ACT Amateur Brewing Championship

The Canberra Brewers club hosts the annual ACT Amateur Brewing Championship (ACTABC). The ACTABC is as the highlight and culmination of the Canberra Brewers’ competition year, as
well as being the open qualifying competition for the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship (AABC).

For 2019, the ACT Amateur Brewing Championship (ACTABC) will be held on the weekend of 14-15 September. Entry will be open shortly on the Canberra Brewers Website, and close a week prior (Midday Sat 7 September).

Please ensure that any relevant additional style information (that is specified as in the AABC style guidelines) is provided with your online entry.

Watch out for updates on the Canberra Brewers website, our social media, and at Canberra’s homebrew shops.

Submission Guidelines

Entries for the competition will be open to any amateur brewer. You don’t need to be a member
of the Canberra Brewers Club (but you may like to join up!). Entrants are invited to enter their beers against the AABC’s Style guides (available on the AABC website). Brewers can enter up to two entries per AABC category, but not more than one entry into the same AABC style.

Entrants will need to provide 1 x 500 to 750 ml bottle per entry. Smaller bottles (eg stubbies) will not be accepted.

The cost per entry in the ACTABC will be $5 for Canberra Brewers members and $8 for nonmembers, to be paid on entry. Payment is required on or before judging of entries, non-payment will result in disqualification. Entry fees are used to contribute to the cost of running the competition.

Entries will be completed online where each entry will be  given a number – this number is to be affixed to or marked on your bottle(s) – not on the cap.

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 for 2019 is to be held in Sydney Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019.


If you require more information on the ACTABC, including payment details and registration, please contact the Canberra Brewer’s Competition Secretary via email .Comp1-2019-table-3