Gawler Show Results

Here are the results  for this year’s Gawler Show (as yet unpublished by the organisers, so E&OE).  A good representation by our members, and congratulations to all that took part. The BOTY leaderboard should be updated in the next few days.

1. Lachlan Johnson (only entry)

1. Matt Wood
2. Dez Cook
3. Greg Wieder

1. Michael Smith
2. Lachlan Johnson
3. Gary Waters

1. Kieren Vercoe
2. Michael Smith
3. Gary Waters

1. Travis Campbell
2. Kieren Vercoe
3. Kieren Vercoe

1. Gary Waters
2. Travis Campbell
3. Greg Wieder

Final Call for SABSOSA Judges

SABSOSA is still looking for judges for this year’s competition.  You do not need to be an experienced judge to join in, but if you have an interest and some time available your help would be most welcome.  The details are:

10th and 11th September
9am till finish (usually around 1pm)
Lunch supplied
Holdfast Bay Bowling Club
583 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg North SA 5045

If you can help out, please contact Mike Leupold at


Winter Competition Score Sheets

After some technical issues, we’re happy to report that the score sheets for the winter comp are now available on the Compmaster website. Please let us know if you have any difficulties accessing them.

For those that entered the stout category, please note that the aggregate scores for that category have been calculated differently to the other categories due to a glitch.  The scores have all been checked manually and the placings (and indeed the scores within the category relative to each other) are consistent.  If you add the scores you got from the three judges, you will get a higher figure that the aggregate score on the website.  If you then divide by 4 and multiply by 3, you should get a matching figure.  This has happened because when entering the judge details, we ended up with a phantom fourth judge in the stouts category, which couldn’t be deleted.  The spreadsheet then expected four sheets per entry and calculated the totals as such.  If you are unsure about this or require further explanation, please get in touch.

We have certainly learned a few things from our first attempt using Compmaster, but on the whole it was a positive experience.  The site is under constant development, and we now have a good idea of what to look out for, so the next competition should be smoother.  If you have any specific feedback, please let us know.

Winter Competition Results

The Winter Competition has been run and won, with a good number of members turning out to try their hand at judging.  The total number of entries across the four categories was 43, and the quality of beer entered was on the whole very high.  Here’s how it panned out:

Pale Ales:

  1. Brendan Hennessy – British Golden Ale
  2. Brendan Hennessy – Australian Sparkling Ale
  3. Clint Fisher – Pale American Ale


India Pale Ales:

  1. Kieren Vercoe – IPA
  2. Gary Waters – English IPA
  3. Tony Dichiera – IPA


Strong Ales:

  1. Simon Rofe – Scottish Heavy
  2. Lachlan Johnson – Scottish Heavy
  3. Kieren Vercoe – Strong British Ale



  1. Greg Wieder – Irish Stout (Tied on total points, and awarded on count back)
  2. Brendan Hennessy – Irish Extra Stout
  3. Brendan Hennessy – Irish Stout

Clearly, the floor was well and truly mopped by Brendan, who also took the Beer of Show prize. He has earned himself a brew day at Little Bang Brewing, where no doubt he’ll be doing some more floor mopping…

A huge thanks to our sponsors for coming up with some great prizes for this competition.  Grain and hops were provided by Beerbelly, grain by Country Brewer at Kilburn, gift vouchers by Country Brewer at Clovelly Park, and of course the brew day from Little Bang will no doubt be a hoot, knowing Ryan and Fil.  Thanks also to Ryan for coming along and judging the Beer of Show for us.

Score sheets will be scanned and emailed in the coming weeks, and the Brewer of the Year leaderboard should be updated in the next couple of days.



Winter Competition Reminder

Don’t forget to get your entries in for the Winter Competition, which is being judged after the AGM on July 23rd.  Head over to the Compmaster website to enter your winning beer.

Bottles can be dropped off at the Wheaty in the week prior, or brought on the day, or if you want to organise a drop off with a committee member please email us.

The stakes are high, with the winner of beer of the day getting a brew day at Little Bang! How cool is that!

Gawler Show

The Gawler Show is coming up soon, and the entry details have now been posted on their website.  Head over to our Competitions page for the relevant links and info.  You’ll also find the dates have been added to the calendar.

Anyone who is interested in judging or stewarding, please contact Gary Waters on 0417 893 321 or Steve Wilkins on 0417 879 774

Good luck!

Winter Competition Update

We are trialling Compmaster, which is a web application, for this year’s Winter Competition, and I’m happy to announce that the competition is now live on the website.  You can get to the Compmaster website here. Once the page has loaded you will need to create an account, after which you will be able to choose the SABC Winter Competition from the “Select a Competition” tab, and proceed to fill out one or more entry forms.

The process is pretty straight forward and self-guiding, however if anyone has any difficulties please send us an email.

Summer Competition Results

At the March meeting last night we had the pleasure of announcing the winner and place-getters of the summer competition.  Jade gave us a run down of the style (Session IPA, if you’ve been under a rock), and a good summary of the entries judged.  The scores were quite tightly grouped, with Jade commenting that they scored hard.  So without further ado, here are the results:

1st place: Kieren Vercoe
2nd place: Kieren Vercoe
3rd place: Darren Billett

All place-getters took home a 2kg bag of grain, some silicone tubing and a tube clamp, as well as some back issues of Beer and Brewer. Second place also got a mash weapon, with first place taking the coveted “brew your beer at the Wheaty” prize. Kieren will get to brew his beer some time in August or September, and the aim is to have it on tap in time for ANHC in October. I’ts hard to think of better bragging rights than that!

Well done to all entrants, and thanks especially to Jade and the Wheaty for your ongoing support, Simon Rofe for the procurement of prizes, and those who judged the competition.