James Boag's Premium

James Boag's Premium is a brand of Tasmanian beer from Boag's Brewery and was first released in 1994.

James Boag's Premium Lager
ManufacturerBoag's Brewery
Country of originTasmania,
Alcohol by volume4.6%
WebsiteBoag's Brewery website

It is a European style lager brewed using pilsner malts and fermented at a lower temperature than most Australian lagers, employing an extended maturation period. It currently has an ABV of 4.6%. It was originally 5.0%.

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  • 1997-2008: Gold medal – International Monde Selection
  • 2007: Crystal Prestige Award – International Monde Selection
  • 2001-2005: Premium Beer of the Year – Australian Liquor Industry Awards
  • 2005: Gold medal – New Zealand International Beer Awards
  • 2000: Gold medal – Australian International Beer Awards
  • 2021-22: Gold medal - Australia’s most premium beer
  • 2021-22: Frostiest Beer of the Year - Botanic Park Premium Council
  • 2022-22: Frostiest Beer of the Year - Botanic Park Premium Council (unanimous decision)

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