Beerfest 2023 Info
You can create your account today through Sunday 26 February, 2023 12:00 PM, AEDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Sunday 26 February, 2023 12:00 PM, AEDT.
You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Monday 5 December, 2022 1:00 AM, AEDT through Saturday 11 February, 2023 10:00 AM, AEDT.
$10.00 (AUD) per entry.
BJCP 2015 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||3A Czech Pale Lager||9C Baltic Porter|
|11A Ordinary Bitter||13A Dark Mild||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||17A British Strong Ale||17B Old Ale|
|17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine||20C Imperial Stout|
|22A Double IPA||22B American Strong Ale||22C American Barleywine|
|22D Wheatwine||23A Berliner Weisse||23B Flanders Red Ale|
|23C Oud Bruin||23D Lambic||23E Gueuze|
|23F Fruit Lambic||27A1 Gose||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer|
|29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Specialty Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer|
|30B Autumn Seasonal Beer||30C Winter Seasonal Beer||31A Alternative Grain Beer|
|31B Alternative Sugar Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer|
|33A Wood-Aged Beer||33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer|
|34C Experimental Beer||36A Summer Beer (Custom Style)||37A Straight Sour Beer (Custom Style)|
|PRX3 Italian Grape Ale|
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)
» 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.
- Entrants must nominate a designated Style.
- Organisers may reclassify or disqualify incorrectly nominated entries.
- One bottle/can per entry (750ml preferred) with a minimum of 500 ml.
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 5 December, 2022 1:00 AM, AEDT through Saturday 11 February, 2023 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
Judging Sessions and Dates
Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.
Best of Show
Enter the Beerfest Summer Slam and compete to be crowned Victoria's greatest homebrewer
Entrants will have their brewing mettle tested as beers go head to head in a single-elimination tournament.
What is a summer beer? That is for you to decide and the judges to determine. Brew the beer that you would want to drink on a scorching summer day. No styles. No Rules. Just enter your best summer beer and the judges will pick their favorite.
How to enter: you need to enter 2 x 750ml bottles 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 favorite in each round until an ultimate champion is found.
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.