Beerfest 2024 Info
You can create your account today through Friday 23 February, 2024 7:24 PM, AEDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Friday 23 February, 2024 7:24 PM, AEDT.
You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Monday 1 January, 2024 1:00 AM, AEDT through Friday 9 February, 2024 11:59 PM, AEDT.
$10.00 (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.
|1B American Lager||1A American Light Lager||1D American Wheat Beer|
|3A Czech Pale Lager||5A German Leichtbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||11A Ordinary Bitter||13A Dark Mild|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14A Scottish Light||17A British Strong Ale|
|17D English Barley Wine||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|22C American Barleywine||22B American Strong Ale||22D Wheatwine|
|23A Berliner Weisse||23B Flanders Red Ale||23F Fruit Lambic|
|23G Gose||23E Gueuze||23D Lambic|
|23C Oud Bruin||27A8 Roggenbier||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28D Straight Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer|
|29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29A Fruit Beer||29C Specialty Fruit Beer|
|30B Autumn Seasonal Beer||30D Specialty Spice Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer|
|30C Winter Seasonal Beer||31A Alternative Grain Beer||31B Alternative Sugar Beer|
|32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer||33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer|
|33A Wood-Aged Beer||53A Retro (Custom Style)|
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: 1
» One bottle/can per entry (750ml preferred) - See special requirements for Retro Beer Category
» All entries must have labels attached (Labels can be printed directly from this website).
- We will be using the BJCP 2021 guidelines https://www.bjcp.org/news/bjcp-releases-2021-beer-style-guidelines/
- Brewers can enter up to two entries per category, but not two entries into the same style.
- Exception for the Retro Beer Category where only 1 entry per brewer is allowed
- Entrants must nominate a designated Style.
Beers in each Category will be judged by a panel of at least 2 judges. Completed scoresheets will be returned to entrants.
You must be a resident of Victoria to enter.
your registration print the label and ATTACH TO BOTTLE/CAN with sticky tape.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday 8 January, 2024 1:00 AM, AEDT through Saturday 17 February, 2024 10:00 AM, AEDT.
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.
29 Beewar St, Greensborough VIC 3088
(03) 9432 0283
4/158 Wellington Rd, Clayton, VIC 3168
(03) 9574 8222
48 Smith Rd, Springvale VIC 3171
(03) 9089 0122
253 Dorset Road Boronia VIC 3155
03 9761 1900
Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.
Best of Show
Enter the Beerfest Retro Beer competition and compete for some great prizes.
Entrants will have their brewing mettle tested as beers go head to head in a single-elimination tournament.
What is a Retro beer? That is for you to decide and the judges to determine. It should be a Brew that captures the essence of a bygone era and resonates with the judges' taste buds. How well does your beer transport the drinker back in time? Extra points for creativity and historical accuracy!
How to enter: you need to enter 2 x 750ml bottles (or 3 x 500ml) to enter this part of the competition.
We will randomly assign beers for the comp and they will be judged head-to-head over several rounds to determine whose beer reigns supreme.
Beers will not be judged to BJCP styles, instead, a panel of judges will vote on their favourite in each round until an ultimate champion is found.
1) Why aren't styles specified?
There are a lot of beers that do not strictly match a BJCP style. We wanted to make the Retro Beer comp fun and allow people to brew anything.
2) What does Retro beer really mean?
Brews that capture the essence of a bygone era and resonate with the judges' taste buds. How well does your beer transport the drinker back in time? Extra points for creativity and historical accuracy!
3) How do I enter?
Entry is the same as the other categories. Select Retro 50A as the style, and briefly describe the beer. You need to enter 2x750ml (or 3 x 500ml) bottles to ensure we have enough if you make it to the final rounds.
4) How are the beers going to be judged?
Beers will be sampled head-to-head entry by a panel of judges who will vote on which beer they prefer. It is single elimination. The winner of each matchup moves on to the next round. Once you lose a round you are out of the comp
5) Will I get feedback?
There will be no written feedback for this part of the competition. You will be able to see which beers you were judged against and which the judges preferred (all other categories will receive the standard BJCP scorecards)
The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.
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.