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

There were 580 entries judged and 208 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDan SvantessonDominium Chocolate Baltici 1705: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer [BJCP 30A]

Champion Brewer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stSam Middler
Co-Brewer: ...Slime Man
Smonked Beyond Smonked110: Piwo Grodziskie; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]GoldCLUB
2ndTony Van Der LindenEn Garde1402: Bière de Garde [BJCP 24C]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)
3rdMichael RedemskiBig Micks Mexican Lager202: International Pale Lager [BJCP 2A]

Champion Club (16 Participating Clubs)

1stTuns of Anarchy45527.14
2ndBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)44424.12
4thBrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)1218.04
5thIpswich Brewers Union (IBU)1116.03
Central Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)1116.03
7thToowoomba Society Of Beer Appreciation (TooSOBA)0215.03

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

Category 1: Low Alcohol 23 entries

1stSam Middler
Co-Brewer: ...Slime Man
Smonked Beyond Smonked110: Piwo Grodziskie; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]GoldCLUB
2ndBenedict RothSession Light104: American Light Lager [BJCP 1A]GoldCLUB
3rdNick HoltLager, I Hardly Knew Her!108: Czech Pale Lager [BJCP 3A]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)

Category 2: Pale Lager 45 entries

1stMichael RedemskiBig Micks Mexican Lager202: International Pale Lager [BJCP 2A]
2ndTony Van Der LindenBo Ho Ho Pils207: Czech Premium Pale Lager (Boh. Pils) [BJCP 3B]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)
3rdEarle DouglasMunich Helles203: Munich Helles [BJCP 4A]Toowoomba Society Of Beer Appreciation (TooSOBA)

Category 3: Amber and Dark Lager 36 entries

1stJames MorrisonCzech-Ish303: International Dark Lager [BJCP 2C]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)
2ndLeon SteffensDunkel304: Munich Dunkel [BJCP 8A]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)
3rdTodd HarfordAlways The Bridesmaid307: Czech Dark Lager [BJCP 3D]Ipswich Brewers Union (IBU)

Category 4: Pale Ale 34 entries

1stMartin RudgeExit Stage Lefft408: Belgian Blond Ale [BJCP 25A]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)
2ndEarle DouglasCream Ale401: Cream Ale [BJCP 1C]Toowoomba Society Of Beer Appreciation (TooSOBA)
3rdAndrew FoleyHail To The New World407: New Zealand Pilsner [BJCP X5]Central Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)

Category 5: American Pale Ale 24 entries

1stMichael RedemskiBig Micks Pale Ale501: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]
2ndCraig DanielsPale Ale501: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]
3rdSimon CalcinaiThe Caramel Thumb 501: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)

Category 6: IPA 35 entries

1stBrett ThomasTos IPA602: American IPA [BJCP 21A]GoldCLUB
2ndSteven GowerGrapefruit Days 602: American IPA [BJCP 21A]Tuns of Anarchy
3rdJosh KeenModern Take - American West Coast IPA602: American IPA [BJCP 21A]Tuns of Anarchy

Category 7: Specialty IPA 43 entries

1stAndrew FoleyWhen Darkness Falls704: Black IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] Central Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)
2ndMatthew HarrisThe Billy701: Hazy IPA [BJCP 21C]
3rdGreg DonohueWhite IPA708: White IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] GoldCLUB

Category 8: Amber Ale 23 entries

1stRob McDonaldAlt-Ctrl-Delete803: Altbier [BJCP 7B]GoldCLUB
2ndPerry BurtSpaltalt803: Altbier [BJCP 7B]Tuns of Anarchy
3rdAndy ColesOf All The Bitters, I'm The Best801: Best Bitter [BJCP 11B]Pine Rivers Underground Brewing Society (PUBS)

Category 9: Brown Ale 14 entries

1stAaron TerryEnglish Nut Brown904: British Brown Ale [BJCP 13B]Ipswich Brewers Union (IBU)
2ndRyan KeightleyFiddle De Dee Potatoes 901: Irish Red Ale [BJCP 15A]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)
3rdSteven Gower
Co-Brewer: Clayton Morrison
Strained Tatties 2 902: Scottish Export [BJCP 14C]Tuns of Anarchy

Category 10: Porter 23 entries

1stJimi WallDominator1004: Baltic Porter [BJCP 9C]Tuns of Anarchy
2ndAlex FrangoulisSoap Dodger1001: English Porter [BJCP 13C]Tuns of Anarchy
3rdKieran KeyesBushland Beach Baltic Porter1004: Baltic Porter [BJCP 9C]Righteous Brewers of Townsville (RBT)

Category 11: Stout 29 entries

1stKieran KeyesHinchinbrook Mud Crab Stout1101: Sweet Stout [BJCP 16A]Righteous Brewers of Townsville (RBT)
2ndJeremy MacGregorHoppy Days Oatmeal Stout - Fancy Version1103: Oatmeal Stout [BJCP 16B]Tuns of Anarchy
3rdBlind Boy Brewing
Co-Brewer: Jacob Viel
Chocky Stout1102: Irish Stout [BJCP 15B]

Category 12: Strong Stout 27 entries

1stAlan AldridgeYou've Been Caffeinated Imperial Stout1204: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]Tuns of Anarchy
2ndAlex Taubert
Co-Brewer: ...Slime Man
Captain Thumb Meatus' Elongated Meatballs1204: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]Central Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)
3rdAlan AldridgeAl's Old Stout1203: American Stout [BJCP 20B]Tuns of Anarchy

Category 13: Wheat and Rye Beer 28 entries

1stGreg OsborneBanana Bomb1301: Weissbier [BJCP 10A]Tuns of Anarchy
2ndChris HaconBiers Wit Friends1302: Witbier [BJCP 24A]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)
3rdSteve ‘Hendo’ HendersonBrass Monkey Dunkelweiss1305: Dunkles Weissbier [BJCP 10B]

Category 14: Belgian Ale 48 entries

1stTony Van Der LindenEn Garde1402: Bière de Garde [BJCP 24C] Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)
2ndAydan RogersBelgo Le Tripel1405: Belgian Tripel [BJCP 26C]Tuns of Anarchy
3rdMark DaviesSaison1401: Saison [BJCP 25B] Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)

Category 15: Strong Ale and Lager 25 entries

1stTony Van Der LindenRocket Science1509: American Strong Ale [BJCP 22B]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)
2ndDaniel O’DonnellHakeator1503: Doppelbock [BJCP 9A] Brisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
3rdGraham BlackZoalina's Scottish Ale1505: Wee Heavy [BJCP 17C]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs)

Category 16: Sour and Wild Ale 43 entries

1stDan PedlerJk Saison 1609: Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer [BJCP 28B] Tuns of Anarchy
2ndCary MacDonaldWho Gose There? 1601: Gose [BJCP 23G]GoldCLUB
3rdAlex FrangoulisPetit Pug1608: Brett Beer [BJCP 28A] Tuns of Anarchy

Category 17: Fruit and Spice Beer 30 entries

1stDan SvantessonDominium Chocolate Baltici 1705: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer [BJCP 30A]
2ndJohn BennettStill Working1701: Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A] Toowoomba Society Of Beer Appreciation (TooSOBA)
3rdCary MacDonaldPreserved Lemon Gose1701: Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A] GoldCLUB

Category 18: Specialty Beer 25 entries

1stSam Middler
Co-Brewer: ...Slime Man
Captain Thumb Meatus Experiences An Existential Crisis1804: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer [BJCP 33B] GoldCLUB
2ndCraig DicksonBourbon Barrel Aged American Barley Wine1804: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer [BJCP 33B] Ipswich Brewers Union (IBU)
3rdDan Pedler
Co-Brewer: Day RD Barrel Program
Chasing Faries 2.01807: Experimental Beer [BJCP 34C] Tuns of Anarchy

Category 19: Mead 17 entries

1stMurray A BrabrookChoc Delight1910: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead [BJCP M3B]
2ndBrad GrieveDragon Fruit Melomel1908: Melomel [BJCP M2E] Brisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
3rdChris HowellBochet1903: Sweet Mead [BJCP M1C]Pine Rivers Underground Brewing Society (PUBS)

Category 20: Cider and Perry 8 entries

1stBrad GrieveApple & Rhubarb Cider2007: Cider with Other Fruit [BJCP C2B] Brisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
2ndSam Middler
Co-Brewer: ...Slime Man
Thanks For Your Feedback2001: New World Cider [BJCP C1A]GoldCLUB
3rdDuncan Lindley
Co-Brewer: ...Slime Man
Stinky Pinky2001: New World Cider [BJCP C1A]Brisbane Brewers Club (BBC)