The submission process opens March 1st 2017. Beers may be submitted online or completing the submission form. Online is through our partner The Data Still. The paper submission form will be downloadable here on the website and once filled out may be sent by email, fax, or mailed.

The Judging Guidelines

All judging will be performed blind by a number of panels of experienced trade only beer buyers. The judges represent some of the top trade buyers in Australia from Retail Stores, Restaurants, Beer focused bars,Beverage Directors Distributors and Importers. Your beer/sake will be judged by real trade buyers who make buying decisions.

The liquid will first be categorized by their pricing band per category. The judges will then have in the description the actual retail price for each beer, cider and sake in front of them. The judging panel will confer and come to a consensus whether a beer receives a Double Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze or no medal. Each panel will taste a variety of beer to avoid palate fatigue. In the event a supplier lists an incorrect classification for its entry, the competition will move it to the correct classification.

The Awards

Participating beers in each pricing band in their category will be eligible to receive a Double Gold, Gold, Silver or Bronze Award.

Entry Information

-Staff Relations Contact (Name, Phone, Email etc.)

-Current Information (i.e. available in what markets domestically and internationally, info on Master Brewer, information unique to your brand)

-There is only one one time charge for entry. We do not charge any extra fees for use of our logo and or medal won by any of the winning brands

-Winning results will be published on our website and with our media sponsors.

Each submission must include 3 12oz or 333ml, 2 x 500 or 750ml bottles or its equivalent.
Before May 27th 2017: $85 online and $85 by fax/email per submission
May 28th-June 3rd 2017: $100 online and $110 by fax/email per submission
June 3rd-June 10th 2017: $130 online and $140 per submission offline

All product submissions must be received by the warehouse by June 7th 2017.

Every year some submissions get stuck in customs. It happens and we are prepared to do a smaller tasting panel for the beers/sake. All beers that are submitted will be judged!

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any additional questions.