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.

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!

The 2017 BeerBQ Is Locked In!

We are happy to be able to confirm that the 2017 BeerBQ is on and locked in for April 1st (no joke…).  The venue this year is the Colonel Light Gardens Bowling Club.  The location is Reade Park Reserve, Flinders Ave, Colonel Light Gardens, SA 5041.  Kick off is at 6.00pm, and we will be wrapping things up by 10.00pm

Once again, there will be ample delicious barbecuey goodness to eat, accompanied by plenty of sides and other bits and pieces.

Members (and guests) are encouraged to bring along a keg of their finest home brew.  There will be an informal competition to decide beer-of-the-night, so bring along lots of friends to vote for your beer (this is a proven strategy…).  The winner will walk away with a nifty prize, and some points towards Brewer of the Year.

This year we are using Eventbrite as a ticketing system to try and better manage numbers and catering requirements.  As you would expect, this is a free event for financial members.  The ticketing website will give you the opportunity to enter an access code, which will be emailed to all financial members.  Cost for guests and non-members is $25.00 per head, which gets you a commemorative glass (you’ll now have a pair if you came along last year), and a lot of barbecue smokey goodness.  Beer tastings are offered at no cost by attending home brewers.

Head over to the ticketing website here.  If you have any questions or problems with the ticketing process, please get in touch by emailing events@sabrew.com

See you there!

ANHC – It went off!

Well, ANHC has been and gone, and what a packed few days that was!  A few of us did the whole enchilada, and I think we all agree that it was well worth it.  Tiring though.  All that beer…

The cherry on the cake was Club Night, and what a night.  After a mad scramble to get the Boat Bar assembled, plumbed, lines cleaned and beer flowing, we took out the gong for best represented club!  Thanks to all that put in time and effort to bring the Boat from the dreams of a middle aged car salesman to the reality of an eight-tap plus outboard hand pump beer behemoth.  We ended up with something like 13 kegs on the night, and I think everyone who contributed got a beer on tap.  Here are a few photos from the night, for those that don’t do Facebook.

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Dad dropped in…

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The dread pirate BJ with the great Stan Hieronymus

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The dread pirate BJ and his mate Pink-Sword

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Who ya gonna call?

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The gang with Barry Morgan

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Technical crew at work

Club Night Ahoy!

With a couple of weekends’ work from a few of our members, we have a pretty nifty bar, in the shape of a small dinghy, ready to go for Club Night.  What we are missing is a bit of set dressing to take our Pirates with Paddles theme to the next level.

If you have any marine paraphernalia that you are willing to lend the club for an evening, please get in touch with Gary on 0417 893 321.  We’re thinking tea chests, anchors, buoys, nets or anything that you think would fit the theme.

And don’t be afraid to get out that old pirate costume you’ve got stashed in the back of the wardrobe.  Stuffed parrots not mandatory but preferred. Think of it as a practise run for the Pirate Life event later in the year.

See you there, me hearties!

Club Night Brewers, We Need You!

We think we may still need a few more brewers for ANHC Club Night, but it’s really hard to tell IF WE DON’T KNOW WHO IS BREWING!

PLEASE, if you are brewing or can brew for Club Night, can you take one minute (that’s all it will take) to fill out the on-line form here. The information that you provide will make planning easier for those people trying to pull this event together.

Thanks

Pirate Life Event – Important Update

Unfortunately for us (and Pirate Life), the council has temporarily withdrawn approval for licensed events along that section of South Road, citing safety concerns due to the road works.  This means we are not able to buy beer to drink on the premises (i.e. over the bar), and we are not able to have the food truck on premises.  This would have made for a rather dreary event, so the committee has decided to postpone until November.  We have been assured that by then everything will be back to normal.

Keep an eye out for further news, as we will be trying to lock in a date in the next week or so.

Pirate Life Event

A few more details for the Pirate Life event, which is on Sunday August 28th, starting at 12.30pm.  We will hopefully kick off with a brewery tour (and a pint), with lunch starting from 1.30pm.  There will be wood oven pizzas (vegetarian available), bruschetta and garlic bread served until 3.30pm.  We will have a raffle, and there will be a prize for the best pirate themed accessory or clothing.

Cost for non-members is $20.00 per person.

For catering numbers, please let us know if you are coming along, either by indicating so on the facebook event or the old fashioned way by emailing events@sabrew.com. 

See you there, shipmates!