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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)

Winning Entries

Table 1: Low Alcohol (<4% ABV) (14 entries)

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 (50 entries)

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 (33 entries)

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 (20 entries)

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 (37 entries)

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 (28 entries)

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

Table 7: Brown Ale (22 entries)

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 (14 entries)

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 (23 entries)

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 (29 entries)

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 (35 entries)

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 (50 entries)

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

Table 13: Wheat & Rye Ales (23 entries)

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

Table 14: Sour Ales (38 entries)

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 BeerRighteous Brewers of Townsville (RBT)

Table 15: Belgian Ales (30 entries)

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

Table 16: Strong Ales & Lagers (7 entries)

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 (36 entries)

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

Table 18: Specialty Beer (42 entries)

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

Table 19: Mead (8 entries)

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

Table 20: Cider (8 entries)

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