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Rules

SABSOSA is open to all interested Amateur Brewers who are residents of S.A. or N.T.

  1. All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
  2. Maximum of two entries per category – within this limit only one entry per style
  3. One entry label per clean bottle (no commercial beer labels please)
  4. Entry fee $5.00. If you are not paying by PayPal then cash is to be in an envelope attached to bottle, or with EFT receipt if applicable. (EFT details: Account Name - SABSOSA, BSB 805 050, Account # 2333345)
  5. Bottle preferred shall be 750mL. Beer bottle. Min 500 ml is OK, or two 375mL will be accepted. No Champagne bottles please. Bottles will not be returned to entrants. (Note: 2018 will be the final year that two 375mL will be accepted. Please use a minimum of 500mL bottles for your future competition bottles.)
  6. Judging Beer Guidelines, as used nationally, can be found on either sabsosa.com or aabc.org.au
  7. The competition organisers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
  8. Exhibitors shall be bound by the Judges and Conveners decisions and no dispute shall be entered into.
  9. Organisers will not be held responsible for the loss or damage to any entry, entry form, or fee, etc.
  10. Prizes awarded for best 3 beers in each category are invited to contend in the Australian Amateur Brewing Championships
  11. Quality judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category

It is understood that Entrants will have read and accepted the current Conditions of Entry and schedule of Categories & Beer Styles – and shall be bound by these conditions.

Please contact SABSOSA at info@sabsosa.com for any queries you may have.

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BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

100A 13.2 Witbier (Custom Style)101A 13.3 Dunkles Weissbier (Custom Style)102A 13.4 Roggenbier (Custom Style)
103A 13.5 American Wheat Beer (Custom Style)104A 13.6 Weizenbock (Custom Style)105A 13.7 Wheatwine (Custom Style)
106A 14.1 Berliner Weisse (Custom Style)107A 14.2 Gose (Custom Style)108A 14.3 Flanders Red Ale (Custom Style)
109A 14.4 Lambic (Custom Style)110A 14.5 Gueze (Custom Style)111A 14.6 Fruit Lambic (Custom Style)
112A 14.7 Oud Bruin (Custom Style)113A 14.8 Brett Beer (Custom Style)114A 14.9 Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer (Custom Style)
115A 15.1 Saison (Custom Style)116A 15.2 Biere de Garde (Custom Style)117A 15.3 Trappist Single (Custom Style)
118A 15.4 Belgian Blond Ale (Custom Style)119A 15.5 Belgian Dubbel (Custom Style)120A 15.6 Belgian Tripel (Custom Style)
121A 15.7 Belgian Golden Strong Ale (Custom Style)122A 15.8 Belgian Dark Strong Ale (Custom Style)123A 16.1 Wee Heavy (Custom Style)
124A 16.2 Doppelbock (Custom Style)125A 16.3 Eisbock (Custom Style)126A 16.4 British Strong Ale (Custom Style)
127A 16.5 Old Ale (Custom Style)128A 16.6 American Strong Ale (Custom Style)129A 16.7 English Barleywine (Custom Style)
130A 16.8 American Barleywine (Custom Style)131A 17.1 Fruit Beer (Custom Style)132A 17.2 Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer (Custom Style)
133A 17.3 Autumn Seasonal Beer (Custom Style)134A 17.4 Winter Seasonal Beer (Custom Style)135A 18.1 Rauchbier (Custom Style)
136A 18.2 Classic Style Smoked Beer (Custom Style)137A 18.3 Specialty Smoked Beer (Custom Style)138A 18.4 Wood Aged Beer (Custom Style)
139A 18.5 Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Custom Style)140A 18.6 Belgian Specialty Ale (Custom Style)141A 18.7 Alternative Grain Beer (Custom Style)
142A 18.8 Alternative Sugar Beer (Custom Style)143A 18.9 Experimental Beer (Custom Style)35A 1.1 Light Australian Lager (Custom Style)
36A 1.2 Scottish Light (Custom Style)37A 1.3 London Brown Ale (Custom Style)38A 1.4 Dark Mild (Custom Style)
39A 1.5 German Liechtbier (Custom Style)40A 1.6 Czech Pale Lager (Custom Style)41A 1.7 Ordinary Bitter (Custom Style)
42A 2.1 Australian Lager (Custom Style)43A 2.2 Australian Premium Lager (Custom Style)44A 2.3 International Pale Lager (Custom Style)
45A 2.4 Munich Helles (Custom Style)46A 2.5 German Helles Exportbier (Dortmunder) (Custom Style)47A 2.6 Pre-Prohibition Lager (Classic American Pils) (Custom Style)
48A 2.7 German Pils (Custom Style)49A 2.8 Czech Premium Pale Lager (Bohemian Pils) (Custom Style)50A 2.9 Festbier (Custom Style)
51A 2.10 Helles Bock (Custom Style)52A 3.1 International Amber Lager (Custom Style)53A 3.2 Czech Amber Lager (Custom Style)
54A 3.3 Munich Dunkel (Custom Style)55A 3.4 Vienna Lager (Custom Style)56A 3.5 Marzen (Custom Style)
57A 3.6 Czech Dark Lager (Custom Style)58A 3.7 Schwarzbier (Custom Style)59A 3.8 California Common (Custom Style)
60A 3.9 Dunkles Bock (Custom Style)61A 4.1 Cream Ale (Custom Style)62A 4.2 Blonde Ale (Custom Style)
63A 4.3 Kolsch (Custom Style)64A 4.4 Belgian Pale Ale (Custom Style)65A 4.5 Australian Sparkling Ale (Custom Style)
66A 5.1 American Pale Ale (Custom Style)67A 6.1 Australian Bitter Ale (Custom Style)68A 6.2 British Golden Ale (Custom Style)
69A 6.3 Best Bitter (Custom Style)70A 6.4 American Amber Ale (Custom Style)71A 6.5 Altbier (Custom Style)
72A 6.6 Strong Bitter (Custom Style)73A 7.1 Scottish Heavy (Custom Style)74A 7.2 Scottish Export (Custom Style)
75A 7.3 Irish Red Ale (Custom Style)76A 7.4 Australian Dark/Old Ale (Custom Style)77A 7.5 British Brown Ale (Custom Style)
78A 7.6 American Brown Ale (Custom Style)79A 8.1 English Porter (Custom Style)80A 8.2 American Porter (Custom Style)
81A 8.3 Baltic Porter (Custom Style)82A 9.1 Sweet Stout (Custom Style)83A 9.2 Irish Stout (Custom Style)
84A 9.3 Oatmeal Stout (Custom Style)85A 9.4 Irish Extra Stout (Custom Style)86A 10.1 Tropical Stout (Custom Style)
87A 10.2 Foreign Extra Stout (Custom Style)88A 10.3 American Stout (Custom Style)89A 10.4 Imperial Stout (Custom Style)
90A 11.1 English IPA (Custom Style)91A 11.2 American IPA (Custom Style)92A 12.1 White IPA (Custom Style)
93A 12.2 Red IPA (Custom Style)94A 12.3 Brown IPA (Custom Style)95A 12.4 Rye IPA (Custom Style)
96A 12.5 Belgian IPA (Custom Style)97A 12.6 Black IPA (Custom Style)98A 12.7 Double IPA (Custom Style)
99A 13.1 Weissbier (Custom Style)  

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

1 Sept - German Club - Session 1
223 Flinders St, Adelaide
Saturday 1 September, 2018 9:00 AM, ChST

1 Sept - German Club - Session 2
223 Flinders St, Adelaide
Saturday 1 September, 2018 11:30 AM, ChST

1 Sept - German Club - Session 3
223 Flinders St, Adelaide
Saturday 1 September, 2018 2:00 PM, ChST

2 Sept - German Club - Session 1
223 Flinders St, Adelaide
Sunday 2 September, 2018 9:00 AM, ChST

2 Sept - German Club - Session 2
223 Flinders St, Adelaide
Sunday 2 September, 2018 11:30 AM, ChST

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Awards

The awards ceremony will take place at the Wheatsheaf Hotel on Sunday 9th September.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.

Participants who don't pick up awards will be contacted.

Results will be posted to the competition web site after all judging has completed. Please be patient because running an event like this is a big undertaking carried out by volunteers.

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Awards Ceremony

The Wheatsheaf Hotel
39 George Street, Thebarton SA 5031
Sunday 9 September, 2018 12:30 PM, ChST

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Circuit Qualification

1st, 2nd and 3rd place category winners will qualify to enter the Australian Amatuer Brewing Championships being held in Melbourne on 25th October 2018 prior to the ANHC National Homebrew Conference.

SABSOSA will notify those who have qualified with all the details after judging has complete. SABSOSA will pay for postage of entries to AABC if they are dropped off before the nominated deadline.

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