of individual judges are detailed in the Results Catalogue prepared at the end of each Show.
The Show's Judges and Stewards are constituted from a wide variety of backgrounds including brewers, liquor merchandise managers, beer publication editors, industry consultants and product users.
2016 Panel of Judges
Chair of Judges
Neal Cameron: Director and Founder of The Institute of Beer, a Beer training and consultancy company and Director of Brewing for Beer Farm WA. Neal Cameron has a level of experience and qualification that few in the industry can match. He is a regular Judge at CBIA awards and the Australian International Beer Awards and was appointed Chief Judge at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show in 2013. He is a taste panellist and regular writer for Beer & Brewer magazine and has been a major contributor to the Beer Buyers Guide (2013), Ultimate Cider Guide (2013) and is the Technical Editor for Explore Beer.
William Wilson: One of the first certified sommeliers in Australia, William has a great passion for wine and craft beer, and is particularly proud in promoting local Australian produce. William was the former sommelier at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and has recently opened a restaurant and bar in Sydney's Lower North Shore, Cammeray Craft which prides itself on local produce, craft beers and quality New South Wales wines.
Ian Kingham - Institute of Beer
Tina Panoutsos - Carlton United Breweries
Chris Sheehan - James Squire & Matt Shovel Brewery
Shawn Sherlock - Foghorn Brewery
Warrick Billings - Lobo Apple
James Adams – All about Cider
Richard Adamson - Young Henry's
Warrick Billings - LOBO Cider
Michael Capaldo - Sydney Brewery
Alastair Gillespie - Byron Bay Brewery
Simon Hanley - Lion
Aaron Heary - Gage Road Brewing Co
Chris Willcock - 4 Pines Brewing Co
Jonathon Hepner - Batch Brewing
Caitlin Larkins - Dan Murphy's
Aurelie Jonquet - Tooheys, Lion
Gary Faulkner - Lion
Gary Faulkner - Lion
Championships are determined using the Borda Count Method.