NSW Amateur Brewing Championships for 2011

Hunter United Brewers are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the NSW Amateur Brewing Championships for 2011. The competition will be the NSW qualifier for the AABC in Adelaide in October and will be held over the weekend of 27th & 28th August, 2011 at the following venue;nsw-amateur-championships-2011

Hunter Beer Co at Potters Brewery
Wine Country Drive
Nulkaba NSW 2325

Judging will commence from 10am on both days.


Entries can be dropped off at the following locations;

Daves Home Brew, North Sydney
Absolute Home Brew, St Marys
ESB, Peakhurst
Marks Home Brew, Islington

The competition will be held in conjunction with Maitland Hunter Valley Tourism and the Bitter & Twisted Beer Festival. This will include the Best of Show Beer being commercially brewed* at Murray’s Brewery and will be showcased at the Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival at Maitland Gaol on the 5th & 6th November 2011. Other category winners will also be given the opportunity to re-brew their beer and have it showcased at Bitter & Twisted. A fantastic promotional opportunity for Homebrew and a big feather in the cap of any winner! Also, the brewer/s of the BOS beer will have their beer sponsored into the American Homebrewers Association’s National Homebrew Competition.There are some great prizes on offer; further details will follow closer to the competition date.

Entries will be $7 per entry and will be judged to AABC guidelines. Full details and entry forms are available here

Any enquiries or any brewers who wish to volunteer or steward for the competition, can be registered at hubbrewingevents@gmail.com. Limited accommodation will be available at the venue and BJCP qualified judges will be eligible for subsidised accommodation from the host club. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers on both days, and if there are enough people interested, there is the possibility of a Saturday night event.

Good Luck All, and get brewing!

* Conditions apply to the brewing of the winning beer i.e. reasonable cost of ingredients. For example, a beer that contains 50kg of black truffles will obviously be outside what is considered reasonable cost of ingredients.