June 2019

40th Year

From the Chairman

2019 marks the 40th year of the Australian National Amateur Wine and Beer Show (ANAWBS) and it is quite an incredible achievement for the two Host Clubs.  Forty years ago, two very young Clubs came together to host the first show in McLaren Vale and from this very small root, it has grown to blossom in status, numbers and quality The Adelaide and Blackwood Wine and Beer Clubs must be congratulated, and thanked, for having the foresight, belief and dedication to initiate and continue to host this Show.

The founders of this Show would be so pleased to see the growth, diversity and standard of the entries, its recognition as an important Show for amateurs and the quality of the judging that has been so vital in mentoring the entrants and giving them direction of ways to improve. Over the 40 years we have moved venues from the Hall in McLaren Vale to Regency TAFE and now the Waite Campus of The University of Adelaide.

Such a Show is dependent on an outstanding and committed Committee over the past 40 years and we owe a great debt of gratitude to the present and past members for their conscientious and hard working efforts to make each Show a success.

For the long continuance of the Show, it has relied upon the support of yourselves and past entrants. You have believed in the Show, have entered in growing numbers, and shown that you are passionate about wine and beer making, keen to have your wines/beers judged and seeking ways to have it recognised and be improved.

This year, the Show will again be held at the Waite Campus in late September; the dates are within this Newsletter. Planning is well advanced and we hope that you will continue to regularly visit the Website, Facebook and Twitter for updates. All the dates, entry process, costs etc are on the ANAWBS website. We encourage you again to support ANAWBS, encourage friends and other amateur wine and beer makers to consider entering the Show and we know that 2019 will be a wonderful success for the 40th Year of ANAWBS.

Brian Ferris
ANAWBS 2019 Show

Brian Ferris – Chairman ANAWBS 2019

Trophies & Awards

The ANAWBS Committee is very grateful for the continuing support received from valued companies and businesses. Their generous sponsorship allows us to provide the trophies for classes and awards.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded based upon the merit of the wine or beer in each class.
Class Trophies
Trophies will be awarded to the top medal winning wine and beer for each class. Certificates are awarded to First, Second and Third in each wine and beer class.
Special Trophies are awarded for the:
Best Wine of the Show
Best Beer of the Show
The Mash Paddle – National All Grain Brewer of the Year
Best Kit Beer of the Show
Winemaker of the year 2019
This trophy will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining the highest point score for their best five (5) wines in the wine classes. The classes must include at least one Red (W1 to W15), at least one White (W16 to W20) and at least a Rose (W21) or Sparkling (W22) or Cider (W23)
Brewer of the Year 2019
This trophy will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining the highest point score for their best five (5) beers in the beer competition. The five best beers must include beers from at least three (3) of the competition catagories.


Gold , silver and bronze medals


The ANAWBS beer competition is now a BJCP sanctioned competition. The Beer Judge Certification Program or BJCP is a non-profit organization formed in 1985 in America “to promote beer literacy and the appreciation of real beer, and to recognize beer tasting and evaluation skills.” It has been described in the press as a “hands-on … study program designed to teach aspiring beer enthusiasts about the essence of any kind of beer”.The BJCP certifies and ranks beer judges through an examination and monitoring process.

Gavin Pennell – ANAWBS Beer Convenor, Mike Butcher, Barry Cranston
and Glenn Snook discussing beer brewing at ANAWBS 2018.

2018 Most Successful Brewer

Barry Cranston from NSW was awarded the trohy for the Most Successful Brewer at ANAWBS 2018. This is the 8th time Barry has won this trophy, the first being in 2005. Barry, a prolific brewer, entered beers in 12 classes and was awarded places and medals in most of the classes. Barry is a member of the ESB Peakhurst Club in Sydney.

Submission of Entries

Deliver or send entries with fees and forms to:
Closing date Friday 20th September 2019
Winequip Products
16 Burdon St, Dudley Park, SA. 5008
Ph (08) 8365 0044
Beerbelly Brewing Equipment
3/95 Research Rd, Pooraka SA 5095
Ph (08) 7230 0258
Country Brewer – Clovelly Park, SA
8 / 1240 – 1242 South Rd, Clovelly Park, SA, 5042
Ph (08) 8177 1110

Drop off point only
The Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, Southern Barns, Entry gate 3, Waite Road, Urrbrae, SA.
Drop off dates and times
Monday 23rd September 9 – 4pm
Tuesday 24th September 9 – 12noon
Entries can only be dropped off at the Southern Barns, Waite Campus at the above times.

Interstate Entries
Free transport is available for interstate entrants.
Details of the drop off points in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and closing dates are available on our web site.

Post or Courier
If you wish to send your entries by post or courier please send them by the closing date, Friday 20th September 2019, to
Winequip Products
16 Burdon St, Dudley Park, SA. 5008

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