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Thanks to all who participated in the Beerfest 2021.

There were 200 entries judged and 136 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBraden HammondRis3.9: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]Bayside Brewers

Champion Brewer (63 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScoreClub
1stBraden Hammond1105.00 Bayside Brewers
2ndJohn Keske1014.00 Melbourne Brewers
3rdBrett Elliott1003.00 Bayside Brewers

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.

Best Club (7 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdHMScore
1stMelbourne Brewers233115.00
2ndMerri Mashers223113.00
3rdBayside Brewers221011.00
4thWestgate Brewers10013.00
5thWay Out West Home Brew Club00010.00

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

Category 1: American Pale Ale (28 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stCraig BatesDb32 Uspa V5 "Galaxy Smash"1.1: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]Melbourne Brewers
2ndBrendan CoffeyPale Ale1.1: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]Melbourne Brewers
3rdMatt ZuerrerWc Pale Ale - Beast Mode1.1: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]Merri Mashers

Category 2: Pale and Bitter Ale (36 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt MerrickEsb2.9: Strong Bitter [BJCP 11C]Merri Mashers
2ndJulian RobinsonSparkles As 2.2: Australian Sparkling Ale [BJCP 12B]Merri Mashers
3rdMatt StandfieldRbc Kolsch2.1: Kölsch [BJCP 5B]Bayside Brewers
HMDaniel Court
Co-Brewer: Paul Richter
Monkey Back Bitter2.9: Strong Bitter [BJCP 11C]Way Out West Home Brew Club
HMJason MaddernLonsdale Pub Draught2.2: Australian Sparkling Ale [BJCP 12B]

Category 3: Strong Ale & Lager (34 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBraden HammondRis3.9: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]Bayside Brewers
2ndBryce Van DenderenEnglish Barleywine3.6: English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]Bayside Brewers
3rdJohn KeskeEbw3.6: English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]Melbourne Brewers

Category 4: Brown Ale (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn KeskeCookie Dough Brown Ale4.8: American Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]Melbourne Brewers
2ndMarty Ryan3 Griffins Dark Chocolate Ale4.8: American Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]Melbourne Brewers
3rdTom CooperAmerican Brown4.8: American Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]Melbourne Brewers
HMBrendan CoffeyBlack Beer4.4: Australian Dark/Old Ale [AABC]Melbourne Brewers

Category 5: European Wild Ales (26 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stTodd WadeCommunibrew 5.8: Bière de Garde [BJCP 24C] Merri Mashers
2ndBraden HammondFlanders Red5.3: Flanders Red Ale [BJCP 23BBayside Brewers
3rdDavid HincheyMm Communibrew5.8: Bière de Garde [BJCP 24C] Merri Mashers
HMJohn KingstonPink Dot 3535.7: Saison [BJCP 25B] Westgate Brewers

Category 6: Mixed Fermentation (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn KingstonWhite Dot Krek6.4: Fruit Lambic [BJCP 23F] Westgate Brewers
2ndAndrew FarrellApricot Wild Ale6.5: Wild Specialty Beer [BJCP 28C] Merri Mashers
3rdMichael Whitehead2020 Saison 20b6.1: Brett Beer [BJCP 28A] Merri Mashers

Category 7: Specialty Beer (36 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrett ElliottRauchbier7.4: Rauchbier [BJCP 6B]Bayside Brewers
2ndChristopher HolmesDuck Lord (barrel Aged)7.8: Specialty Wood‐Aged Beer [BJCP 33B] Melbourne Brewers
3rdChristopher HolmesDistopia7.9: Experimental Beer [BJCP 34C] Melbourne Brewers
HMNicholas HarrapDay 220 - Barrel Aged Golden Ale7.7: Wood‐Aged Beer [BJCP 33A] Merri Mashers