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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday 6 November, 2021 1:00 PM, AEST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday 19 November, 2021 10:00 PM, AEST.

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AABC Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1.1 Light Australian Lager [AABC]1.2 Scottish Light [BJCP 14A]1.3 London Brown Ale [BJCP 27]
1.4 Dark Mild [BJCP 13A]1.5 German Leichtbier [BJCP 5A]1.6 Czech Pale Lager [BJCP 3A]
1.7 Ordinary Bitter [BJCP 11A]2.1 Australian Lager [AABC]2.2 Helles Bock [BJCP 4C]
2.3 Australian Premium Lager [AABC]2.4 International Pale Lager [BJCP 2A]2.5 German Dortmunder [BJCP 5C]
2.6 Pre Prohibition Lager [BJCP 27]2.7 German Pils [BJCP 5D]2.8 Czech Premium Pale Lager [BJCP 3B]
2.9 Festbier [BJCP 4B]2.10 Munich Helles [BJCP 4A]3.1 International Amber Lager [BJCP 2B]
3.2 Czech Amber Lager [BJCP 3C]3.3 Munich Dunkel [BJCP 8A]3.4 Vienna Lager [BJCP 7A]
3.5 Marzen [BJCP 6A]3.6 Czech Dark Lager [BJCP 3D]3.7 Schwarzbier [BJCP 8B]
3.8 California Common [BJCP 19B]3.9 Dunkles Bock [BJCP 6C]4.1 Cream Ale [BJCP 1C]
4.2 Blonde Ale [BJCP 18A]4.3 Kolsch [BJCP 5B]4.4 Belgian Pale Ale [BJCP 24B]
4.5 Australian Sparkling Ale [BJCP 12B]5.1 American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]6.1 Australian Bitter Ale [AABC]
6.2 British Golden Ale [BJCP 12A]6.3 Best Bitter [BJCP 11B]6.4 American Amber Ale [BJCP 19A]
6.5 Altbier [BJCP 7B]6.6 Strong Bitter [BJCP 11C]7.1 Scottish Heavy [BJCP 14B]
7.2 Scottish Export [BJCP 14C]7.3 Irish Red Ale [BJCP 15A]7.4 Australian Dark/Old Ale [AABC]
7.5 British Brown Ale [BJCP 13B]7.6 American Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]8.1 English Porter [BJCP 13C]
8.2 American Porter [BJCP 20A]8.3 Baltic Porter [BJCP 9C]9.1 Sweet Stout [BJCP 16A]
9.2 Irish Stout [BJCP 15B]9.3 Oatmeal Stout [BJCP 16B]9.4 Irish Extra Stout [BJCP 15C]
10.1 Tropical Stout [BJCP 16C]10.2 Foreign Extra Stout [BJCP 16D]10.3 American Stout [BJCP 20B]
10.4 Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]11.1 English IPA [BJCP 12C]11.2 American IPA [BJCP 21A]
12.1 New England IPA [BJCP 21B] 12.2 White IPA [BJCP 21B] 12.3 Red IPA [BJCP 21B]
12.4 Brown IPA [BJCP 21B] 12.5 Rye IPA [BJCP 21B] 12.6 Belgian IPA [BJCP 21B]
12.7 Black IPA [BJCP 21B] 12.8 Double IPA [BJCP 22A]13.1 Weissbier [BJCP 10A]
13.2 Witbier [BJCP 24A]13.3 Dunkles Weissbier [BJCP 10B]13.4 Roggenbier [BJCP 27]
13.5 American Wheat Beer [BJCP1D]13.6 Weizenbock [BJCP10C] 13.7 Wheatwine [BJCP22D]
14.1 Berliner Weisse [BJCP 23A]14.2 Gose [BJCP 27]14.3 Flanders Red Ale [BJCP 23B]
14.4 Lambic [BJCP 23D]14.5 Gueuze [BJCP 23E]14.6 Fruit Lambic [BJCP 23F]
14.7 Oud Bruin [BJCP 23C]14.8 Brett Beer [BJCP 28A] 14.9 Mixed Fermentation Sour [BJCP 28]
15.1 Saison [BJCP 25B] 15.2 Biere de Garde [BJCP 24C] 15.3 Trappist Single [BJCP 26A]
15.4 Belgian Blond Ale [BJCP 25A]15.5 Belgian Dubbel [BJCP 26B]15.6 Belgian Tripel [BJCP 26C]
15.7 Belgian Golden Strong Ale [BJCP 25C]15.8 Belgian Dark Strong Ale [BJCP 26D]16.1 Wee Heavy [BJCP 17C]
16.2 Doppelbock [BJCP 9A] 16.3 Eisbock [BJCP 9B]16.4 British Strong Ale [BJCP 17A]
16.5 Old Ale [BJCP 17B]16.6 American Strong Ale [BJCP 22B]16.7 English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]
16.8 American Barleywine [BJCP 22C]17.1 Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A] 17.2 Spice Herb Vegetable Beer [BJCP 30A]
17.3 Autumn Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30B] 17.4 Winter Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30C] 18.1 Rauchbier [BJCP 6B]
18.2 Classic Style Smoked Beer [BJCP 32A] 18.3 Specialty Smoked Beer [BJCP 32B] 18.4 Wood Aged Beer [BJCP 33A]
18.5 Specialty Wood?Aged Beer [BJCP 33B] 18.6 Belgian Specialty Ale [AABC] 18.7 Alternative Grain Beer [BJCP 31A]
18.8 Alternative Sugar Beer [BJCP 31B] 18.9 Experimental Beer [BJCP 34C] 19.1 Dry Mead [BJCP M1A]
19.2 Semi Sweet Mead [BJCP M1B] 19.3 Sweet Mead [BJCP M1C] 19.4 Fruit Mead [BJCP M2]
19.5 Fruit Spice Mead [BJCP M3A] 19.6 Braggot [BJCP M4A] 19.7 Other Mead [BJCP M3B, M4B, M4C]
20.1 New World Cider [BJCP C1A] 20.2 English Cider [BJCP C1B] 20.3 French Cider [BJCP C1C]
20.4 Perry (New World, Traditional) [BJCP C1D] 20.5 Other Cider/Perry [BJCP C2]  


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 1

One bottle (glass, plastic or can) per entry (750ml preferred) with a minimum of 500 ml. Absolute maximum bottle dimensions are: diameter = 90mm; maximum height including cap or cork =300mm.

Crown-seal glass bottles, swing-top bottles, corked bottles, plastic bottles are cans will be accepted.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Entry paperwork (printed directly from this website) should be attached to bottles with clear tape.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Sunday 11 July, 2021 10:00 PM, AEST through Saturday 6 November, 2021 1:00 PM, AEST.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Ballarat Home Brew Centre
1/314 Ripon St. South Ballarat

Bendigo Sandhurst Butchers Supplies & Home Brew
46 Bridge St. Bendigo

Geelong Home Brewing
Shop 2/108 Church Street Hamlyn Heights, 3215

Grain & Grape
5/ 280 Whitehall St Yarraville

Grape And Grain
14 - 16 Station Street, Moorabbin

Greensborough Home Brewing Supplies
29 Beewar St. Greensborough

Home Make It
265 Spring St. Reservoir

Keg King
48 Smith Rd, Springvale VIC 3171

Narre Brew Supplies
Unit 4 82-84 Melverton Drive Hallam

The Brewers Den
253 Dorset Road Boronia

The Full Brew
Shop 4/ 1389 Healesville-Kooweerup Rd Woori Yallock


Judging Sessions and Dates

Saturday AM
Saturday 20 November, 2021 8:00 AM, AEST

Saturday PM
Saturday 20 November, 2021 1:00 PM, AEST

Sunday AM
Sunday 21 November, 2021 8:00 AM, AEST

Sunday PM
Sunday 21 November, 2021 1:00 PM, AEST


Best of Show

Highest scoring entry.



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.


Awards Ceremony

5 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne VIC
Sunday 21 November, 2021 4:00 PM, AEST


Circuit Qualification

Competition is open to residents of the state of Victoria Australia