Victorian Amateur Brewing Championships 2019

The Victorian Amateur Brewing Championships (Vicbrew 2019) will be held on 14th & 15th September 2019 at the Belgian Beer Café Eureka, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank Melbourne. Melways reference: 2F E7 .
Please note that VicBrew uses the AABC2019 categories and styles. 2019 Categories and Styles listing. New England IPA (NEIPA) is the only new inclusion for 2019.

Placing (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in any category at Vicbrew 2019 qualifies entrant to submit an entry, in the same category, at AABC 2019 Sydney Australia on October 26th and 27th 2019.


Judge registration: To register your interest to judge or steward, please fill out the Google form

Online Entries:

Online Entry Registration is available for Vicbrew 2019 From July 1st via compmaster
Please follow the competition rules on the Compmaster page.
NOTE: Online entries will still need to be delivered to a Vicbrew 2019 collection centre by Early Saturday 31/08/2019



Entries may be submitted upto Saturday 31st August 2019 at the following collection points:

Champion Brewer of Show


Best Club of Show

11. India Pale Ale Category Sponsor

8. Porter Category Sponsor

4. Pale Ale Category Sponsor

7. Brown Ale Category Sponsor

Vicbrew 2019 Entry Collection Points

5. American Pale Ale Category Sponsor

9. Stout Category Sponsor


  • Ballarat Home Brew Centre: 1/314 Ripon St. South Ballarat, Ph:5333 5825
  • Bendigo Sandhurst Butchers Supplies & Home Brew: 46 Bridge St. Bendigo, Ph: 5441 4205
  • Brewers Choice: Shop 4/ 1389 Healesville-Kooweerup Rd Woori Yallock Ph:5964 6222
  • The Brewer’s Den: 253 Dorset Road Boronia Ph:9761 1900
  • Geelong Home Brewing: Shop 2/108 Church Street
    Hamlyn Heights, 3215. Ph: 5221 3985
  • Grain & Grape: 5/ 280 Whitehall St Yarraville Ph: 9687 0061
  • Grape & Grain: 14 - 16 Station Street, Moorabbin Ph: 9553 1003
  • Greensborough Home Brewing Supplies: 29 Beewar St. Greensborough Ph:9432 0283
  • Home Make It: 265 Spring St. Reservoir Ph: 9460 2777
  • Keg King: Warehouse 2, 33-35 Smith St. Springvale Ph: 9011 1698
  • Narre Brew Supplies: Unit 4 82-84 Melverton Drive Hallam Ph:9796 4703

10. Strong Stout Category

3. Amber & Dark Lager Category Sponsor


12. Specialty IPA Category Sponsor

2. Pale Lager Category Sponsor

8. Porter

18. Specialty Beer Category Sponsor

16. Strong Ales and Lagers Category Sponsor

6. Bitter Ale Category Sponsor



17. Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer Category Sponsor



1. Low Alcohol Category Sponsor

14. Sour Ale Category Sponsor

15. Belgian Ale Category Sponsor

17. Fruit/Spice/Herb or Vegetable Beer Category Sponsor


NOTE: That for Vicbrew 2019 and AABC 2019 the update AABC 2019 Style Guidelines will be used.

Categories and Styles list for Vicbrew 2019

Comming soon:
AABC 2019 Styleguides in pdf format, one page per style, to be used at Vicbrew 2019.
AABC 2019 Styleguides in pdf format, condensed version.
Beer Judging Form to be used at Vicbrew 2019
Mead Judging Form to be used at Vicbrew 2019
Cider Judging Form to be used at Vicbrew 2019


We hope to see you at Vicbrew 2019.