Members of the Australian International Beer Awards judging panel are selected for their knowledge, experience and field of expertise in the beer industry.

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.