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Thank you for your interest in the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship 2020 organized by Canberra Brewers.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

170 entries have been added to the system as of 19:11, Saturday 26 September, 2020.

53 paid entries are in the system as of 19:11, Saturday 26 September, 2020.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


This competition is the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship for 2020, which is now being run by Canberra Brewers after Victoria were unable to host the judging due to this impacts of COVID-19.


Some states are arranging bulk payments on entrants' behalf.


Please confirm with your State/Territory AABC delegate if they are paying entry fees. If that is the case for you do not make payment via PayPal and this will be managed by the organising committee.


If NOT please pay via PayPal here please.



The competition is only open to entrants who have qualified through State or Territory Qualifying events.

Qualification for entry to a specific Category is achieved through 1st, 2nd or 3rd placing in the respective Australian Amateur Brewing Championship (AABC) Category.

Canberra Brewers will confirm qualification status through AABC delegates.

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

The competition is based upon the 2019 Australian Amateur Brewing Championship Style Guidelines and is a registered Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) event. 

Amateur brews. The competition is restricted to amateur brews, that is to beers not subject to excise duty. This means any beer not fermented on licensed brewing premises is eligible, including beers made using extract kits, wort kits, or any other source of fresh wort. Brew-On-Premises beers are ineligible as these are subject to excise duty. Entries must be submitted under the brewer's own name.

Judging. The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries or entries that arrived damaged.

Qualified judging of all entries is a primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry against style guidelines. The average of the scores will determine the rank of each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP qualified judge. The competition secretary will adjudicate on final scores and will manage any conflicts of interest that arise.

See also AABC Aims, Rules & Information. Revised 21 August 2019.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Anthony Ween — Competition Coordinator


Canberra Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship 2020.

Bent Spoke Brewing
48/38 Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612
Bent Spoke Brewing
Bent Spoke is Canberra Brewers Principal sponsor. Richard and the Bent Spoke team have been supporters of Canberra Brewers for many years building the craft beer culture in Canberra.
Belco Brew Supplies
Belco Brew Supplies 22 Joyner Crescent Flynn ACT 2615
Belco Brew Supplies
Belco Brew Supplies has been a long term supporter of Canberra Brewers and the Homebrew Community in Canberra
Mashematics has been a long-term sponsor of Canberra Brewers. Mashematics is also a drop-off location for local competition entries. (Arrange with Kurtz directly).