In 2021, the panel will consist of around 50 Victorian-based beer and brewing professionals that bring their skills, knowledge, experience and importantly - a passion for celebrating beer and brewing excellence.
The sourcing and selection of Victorian-based judges, along with the extension of the judging days from three to four is a proactive response to the current state and federal government rules and advice surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judges for the 2021 AIBA will be sourced from a broad base and include brewers, beer writers, bar persons and beer retailers.
All entries are blind tasted and scored out of twenty points, assessed against the following criteria: Appearance, Aroma, Flavour & Body, Technical Quality and Style.
Any entry that is awarded 17.0 or more points will receive a gold medal, 15.5 - 16.9 points a silver and 14.0 – 15.4 points a bronze.