The AGM is coming

As announced at the April meeting, the AGM is being held on Saturday July 23rd, starting at 1pm, to the back at the Wheaty.  Keen observers will have noted that this is also the date for judging the winter competition. We will power through the AGM first, and then get on to the judging after that.

All committee positions will be declared vacant at the AGM, and absolutely anyone (who is a financial member) is eligible to nominate for a position.  Nominations can be mailed to the club in advance, and are also open on the day of the AGM.

There will be an agenda circulated closer to the event, but if you have any questions regarding the AGM, being on the committee or indeed anything else please send us an email at

Thanks Little Bang!

A huge thanks to Ryan and Fil at Little Bang for Hosting the April meeting.  It was great to hear their story, poke around their brewery and of course drink their excellent beers.  We’re looking forward to more visits and other exciting stuff!

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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 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.


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

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

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

Good luck!


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 – with details of which position you would specifically like to nominate for – if any.