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2020 Competition

State Amateur Brewers Show of South Australia (SABSOSA) is South Australia’s peak competition for amateur home brewers. It is open to all residents of SA (and the NT) — from beginners to experienced brewers.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: April 8, 2020. A decision on if or how SABSOSA will be held will be made in early August. 

The 2020 competition will be judged on September 5 & 6. Entries will close a week before on August 28 with winners presentation on Sunday 13 September. Watch our website for more information in the coming months.


The annual event is the state qualifying competition for the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship. Place-getters in each category are then eligible to enter the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship.

The competition in 2019 is hosted by the South Australian Brewing Club,  SA’s largest homebrewing club. Beers are judged using Australian Amateur Brewing Competition guidelines (2017).

Entering your beers into the competition is a fantastic way to improve your own brewing. Previous entrants have become professional brewers and have even opened their own breweries. Valuable judge feedback and scoresheets are available after judging to help entrants fine-tune their recipes and techniques.

Never entered a brewing competition before? Read everything you need to know here.

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