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The BABBs Annual Championships is BJCP sanctioned and open only to financial members of BABBs.

All entries must be received at the June meeting, at the nominated drop-off locations in the window or specified, or by arrangement with the committee.

Entries must be registered and paid for online before drop off. Printed labels from the registration site are mandatory for acceptance of entries. The labels are to be attached to the bottles with rubber bands only. Do NOT use tape.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

Entry fee is $2.50 per entry.

Further detailed rules and submission instructions on the Info page


BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

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

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark 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 Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A British Strong Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty 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 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer
27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common
28A Brett Beer 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable 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 PRX4 Catharina Sour
PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner  


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 1


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. 750ml brown beer bottles (glass or PET plastic) 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 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.,



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.


Judging Sessions and Dates

Ballistic Salisbury
Saturday 10 July, 2021 9:00 AM, AEST



Results will be announced at the BABBs AGM Meeting 2021.


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 certificate from Craftbrewer, AND a bag of grain from Cryer Malt!



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



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: SS Brewtech Stainless Steel Brew Bucket 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: $200 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 White Lies

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: Prize Pack from the German Club

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: $500 towards brewing equipment or beer-related travel courtesy of BABBs


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.



1. Wheat
1D. American Wheat
10A. Weissbier
10B. Dunkles Weissbier
10C. Weizenbock
23A. Berliner Weisse
24A. Witbier
27A1. Gose
27A2. 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
7C. Kellerbier
8A. Munich Dunkel
8B. Schwarzbier
9A. Doppelbock
19B. California Common
X5. New Zealand Pils

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
12C. English IPA
18A. Blonde Ale

4. American Ale
18B. American Pale Ale
19A. American Amber Ale
19C. American Brown Ale
21A. American IPA
21B. Specialty IPA (all)
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
27A6. Kentucky Common

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
17A. British Strong Ale
17B. Old Ale
17C. Wee Heavy
17D. English Barleywine
22B. American Strong Ale
22C. American Barleywine
22D. Wheatwine
25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26C. Belgian Tripel
26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

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

9. Specialty
6B. Rauchbier
23F. Fruit Lambic
27A4. Roggenbier
27A5. Sahti
28B. Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C. Wild Specialty Beer
29A. Fruit Beer
29B. Fruit and Spice Beer
29C. Specialty Fruit Beer
30A. Spice, Herb or Vegetable 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


Awards Ceremony

July BABBs Meeting - Greenslopes Bowls Club
131 Ridge St, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Thursday 23 July, 2020 8:00 PM, AEST