April Meeting Reminder

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!

April Meeting Venue Change

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:

January Meeting

The January meeting is coming up this Wednesday, and while we don’t have a formal presentation this month, there is lots to talk about with upcoming events, competitions and and other exciting stuff.  There will also be plenty of time for tastings, so if you have brewed something interesting (intentionally or not…), let us know by emailing info@sabrew.com and bring it along.  Two to three longnecks or equivalent generally will suffice, and be prepared with as much info about your recipe and brew day as you can find.

For those who have not yet collected their glasses (there’s quite a few!), they will be available at the meeting, and we may even get our act together enough for a raffle.

See you at the Wheaty at 7pm on Wednesday.

Cheers!

December meeting

The December meeting is this coming Wednesday, and in keeping with previous years will be an informal (like we’re ever very formal…) Christmas drinks get together.  We will do a pizza order, which will be $5 per person, and if you’ve been a good little brewer Santa may throw a pint of beer down the chimney at you.

Hope to see you there!

November is yeast month at SABC

This month’s meeting features a presentation on yeast by Michael Roach.  Michael is a colleague of our own Dr. Smurto, and is well placed to answer all your questions about or favorite little critters.

There will still be plenty of time for tastings, so if you have a beer you would like some feedback on (perhaps one that highlights the yeast character), email the club at info@sabrew.com

October Club Meeting

Due to the Oktoberfest lunch at the German Club being so soon after this month’s meeting, there will be no formal topic of discussion.  However, the Wheaty will be launching (drum roll) Simon’s winning Cal Common.  The keg is being tapped at 6pm, so if you want to be there for the fanfare, tell the boss that the dog’s escaped and hightail it for the pub!  Simon also has a comparison brew to present and talk about.  This leaves two spots for other tastings, so if you have something you want feedback on, email the club at info@sabrew.com

This year’s glasses will be available for collection, so if you haven’t grabbed yours yet come and see a committee member.  Please note that glasses will not be available for collection at the German Club lunch.

SABC 2015 Spring Competition

The Spring competition, which was announced in March, will be judged at the next SABC general meeting on Wednesday August 19 at the Wheaty.

The format of the judging will be slightly different from usual, being an open judging session where any member interested in judging will be able to sit on a panel with an experienced BJCP certified judge and learn more about the process.  South Australia needs more judges, and the hope is to get some more people interested in undertaking the BJCP certification course.

All beers will be judged according to style, and any major scoring discrepancies will be reviewed. All other SABC competition rules will apply as usual.  See the link below for entry forms and rules.

Any member with beers to enter in the competition and who is unable to attend the August meeting can contact the club via email or the organiser on the phone number listed in the rules. Members attending the meeting, please be at the Wheaty by 6.30pm with your beers, as we are aiming to start the judging as close to 7.00pm as possible.

As always, please send any questions through to sabrewclub@gmail.com

Good luck!

SABCSpring2015CompetitionEntryForm

Memberships are now DUE!

Memberships are now DUE! Our memberships run from July to June – so all memberships (with the exception of the couple of members who joined after our subsidised events) are now due.

Click Here to download the membership form.

Fees this year remain at $50 for continuing members, or $60 inc Joining fee for new members.

Remember this includes two subsidised member events per year, a free gift (TBA at this moment) and other specials throughout the year. The first one will be The Wheaty Font of Darkness and Birthday Celebrations coming up just this week!

With the AGM coming up in a couple of weeks, this is the ideal time to renew your membership and perhaps even nominate for the committee to have a say in the operation of your club.

To nominate for the Committee, please email the club at sabrewclub@gmail.com – with details of which position you would specifically like to nominate for – if any.

Wheaty’s Font of Darkness and Birthday Beer Offer!

Wheaty’s Font of Darkness and Birthday Beer Offer:

The Wheaty has kindly offered all SABC Members a Wheaty Brewing Corps Beer from their selection on the night, Thursday 9th July, from 6 – 10pm.

If you wish to take up this offer, please email SABC sabrewclub@gmail.com to register your name by Wednesday 8th July. Keep in mind that memberships are all due as of now, so this is an extra benefit for all members who re-join ASAP!

This month is the ‘Font of Darkness’ at the Wheaty, with more info on the wide range (over 60 dark beers!) as per the link below.
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AGM Agenda and Details.

The SABC Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday July 18, 2015; 2pm at the Wheatsheaf Hotel. Please see the linked Agenda for the order of events.

An annual general meeting (aka AGM) is a meeting that the club is required to hold by the Incorporations Act. Legal requirements aside, the AGM provides an important opportunity for all club members to review the past year of the clubs operation and to ask questions of the committee members. At the AGM members will receive a report from the President, which will recap all of the clubs achievements of the year. The Treasurer will present an audited treasurers report, which details the financial status for the club.

At the 2015 AGM, we will also be updating the Clubs Constitution to add further clarification to the clubs purpose and rules.

An important part of any AGM is the election of new club officers for the next membership year. All committee positions will be declared vacant and the following positions need to be filled:

a)      President – The President chairs committee meetings, club meetings and leads the club. They provide the clubs direction and leadership for the committee.

b)      Vice-President – The Vice President is the backup president. They assist the president in their duties.

c)      Secretary – The Secretary handles all correspondence for the club. They prepare agendas and keep minutes of all meetings.

d)      Treasurer – The Treasurer handles the clubs funds. The Treasurer keeps accurate financial records for the club and prepares brief financial statements for each monthly meeting of the Club Committee. The treasurer also prepares the treasurers report and arranges for it to be audited prior to the AGM.

e)      General Committee Members – General committee members attend committee meetings and aide in running the clubs events.

All committee members represent SABC and assist with running club events and competitions; and the committee generally meets once every one to two months. Without an active committee SABC cannot function. Please give your consideration to joining the SABC committee and be prepared to nominate for any position. Your help is what makes SABC great!

Finally, to close out the AGM, Any other business is raised. This provides an opportunity for any member to ask a question or to raise club business for discussion.

The SABC committee looks forward to seeing you at the AGM to help make 2015/2016 an even better brewing year.