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Thank you for your interest in the ACT 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

78 entries have been added to the system as of 17:48, Tuesday 4 August, 2020.

25 paid entries are in the system as of 17:48, Tuesday 4 August, 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 2020 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Amateur Breweing Championship. It is the annual amateur brewing championship in the ACT and determines the 2020 ACT Champion Amateur Brewer.

Trophies will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for each Category.

First, second and third placegetters for each category gain qualification for the 2020 Australian Amateur Brewing Championship.

Medals will be awarded for Gold, Silver and Bronze qualifying entries. These are defined by average scores from judging (out of possible max 50 points):

  • Gold 40+
  • Silver 35 - 39.9
  • Bronze 30 - 34.9

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.

Entries. No more than two entries are allowed from each entrant in any single category (style). Within this rule, only one entry from an entrant is allowed in any sub-style. For example, an entrant can enter a maximum of two Pale Ale (Category 4) entries. These must be in different sub-styles, such as Cream Ale (Sub Style 4.1) and Australian Sparkling Ale (Sub-Style 4.5). 

  • All entries must received at the drop-off locations by the entry deadline.
  • All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations on the day of the entry deadline.
  • Bottles will not be returned to entrants. Entrants can make arrangements with the competition secretary prior to judging if they wish to collect their bottles. 

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

Competition Officials

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

  • Admin User — Competition Coordinator
  • Anthony Ween — Competition Secretary


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

Bent Spoke
48/38 Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612
Bent Spoke
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 regular 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 entries. (Arrange with Kurtz directly).
Brew Your Own At Home
Shop 5/66 Primmer Ct, Kambah ACT 2902
Brew Your Own At Home
Brew Your Own at Home is a local homebrew store in Canberra that has supported the running of competitions as a drop-off location for many years.
Page Bottler
Shop 2-4 Page Place, Page ACT 2614
Page Bottler
Page bottler has supported the Canberra Brewers by being one of the drop-off locations for homebrew competitions.