2020 Competition

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


The 2020 competition will be judged on September 13 & 19-20. The date has been moved by a week from usual due to COVID restrictions and venue availability.

Entries are via the portal that will open a few weeks out for entry, label printing and payment with winners presentation on Sunday 27 September. 

Please read the entry information page very carefully. Many conditions have changed significantly, again mostly due to the health and safety risks we need to manage and also the numbers of entries we can have, and running the competition with no sponsorship in 2020.

Watch this website and our Facebook page for ongoing updates. 

The annual event is the state qualifying competition for the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship (which may not happen in 2020). 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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