NEIPA brewers needed!

We’re still looking for a couple more brewers to brew a New England IPA for the May meeting.  There’s still time (this style is most definitely a fresh style), so if you can manage to crank one out, please let us know by emailing the club. You don’t need to have brewed the style before, just to be willing to have a crack at something new.  See the original post here for more details.

It’s Good Beer Wheaty Time!

The program for this year’s Good Beer Wheaty has been released, see below for the program and links to the ticketing site.  Once again the team at the Wheaty have put together an interesting program, backed up no doubt with some cracking beers.  In what is becoming a (very welcome) tradition, Jade has very kindly offered a free pint to SABC members who purchase a ticket to one of the paid events.  To take advantage of this offer, you must email the club not less than 24 hours before the event.  We will then email the Wheaty with a list of attending members, which will be behind the bar on the day.  Note that this offer is only available to financial members.

Good Beer Wheaty Program

Tickets – Beer Provenance – Wired does it Napar?

Tickets – What’s Malt Got To Do With It?

April Meeting

The April meeting is just around the corner (next week, Wednesday 19th, 7.00pm at the Wheaty).  We will be looking at a comparison brew of four beers brewed with cultured Coopers yeast, presented by Kieren.  May contain traces of hops…

In addition, if any members have beers they wish to present to the meeting, please email us.  You will need to be prepared to talk about your beer, preferably with recipe in hand and any specifics from the brew day.  Please note, that beers with faults are always welcome (probably more than those without), as they help us all to learn to recognise faults and the discussion on how to remedy them is always positive and helpful.

See you next week!

Winter Competition Announcement

SABC are pleased to invite all members to enter the upcoming Winter Competition.  This year we are brewing some good old English ales, befitting of the season, and also because you have to have a break from hops occasionally (some say).  Once again we will be running judging day in conjunction with the AGM, which will be announced soon, and all present will be encouraged to have a go at judging.  This is a way of giving those new to judging or with little experience a chance to sit alongside our more experienced judges and learn the process.

All the usual rules apply:

  1. Entrants agree to be bound by the conditions of entry and competition rules.
  2. Maximum of two entries per entrant per category.
  3. Each entry is to be provided in single, clean bottle, not less than 500mL in capacity, or two, clean bottles each not less than 330mL in capacity.
  4. Each entry is to be accompanied by an entry form attached to the bottle with a rubber band.
  5. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  6. Entries will not be returned to entrants.
  7. Entries must have been brewed by the entrant.
  8. Entries must not have been brewed on equipment that brews beer for commercial purposes.
  9. Organisers shall not be held responsible for loss or damage to any entry, entry form, entry fee or other materials.
  10. The top three places in each main category will be awarded points towards the SABC Brewer of the Year.
  11. The major prize of a brew day at Little Bang Brewing will be awarded to the Beer of Show.
  12. Closing dates for entries will be available on the entry website, which will go live not less than four weeks before the judging date.

So, without further delay, here are the categories for the competition (BJCP 2015).

  1. British Bitter: Categories 11A, 11B, 11C
  2. Pale Commonwealth Beer: Categories 12A, 12C (Note: 12B is excluded)
  3. Brown British Beer: Categories 13A, 13B, 13C
  4. Strong British Ales: Categories 17A, 17B, 17C, 17D

There’s plenty to choose from, so get brewing!

SABC is getting Juicy this May!

With the New England IPA style all the rage at the moment, we wondered if a tasting of the Juicy variety was in order.

We’re calling on 3 members to brew their best NEIPA for this May’s monthly meeting for a comparison and discussion session.

You don’t need to have brewed this style before, and if you haven’t, here’s some useful info on the style:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/tips-brewing-new-england-ipa/

http://aleofatime.com/2016/08/hazy-days-neipa/

Brewers will be asked to be prepared to present on their recipe and processes.

If you’re ready and able to brew for the meeting, please email the club at info@sabrew.com

First come first serve, please register your interest to participate by Friday 21st of April.

A short presentation on the style will also be presented on the night.

BeerBQ – That’s it for another year!

Well, the BeerBQ has been and gone, and what a great night.  Fabulous food, not a dud beer (of course) and good company.  Thanks to all those who helped get it off the ground, and also to everyone who came along.  The beer of the night was Darren Billett’s “Pity the Fool” APA, with equal runners up Clint Fisher and Brendan Hennessy.  These brewers will get points towards Brewer of the Year.

Here are a few happy snaps from the night.

Summer Competition Prize Presentations

WheatsheafBeerCo

 

Thanks to The Wheaty, Beer Co, Gladfield Malts and Gigayeast, we had a swag of great prizes to hand out at last week’s meeting to the place-getters in the recent summer competition.  Without the support of great people like Jade at The Wheaty and Dermott from Beer Co, all we’d have for prizes would be the glory, and you can’t brew beer with glory…

Here are a few happy snaps from the night:

BeerBQ Reminder

The 2017 BeerBQ is less than two weeks away – full details here.

With the current response rate however, it’s not looking like being viable to go ahead with the event.  We need to get numbers locked in by the end of this week to be able to cater the event properly.  There are quite a few members pedalling pretty hard behind the scenes to get the food organised, so unfortunately it’s not just a case of ringing some caterer the night before and saying there will be another 50 people coming along.

Tickets for the event (free for financial members, $25.00 for non-members), will be available up until 5pm on Sunday 26 March – Next Sunday!  We need to close availability by then to give us numbers in time to order meat.  The ticketing weblink is here.

Lastly, if you are coming along and bringing a beer, it would be greatly appreciated if you could let us know, just so we can keep an eye on quantity.  No-one wants to run out of beer…  Just a quick reply to this email will do.

Thanks and see you there!