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Thanks to all who participated in the Queensland Amateur Brewing Championship.

There were 483 entries judged and 199 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael Carlsen
Co-Brewer: Brendon Hole, Jason Cosford, Steven Taylor
Barrel Aged Flanders, Pull 323B: Flanders Red AleGoldCLUB
2ndSam Middler1 2 3 4 Hoppy Daze21A: American IPAGoldCLUB
3rdJosh GillRasberliner29A: Fruit Beer

Champion Brewer (140 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScoreClub
1stSam Middler2108.02 GoldCLUB
2ndScott Eckford2006.02 Righteous Brewers Of Townsville
3rdScott Angel0306.00

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Champion Club (21 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdScore
1stGoldCLUB54427.05
2ndBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers32114.03
3rdBrisbane Brewers Club2028.02
4thRighteous Brewers Of Townsville 2108.02

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: LOW ALCOHOL(<4%ABV) (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDavid ColvilleDark Mild13A: Dark MildSAD Brewers
2ndCameron DowieBitter Wife, Bitter Life11A: Ordinary BitterPUBS
3rdMatt BradfordOrdinary Bitter11A: Ordinary Bitter

Table 2: PALE LAGER (33 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDaniel O’donnellMaibock4C: Helles BockBrisbane Brewers Club
2ndSam MiddlerPilzner Urkel 3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerGoldCLUB
3rdGeoff BurnsBoh-Peep3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager

Table 3: AMBER & DARK LAGER (23 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSam MiddlerSchwarzhammer8B: SchwarzbierGoldCLUB
2ndCary MacDonaldBenny Basher #18A: Munich DunkelGoldCLUB
3rdGreg HincksBlack Lightning Lager3D: Czech Dark Lager

Table 4: PALE ALE (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRicky EstebThe Blonde Of Summer18A: Blonde AleGoldCLUB
2ndChris RosewarneFancy Kölsch Bier5B: KolschGoldCLUB
3rdPaul DavidsonKolsch5B: KolschGoldCLUB

Table 5: AMERICAN PALE ALE (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRob SharpeColumbus Amongus18B: American Pale Ale
2ndScott AngelScott No Friends Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
3rdDaniel GarbesSteep N Destroy Xpa18B: American Pale AleGoldCLUB

Table 6: BITTER ALE (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stScott EckfordAlt`s Aint Alt`s7B: AltbierRighteous Brewers Of Townsville
2ndMark BedfordGolden Kveik12A: English Golden AleBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers
3rdCary MacDonaldEvil Dead Red MacH 519A: American Amber AleGoldCLUB

Table 7: BROWN ALE (36 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stScott EckfordBrownys British Brown13B: English Brown AleRighteous Brewers Of Townsville
2ndLeon SteffensRooibaard15A: Irish Red AleSmall Batch Home Brew Club
3rdScott MacKenzie6i British Brown Ale13B: English Brown AleBrisbane Brewers Club

Table 8: PORTER (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stShannon DrenanWinter Nights13C: English PorterBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers
2ndMark BedfordOz Old13C: English PorterBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers
3rdSimon Bourman Yaka Humbug9C: Baltic Porter

Table 9: STOUT (27 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDean TummersOaty McStout Face16B: Oatmeal Stout
2ndLiam AhearnSalted Caramel 16A: Sweet StoutIpswich Brewers Union (IBU)
3rdNicholas ByrneDry Irish Stout15B: Irish Stout

Table 10: STRONG STOUT (24 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDuncan LindleyRis20C: Imperial StoutBrisbane Brewers Club
2ndJosh GillCrimean Bridge20C: Imperial Stout
3rdJonathon AngellAussie Winter 20B: American Stout

Table 11: IPA (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSam Middler1 2 3 4 Hoppy Daze21A: American IPAGoldCLUB
2ndScott AngelMazza's Mosaic IPA21A: American IPA
3rdSteven Gower Mosaic Cryo All the Way 21A: American IPAPUBS

Table 12: SPECIALTY IPA (32 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNeil BlundellIipa22A: Double IPA
2ndScott AngelEric the Red21B4: Red IPA
3rdCary MacDonaldWhite Coat Syndrome21B6: White IPA GoldCLUB

Table 13: WHEAT & RYE ALE (26 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRob VanstoneUsa Wheat1D: American Wheat Beer
2ndJeremy MacGregorGrand Cru24A: Witbier
3rdChristopher McMullenWheat Wine22D: Wheatwine

Table 14: SOUR ALE (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMichael Carlsen
Co-Brewer: Brendon Hole, Jason Cosford, Steven Taylor
Barrel Aged Flanders, Pull 323B: Flanders Red AleGoldCLUB
2ndAdam SchellHoney I Beet the Figs23F: Fruit Lambic Ipswich Brewers Union (IBU)
3rdDuncan LindleyBlend1823D: LambicBrisbane Brewers Club

Table 15: BELGIAN ALE (31 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPerry BurtRootin Saison 201925B: Saison Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers
2ndCameron DowieMake It A Triple26C: Belgian TripelPUBS
3rdJosh HillSaison25B: Saison

Table 16: STRONG ALES & LAGERS (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNick HoltFat Bastard17C: Wee HeavyBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers
2ndBen Hirsch
Co-Brewer: Pete Dixson
Aged Barleywine17D: English BarleywineRighteous Brewers Of Townsville
3rdBrad BellertVoodoo17A: British Strong Ale

Table 17: FRUIT/SPICE/HERB/VEGETABLE BEER (30 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJosh GillRasberliner29A: Fruit Beer
2ndCraig DicksonHibiscus Berliner Weisse30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Ipswich Brewers Union
3rdRobert PrescottCoffee Imperial Stout29A: Fruit Beer Toowoomba Society Of Beer Appreciation (TooSoba)

Table 18: SPECIALTY BEER (35 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSimon Bourman Gobbler 201833B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndBenedict RothKristall Weizen34C: Experimental Beer GoldCLUB
3rdDaniel AngusBlack Oak 201833A: Wood-Aged Beer Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers

Table 19: MEAD (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAnna KinneyBerry BuzzM2C: Berry Mead
2ndJohn Moloney Semi SweetM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
3rdJohn Moloney Au DryM1A: Dry Mead

Table 20: CIDER (2 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRob McDonaldSummer TimeC1A: New World CiderGoldCLUB
2ndStevie Noble Pearie Hairy Perry C1D: New World PerryPUBS