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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday 19 June, 2021 5:00 PM, ChST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday 19 June, 2021 5:00 PM, ChST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday 19 June, 2021 5:00 PM, ChST.


Entry Fees

$5.00 (AUD) per entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A British Strong Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
21B1 Belgian IPA 21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA 21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA
21B7 New England IPA 22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer 27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C Wild Specialty Beer 29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Specialty Fruit Beer 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer 31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer 33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Clone Beer 34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer PRX1 Dorada PampeanaPRX2 IPA Argenta
PRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 Catharina Sour PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 1

Each entry will be required to submit one (1) x 500mL or 750mL capped bottle or corked bottle that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.  Entry fee is $5 / entry + PayPal fees.

Total entry numbers are determined by the competition organiser and on a first in best dressed policy.  The competition organiser reserves the right to close off category and sub-styles if too many entries for a practical judging day are submitted.  Entry limits are a maximum of 1 entry per entrant per sub-style.

750mL brown PET bottles are preferred; however, brown and green glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles and aluminium cans.  Bottles smaller than 500mL will not be accepted and judged, entry fees will be forfeited for such entries.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles using an elastic band.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday 12 June, 2021 8:00 AM, ChST through Saturday 19 June, 2021 5:00 PM, ChST.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Black Hops II
671 Pine Ridge Rd, Biggera Waters QLD 4216
(07) 5699 0250
*Drop location is at the Black Hops II location - please. check tap room opening hours. Drop is strictly available from Saturday 12 June - Saturday 19th June 2021 - 12 noon - 6pm

Hoppy Days Brewing Supplies
Unit 1/8 Shannon Pl, Virginia QLD 4014
(07) 3265 6969
*Please check opening hours for Hoppy Days on their website. Drop is strictly available from Saturday 12 June - Saturday 19 June 2021


Judging Session Locations and Dates

Black Hops II
Saturday 26 June, 2021 9:00 AM, ChST


Best of Show

Champion brewer receives a pro-am collaboration beer with Black Hops.  Champion brewer will be determined based on an average score of each brewer's three highest scoring beers.


2020 Results

The GCABC was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.


2019 Results

Champion Brewer 2019: Tony Van der Linden (Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers)

1. Tony Van der Linden - 43.75, 43.5, 41.5 - 42.91
2. Sam Middler - 46, 41, 40.75 - 42.58
3. Dan Koorey - 45.5, 40.5, 40 - 42


Champion Beer 2019: Sam Middler (The Gold Club)

34C: Experimental Beer - Razzle Dazzle Smoothie (46 points)


2019 Scoresheets

To locate your judging numbers (random 6 digit number) login to your account (My Account > Entries) and view your entries.  Note: Judging numbers won't be shown on a mobile device.  You can then locate your score sheets below based on the judging number and the category.

Table 1 - 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 6A, 6B, 6C, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, PRX5

Table 2 - 10A, 10B, 11B, 12A, 12B, 12C, 14C, 17C

Table 3A and Table 3B - 9C, 13A, 13B, 13C, 15B, 16A, 16B, 16D, 17A, 19A, 19C, 20A, 20B, 20C

Table 4 - 21A, 21B, 21B1, 21B3, 21B4, 21B5, 21B6, 21B7, 22A, 22B

Table 5 - 23B, 23F, 24B, 25A, 25B, 26A, 26C, 26D, 28A, 28B

Table 6 - 27A1, 29A, 29B, 29C, 30A, 31A, 32A, 32B, 33B, 34A, 34C

Table 7 - 18A, 18B

2018 Results

Champion Brewer 2018:  Andrew Mahony

1. Andrew Mahony - 44, 43.5, 41 - 42.83
2. Cary MacDonald - 46, 43.25, 38 - 42.41
3. Sam Middler - 44.5, 40, 39 - 41.16
4. Alex Taubert - 41, 39.5, 39 - 39.8
5. Andrew Leckie - 42.5, 39, 37.5 - 39.6
6. Scott Burnett - 41.5, 41, 36 - 39.5
7. Benedict Roth - 43, 38.5, 36 - 39.16
8. Paul Davidson - 43, 38, 34.5 - 38.5
9. Tony Van der Linden - 40, 39.5, 34.5 - 38


Champion Beer 2018: Cary MacDonald (The Gold Club)

21B6: White IPA: Specialty IPA - Great White Unchained (46 points)


2018 Scoresheets

To locate your judging numbers (random 6 digit number) login to your account (My Account > Entries) and view your entries.  Note: Judging numbers won't be shown on a mobile device.  You can then locate your score sheets below based on the judging number and the category.

Table 1 - Pale Lager / Beer - 1A, 1B, 2A, 4A, 4C, 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D

Table 2 - Amber / Dark Lager - 1C, 2B, 6A, 6B, 6C, 7A, 8A, 8B

Table 3 - Wheat Ale / British / Australian Beer - 1D, 10A, 11B, 11C, 12A, 12B

Table 4 - Amber / Brown Ale - 13A, 13B, 13C, 15B, 15C, 19A, 19B, 19C

Table 5 - Porter / Stout - 9C, 16A, 16B, 16D, 20A, 20B, 20C

Table 6 - Pale Ale - 18A, 18B

Table 7 - IPA / Strong Ale - 21A, 21B, 21B2, 21B3, 21B4, 21B6, 22A, 22B, 22C

Table 8 - European Sour / Wild Ale - 23D, 23F, 28A, 28B, 28C

Table 9 - Belgian / Trappist Ale - 24C, 25A, 25B, 25C, 26A, 26B, 26C, 26D

Table 10 - Specialty Beer - 29A, 29C, 30A, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B, 34C

2017 Results

Champion Brewer 2017:  Sam Middler (The Gold Club)

1. Sam Middler - 44, 40, 38 - 40.67
2. Luke Elliot - 44.5, 40, 36 - 40.17
3. Ben Brett - 41.75, 41.5, 37 - 40.08
4. Andrew Leckie - 45, 43, 30.5 - 39.50
5. Tony Van Der Linden - 42, 40, 35.5 - 39.17
6. Neal Matulich - 43.5, 41, 31.5 - 38.67
7. Nick Holt - 40.75, 40.25, 32.5 - 37.83


Champion Beer 2017: Andrew Leckie (Brisbane Brewers Club)

16B Dark British Beer: Oatmeal Stout - Choc Oatmeal Stout (45 points)


2017 Scoresheets

To locate your judging numbers (random 6 digit number) login to your account (My Account > Entries) and view your entries.  Note: Judging numbers won't be shown on a mobile device.  You can then locate your score sheets below based on the judging number and the category.

Table 1 - Pale Lager / Amber / Dark Lager / Beer - 1B, 2A, 3A, 3B, 4A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 6A, 6B, 6C, 7A, 8A, 8B, 9A

Table 2 - Wheat Beer / British / Australian Ale - 1D, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B, 11C, 12A, 12B, 24A

Table 3 - Amber / Brown Ale / Porter / Stout - 9C, 13A, 13B, 13C, 14A, 15A, 15B, 16A, 16B, 19A, 19B, 19C, 20A, 20B, 20C

Table 4 - APA / IPA / Strong Ale - 12C, 18B, 21A, 21B, 22A, 22B, 22C

Table 5 - European Sour Ale / Belgian Trappist Ale - 23A, 24B, 24C, 25B, 25C, 26A, 26B, 26C, 26D

Table 6 - Specialty Beer - 28A, 28B, 28C, 29A, 29B, 29C, 30A, 32A, 32B, 33A, 34C



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed at the June Gold Club meeting.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available online within the competition portal.  Score sheets will NOT be sent via. postal mail.  Awards will be available for pickup at the Gold Club meeting at Burleigh Brewing, details on this will be communicated with the prize winners individually. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.