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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Thursday 8 August, 2024 5:00 PM, AEST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday 16 August, 2024 12:00 AM, AEST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Thursday 8 August, 2024 4:00 PM, AEST.


Entry Fees

$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.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premimum Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kölsch5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter12A British Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA13A Dark Mild13B British Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale
17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barley Wine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA 21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA 21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA 21B7 Brut IPA
21C Hazy IPA22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 23G Gose
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Bière de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Belgian Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer 27A1 Kellerbier
27A2 Kentucky Common27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 London Brown Ale
27A5 Piwo Grodziskie27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A8 Roggenbier27A9 Sahti28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer 28D Straight Sour Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
29D Grape Ale 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 30D Specialty Spice 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 34A Commercial Specialty Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer 34C Experimental Beer C1A New World Cider
C1B English Cider C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional Perry C2A New England Cider C2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C Applewine C2D Ice Cider C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/Perry LSX1 Dorada PampeanaLSX2 IPA Argenta
LSX3 Italian Grape Ale LSX4 Catharina Sour LSX5 New Zealand Pilsner
M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead M1C Sweet Mead
M2A Cyser M2B Pyment M2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel M3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot M4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead   


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:

  • Cash
  • Check, made out to Bank: MyState , Account Name: Hobart Brewers, Account BSB: 807-009, Account Number: 30006613


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 1

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

» One bottle per entry (750ml preferred)

» All entries must have labels attached. 

Labels can be printed directly from this website. After completing your registration print the label and ATTACH TO BOTTLE with sticky tape. There is no need to cover the entire label - just so it is secure enough not to fall off.

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, suppliers, etc.).

The competition organisers are not responsible for mis-categorised entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organisers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified 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. 

Brewers are limited to two entries in each category but may only enter each sub-category once. Group entries can only be entered once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants, though you may be able to collect them at the conclusion of all judging.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday 15 July, 2024 12:00 AM, AEST through Friday 9 August, 2024 1:00 PM, AEST.

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.

Tandy's Ale House
100 Elizabeth St, Launceston TAS 7250
(03) 6331 2232

Tasmanian Home Brew Supplies
222 Liverpool Street Hobart


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Monday 15 July, 2024 12:00 AM, AEST through Monday 5 August, 2024 12:00 AM, AEST.

Ship entries to:

Tas Home Brewing Supplies
222 Liverpool Street Hobart 7000

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.


Judging Sessions and Dates

Du Cane
Saturday 17 August, 2024 10:30 AM, AEST



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed. This is anticipated to be on the day of judging - Saturday the 12th of August at around 3.15 pm.  Brewers with entries are strongly encouraged to participate as either stewards or judges on the day so that we can finish the judging on time. Experience is not necessary as you will be sitting with experienced people who can guide you through the process, but bring reading glasses as you will have to read Style Guides for your category so that you know the characteristics that you are looking for in each beer being judged. 

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category and will receive a medal/token in recognition of their placing. Score sheets are also returned to entrants either on the day, or via email if entrants provide an email address. Entrants must be residents of Tasmania to win places or to qualify for the national competition. Note: only categories with a minimum of three (3) entries will qualify entrants to progress to the National competitions.

  • In the event of tied scores, placegetters will be decided by progressive countback as follows: a) highest score for Overall Impression; b) highest score for Flavour; c) lowest range of individual judge scores (smallest spread of scores across panel); d) the judging panel will be requested to resolve the tie.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placegetters in each TSHBC category qualify to enter a beer in the same category in the AABC

Champion Beer of Show will be awarded to the highest scoring beer in the competition. In the event of a tie, a progressive countback will be used as for category placings.

Champion Brewer and Best Region (North/South) will be determined by the sum of place points awarded: 1st: 3 points, 2nd: 2 points; 3rd: 1 point. For a group entry, all brewers listed will receive the same points but any prizes/trophies will only be given to the brewer who entered the beer. 

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. 


Awards Ceremony

Du Cane Brewery
60-64 Elizabeth Street, Launceston 7250
Saturday 17 August, 2024 3:15 PM, AEST