Entries for the competition close on Friday 22nd April 2022 at 3pm (earlier for drop off points)
Welcome to the 2022 chapter of the Grafton Brewing Competition, and thanks for
downloading or picking up a copy of this years programme!
Pull out your favourite beer glass, pour yourself a fine amber (or dark) beverage, and
take your time to read the Special Conditions For Home Brewing Exhibitors, the General Conditions For Home Brewing Exhibitors, and the Competition Classes For Entry that follow.
The classes for this years comp are similar to the AABC categories & styles used last
year, but have been updated to the latest 2019 specifications. The changes in the new classes are minor, and
only affect the group “12. Specialty IPA”.
The origins of the competition go back to the 1800’s
when the first agricultural show was run in Grafton.
The results for this years competition will be published
on Friday 6th May 2022 to coincide with the opening
of the Grafton Show.
Last years Grafton Brewing Competition attracted a
healthy number of entries, despite the often unpredictable pandemic climate. Entries
were received from Grafton & the surrounding Clarence Valley, and Australia wide.
Once again beer judges had their beer stamina & evaluation skills stretched to the limit!
The use of cans (rather than bottles), has continued to
increase, matching the commercial trend, with some
home brewers now using cans exlusively, and owning
their own canning equipment.
You are welcome to enter the competition regardless of whether you are an experienced
amateur brewer or just a beginner.
You have to be in it to win it, and in any
case, you will receive valuable & constructive written feedback from the judges on
your beers. This feedback will provide you
with the grounds to further improve your
beers should you choose to do so.
This competition can also serve as a pracGRAFTON
Front cover: Artwork depicting actual amusement clown(s) from sideshow alley at the Grafton show. They
are a timeless embodiment of the
show, and if they could talk, would
have many interesting tales to tell....