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Oktoberfest is an annual amatuer home-brewed beer competition organised and run by the Bayside Brewers.


Entries are open for all German Style Beers in the catEgories below.

Entries are open to all Victorian only independent and club-affiliated amateur brewers.

This year two new styles have been added to our entries: Berliner Weisse and Gose.

Oktoberfest Entry Form Download

Oktoberfest Poster Download


German Wheat Beers

Hefeweizen / Dunkelweizen / Berliner Weisse / Gose

Pale German Ale & Lagers

German Pilsner / Munich Helles / Festbier / German Helles Exportbier / Kölsch

German Amber & Dark Beers

Märzen / Munich Dunkel / Rauchbier / Schwarzbier / Altbier

Bock Beers

Weizenbock, Helles Bock / Dunkles Bock / Doppelbock

Competition Details

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

All entries will be judged according to the 2015 AABC Style Guidelines (available from www.vicbrew.org/styles.html) by a panel of judges. Judges decision is final. Champion beer of show, Best Novice, and 1st, 2nd and 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 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.

Presentations for Oktoberfest 2019 will be announced at the conclusion of the judging process at Hickinbotham Winery, Dromana.

Scoring sheets will be returned to entrants by post. Prizes will be delivered either by post or personally at our earliest convenience.

Trophies & Awesome Prizes Awarded For:

Champion Brewer, Champion Beer, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category and Best Novice Brewer.

Entries close 12pm Saturday 5th October 2019.

Drop off locations:

Grain and Grape (5/280 Whitehall St Yarraville 3013)

The Brewer’s Den (253 Dorset Rd Boronia 3155)

Keg King (2/33-35 Smith Road, Springvale 3131)

Home Make-it (4/158 Wellington Road, Clayton VIC 3168)

Greensborough Homebrewing (22 Louis Street Greensborough 3088)