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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday 23 June, 2023 5:00 PM, AEST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday 23 June, 2023 5:00 PM, AEST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday 23 June, 2023 5:00 PM, AEST.


Entry Fees

$5.00 (AUD) per entry.


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.

1.1 Berliner Weisse [BJCP 23A]1.2 Scottish Light [BJCP 14A]1.3 Scottish Heavy [BJCP 14B]
1.4 American Light Lager [BJCP 1A]1.5 London Brown Ale; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]1.6 Dark Mild [BJCP 13A]
1.7 German Leichtbier [BJCP 5A]1.8 Czech Pale Lager [BJCP 3A]1.9 Ordinary Bitter [BJCP 11A]
1.10 Piwo Grodziskie; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]2.1 American Lager [BJCP 1B]2.2 International Pale Lager [BJCP 2A]
2.3 Munich Helles [BJCP 4A]2.4 Helles Exportbier (Dortmunder) [BJCP 5C]2.5 Pre-Prohibition Lager; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]
2.6 German Pils [BJCP 5D]2.7 Czech Premium Pale Lager (Boh. Pils) [BJCP 3B]2.8 Festbier [BJCP 4B]
3.1 International Amber Lager [BJCP 2B]3.2 Czech Amber Lager [BJCP 3C]3.3 International Dark Lager [BJCP 2C]
3.4 Munich Dunkel [BJCP 8A]3.5 Vienna Lager [BJCP 7A]3.6 Märzen [BJCP 6A]
3.7 Czech Dark Lager [BJCP 3D]3.8 Schwarzbier [BJCP 8B]3.9 Rauchbier [BJCP 6B]
3.10 Kellerbier; Historical Beer [BJCP 27] 4.1 Cream Ale [BJCP 1C]4.2 Blonde Ale [BJCP 18A]
4.3 Kölsch [BJCP 5B]4.4 Belgian Pale Ale [BJCP 24B]4.5 Australian Sparkling Ale [BJCP 12B]
4.6 British Golden Ale [BJCP 12A]4.7 New Zealand Pilsner [BJCP X5]4.8 Belgian Blond Ale [BJCP 25A]
5.1 American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]6.1 English IPA [BJCP 12C]6.2 American IPA [BJCP 21A]
6.3 Double IPA [BJCP 22A]7.1 Hazy IPA [BJCP 21C]7.3 Belgian IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B]
7.4 Black IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] 7.5 Brown IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] 7.6 Red IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B]
7.7 Rye IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] 7.8 White IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] 7.9 Brut IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B]
8.1 Best Bitter [BJCP 11B]8.2 American Amber Ale [BJCP 19A]8.3 Altbier [BJCP 7B]
8.4 California Common [BJCP 19B]8.5 Strong Bitter [BJCP 11C]9.1 Irish Red Ale [BJCP 15A]
9.2 Scottish Export [BJCP 14C]9.3 Kentucky Common; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]9.4 British Brown Ale [BJCP 13B]
9.5 American Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]10.1 English Porter [BJCP 13C]10.3 American Porter [BJCP 20A]
10.4 Baltic Porter [BJCP 9C]11.1 Sweet Stout [BJCP 16A]11.2 Irish Stout [BJCP 15B]
11.3 Oatmeal Stout [BJCP 16B]11.4 Irish Extra Stout [BJCP 15C]12.1 Tropical Stout [BJCP 16C]
12.2 Foreign Extra Stout [BJCP 16D]12.3 American Stout [BJCP 20B]12.4 Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]
13.1 Weissbier [BJCP 10A]13.2 Witbier [BJCP 24A]13.3 American Wheat Beer [BJCP 1D]
13.4 Lichtenhainer; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]13.5 Dunkles Weissbier [BJCP 10B]13.6 Roggenbier; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]
13.7 Weizenbock [BJCP 10C] 13.8 Wheatwine [BJCP 22D]14.1 Saison [BJCP 25B]
14.2 Bière de Garde [BJCP 24C] 14.3 Belgian Dubbel [BJCP 26B]14.4 Belgian Single [BJCP 26A]
14.5 Belgian Tripel [BJCP 26C]14.6 Belgian Golden Strong Ale [BJCP 25C]14.7 Belgian Dark Strong Ale [BJCP 26D]
15.1 Helles Bock [BJCP 4C]15.2 Dunkles Bock [BJCP 6C]15.3 Doppelbock [BJCP 9A]
15.4 Eisbock [BJCP 9B]15.5 Wee Heavy [BJCP 17C]15.6 British Strong Ale [BJCP 17A]
15.7 Old Ale [BJCP 17B]15.8 English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]15.9 American Strong Ale [BJCP 22B]
15.10 American Barleywine [BJCP 22C]15.11 Sahti; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]16.1 Gose [BJCP 23G]
16.2 Lambic [BJCP 23D]16.3 Gueuze [BJCP 23E]16.4 Fruit Lambic [BJCP 23F]
16.5 Straight Sour Beer [BJCP 28D]16.6 Flanders Red Ale [BJCP 23B]16.7 Oud Bruin [BJCP 23C]
16.8 Brett Beer [BJCP 28A] 16.9 Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer [BJCP 28B] 16.10 Wild Specialty Beer [BJCP 28C]
17.1 Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A] 17.2 Fruit and Spice Beer [BJCP 29B] 17.3 Specialty Fruit Beer [BJCP 29C]
17.4 Grape Ale [BJCP 29D] 17.5 Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer [BJCP 30A] 17.8 Specialty Spice Beer [BJCP 30D]
18.1 Classic Style Smoked Beer [BJCP 32A] 18.2 Specialty Smoked Beer [BJCP 32B] 18.3 Wood-Aged Beer [BJCP 33A]
18.4 Specialty Wood-Aged Beer [BJCP 33B] 18.5 Alternative Grain Beer [BJCP 31A] 18.7 Experimental Beer [BJCP 34C]
18.9 Mixed-Style Beer [BJCP 34B]   


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:


    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


    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.,



    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.


    Entry Delivery

    Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday 1 April, 2023 12:00 AM, AEST through Friday 23 June, 2023 5:00 PM, 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 (During Club Meeting)
    Coorparoo School of Arts - 210 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151
    *Thursday 23rd June 1900-2200


    Judging Sessions and Dates

    Future Magic East Brisbane
    Saturday 1 July, 2023 8:00 AM, AEST



    Results will be announced at the BABBs AGM Meeting 2023.


    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 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 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 and Merch from Yakima Chief 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: Prize Pack from Craft

    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.



    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


    Awards Ceremony

    July BABBs Meeting - Coorparoo Club
    Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151
    Thursday 27 July, 2023 8:00 PM, AEST