Frequently Asked Questions

Does my entry need to be available for commercial sale?

Yes, you must certify that at the time of entry the product being entered into the Australian International Beer Awards is available for commercial sale in the precise composition and in the same packaging, including labels, in which it is sent for judging.

Can a distributor enter on behalf of a brewery?

Yes, if you are a distributor entering on behalf of a brewery, you will submit this brewery as an exhibitor. You can add multiple exhibitors as a distributor and each exhibitor can have multiple entries.

How do I enter through the USA Brewer's Association?

If you are entering as part of the USA Brewer’s Association Export Development Program (EDP), please contact Steve Parr at the Brewer’s Association to confirm your 2019 AIBA entries payment details.

What cards are accepted for the online payment of my entry?

Online payments can be made using Visa or Master Card. 

Do I need to pay for customs charges when delivering my beer?

Yes, you must pay for all customs and excise charges when arranging delivery of your beer samples to Australia. The AIBA will not pay any outstanding customs charges, and beer samples held by Australian Customs may not be judged.

When will the winners be announced?

The trophy winners will be announced and presented with their prize at the AIBA Presentation Dinner, to be held on Thursday 16 May 2019. 

When will the judging take place?

Judging of the media and packaging awards will take place on Tuesday 7 May date, with all remaining judging to take place from Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 May 2019. 

Can I taste the winners?

All exhibitors will be invited to an Exhibitor and Trade Tasting on Friday 17 May. Members of the general public will be able to taste many winners at GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival.