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This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

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.).

The competition organisers are not responsible for entries entered into the wrong style, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The consensus of the scores will be used to rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to the number of entries per category but may only enter each style once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories and reallocate prizes based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

In the event of a tie for category placings the following algorithm will be used to determine the higher placed beer:

  1. least variance between judges total scores,
  2. average score for overall impession,
  3. average score for flavour,
  4. average score for aroma.

The Best of Show will be determined by a second round of judging of the cateogry winners.

Bottles and cans will not be returned to entrants.


AABC 2022 Judging Styles

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]1.6 Dark Mild [BJCP 13A]1.8 Czech Pale Lager [BJCP 3A]
1.9 Ordinary Bitter [BJCP 11A]2.2 International Pale Lager [BJCP 2A]2.3 Munich Helles [BJCP 4A]
2.4 Helles Exportbier (Dortmunder) [BJCP 5C]2.6 German Pils [BJCP 5D]2.7 Czech Premium Pale Lager (Boh. Pils) [BJCP 3B]
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]
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]
7.1 Hazy IPA [BJCP 21C]8.1 Best Bitter [BJCP 11B]8.3 Altbier [BJCP 7B]
8.5 Strong Bitter [BJCP 11C]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]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]
13.1 Weissbier [BJCP 10A]13.2 Witbier [BJCP 24A]13.3 American Wheat Beer [BJCP 1D]
13.5 Dunkles Weissbier [BJCP 10B]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]15.6 British Strong Ale [BJCP 17A]
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]21.1 Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale [BA 138] (Custom Style) 22.1 Australian-Style Pale Ale [BA 168] (Custom Style)


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Sessions and Dates

Flat Rock Brew Comp - 1
Sunday 30 April, 2023 09:00, AEST



Prizes to the value of $100 will be awarded to 1st place, $50-$75 to 2nd place and $25 Voucher* to 3rd place as follows.

  1. Wheat & Sour
  2. Lager
  3. Commonwealth
  4. Belgian
  5. American Ale
  6. Porter & Stout
  7. Hazy IPA

* Sponsored by NSW Amateur Homebrew Association

The 1st placed entries above will advance to the Best of Show (BoS) round with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and prize awarded and a Brewer's Choice award and prize selected from all the BoS beers by a The Flat Rock Brew Cafe head brewer - Karl Riseborough.

  • Best of Show 1st - sponsored by INKBIRD - ITC-308-WIFI, IHT-2PB, IBBQ-4T & INK-VS01
  • Best of Show 2nd - sponsored by Newera - Ss Fermenter
  • Best of Show 3rd - sponsored by BeerCo - Prize pack worth up to $200

All the Best of Show contenders (i.e. category winners) including the placed beers above, will be eligible for

  • Brewer's Choice - sponsored by Flat Rock Brew Cafe - ProAm 'Day with Brewer' and their beer served on tap

Score sheets will be emailed to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the judging concludes.

Prizes may be collected or shipped directly from the sponsor.