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Thanks to all who participated in the Australian Amateur Brewing Championships.

There were 385 entries judged and 241 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stGeorge CopleySandgroper Vsdb1707: Winter Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndMatthew KennedyRaspberry Beret1703: Specialty Fruit Beer [BJCP 29C]South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]

Champion Brewer (207 Participating Brewers)

1stCraig Dunbar30110.03 Extra Special Brewers (ESB) [Australia]
2ndMark Lehmann3009.03 South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: Low Alcohol (19 entries)

1stCraig DunbarHeavy Shill103: Scottish Heavy [BJCP 14B]Extra Special Brewers (ESB) [Australia]
2ndPeter SangerPeter's German Leichtbier107: German Leichtbier [BJCP 5A]Hobart Brewers [Australia]
3rdMatthew WatsonLondon Brown105: London Brown Ale; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]Inner Sydney Brewers (ISB) [Australia]

Table 2: Pale Lager (22 entries)

1stCraig DunbarHelles203: Munich Helles [BJCP 4A]Extra Special Brewers (ESB) [Australia]
2ndDanny Giummarra
Co-Brewer: Deo DeJesus
New Zealand Pilsner209: New Zealand Pilsner [BJCP X5]
3rdCraig DunbarPils206: German Pils [BJCP 5D]Extra Special Brewers (ESB) [Australia]

Table 3: Amber and Dark Lager (20 entries)

1stCraig EvansPolotmavé Pivni Krasa302: Czech Amber Lager [BJCP 3C]Canberra Brewers Club
2ndStuart UptonRauchbier309: Rauchbier [BJCP 6B]Inner Sydney Brewers (ISB) [Australia]
3rdMark WoodsSchwarzbier308: Schwarzbier [BJCP 8B]

Table 4: Pale Ale (17 entries)

1stDavid HallInglis Ale405: Australian Sparkling Ale [BJCP 12B]Hobart Brewers [Australia]
2ndRobert StottThat's Jason Corn!401: Cream Ale [BJCP 1C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdRyan DalbyBelgian Angry Pils408: Belgian Blond Ale [BJCP 25A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 5: American Pale Ale (21 entries)

1stMichael Redemski(Apa) Aussie Pale Ale (Apa)501: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]
2ndDan StockwellA Colourful Puzzle501: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
3rdRichard ChristieJavier Long Dog Apa501: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]Tuns of Anarchy (ToA) [Australia]

Table 6: IPA (17 entries)

1stMark LehmannMeet You On The West Coast!603: Double IPA [BJCP 22A]South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
2ndRobert StottDebbie Does Talus602: American IPA [BJCP 21A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdCraig EvansHop Odyssey602: American IPA [BJCP 21A]Canberra Brewers Club

Table 7: Specialty IPA (19 entries)

1stMark LehmannMates In The Trenches 701: Hazy IPA [BJCP 21C]South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
2ndJoel HoareGinga Ninja 706: Red IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] Darwin And NT Homebrewers
3rdLeon Van Der Linden
Co-Brewer: Edgar Van Der Linden
Rytes Of Passage707: Rye IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]

Table 8: Amber Ale (20 entries)

1stCraig DunbarAlt803: Altbier [BJCP 7B]Extra Special Brewers (ESB) [Australia]
2ndGiles HartwellTrapped In Amber802: American Amber Ale [BJCP 19A]Canberra Brewers Club
3rdPeter WinchCalifornia. Dreaming804: California Common [BJCP 19B]

Table 9: Brown Ale (18 entries)

1stCraig EvansOld Kentucky903: Kentucky Common; Historical Beer [BJCP 27]Canberra Brewers Club
2ndKieren VercoeDroolster905: American Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
3rdRyan KeightleyIrish You Were Beer901: Irish Red Ale [BJCP 15A]Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs) [Australia]

Table 10: Porter (20 entries)

1stTrevor Smith
Co-Brewer: Kelsey Wigg
Teleporter1003: American Porter [BJCP 20A]
2ndDaniel DavenportHarry Porter1001: English Porter [BJCP 13C]Canberra Brewers Club
3rdGiles HartwellPanama Porter 1003: American Porter [BJCP 20A]Canberra Brewers Club

Table 11: Stout (18 entries)

1stMark LehmannCoffee With That?1101: Sweet Stout [BJCP 16A]South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
2ndRyan DalbyCosmic Turtle1101: Sweet Stout [BJCP 16A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdMark WoodsOatmeal Stout1103: Oatmeal Stout [BJCP 16B]

Table 12: Strong Stout (18 entries)

1stGary WatersRebrew1204: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
2ndBrett ElliottBris211204: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]Bayside Brewers Club
3rdBrian MurrayTeardrop 2.0 - Russian Imperial Stout1204: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]Merri Mashers [Australia]

Table 13: Wheat and Rye Beer (18 entries)

1stAndreas DuenserHefe Weisse1301: Weissbier [BJCP 10A]Hobart Brewers [Australia]
2ndJames EdwardsWheat Wine 1308: Wheatwine [BJCP 22D]South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
3rdRyan DalbyWinter Harvest1308: Wheatwine [BJCP 22D]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 14: Belgian Ale (23 entries)

1stRobert StottSingle Pringle1404: Belgian Single [BJCP 26A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndDavid HallZocc It To Me1402: Bière de Garde [BJCP 24C] Hobart Brewers [Australia]
3rdPeter SangerPeter's Saison1401: Saison [BJCP 25B] Hobart Brewers [Australia]

Table 15: Strong Ale and Lager (20 entries)

1stTom CooperBubs Barley Wine1508: English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]Melbourne Brewers [Australia]
2ndJon ClarkWorld Cup Winner1508: English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]Darwin And NT Homebrewers
3rdDavid HallTreacle1507: Old Ale [BJCP 17B]Hobart Brewers [Australia]

Table 16: Sour and Wild Ale (23 entries)

1stMichael BowronFunk #21608: Brett Beer [BJCP 28A] Westgate Brewers [Australia]
2ndGerard FlynnThe Cherry On Top1604: Fruit Lambic [BJCP 23F] South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
3rdJeremy Dooley
Co-Brewer: Simon Tongs Alex Lovibond Bruce Paterson
Bear In The Big Brown House1607: Oud Bruin [BJCP 23C]Hobart Brewers [Australia]

Table 17: Fruit and Spice Beer (21 entries)

1stGeorge CopleySandgroper Vsdb1707: Winter Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30C] West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndMatthew KennedyRaspberry Beret1703: Specialty Fruit Beer [BJCP 29C] South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
3rdJeremy DooleyRaspberry Berliner1701: Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A] Hobart Brewers [Australia]

Table 18: Specialty Beer (21 entries)

1stJustin HaywardFrom Rusher With Love1803: Wood-Aged Beer [BJCP 33A] Pine Rivers Underground Brewing Society (PUBS) [Australia]
2ndRob BarnsleySteamy Smokehouse Wheat Elixir1802: Specialty Smoked Beer [BJCP 32B] Canberra Brewers Club
3rdNathan McIntyreBeam Me Up Scottie1804: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer [BJCP 33B] Hobart Brewers [Australia]

Table 19: Mead (16 entries)

1stMichael ConsidineDon't Poke The Bear1903: Sweet Mead [BJCP M1C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndJohn KingstonMel1908: Melomel [BJCP M2E] Westgate Brewers [Australia]
3rdZeno KuruczViking Blood1912: Historical Mead [BJCP M4B]

Table 20: Cider and Perry (14 entries)

1stMark NewingNew Inn Cider2002: English Cider [BJCP C1B]Melbourne Brewers [Australia]
2ndJulian ChanNatty2011: Specialty Cider/Perry [BJCP C2F] Inner Sydney Brewers (ISB) [Australia]
3rdSteven GreenCidre Houblonné Cuit2011: Specialty Cider/Perry [BJCP C2F]