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:
http://www.aabc.org.au/docs/AABC2014StyleGuidelines_OnePagePerStyle.pdf

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!

Members Meeting Tomorrow Night – Tasting Beers

Are you coming along to our members meeting tomorrow night, 18th of March? Have you got a beer you’d like to present to the members. Perhaps something you’re especially proud of? Perhaps something you’re not quite sure what’s wrong?

Let us know by emailing the club at sabrewclub@gmail.com and we’ll fit you in. There is a limit of 3 people each with 3 750mL longnecks each – so get in quick!

SABC tour of Cargill Malting & BSBC Lunch

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
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
Due to logistical limitations, tour groups for Cargill Malt are limited to 12 members maximum. We do have 3 timeslots available to us. So limited to the first 36 SABC members.
After you tour group has finished, you will make your own travel arrangements 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.
Complimentary lunch is also provided for SABC members from Big Shed’s lunch menu.
Costs:
SABC Members receive the maltsters tour, brewery lunch and complimentary pint for free.
Non SABC Members $20 (includes brewery lunch and complimentary pint)

Please Note Members need to arrange their own transport to and from each venue.
SABC are currently investigating a minibus for ferrying members from Cargill to Big Shed – further details to come.
Please RSVP by emailing the Club:
Stating your:
Member Name, and
Preferred Tour time (9, 10, or 11am):
Email to: sabrewclub@gmail.com
Members who only want to attend one component please also advise in your email. First in best dressed in regards to tour timeslots, so please get in early!

SABC supports the responsible consumption of alcohol, please don’t drink and drive.

Bingle Jells…

Christmas has come early for SABC members with the SABC Christmas meeting at the Wheaty, 7pm, Wednesday December 17, 2014.

Santa (I mean  – President Brad) will reach deep into his sack to give every SABC member two Wheaty drink tokens; valued at $5 each.  The spirit of giving will then continue and Santa will place an order of pizza with his hard working elves for dinner at 7:30. Guests of SABC members (ie non-members) can also share in the pizza consumption for $10. Fear not SABC members attending the Wheaty components of beer event, a subsequent pizza order will be placed when the event concludes.

Please note, there won’t be any tastings or meeting formalities on the night.

Happy Holidays to all and don’t get caught under the mistletoe with Santa!

BVB Event – Cutoff Date for RSVP – 12/11/14!

Tomorrow – 12th of November – is the cutoff date to RSVP for the BVB event! This is due to the fact that we need to finalise numbers with BVB for catering requirements.

This event is fantastic value if you’re interested in beer and food pairing; and even if you’re not – it will be a great chance to catch up with other members and enjoy some quality food and beer from Barossa Valley Brewing.

Full information is available at our previous post by clicking here.

Brewer of the Year – The Decider!

Both brewers have brewed their beers and both are currently going through fermentation as this is typed!

Both brewers have provided some notes on their beers below:

Brewer 1: There were a few dough balls. The mash was terminated by heating to 86°C. The kettle losses were high due to the size of the kettle. This meant that top up water was required.
A 90min mash was performed on my beer. The volumes after were down and gravities were up. Its up to you to judge the beer, but the brew day was a success. I was really surprised and happy that my efficiency guestimates worked.

Brewer 2: Everything went to plan. All my numbers were matched (Volume and OG). My mash temps seemed to fluctuated a bit (later in the mash), but never drifted more than 1 degree C away from my target temp. I hit my final volume into the fermentor, so I know my boil went to plan. I pitched the yeast that night and it was bubbling pretty hard by morning, It was a hot few days during the early stages of the fermentation, which worried me at the time. The temps were right where I wanted them during the fermentation, never more than half a degree C away from my target.

The countdown to the BVB event is ON! This will be a cracking final challenge and will decide our winner!

Get your tickets here Barossa Valley Brewing – Beer Degustation – Subsidised Event

SABC Glass Sales

As our members will know, the member benefit for the 2014 year is an awesome pair of etched SABC glasses. They’re made from fantastic sturdy glass and stand up to even the most powerful dishwashers. Their shape makes them excellent for enjoying your favourite beer style – commercial or homebrew – when ever you prefer.

But, is two not enough? Got a friend or family member who would like some? We’re now able to offer these glasses for sale to members. They’re just $10/each!

Email the club at sabrewclub@gmail.com if you’re interested – they’re available for pick up at any club meeting – or alternative pick up arrangements can be made (we prefer not to ship due to breakage risk).

Barossa Valley Brewing – Beer Degustation – Subsidised Event.

SABC Members, family and friends are invited to Barossa Valley Brewing (BVB) for the first major subsidised event of the 2014/2015 SABC calendar. The SABC committee in conjunction with Barossa Valley Brewing (BVB) have organised a 5 course Beer Degustation, matched with award winning BVB beers.

The Battle for the SABC Brewer of the Year will also be decided with Simon R and Greg W going head to head to determine the One Beer to Rule Them All.

A Pre-dinner drink will be provided and there is the option of the Full Beer Degustation or the Food Degustation for non-drinkers.

Where: Barossa Valley Brewing, 2A Murray St, Tanunda SA 5352
WhenSaturday November 29, from 6pm.

SABC Brewer of the year judging 6:30pm sharp, dinner commencing 7:30pm

Costs:
Full Beer Degustation
SABC Members $30
Non SABC Members $50

Food Degustation Only
SABC Members $10
Non SABC Members $30

To book your tickets, payment in full must be made by direct deposit to the SABC Treasurer. Payment to be made November 12 so we can advise BVB of the number of people attending. Remember, members, family members and friends of the club are invited. First in best dressed. Once all tickets are sold you will miss out!

Bank Details:
Account – South Australian Brewing Club Incorporated
Account No. – 1073 8025
BSB – 06 5004

After payment, an email must be sent to sabrewclub@gmail.com detailing:

  • Your name, and partner or friends name (if attending)
  • Any dietary requirements
  • Number and type of tickets purchased (Full Degustation vs Food only)

SABC encourages responsible alcohol consumption and provides the following suggestions for this event:

Ensure you get your tickets early to avoid any disappointment!