News about non-BABBs upcoming competitions and their results.

2007 AABC Results Anounced

Huge congratulations to BABBs member Ben Connery for placing second in British and Irish Ale, and third in Stout.  Ben was the only placegetter from Queensland.  Congratulations to all the competitors for what was, by all reports, a very high quality competition with much difficulty choosing winning beers.A special congratulations must go out to Dan Rayner (Champion Beer) and Craig Webber (Champion Brewer) both of the ACT.Check out for the summary results of all classes.

2007 Most Consistent Brewer named

The Last general meeting of the year last night saw Ross Kenrick named the 2007 BABB Most Consistent Brewer. This is rewarded to the brewer who performs best over the years mini-comps. Ross brewed consistently excellent beer, winning two comps for the year and always appearing in the top place getters for the others. Paul Hoepper was awarded first runner up and Michael Mowbray second runner up. Congratulations to the place getters and to all competitors over the year.

QABC 2007 Results

Several BABB members entered the recently resinstated Queensland Amateur Brewing Championship with much success. Club members managed to win seven of nine classes judged and also picked up a couple of second and third places. Sounds impressive, huh? Well, there were only 40 entries for this competition this year so let's hope plenty more Queenslanders (and more BABBs members) get behind this competition in 2008. It is a prequalifier for the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship and so this year BABBs will be well represented in that competition. Good luck to all competitors! The QABC results are attached.

2007 ANAWBS Results

Once again, BABB's members have put in an exceptional performance at this years Australian National Amateur Wine & Beer Show. Congratulations to all BABB's members who participated in this year's competition and represented the club so strongly.

QAAWBG 2007 State Comp

On Saturday, September 1st, a group of 10 BABB's members, including your editor, made the journey to the Ipswich Showgrounds for the QAAWBG Annual Competition Dinner. I am pleased to report that on the return journey, we were weighed down by an impressive array of trophies and awards. BABB's retained the title of Champion Beermaking Guild, increasing last year's winning margin, and scoring more than three times the points of our nearest competitor. Of the ten classes open to all-grain brewers, eight were won by BABB's, with the other two classes won by Lyall Cottam, representing PUBS. Congratulations to all BABB's members who participated in this year's State Championship.

2007 Club Championship Results

This year's annual competition and barbeque was a most enjoyable day. Many thanks must go to our hosts, Peter and Mardi Buchanan for providing a superb venue and delicious food for this event.

A total of 20 entrants submitted a healthy 118 beers for consideration, covering all classes and all but two of the sub-classes. The strength of competition in the club was demonstrated by the fact that six different brewers won classes, and by the number of gold, silver and bronze medals awarded by the judges. The committee would like to pass on their thanks to all who made the event run smoothly, particularly the Stewards, led by Adrian Levi, and our three expert judges; Paul Hoepper, Bill Gofton and Russ Webber. A summary of results is given below. Congratulations to all participants!

Winners by class & subclass

Class 1: Wheat Beer, 13 entries


The Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers (BABBs) is a club of home brewers meeting in Brisbane, Queensland.

Meetings are held monthly with Regular mini-comps, demonstrations and lectures, club championships, beginners classes, club store, library and tastings both home brew and commercial. For the low cost of $85.00 a year, you get to participate in the meeting, snacks and social interaction with fellow brewers of all levels of experience.  Bring some of your own beer along to share, compare and receive feedback. Visitors are most welcome. 


Fourth Thursday of each Month (except December)
7:30pm, for a start at 8:00pm sharp

The Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo

Entry is part of the membership fee. Visitors and guests are $5.

For the full calendar of events click here.

For general information e-mail or use the Contact form.

Currently 57 registered members.


2006 QAAWBG State Championship Results

Yet another good year for BABBs in the state competition...

2006 Club Comp Results

Here are the results of the 2006 club competition

2005 Club Comp Results

Here are the results from the 2005 club competition.

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