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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday 28 June, 2024 12:00 AM, AEST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday 6 July, 2024 8:00 PM, AEST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday 28 June, 2024 11:00 AM, AEST.

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Entry Fees

$5.00 (AUD) per entry.

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AABC 2022 Styles Accepted

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

01.01 Berliner Weisse [BJCP 23A]01.02 Scottish Light [BJCP 14A]01.03 Scottish Heavy [BJCP 14B]
01.04 American Light Lager [BJCP 1A]01.05 London Brown Ale; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]01.06 Dark Mild [BJCP 13A]
01.07 German Leichtbier [BJCP 5A]01.08 Czech Pale Lager [BJCP 3A]01.09 Ordinary Bitter [BJCP 11A]
01.10 Piwo Grodziskie; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]02.01 American Lager [BJCP 1B]02.02 International Pale Lager [BJCP 2A]
02.03 Munich Helles [BJCP 4A]02.04 Helles Exportbier (Dortmunder) [BJCP 5C]02.05 Pre-Prohibition Lager; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]
02.06 German Pils [BJCP 5D]02.07 Czech Premium Pale Lager (Boh. Pils) [BJCP 3B]02.08 Festbier [BJCP 4B]
03.01 International Amber Lager [BJCP 2B]03.02 Czech Amber Lager [BJCP 3C]03.03 International Dark Lager [BJCP 2C]
03.04 Munich Dunkel [BJCP 8A]03.05 Vienna Lager [BJCP 7A]03.06 Märzen [BJCP 6A]
03.07 Czech Dark Lager [BJCP 3D]03.08 Schwarzbier [BJCP 8B]03.09 Rauchbier [BJCP 6B]
03.10 Kellerbier; Historical Beer [BJCP 27] 04.01 Cream Ale [BJCP 1C]04.02 Blonde Ale [BJCP 18A]
04.03 Kölsch [BJCP 5B]04.04 Belgian Pale Ale [BJCP 24B]04.05 Australian Sparkling Ale [BJCP 12B]
04.06 British Golden Ale [BJCP 12A]04.07 New Zealand Pilsner [BJCP X5]04.08 Belgian Blond Ale [BJCP 25A]
05.01 American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]06.01 English IPA [BJCP 12C]06.02 American IPA [BJCP 21A]
06.03 Double IPA [BJCP 22A]07.01 Hazy IPA [BJCP 21C]07.03 Belgian IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B]
07.04 Black IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] 07.05 Brown IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] 07.06 Red IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B]
07.07 Rye IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] 07.08 White IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] 07.09 Brut IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B]
08.01 Best Bitter [BJCP 11B]08.02 American Amber Ale [BJCP 19A]08.03 Altbier [BJCP 7B]
08.04 California Common [BJCP 19B]08.05 Strong Bitter [BJCP 11C]09.01 Irish Red Ale [BJCP 15A]
09.02 Scottish Export [BJCP 14C]09.03 Kentucky Common; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]09.04 British Brown Ale [BJCP 13B]
09.05 American Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]10.01 English Porter [BJCP 13C]10.03 American Porter [BJCP 20A]
10.04 Baltic Porter [BJCP 9C]11.01 Sweet Stout [BJCP 16A]11.02 Irish Stout [BJCP 15B]
11.03 Oatmeal Stout [BJCP 16B]11.04 Irish Extra Stout [BJCP 15C]12.01 Tropical Stout [BJCP 16C]
12.02 Foreign Extra Stout [BJCP 16D]12.03 American Stout [BJCP 20B]12.04 Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]
13.01 Weissbier [BJCP 10A]13.02 Witbier [BJCP 24A]13.03 American Wheat Beer [BJCP 1D]
13.04 Lichtenhainer; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]13.05 Dunkles Weissbier [BJCP 10B]13.06 Roggenbier; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]
13.07 Weizenbock [BJCP 10C] 13.08 Wheatwine [BJCP 22D]14.01 Saison [BJCP 25B]
14.02 Bière de Garde [BJCP 24C] 14.03 Belgian Dubbel [BJCP 26B]14.04 Belgian Single [BJCP 26A]
14.05 Belgian Tripel [BJCP 26C]14.06 Belgian Golden Strong Ale [BJCP 25C]14.07 Belgian Dark Strong Ale [BJCP 26D]
15.01 Helles Bock [BJCP 4C]15.02 Dunkles Bock [BJCP 6C]15.03 Doppelbock [BJCP 9A]
15.04 Eisbock [BJCP 9B]15.05 Wee Heavy [BJCP 17C]15.06 British Strong Ale [BJCP 17A]
15.07 Old Ale [BJCP 17B]15.08 English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]15.09 American Strong Ale [BJCP 22B]
15.10 American Barleywine [BJCP 22C]15.11 Sahti; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]16.01 Gose [BJCP 23G]
16.02 Lambic [BJCP 23D]16.03 Gueuze [BJCP 23E]16.04 Fruit Lambic [BJCP 23F]
16.05 Straight Sour Beer [BJCP 28D]16.06 Flanders Red Ale [BJCP 23B]16.07 Oud Bruin [BJCP 23C]
16.08 Brett Beer [BJCP 28A] 16.09 Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer [BJCP 28B] 16.10 Wild Specialty Beer [BJCP 28C]
17.01 Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A] 17.02 Fruit and Spice Beer [BJCP 29B] 17.03 Specialty Fruit Beer [BJCP 29C]
17.04 Grape Ale [BJCP 29D] 17.05 Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer [BJCP 30A] 17.08 Specialty Spice Beer [BJCP 30D]
18.01 Classic Style Smoked Beer [BJCP 32A] 18.02 Specialty Smoked Beer [BJCP 32B] 18.03 Wood-Aged Beer [BJCP 33A]
18.04 Specialty Wood-Aged Beer [BJCP 33B] 18.05 Alternative Grain Beer [BJCP 31A] 18.07 Experimental Beer [BJCP 34C]
18.09 Mixed-Style Beer [BJCP 34B]   

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Entry Limit

Entry limits per style type:

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    Per Entrant Limits

    Each entrant is limited to 6 entries.

    Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory – exceptions are detailed below.

    Each entrant is limited to 2 entries for for the following subcategory:

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      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

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      Entry Acceptance Rules

      Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 1

      Conditions

      1. The competition will be judged according to the following conditions and the fact of entry implies acceptance of these conditions.

      2. Entries must be the product of the person(s) entering, each of which must be a current financial member of BABBs. Persons may enter jointly or individually.

      3. Entries are restricted to a maximum of ONE beer per style (sub-category), and TWO per person per class. Joint entries count toward the limit for each person, but will have points tallied separately. (See Catgories/Classes further below)

      4. A particular batch of beer may only be entered once in the entire competition.

       

      Bottle Entry Requirements

      5. 500ml or 750ml brown beer bottles (glass or PET plastic) or cans are to be used. The bottles must be clean and free from chips, scratches, and/or flaws. Clear plastic PET bottles are not acceptable.

      6. Each bottle must be sealed with a new, clean, unbranded, gold coloured crown seal of good quality (if a glass bottle) or with an unbranded clean white or black plastic cap of good quality (if a PET bottle).

      7. There shall be no identifying marks on the bottle, the can, the crown seal or plastic cap, or the reverse side of the label.

       

      Labelling Instructions

      8. Labels are to be printed from the ‘Entries’ section of your account on the registration site. Use the print logo under the ‘Actions’ column.

      9. Printed labels from the registration site are mandatory for acceptance of entries. The labels are to be attached to the bottles with a rubber band/s. Do NOT use any tape.

      10. Beers made with any pre-hopped extract or kit, including fresh wort kits, must be marked clearly with a “K” for Kit beer on the centre of the label. Do not mark the QR code.

      11. Entries by a Novice brewer, please mark your label clearly with an "N" for novice in the centre of the label. Do not mark the QR code. This makes you eligible for the champion novice prize. A Novice entrant is one who has never received a placing or a Gold, Silver or Bronze award in any previous annual BABBs, Queensland State or National competition.,

       

      Judging

      12. Entries will be stored and judged chilled.

      13. Beers obviously entered out of class will be disqualified.

      14. If the number of entries in a Class is less than five (5), the awarding of prizes will be at the discretion of the Executive, and classes may be combined and restructured as required.

      15. Judges will award each entry a score out of 50 points, in accordance with BJCP judging guidelines.

      16. All entries will be judged and comments either attached to or noted on entry forms, which will be returned to Entrants.

      17. Officiating Judges, Stewards, Scorers and the Arbitrator (Chief Steward) shall be the only persons present during the judging.

      18. No person shall judge any class wherein they, or a member of their household has entered a beer.

      19. Every care will be taken of Entries, but no responsibility for loss or damage will be accepted.

      20. Serious infringement of these Rules and Conditions may subject the Entrant for disqualification from the competition and suspension from future BABB's competitions.

      21. The decision of the Judges and Arbitrator (Chief Steward) are final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.

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      Drop-Off Locations

      Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations Monday 15 April, 2024 12:00 AM, AESTFriday 28 June, 2024 11:00 AM, 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.

      Babbs June Meeting
      210 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151
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      Contact Your Committee
      Various Locations
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      Judging Sessions

      Babbs Comp
      Saturday 6 July, 2024 8:00 AM, AEST

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      Awards

      Results will be announced at the BABBs AGM Meeting 2024.

       

      Category winners

      Certificates and Prizes shall be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place-getters in each category.

      PRIZE: First place getters recieve a $20 Gift Voucher!

       

      Medals

      Certificates shall also be awarded for those entries earning a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal Award but not being a First, Second or Third place getter.

      • Gold Medal = 45 points or more
      • Silver Medal = 40 points or more but less than 45 points
      • Bronze Medal = 35 points or more but less than 40 points

      PRIZE: A BABBs special certificate

       

      Trophies

      Champion Novice Beer – The Bill Hundertmark Memorial Trophy shall be awarded to the entrant of the highest scoring beer produced by an entrant who has never received a placing or a Gold, Silver or Bronze award in any previous annual BABB, Queensland State or National competition.

      PRIZE: TBA Stainless Steel from New Era

      Champion Beer – Shall be awarded for the best beer of the competition, as decided in a best of show judging round.

      PRIZE: $50 voucher from Hoppy Days Brewing Supplies

      Champion Stoutmaker – The Arthur Anderson Memorial Trophy shall be awarded to the Entrant gaining the highest aggregate score in Class 6 (Porter and Stout) over two different subclasses. In the event of a tie the entrant with the highest scoring beer shall be declared the winner.

      PRIZE: Brew your dark beer at a SoapBox to be put on tap.

      Hopmaster – The Hopmaster Trophy shall be awarded to the highest scoring beer in Category 4 Hoppy Ales.

      PRIZE: Prize pack of Hops

      Champion Lager – The Norman King Memorial Trophy shall be awarded to the Entrant making the highest scoring beer in Class 2 (Lager and Pilsner).

      PRIZE: $50 German Club Voucher

      Champion Beermaker – The Brewmaster's Trophy shall be awarded to the Entrant gaining the highest total place points for their four highest placing beers over four different classes; where beers are awarded three place points for a First Place, two points for a Second Place and one point for a Third Place. In the case of a tie, the winner shall be decided on total aggregate scores of each entrant's four highest placing beers over four different classes.

      PRIZE: Brewday at Future Magic to have your beer on tap at Future Magic!

       

      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 held for participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

       

      Categories/Classes

      1. Wheat
      1D. American Wheat
      10A. Weissbier
      10B. Dunkles Weissbier
      10C. Weizenbock
      23A. Berliner Weisse
      24A. Witbier
      23G. Gose
      27A5. Piwo Grodziskie

      2. Lager
      1A. American Light Lager
      1B. American Lager
      2A. International Pale Lager
      2B. International Amber Lager
      2C. International Dark Lager
      3A. Czech Pale Lager
      3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager
      3C. Czech Amber Lager
      3D. Czech Dark Lager
      4A. Munich Helles
      4B. Festbier
      4C. Helles Bock
      5A. German Leichtbier
      5C. Helles Exportbier
      5D. German Pils
      6A. Marzen
      6C. Dunkles Bock
      7A. Vienna Lager
      27A1. Kellerbier
      27A. Pre-Prohibition Lager
      8A. Munich Dunkel
      8B. Schwarzbier
      9A. Doppelbock
      19B. California Common
      X5. New Zealand Pilsner

      3. Pale Ale and Bitter
      1C. Cream Ale
      5B. Kolsch
      11A. Ordinary Bitter
      11B. Best Bitter
      11C. Strong Bitter
      12A. British Golden Ale
      12B. Australian Sparkling Ale
      18A. Blonde Ale

      4. Hoppy Ale
      12C. English IPA
      18B. American Pale Ale
      21A. American IPA
      21B. Specialty IPA (all)
      21C Hazy IPA
      22A. Double IPA

      5. Amber and Dark Ale
      7B. Altbier
      13A. Dark Mild
      13B. British Brown Ale
      14A. Scottish Light
      14B. Scottish Heavy
      14C. Scottish Export
      15A. Irish Red Ale
      19A. American Amber Ale
      19C. American Brown Ale
      27A6. Kentucky Common
      27A. London Brown Ale

      6. Stout and Porter
      9C. Baltic Porter
      13C. English Porter
      15B. Irish Stout
      15C. Irish Extra Stout
      16A. Sweet Stout
      16B. Oatmeal Stout
      16C. Tropical Stout
      16D. Foreign Extra Stout
      20A. American Porter
      20B. American Stout
      20C. Imperial Stout

      7. Strong Ale

      9B. Eisbock
      17A. British Strong Ale
      17B. Old Ale
      17C. Wee Heavy
      17D. English Barleywine
      22B. American Strong Ale
      22C. American Barleywine
      22D. Wheatwine

      8. Belgian and Farmhouse
      23B. Flanders Red
      23C. Oud Bruin
      23D. Lambic
      23E. Gueuze
      23F. Fruit Lambic
      24B. Belgian Pale Ale
      24C. Biere de Garde
      25A. Belgian Blond Ale
      25B. Saison
      25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale
      26A. Trappist Single
      26B. Belgian Dubbel
      26C. Belgian Tripel
      26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
      28A. Brett Beer

      9. Specialty
      6B. Rauchbier
      27a. Lichtenhainer
      27A8. Roggenbier
      27A9. Sahti
      28A. Brett Beer
      28B. Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
      28C. Wild Specialty Beer
      28D. Straight Sour Beer
      29A. Fruit Beer
      29B. Fruit and Spice Beer
      29C. Specialty Fruit Beer
      29D. Grape Ale
      30A. Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer
      30D. Specialty Spice Beer
      31A. Alternative Grain Beer
      32A. Classic Style Smoked Beer
      32B. Specialty Smoked Beer
      33A. Wood-aged Beer
      33B. Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
      34B. Mixed-Style Beer
      34C. Experimental Beer

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      Awards Ceremony

      July BABBs Meeting - Coorparoo Club
      Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151
      Wednesday 24 July, 2024 9:00 PM, AEST

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