Amateur Brewing Competition of the Northern Territory Info
You can create your account today through Friday 18 November, 2022 3:30 PM, ACST.
Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday 6 August, 2022 3:30 PM, ACST.
You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday 20 August, 2022 4:29 PM, ACST.
$5.00 (AUD) per entry.
BJCP 2021 Styles Accepted
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|1A American Light Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premimum Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kölsch||5C German Helles Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Märzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||8A Munich Dunkel|
|8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock||9B Eisbock|
|9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier||10B Dunkels Weissbier|
|10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter||11B Best Bitter|
|11C Strong Bitter||12A British Golden Ale||12B Australian Sparkling Ale|
|12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild||13B British Brown Ale|
|13C English Porter||15A Irish Red Ale||15B Irish Stout|
|15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout||16B Oatmeal Stout|
|16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout||17A British Strong Ale|
|17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|17D English Barley Wine||18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale|
|20A American Porter||20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout|
|21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA||21B1 Belgian IPA|
|21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA||21B4 Red IPA|
|21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA||21B7 Brut IPA|
|21C Hazy IPA||22A Double IPA||22B American Strong Ale|
|22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine||24A Witbier|
|24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Bière de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale|
|25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Belgian Single|
|26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale|
|29A Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer|
Per Entrant Limits
Each entrant is limited to 10 entries.
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: 2
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.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday 2 May, 2022 3:30 PM, ACST through Saturday 20 August, 2022 4:29 PM, ACST.
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.
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Monday 2 May, 2022 3:30 PM, ACST through Sunday 21 August, 2022 4:29 PM, ACST.
Ship entries to:
PO Box 501 Charles Darwin University
Packing and Shipping
Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!
Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.
Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.
Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.
Judging Sessions and Dates
The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.
Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.
Both judge selections and the 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.
Darwin and NT homebrewers have also kindly donated a prize for a random entrant.
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 for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.
Saturday 24 September, 2022 11:53 PM, ACST
All beers that place in their their category will be eligible to enter the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship. Please note that depending on entry numbers we may need to collapse some styles together into a single category.