September Members Meeting. This Wednesday!

It’s that time of the month again folks, time for our regular members meeting at The Wheaty. They’re held every 3rd Wednesday from 7pm out in the back room.

This meeting has no set discussion or presentation topic, but we will be running a dollar raffle for 2kg of spec malt – Special Roast, Melonoidin or Dark Crystal (to be decided). 100% of all money received goes directly to the club, as the malt was generously donated by a friend of the club.

This may also be your last chance to get in on the 8 issue BYO subscription for $40! This is a fantastic offer to get behind, the magazine has a good range of articles catering for brewers of every skill and experience level. It is cheaper to get the magazines via this order than to sign up for your own subscription by a good amount, with the extra benefit for your club that a percentage of the cost directly comes back to SABC!

Spots are filling fast – the offer will end at THIS club members meeting so that the details can be sent to BYO a week after the club meeting – you have until that date to get in!

We’ll see you at The Wheaty!

August Members Meeting

Our monthly members meeting is just a few days away now, 20th of August, 7pm @ The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Thebarton.

This months topic will be a group discussion on preparing Yeast Starters; which as any experienced brewer will tell you is a good way to ensure you have the correct quantity of healthy yeast which helps your beer be the best it can be.

We’re also having a raffle at this meeting, so bring your spare gold coins! The prize is a magnetic stir-plate which was generously donated by Carter Brewing. Tickets are $2 each, with 100% of the funds going directly to SABC. Stir plates are a great way to help grow your yeast, so grab a couple of tickets!

BYO Magazine, Discounted subscriptions for club members!

We are now able to offer a discounted subscription to the American homebrewing magazine BYO.

The normal subscription price for Australia, including international shipping, is $45 USD (~$48 AUD + bank fees).

We are able to offer to our financial club members an 8 issue subscription for $40 AUD, including international shipping. This represents an impressive saving over the normal price, with the additional benefit that SABC receives a percentage of this price which goes directly back to support the club!

There is a limited time on this offer, as we need to compile the members who wish to take advantage of this and their payments within 1 month, and there is a minimum of 10 members for this offer (Restriction imposed by BYO, not SABC). Cut off date is September 17th (Club Meeting), any interest after this date will miss out!

To take advantage of this offer, please email the club directly at sabrewclub@gmail.com stating your desire to be included, with your postal address, and transfer $40 AUD to the club bank account, as below:

Account – South Australian Brewing Club Incorporated
Account No. 1073 8025
BSB 065 004

Orders need to be received by September 17th (Club Meeting), as outlined above, to be included in the offer; and we need 10 members minimum (BYO restriction, not SABC). This order will only be completed once per year.

Have you been getting our Newsletters?

Unfortunately some members, gmail users especially, have not been seeing these email newsletters arrive in their mailbox.

We use a mail distribution service called MailChimp, and apparently some of the email content (likely the HTML tags used, or perhaps other users of the same service) causes these emails to be picked up as spam. They’re not, we’re not selling anything, and all our members requested them.

To ensure reliable and safe delivery – please ensure emails from the club email address sabrewclub@gmail.com are marked as safe, or you have a filter which directs emails from this address into a known folder.

AGM Report

Thanks to all our members, previous and new, who attended our AGM yesterday afternoon at The Wheaty. It was well attended and some fantastic suggestions to improve the club were made and will be taken onboard by the Committee. We especially thank Darren B for his experienced execution of the meeting agenda which kept the meeting on track.

There were some changes to the committee, outlined below:

President: Brad Bown (No change)
Vice President/Secretary: Darren Billett (New appointment)
Treasurer: Ian Rawley (No change)
General Committee: Clint Fisher (No change)
General Committee: Dan Wild (New appointment)
General Committee: Simon Rofe (New appointment)
General Committee: Julien Gibson (No change)
General Committee: James McLean (Change from VP/Secretary to Gen Comm)

We welcome the new members to the committee and thank the outgoing committee members for their work and dedication over our first 18 months.

The minutes from this meeting will be available shortly.

AGM Members Catering, Last Call!

2013/2014 SABC members, if you’re coming along to the AGM this Saturday 26/7 – time is running out to RSVP for your curry and pint of beer!

Please let us know if you’re attending by COB Wednesday 23/7 at the latest. Partners and friends are also welcome to attend, however non-members are $10 extra.

Membership subs are due!

I’m sure current members will agree we’ve had a fantastic first 18 months as a club. With some excellent events in our past such as tours of Lobethal Bierhaus and Brew Boys breweries, an excellent American style BBQ thanks to valued club member Darren B; and of course our informative monthly club members meetings which take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the craft beer mecca The Wheaty.

That’s only the beginning! We have another fantastic 12 months ahead and we’re looking to share it with all our members. We have some exciting events planned including tours of a local maltster, tours of local breweries, two BJCP registered club competitions (members receive discounted entry) and lots more!

For the club year 14/15, all members receive a pair of beautiful etched SABC glasses which are very sturdy and their tulip shape suits a large range of beer styles.

Also included in your membership is two subsidised club events; these are yet to be announced at this point but rest assured they will be exciting social events you’re not going to want to miss.

Members fees are $60 for new members (inclusive of $10 joining fee), or $50 for members who are renewing their 13/14 membership.

Click here for the Membership Form.

Jump on board for another great year!