ACT Amateur Brewing Championship

The club hosts an annual ‘state’ competition known as the ACT Amateur Brewing Championship (ACTABC). This has been growing in popularity every year, and serves as both the highlight and culmination of our competition year, as well as being the qualifying round for the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship (AABC).

For 2015, the ACTABC will be held on the weekend of 12-13th September 2015 and entrants are invited to enter their beers against the AABC’s Style guides (available on the AABC Website).

Submission Guidelines

Entrants will need to provide 1 x 500 to 750 ml bottle per entry.

The cost per entry in the ACTABC is $5 for Canberra Brewers members and $8 for non-members to be paid on entry and the the money raised is used to cover the cost of running the competition. Payment is required on or before judging of your entry/s, non-payment will result in disqualification.

Entries will be completed online where each entry will be given a number – this number is to be affixed to your bottle(s).

Brewers can enter up to two entries per category, but not two entries into the same style.

The entry form closes at 1030hrs on Saturday 5 September 2015, and entries need to be dropped off at BYOAH Kambah by this time.

Nationals Qualification

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place-getters in each ACTABC category qualify to enter a beer in the same category in the AABC, which is to be held in Brisbane on 17-18 October 2015.


If you require more information on the ACTABC, including payment details and registration, please contact the Canberra Brewer’s Competition Secretary via email .