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.

Gawler Show – Entries Close on Friday!

Folks if you’re planning on entering the Gawler Show, your time is running out! Entries need to be completed and submitted to the Gawler Show Office by THIS FRIDAY 8th of August!

For full details, please click on this link to access the entry form.

You still have a couple of weeks to get the bottles ready, but payment and paperwork DOES need to be completed by this Friday. Drop offs to BeerBelly or to the Gawler Show Office.

Also if you’re free on August 23rd and fancy your hand at some judging or stewarding; give Carty a shoutout by emailing him at mattjamescarty@gmail.com. Don’t forget to include your contact number so he can let you know the specifics.

Good luck!

Apologies if you read this in the newsletter after 8/8! Due to the method the newsletter is generated it’s not easily possible to exclude this notification.

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.

SABSOSA & Gawler Show, Judges and Stewards needed!

With these two competitions coming up in the next month or so, both need more judges and stewards.

Gawler Show:
Judging occurs on 23rd of August @ Fig22, Gawler. If you are able to judge or steward, please contact the Gawler Show Homebrew Convenor Matt Carty via email at mattjamescarty@gmail.com. Please include a contact phone number so Matt can contact you directly.

SABSOSA:
SABSOSA Judging Invitation 2014
SABSOSA Stewarding Invitation 2014

SABSOSA Judging 20th & 21st September 2014 (a.m. judging sessions) at the Holdfast Bay Bowls & Croquet Club.

If you’re interested and available for Judging or Stewarding on either date, please download the relevant form, complete the requested details, and email to Jared Birbeck at jaredbirbeck@gmail.com.

All correspondence on either competition should be directed to either SABSOSA or Gawler Show (homebrew section) directly using the contact information above, and not to SABC.

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.

Gawler Show 2014

It’s that time again, ladies and gents, for the 2014 Gawler Show Homebrew competition! There’s a little more time for this one than SABSOSA, but why not bottle a few more for this one too. Don’t forget, this comp also counts toward points for the SABC brewer of the year!

Full details and entry details available, click here!

 

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!

SABSOSA 2014

SABSOSA 2014 is coming up fast! Just over 6 weeks to get those entries ready and bottled, so now’s the time to get that yeast on the stir plate and that wort in a fermenter. Points from this competition also count towards the SABC Brewer of the Year competition.

Entries Close – Saturday 6th September 2014
Entry Fees – $5.00 per bottle, still one of the best value comps in Oz!
Judging – 20th & 21st September 2014 (a.m. judging sessions) at the Holdfast Bay Bowls & Croquet Club
Presentation – Sunday 28th September @ 12:30pm, Wheatsheaf Hotel, George St, Thebarton

Click here for the entry form (Link will take you to www.sabsosa.com)

Good luck!