Amateur Brewing Competition NT Info
Registration is closed.
Entry registration is closed.
The competition is open to any amateur homebrewer from the NT region. Please be aware if you registered in the last competition you will need to register again.
All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
The competition organisers are not responsible for miscategorised entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category.
One 750ml or larger bottle/can or two 330ml or larger bottles/cans should be entered.
The competition organisers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.
The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on the number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
We will be using the Australian Amateur Brewing Competation (AABC) styles
- 2: Pale Lager
- 5: American Pale Ale
- 11: India Pale Ale
- 12: Speciality IPA
- 15: Belgian Ale
- 16: Strong Ales & Lagers
BJCP 2015 Judging Styles
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|2A International Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5C German Exportbier|
|5D German Pils||9A Doppelbock||9B Eisbock|
|12C English IPA||17A British Strong Ale||17B Old Ale|
|17C Wee Heavy||18B American Pale Ale||21A American 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 IPA||22B American Strong Ale|
|22C American Barleywine||24C Biere de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale|
|25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single|
|26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale|
|35A Australian Lager (AABC) (Custom Style)||36A Australian Premium Lager (AABC) (Custom Style)|
Entry Acceptance Rules
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 1
Each entry will consist of sealed cans or capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.
Either one 750ml or larger bottle/can or two 330ml or larger bottles/cans should be submitted for each entry. Brown glass or PET bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles. Please avoid screw top bottles as breakages cannot be judged.
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 by the method specified on the bottle label.
Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
Judging Session Locations and Dates
Best of Show
The top scorers in each category will also be eligible for the best of show round. A separate judging panel will judge eligible beers.
We will have an awards ceremony at the Darwin and NT Homebrewers meet
Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.
Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up at the ceremony. Scoresheets will also be scanned and uploaded to this website.
Darwin and NT Homebrewers get together
Saturday 11 September, 2021 12:00 AM, ChST