Just a quick reminder that the April meeting, which is this Wednesday, will be at Little Bang Brewing. We will be kicking off at 7pm as usual with a bit of business, and any tastings that people bring along. There are no tastings lined up so far, so if you have something you want to share, please email us and bring it along.
Little Bang are at 8a Union Street Stepney, check the original post here for full directions.
See you there!
From club secretary Luke Moran.
On a warm, peaceful autumn evening the South Australian Brewing Club descended upon the Clearview Lawn Bowls club with gallons of home crafted ales and mounds of slow cooked deliciousness.
What more could you ask for? 17 different ales and lagers were generously provided by various members to share. Each beer was lined up in a variety of porta-keg setups, (both large and small), with even stubbies, long-necks and growlers on offer. After a few issues with carbonation, the beers were pouring beautifully and members and guests started to get stuck in, each with their own souvenir SABC BeerBQ glassware. Beer of the night went to Lachlan, although it has to be said that it’s just as well there weren’t any polling scrutineers present. A lesson in inviting as many friends as you can find.
Now what is a brew club if you don’t do some brewing? Committee member Gary, who is an experienced brewer using the all-in-one Grainfather brewing system, brewed up a storm on the night. The recipe chosen was a Russian Imperial Stout. Gary used not only a brand new Grainfather generously loaned by the distributors imake, but also his own Grainfather, due to the large amount of grain required to brew such a big beer. The resultant 20L batch was offered as first prize in a raffle on the night, which was won by Glen Phillis.
Let’s not forget about the grub. A large selection of delicious proteins were provided to soak up all of that home brew. Kranskies, chicken wings, pulled pork, brisket and a selection of salads were devoured, demolished and digested by all. Thanks must be given to Jules, Darren, BJ, Clint and Simon for providing such an amazing banquet. Special thanks must go to BJ who cooked up the Kranskies and wings on the night using his own purpose built charcoal pit.
Overall the night was a great success and considering it was the first time the club has put on an event like this it went fantastically well.
A BIG thanks to all who came along and contributed on the night to make it such a success and we’ll see you at the next one.
Head over to the Competitions page, as the BotY leaderboard is now up. You never know, you could be on it!
The BeerBQ is just one sleep away. A large amount of meat is currently soaking up smoky goodness on it’s low and slow journey to your plate, and beer is chilling in anticipation of gushing out a tap into your souvenir glass. Phew, I need a cold shower…
Anyway, here’s another funky embedded google map to show you how to get there. Kick off is at 6pm, and don’t forget to bring a bit of spare change for the raffle. See you there!
Thanks Kieren for bringing to our attention a couple of errors in the announcement of the winter competition, which is here
Please note that under Strong Ales, category 23 should instead be category 22 (Strong American Ale)
And under Pale Ales, category 24B (Belgian Pale Ale) was omitted. It is definitely included in the competition.
The original post has been corrected
The April SABC meeting, which is at 7pm on Wednesday the 20th of April will not be at the Wheaty.
Little Bang Brewing have very kindly offered to host us this month, with a brewery tour, plenty of beers to try, and a good deal of witty banter no doubt. The usual starting time of 7pm remains, however if you’re a little early don’t worry. You can always chip in and do a spot of cleaning!
See below for directions: