SA State Competition (SABSOSA) entries open

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The State Amateur Brewing Show of South Australia needs no introduction to most SA brewers. It is SA's premier amateur brewing competition and is open to all non-professional brewers in this state. This year is its 21 year.

Entries are open now at using the online competitions portal. Beers can be entered now and additional ones later with PayPal and credit cards accepted for the $5 entry fee. Entries close on August 24 and can be dropped off at a number of locations around Adelaide. Judging is on September 1-2 at the German Club.

The competition that began in 1997 has been going from strength to strength over recent years and in 2018 entries are forecast to be the largest yet. This month the competition affiliated with SA's biggest brewing clubs, SA Brewing Club ( to help it grow.

Everyone is encouraged to enter a beer or two. The possibility of winning a category is high but the experience and feedback from judges are also invaluable to keep improving your beer. This competition is SA's qualifying competition for the Australian Amateur Brewing Competition. 1st, 2nd & 3rd placegetters in each SABSOSA category get to vie for national glory.

A couple of points worth noting: The preferred bottle size is 750mL but 500 ml or two 375mL firmly bound together are also accepted but be aware this is the last year two 375ml bottles will be accepted. Judging Guidelines, as used nationally, can be found on either or