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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday 4 September, 2020 00:00, AEST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday 4 September, 2020 00:00, AEST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday 28 August, 2020 00:00, AEST.


Entry Fees

$5.00 (AUD) per entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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

1C Cream Ale1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager
2B International Amber Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA13A Dark Mild13B English Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale
17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine
18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale
19B California Common19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter
20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA
21B1 Belgian IPA 21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA 21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA
21B7 New England IPA 22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A1 Gose27A4 Roggenbier27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
29A Fruit Beer 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer 31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer 33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34C Experimental Beer 35A Light Australian Lager (Custom Style)
36A Australian Lager (Custom Style)37A Australian Premium Lager (Custom Style)38A Australian Bitter Ale (Custom Style)
39A Australian Dark/Old Ale (Custom Style)40A Belgian Specialty Ale (Custom Style)C1A New World Cider
C1B English Cider C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional Perry C2A New England Cider C2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C Applewine C2D Ice Cider C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/Perry M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet Mead M2A Cyser M2B Pyment
M2C Berry Mead M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice Mead M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot
M4B Historical Mead M4C Experimental Mead  


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 6 entries.

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 1

Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

Minimum bottle sizes required for entry:

  • Beer and Cider: 750ml PET or brown glass bottle
  • Mead: 500ml bottle

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

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

Please check with the drop off points when their opening hours are on drop-off deadline day and ensure all entries are delivered beforehand.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday 14 August, 2020 00:00, AEST through Friday 28 August, 2020 00:00, 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.

Brewers Choice Browns Plains
8-24 Browns Plains Rd, Browns Plains QLD 4118
(07) 3160 5537

Brewers Choice Ipswich
246 Warwick Rd, Churchill QLD 4305
(07) 3459 3681

Craft Brewer
2/2 Christine Pl, Capalaba QLD 4157
(07) 3823 5252

Hervey Bay Home Brew
1 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba QLD 4655
(07) 4128 2033

Hoppy Days Brewing Supplies
unit 4/8 Shannon Pl, Virginia QLD 4014
(07) 3265 6969

Tiny Mountain Brewery (16th To 23rd ONLY)
20 Palmer St, South Townsville QLD 4810
(07) 4412 4950
*Drop offs between 16th to 23rd only at this location.


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday 1 August, 2020 00:00, AEST through Friday 28 August, 2020 00:00, AEST.

Ship entries to:

Craft Brewer
2/2 Christine Pl, Capalaba QLD 4157

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.


Judging Session Locations and Dates

Session 1: Newstead Brewing Company - Morning
Saturday 5 September, 2020 08:00, AEST

Session 2: Newstead Brewing Company - Early Afternoon
Saturday 5 September, 2020 12:00, AEST



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.


Champ Brewer

Ss Brewtech Chronical 7 - Brewmaster Edition – Donated by Newera

Champ Beer

$200 National Home Brew voucher - Donated by National Home Brew

All Beer Categories

  • 1st Prizes – Sack of Grain - Donated by Cryer Malt & Craftbrewer
  • 2nd Prizes – $25 Hoppy Days voucher - Donated by Hoppy Days
  • 3rd Prizes - $20 Craftbrewer voucher Donated by Craftbrewer

Mead Category

  • 1st Prize – $65 AB Honey Voucher - Donated by AB Honey
  • 2nd Prize – $25 Hoppy Days voucher - Donated by Hoppy Days
  • 3rd Prize - $20 Craftbrewer voucher - Donated by Craftbrewer

Cider Category

  • 1st Prize - Cider Kit - Donated by QAAWBG
  • 2nd Prize – $25 Hoppy Days voucher - Donated by Hoppy Days
  • 3rd Prize - $20 Craftbrewer voucher Donated by Craftbrewer


Awards Ceremony

Newstead Brewing Company
67 Castlemaine St, Milton QLD 4064
Saturday 14 September, 2019 00:00, AEST