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All entries will be judged according to the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines () by a panel of judges. Judges decision is final. Champion Beer of Show, Best Novice, and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place getters in each category will be based on the highest sum total points from the three judges. In the event of a tie, the award will be decided on the basis of best impression. Best Novice category is only open for Victorian brewers who have not previously placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a Vicbrew sanctioned competition. Champion Brewer will be awarded to the highest sum total for points awarded in each category: 1st Placing: 3 points, 2nd Placing: 2 points, 3rd Placing: 1 point.

Results for Oktoberfest 2023 will be announced by 5pm Sunday 29th October via social media (to be advised).

Scoring sheets will be available for download via this website after the results are announced. Winners of prizes will be contacted and those prizes to be collected by mutual agreement.


BJCP 2021 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

4A Munich Helles4B Festbier4C Helles Bock
5B Kölsch5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock9B Eisbock
10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock
23A Berliner Weisse23G Gose 


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 1

Cost is $8 per entry (500ml bottle or greater), with a limit of two entries per category.

Payment must be received by the cutoff date or entry will not be accepted.

Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

750 ml brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as PET bottles, as long as they meet the volume requirements.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.


Judging Sessions and Dates

Saturday 28 October, 2023 09:00, AEDT

Saturday 28 October, 2023 13:00, AEDT


Best of Show




The awards anouncements will take place 5pm Sunday 29th October via social media (to be advised).

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

Prizes will be available for pick up after the announcement concludes. Awards not picked up will be mailed back to participants.

Results will be posted to the competition web site after the anouncements conclude.


Awards Ceremony

Via Social Media - to be announced
Sunday 29 October, 2023 17:00, AEDT