SABC AGM Announcement – Sat July 18th!

We’ve booked in the date for the 2015 AGM at The Wheaty – it will be at 2pm on Saturday July 18th.

We have finalised a special guest speaker at the event which will be very interesting for anyone with an interest in the history of Brewing in South Australia. Alison Painter has researched and documented the history of Brewing in South Australia, and will have copies of her book available for purchase.

There will also be the usual formalities, so if you’re interested in driving the direction of the club, please nominate for the Committee.

Agenda will follow shortly.

June Members Meeting – Rehn Bier Barossa – From Home brewer to AIBA Gold!

The June SABC meeting will feature Brenton Rehn from the Barossa Valley’s Rehn Bier. Having recently won a stack of awards (AIBA Gold. Rehn Bier Extra Stout; Bronze. Rehn Bier Triple. Bronze Rehn Bier XSBt) Brenton will be presenting Rehn Bier beers and telling their story from homebrewer to award winner.

Based in the beautiful Barossa Valley, the Rehn Bier nano-brewery uses traditional brewing principles to hand-craft every single bottle of beer. There’s no rush. Brewing, bottling, hand labeling and conditioning each small batch of our craft beers takes six weeks, giving the aromas and flavours the optimal amount of time and love to develop. Unlike the larger players, each beer we brew is all natural with no additives. We’re also strong believers in low beer miles. Every bottle contains local and Australian ingredients wherever possible because we think they are as good as or better than any you’ll find in the world. At Rehn Bier, you’ll discover and enjoy all the aromas, flavours and passion that come with a well-made artisan beer. We’ll provide you the perfect complement to the delicious wine, food and produce that this region is globally renowned for.

7pm, June 17th @ the Wheaty.

SABC @ Good Beer Wheaty!

Don’t forget folks, starting this Thursday is Good Beer Wheaty!

There is an awesome selection of events happening, but if you’ll indulge us for a moment, we’re involved in an event on Saturday the 16th 3pm-5pm:

Home Brewer Vs Pro Brewer Vs Hops
Ticketed Tasting with HopCo (TAS), SABC (SA), Pirate Life (SA), Young Henrys (AUS) & Wheaty Brewing Corps (SA) $20+bf Tickets HERE

We’ll have some members beers for tasting during the event!

Click here for the full program as provided by The Wheaty

This is not a subsidised member event, however we would like to encourage everyone to grab a ticket and come along. Bring a friend!

SABC and Good Beer Wheaty

SABC Involvement for Wheatsheaf Event Sat 16th May

3pm-5pm: Home Brewer Vs Pro Brewer Vs Hops –  Ticketed Tasting with HopCo (TAS), SABC (SA), Pirate Life (SA), Young Henrys (AUS) & Wheaty Brewing Corps (SA)

SABC are seeking volunteers to brew (and possibly present) a beer for the above event in just over 5 weeks time.

We are seeking beers in the following categories:
A Malt driven beer (eg stout/porter or similar)
A Yeast/fermentation driven beer (eg saison, wild/funk?)
A Hop driven beer (eg APA/IPA)
A water profiled driven beer (eg pilsner)

If you are interested in brewing a beer for this event, please email the club outlining your planned beer for one of the categories above.

We will need a couple of beers in each category, with the most suitable to be incorporated into the Wheaty’s tasting for the event. Beer selection will be at the discretion of the Wheaty and the SABC committee.

You will need to provide at least 8 Litres of ready to drink beer (bottles or kegs is acceptable) if your beer is selected for the event. Kegs can be made available for loan if required.

We are now only 5 weeks away from this event – so please email us with your interest asap. Closing date for email interest is Monday 13th April.

SABC – Spring Competition Announcement!

SABC’s Spring competition is being announced early this year with 3 categories, all will be eligible for Brewer of the Year points. Oktoberfest is traditionally brewed as a lager so extra time is being given for this category.

Categories are:
4.1 Oktoberfest / Marzen
12.1 Australian Stout / Foreign Extra Stout
Other (Beers from any other style category).

AABC Style Guidelines:

Entries will close in early AUGUST (date TBA) – so get brewing! We’ve intentionally aligned this competition date to be close to SABSOSA as there is generally some crossover in entries between these competitions; additionally the ANAWBS ‘Mash Paddle’ award style this year is Oktoberfest – we’d love to see an SABC member take out the honours!

ANAWBS entries close:
Friday 18th Sept at Winequip Products
or can be delivered to Waite Campus on
Monday 21st Sept 10am – 4pm and Tuesday 23nd Sept 10am – 12 noon.
No BOTY points are on offer for ANAWBS.

We’re also planning a subsidised Members Event for later in the year which will tie in with the Oktoberfest / Marzen style – you probably don’t need to be a genius to figure out what that event will be based on these styles!

Call for SMASH beers @ April Meeting

SABC is looking for brewers to have a bash at brewing an Aussie SMASH beer. This is the challenge for the meeting on the 15th of April 2015. Why not give it a shot?

To clarify, a S.M.A.S.H beer is a beer made with a Single Malt And Single Hop. The SABC SMASH is based on two Aussie ingredients: Ale Malt (Barrett Burston or Joe White/Cargill, only one) and Galaxy hops. Brewers are welcome to try their hand at different yeast, self modification of malt, DIY crystal, and of course your own mash, fermentation and bottling variations.

Please advise the club if you will be brewing specifically for this event. If there is significant interest and submission, we will investigate means for offering each beer for tasting.

Summer ‘Steam Beer’ Competition – Closes Soon!

The Wheatsheaf are on board this Summer, with a theme for the competition!
BJCP Beer Type 7B: California Common (or Steam Beer)
Jade (Wheatsheaf Publican) and assistant Laura (former Stone Brewing brewer) will be helping to judge this category and it will be judged strictly inline with the BJCP Guidelines. The winner of the California Common category will be brewing with Jade on the Wheaty Brewing Corps rig later in the year.
Top 3 placing SABC members are eligible for points towards the prestigious SABC Brewer of the Year.

Dates for this competition are:
Judging: 21st March at the Wheaty.
Entries: must be received by Wed 18th March (coincides with March SABC monthly meeting)

Entry fees will be $4 for first beer entered and $2 for each subsequent entry. To be eligible for the Wheaty Brewing Corps prize, you must be an SABC member.

As a bonus, the current BJCP group are keen to get some practice in and have will judge an ‘other’ category to find the best of the rest. Just be sure to nominate which BJCP category the beer should be judged against. No SABC Brewer of the Year points apply to this category due to it’s late inclusion.

SABC Summer 2015 Competition Entry Form

SABC – Cargill Malting and Big Shed Brewing Concern Event

This Saturday is our Cargill/BSBC event!

Please see our previous posts here and here for event specifics. Don’t forget to meet at BSBC as we’ll have a bus to ferry people between venues.

If you’ve been in contact with the club to reserve a spot, please check your name is on the list and in your booked timeslot in this document. The link should open a Read-only Google Docs sheet.

If there are any issues or corrections – please contact SABC ASAP via email and we’ll fix it up!

SABC Cargill Malting and BSBC Lunch – Full Event Details!

SABC is proud to host our next major event comprising:
Cargill Malt Tour AND Big Shed Brewing Concern Lunch & Tour
Date: Saturday 28th February 2015
Change to travel arrangements – SABC have arranged a minibus to transport tour groups from Big Shed to Cargill and back again.
So please meet at the Big Shed Brewery, arriving 15 minutes prior to your tour start time, namely:
8.45am for 9am tour group
9.45am for 10am tour group, and
10.45am for the 11am tour group

Big Shed Brewery: Unit 13, 2 Brandwood Street, Royal Park

Emails will be sent to all confirming tour groupings and times in the coming days.

We still have free spaces for the 9am tour, and we are now accepting non-SABC members

Cargill Malt (formerly Joe White) Tours
Times: 9am, 10am, 11am tours commence (max 12 members per timeslot).
Address: 98-102 Ocean Steamers Road, Port Adelaide (Enter through main gate, parking available. Meet at Reception)
Attire: Please wear closed in shoes for your safety

Following the tour, the bus will return you to:
Big Shed Brewing Concern
Address: Unit 13, 2 Brandwood Street, Royal Park
Times: 10.15am onwards (following the first malting tour)

The Big Shed brewery will be open in time for the arrival of the first tour group.
Big Shed now have 6 beers featured on tap. One of these beers will have been brewed with the assistance of SABC Brewer of the Year Greg Wieder. Big Shed staff will be on hand to give informal brewery tours and to discuss all things brewing, and Greg will present to the SABC members briefly on his brewing experience for his featured beer.