Important August meeting reminder

Hoppy Monday brewers!

If you’re getting ready to head to the monthly SABC meeting at the Wheaty this Wednesday, DONT!!

Our regular slot for meetings has been moved to week after next, TUESDAY 29th August for a special guest presentation by managing director of BeerCo.com and all round beer geek enthusiast, Dermott Dowling.  Dermott’s passion and enthusiasm for brewing is infectious, and he will be putting on a knowledgeable and interactive session which will feature:

  1. Gladfield Malt: How to spot great malt and get the most out of it when brewing.
  2. Hops: What is hot and what is not, rubbing and sniffing hops (sounds fantastic) and hop science 101
  3. Gigayeast: 101 tips for home brewers to get the most out of their yeast

Do not miss out on this meeting, it promises to be a ripper!

Clint

2018-2019 Committee Announcement

Thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend this year’s AGM yesterday.  Please see below for links to the Treasurer’s report and President’s report.

It is with pleasure that I present the committee as elected at the AGM:

President: Clint Fisher
Vice President: Julien Gibson
Treasurer: Edward Shorne Holden
Secretary: Luke Moran
Competition Coordinator: Gary Waters
Publicity and Social Media Officer: Gus Kingston
IT Officer: Ben Till
Events Coordinator: Lachlan Johnson
Sponsorship Liaison Officer: Alex Kiddy

The new committee will be meeting shortly to begin planning out the the coming twelve months.  Stay posted for announcements!

SABC Presidents Report 2016-17

Audited SABC Financial Statement FY1617

SABC AGM and Committee Elections

We are not far from holding this year’s AGM, at which all committee positions are declared vacant.  To continue to thrive and offer good value to our members, the club relies on an active, motivated committee.  If you have a bit of room in your life and think you have something to offer the club, then you are encouraged to nominate for a position.  Please have a read of the linked document below to get an idea of what the various roles entail.  The committee meets about six times a year on average (always involving beer and food!) with the remainder of discussion happening via email.

Whilst in the past we have run with the main officers’ roles and three or four general positions, this year we are moving to more defined roles for all committee members,  with the aim to more evenly distribute the load across the committee.

If you would like to nominate for a position, please email the club to let us know.  If you can’t make it to the AGM, and wish to stand for a position, that’s no problem at all.

Note that to vote at the AGM, you must be a financial member of the club.  Our membership period coincides with the financial year, which means that renewals are due pretty much now.  Please head over to the Join SABC page, where you can renew and pay via PayPal or bank transfer.  The fees are unchanged from last year.

SABC Committee roles

Get your pucker up!

June’s meeting is going to be all about sours!

Love them or hate them, we’re aiming to have a good range to taste and discuss.  We’re not planning a formal presentation as such, but we would like to get a range of beers to taste, and to drive a discussion on the methods relevant to each style.

So if you have a sour (whether intentional or, ahem, otherwise) on tap or in the bottle, please let us know and bring it along. You will need about three long necks or equivalent, and ideally have your recipe and brew day notes.

Cheers!

 

Tonight’s NEIPA Presentation

Tonight’s meeting is in the dining room, which makes setting up a screen that everyone can see a little tricky, particularly if we have a good turnout.  As such, please see the link below to download a pdf of the presentation, which you can view on your device during the talk, or print out.  We will also have some printed copies available.

See you tonight!

NEIPA Presentation

May Meeting Update

Due to the Pint of Science sessions running in the back room at The Wheaty, this week’s meeting will be held in the dining room.

We have a few NEIPAs to try, with a presentation and a bit of discussion on this relatively new style.  There will also be a raffle this month, with an unusual but interesting prize, so bring your spare change…

We will kick off somewhere between 7.00 and 7.30 pm.  See you there!

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.

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!

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.