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Thursday Feb 4th, 2021
Posted by Drink Easy

Drink Easy’s Non-Alcoholic category is back bigger and better in 2021

Hej Hej, Thurman Wise here and welcome to the Non-Alcoholic category of Drink Easy! We have such an exciting stream this year with a bunch of new categories that will see us accepting and dishing out awards to everything from water and iced teas to non alcoholic beers, wines, spirits and everything in-between.

It is such a thrilling time to be in the Non-Alcohol space with so many innovative new products and brands coming to life in the last year. It is great to see Drink Easy celebrate the amazing work being done in our little growing corner of the drinks industry. Did you know that Drink Easy is the one and only award show in Australia recognising the best and brightest of Non Alcohol libations? 

So, we welcome all of you who have a rockin’ Non-Alcohol product or brand to submit your best work to be tasted by our incredible panel of judges. We will be looking for the best in the business; drinks made with integrity, pride, and love; drinks that source unique and high-quality ingredients. We will be looking for a range in flavours, that means everything from beverages that offer a bit of nostalgia and much-loved flavours all the way to the weird and wonderful drinks that help expand our palates and minds.

→ → → Categories

  1. Kombucha/Fermented 

  2. Soft Drinks, Mixers, Shrubs, Cordials 


  4. Juice  NEW  CATEGORY

  5. Seltzer  NEW CATEGORY

  6. Iced Tea NEW  CATEGORY

  7. Non-Alcoholic Beer  NEW  CATEGORY

  8. Non-Alcoholic Wine  NEW  CATEGORY

  9. Non-Alcoholic Spirits NEW  CATEGORY

We have such an exciting panel of judges from across Australia who all bring an incredible range of experience and expertise. I am so grateful to be alongside these legends on the panel. 

Thurman Wise


Edward Weichelt

Hobart Beverage Company

Clinton Schultz


Damien Foo


Greta Wohlstadt

Sommelier, Little Wolf Osteria

→ → → Key Dates:

Submissions Open - NOW

Submissions Close- Friday, Apr 30th 2021

Bottle & Can Delivery - Mon, March 1st 2021 to Fri, Apr 30th 2021

Judging - Wed, May 12th 2021 to Fri, May 14th 2021

Awards Party- July / August  2021

→ → → How will your products line up to 2019 Drink Easy Non-Alcoholic Top 10?

1: sin-ko-nah Tonic Syrup - original (VIC)

2: Lyre's - Italian Orange (NSW) 

3: Lyre's - Vermouth Rosso (NSW)

4: Juice Culture - Circus (VIC)

5: Two Boys Brew Kombucha - Silk Road (VIC) 

6: rok Kombucha - Berry Beats (WA)

7: rok Kombucha - Classic Booch (WA)

8: Somersault - Lemon Squash & Matcha (VIC)

9: NON - Roasted Beetroot & Sansho (VIC)

10: NON - Salted Raspberry & Chamomile (VIC)

Submissions are opened, have you entered?

Submissions close 30 April.

For any questions, please contact Sophie at hello@drinkeasy.com.au 

Much love, 

Thurman  & the Drink Easy team