2021 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 2021 competition will be judged on the weekend of August 21-22. More information to come. Online entry will close on Wednesday, August 11.

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Competition entry process and dates

Please read the conditions of entry very carefully. Entries that do not meet the conditions will not be judged.

The 2021 competition will be judged on August 21-21 (entry closes on August 11). Bottle drop by Friday 13 COB or on Saturday 12 at the Irish Club, Carrington St from 11am-1pm. 

Conditions of entry

SABSOSA is open to all interested amateur brewers who are residents of South Australia or the Northern Territory.


SABSOSA is open to all interested amateur brewers who are residents of South Australia or the Northern Territory.

  1. All entries must be made using private equipment by amateur brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or brew on-premises operations etc.).
  2. Maximum of two entries per category – within this limit only one entry per style. Maximum ten entries per entrant.
  3. Fix one entry label per clean bottle with a rubber band only – no tape. No names required.
  4. Vessels containing beer should be at least 500ml and no more than 1000ml in volume in glass, PET plastic or can (over 500ml). 700-800ml preferred. No 330ml stubbies or champagne bottles
  5. The fee of $7.00 (+fees) per entry must be paid by PayPal or credit card. Cash will not be accepted.
  6. Beer judging guidelines can be found on aabc.org.au using Australian style guide.
  7. The competition organisers are not responsible for incorrectly categorised entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline or that arrived damaged, or for the loss or damage to any entry, entry form, or fee.
  8. Entrants are bound by the competition rules. The judges’ and Competition Director’s decision is final and no dispute will be entered into.
  9. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category.
  10. By entering the competition, entrants accept the competition rules, conditions of entry and categories and styles and are bound by these conditions.
  11. Participants must declare any conflict of interest before taking part in the administration or judging of a competition.

Please contact SABSOSA at info@sabsosa.com.au with any questions.

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