Style Categories and guidelines for the 2019 competitions
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 that will be used for judging. We do not use any guidelines or category numbers from the international Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).
Cider and mead categories
Cider and mead entries will be judged by the Australian National Amateur Wine and Beer Show (ANAWBS). Please see here for details. As with beer categories, placegetters from this competition become eligible to enter the Australian Amateur Brewing Competition.