Guidelines

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.