Style Categories and Guidelines for the 2018 SABSOSA & Australian Amateur Brewing Championships

AABC released updated Style Guidelines in 2017 which will again be used in 2018.

There are 109 beer styles across 18 categories.

Full category list- AABC2017 Categories and Styles listing

Full Guidelines with descriptions – AABC 2017 Style Guidelines 21.03.2017

Full Guidelines  – AABC 2017 Style Guidelines one style per page

These are the only guidelines SABSOSA will be using for judging. DO NOT use any guidelines or category numbers from the BJCP website.


SABSOSA will have cider and mead entries judged by another judging organisation. Please see this post for details. Placegetters from this competition will be invited to enter the Australian Amateur Brewing Competition.