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Unfortunately for us (and Pirate Life), the council has temporarily withdrawn approval for licensed events along that section of South Road, citing safety concerns due to the road works.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.

BeerBQ – It’s Tomorrow!

The BeerBQ is just one sleep away.  A large amount of meat is currently soaking up smoky goodness on it’s low and slow journey to your plate, and beer is chilling in anticipation of gushing out a tap into your souvenir glass.  Phew, I need a cold shower…

Anyway, here’s another funky embedded google map to show you how to get there.  Kick off is at 6pm, and don’t forget to bring a bit of spare change for the raffle.  See you there!

SABC has new email addresses

As part of the move to new web hosting, we have also moved our email into our own domain.  This means we have access to more email addresses, which will hopefully streamline the way members communicate with the club.  From today on, please use the email addresses below for all correspondence.  The Gmail account will be forwarded until the end of the year, at which point it will be closed.

info@sabrew.com  This is the new general club email.  Use this for anything that doesn’t specifically fit any other category.

membership@sabrew.com  This is for membership sign up and renewals only.

events@sabrew.com  This is for any correspondence to do with club events.

competitions@sabrew.com  This is for any correspondence to do with club competitions.

Robe Beer Festival

The Robe beer festival is on this weekend, with a number of events at the Institute on Saturday, including a presentation by Stephen Nelsen, and beer and cider tastings. Judging for the competition will also take place on Saturday, with the winners announced at a dinner in the evening.

On Sunday The Robe Town Brewery are holding an open day.  There will be brewery tours, food and live music all in a beautiful (but no doubt chilly) sea side setting.

The Melaleuca Motel in Robe has contacted the SABC and is offering discounted accommodation to our members for anyone who would like to stay overnight.  Talk to Megan or Matthew on 08 87682599, or check their website here www.robemelaleucamotel.com.au for other contact options.  Be sure to mention that you are an SABC member.

Competition Reminder

Just a reminder that the judging for the next competition is next Wednesday at the regular club meeting.  If you would like your entries to have time to settle, please contact the club via email sabrewclub@gmail.com, or myself on the number that is listed on the entry form and rules.

Entries received by Monday will be taken to the Wheaty and stored in their cold room on Monday evening.  Any entries received after that will be stored and transported appropriately to the Wheaty on Wednesday just prior to the meeting and judging.

Good luck to all entrants, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

SABC 2015 Spring Competition

The Spring competition, which was announced in March, will be judged at the next SABC general meeting on Wednesday August 19 at the Wheaty.

The format of the judging will be slightly different from usual, being an open judging session where any member interested in judging will be able to sit on a panel with an experienced BJCP certified judge and learn more about the process.  South Australia needs more judges, and the hope is to get some more people interested in undertaking the BJCP certification course.

All beers will be judged according to style, and any major scoring discrepancies will be reviewed. All other SABC competition rules will apply as usual.  See the link below for entry forms and rules.

Any member with beers to enter in the competition and who is unable to attend the August meeting can contact the club via email or the organiser on the phone number listed in the rules. Members attending the meeting, please be at the Wheaty by 6.30pm with your beers, as we are aiming to start the judging as close to 7.00pm as possible.

As always, please send any questions through to sabrewclub@gmail.com

Good luck!

SABCSpring2015CompetitionEntryForm

2015 AGM Minutes

Please follow the link below to download a copy of the 2015 AGM minutes.

The new committee met for the first time last week, and, while there is still a lot of work to do, much of the coming year’s events were mapped out.  Look out for some announcements soon regarding the Winter Competition and the next major social event.

SABC 2015 AGM minutes