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

There were 556 entries judged and 221 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJohn BennettJob Done29A: Fruit BeerToowoomba Society Of Beer Appreciation (TooSOBA)
2ndRyan KeightleyTart'nfizzy23A: Berliner WeisseBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)
3rdCarl LegrosUnkle Dunkle8A: Munich DunkelCentral Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)

Champion Brewer (148 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScoreClub
1stCarl Legros2006.02 Central Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)
2ndJohn Moloney1116.01
3rdLiam Anderson1105.01 Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)
Benn Martens1105.01 Brisbane Brewers Club (BBC)

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 (13 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdScore
1stBrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)44222.04
2ndBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)34320.03
3rdCentral Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)40113.04
4thHoppy Days Brew Club13211.01

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) (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stCarl LegrosDarkside of the Lagoon13A: Dark MildCentral Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)
2ndLiam Anderson'close Enough To Being A' - Dark Mild13A: Dark MildBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)
3rdDavid WatsonBitter11A: Ordinary BitterCentral Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)

Table 2: Pale Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBenn MartensJust A Lager2A: International Pale LagerBrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
2ndBenn MartensHelles4A: Munich HellesBrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
3rdMartin WallisMartin Wallis5D: German PilsIpswich Brewers Union (IBU)

Table 3: Amber & Dark Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stCarl LegrosUnkle Dunkle8A: Munich DunkelCentral Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)
2ndLeon SteffensBig Black Beer8B: SchwarzbierBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)
3rdJosh HillYou Don't Know the Power...8B: Schwarzbier

Table 4: Pale Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAnson RussXxx House Ale12B: Australian Sparkling AlePeninsula Brewers Union (PBU)
2ndStephen TaubertBpa24B: Belgian Pale AlePine Rivers Underground Brewing Society (PUBS)
3rdMark DaviesSummer Ale1C: Cream AleBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)

Table 5: American Pale Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJake HarripApa18B: American Pale Ale
2ndScott AngelRapid Feedrate 18B: American Pale AleBrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
3rdRob McDonaldPoint 5 Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleGoldCLUB

Table 6: Bitter Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn Kenyon
Co-Brewer: Paul Kenyon
#ff0000 Red Ale19A: American Amber Ale
2ndJosh GillSent It12A: English Golden Ale
3rdRob VanstoneEsb11C: Strong Bitter

Table 7: Brown Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAaron HenessIrish Red Ale15A: Irish Red AleCentral Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)
2ndFergus SeppanenBrown Eye American Brown Ale19C: American Brown AleBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)
3rdAdrian LambethThe Redheaded Stranger15A: Irish Red AleMackay And District (MAD) Brewers

Table 8: Porter (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBen KirbySex In A Cup13C: English PorterCentral Queensland Craft Brewers (CQCB)
2ndDavid NielsenEnglish Porter13C: English PorterBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)
3rdTom StephensBp9C: Baltic PorterRighteous Brewers of Townsville (RBT)

Table 9: Stout (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDavid WestThe Drifter15C: Irish Extra StoutToowoomba Society Of Beer Appreciation (TooSOBA)
2ndDuncan LindleyNitro Leckie16B: Oatmeal StoutBrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
3rdScott AngelMidnight Special16B: Oatmeal StoutBrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)

Table 10: Strong Stout (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stLiam Anderson'arguably Better Than Sam Middlers' - Imperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)
2ndAlex FrangoulisJamaican Stout16C: Tropical StoutHoppy Days Brew Club
3rdSam Middlerдруг20C: Imperial StoutGoldCLUB

Table 11: IPA (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNick HoltIPA21A: American IPABrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)
2ndSean AstillEnglish IPA12C: English IPABrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
3rdJimi WallPartytime, Excellent!21A: American IPAHoppy Days Brew Club

Table 12: Specialty IPA (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stScott EckfordEvil Uncle21B4: Red IPA Righteous Brewers of Townsville (RBT)
2ndSjon WakeamHazy IPA21B7: New England IPA GoldCLUB
3rdCary MacDonaldWhite Coat Syndrome21B6: White IPA GoldCLUB

Table 13: Wheat & Rye Ales (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stScott Mackenzie6u Hefeweizen10A: WeissbierBrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
2ndCary MacDonaldErdinger Pikantus10C: Weizenbock GoldCLUB
3rdJimi WallCalifornia Wheat1D: American Wheat BeerHoppy Days Brew Club

Table 14: Sour Ales (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRyan KeightleyTart'nfizzy23A: Berliner WeisseBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)
2ndAshley GillmanAus Gose27A1: GoseRighteous Brewers of Townsville (RBT)
3rdMatthew Holloway
Co-Brewer: Lachlan Buchan
Mixed Fermentation Sour Ale28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Righteous Brewers of Townsville (RBT)

Table 15: Belgian Ales (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPerry BurtRooting Saison - Pacifica Edition25B: Saison Hoppy Days Brew Club
2ndRakai DiazByggbobler25B: Saison
3rdScott Mackenzie6o Saison25B: Saison Brisbane Brewers Club (BBC)

Table 16: Strong Ales & Lagers (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAndrew LeckieBarleywine Is For the Children17D: English BarleywineBrisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
2ndAlex FrangoulisMake American Barleywine Great Again.22C: American BarleywineHoppy Days Brew Club
3rdLeon SteffensBig Red22B: American Strong AleBrisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)

Table 17: Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn BennettJob Done29A: Fruit Beer Toowoomba Society Of Beer Appreciation (TooSOBA)
2ndSam MiddlerI'll Just Have A Coffee. Beer It Is.30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer GoldCLUB
3rdRyan KeightleyPassion Pop29A: Fruit Beer Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBS)

Table 18: Specialty Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDaniel O’DonnellWhisky-Port Barrel Aged RIS33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Brisbane Brewers Club (BBC)
2ndJeremy MacGregorTropical Horse40A: Belgian Specialty AleHoppy Days Brew Club
3rdSam MiddlerCaffe E Latte34C: Experimental Beer GoldCLUB

Table 19: Mead (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn MoloneyDry Out WestM1A: Dry Mead
2ndJohn MoloneyPlumb Out Off LuckM2D: Stone Fruit Mead
3rdJohn MoloneySweet OneM1C: Sweet Mead

Table 20: Cider (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn BrighentiGrand Cru CiderC1B: English CiderIpswich Brewers Union (IBU)
2ndRalph deVoilPc2C1D: New World Perry
3rdMichael CollinsEfC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices