New at SABC, word from the President

Greetings homebrewers!

It’s the start of a new year for the committee of SABC and plans are afoot to make this year bigger and better than ever for our growing membership. We have an exciting next 6 months ahead, jam packed with all the craft beer and homebrewing goodness to expect from your membership. We plan to offer a host of benefits in the year ahead including sponsored events, bulk buys, special event offers and much more.

This month we are launching a new regular event called ‘Social Gatherings’. These are informal get togethers that will provide an additional opportunity to catch up with fellow club members when you cannot attend the monthly meeting at the Wheaty. We will aim to mix things up with a variety of locations and activities.

Dates for the calendar:

Saturday 19th August:
Social Gathering at Lady Burra
1 pm with a brewery tour by James Collison (head brewer) and a pizza and pint deal.

Tuesday 29th August:
Monthly meeting. (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FROM NORMAL MONTHLY MEETING)
Brew comparison of Gladfields malts and selected Beerco hops as well as an informative presentation on brewing with fresh ingredients from Demott Dowling of Beerco.com on Tuesday 29th August at the Wheaty.

Wednesday 20th September:
Monthly meeting.
Content TBA

Wednesday 18th October:
October meeting will see a change of venue to the German Club, where we will enjoy and Altbier tasting and presentation by Club Comp guru Gary Waters. Enjoyment of German beers and food are encouraged.

With competition season upon us, don’t forget to get your entries in to Gawler Show and SABSOSA. Brewer of the year points are up for grabs and another chance to raise the bar on SA homebrewing.
Entries at:
https://gawlershow.org.au/services/home-brewed-beer/ and http://sabsosa.com/respectively.

Your committee for the next year is in the capable and enthusiastic hands of:

President: Clint Fisher
Vice President: Ben Till
Treasurer: Ed Shorne Holden
Secretary: Luke Moran
IT Officer: Julien Gibson
Social media: Gus Kingston
Competitions: Gary Waters
Events: Lachlan Johnson
Sponsorships: Alex Kiddy

Due to a mutually agreed change of roles, Ben Till has taken up the vice president role and Julien Gibson, the IT Officer role.

Annual membership can be purchased or renewed online at http://sabrew.com/join-sabc/ to continue to enjoy all the benefits that the South Australian Brew Club has to offer.

Communication about the club’s events will arrive come to you by email, Facebook event updates and Google calendar.

If you haven’t already done so, like our page on Facebook and join our discussion group for more news and updates.

If you have any suggestions or inquiries for the upcoming year, email the committee at info@sabrew.com.

Happy brewing and see you at the August meeting at the Wheaty on Tuesday 29th August.

Clint Fisher
President

Winter Competition Results

The Winter Competition was run and won after yesterday’s AGM, and we’re pleased to announce the results.  Congratulations to all the place-getters, and in particular to our new president Clint Fisher for winning the Beer Of Show with his excellent Old Ale.  For his troubles he gets a day of hard graft at Little Bang Brewing, and a double pass to the Beer and BBQ Festival thanks to Left Barrel Brewing.  Thanks also to Tom Ryan at Barossa Valley Craft Malt for his time yesterday talking to us and generosity in providing a considerable amount of malt for prizes, Left Barrel for actual beer, and Country Brewer for gift vouchers.  As always, thanks to Jade and all the Wheaty crew for their ongoing support of the club.
The score sheets will be scanned and uploaded in the next week

Beer of Show

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style
1st Clint Fisher Old Ale 17B: Old Ale

 

Category 11: British Bitter (7 entries)

Pl. Brewer(s) Entry Name Style
1st Greg Wieder Strong Bitter Strong Bitter
2nd Craig Milnes ESB Strong Bitter
3rd Greg Wieder Ordinary Bitter Ordinary Bitter

Category 12: Pale Commonwealth Beer (2 entries)

Pl. Brewer(s) Entry Name Style
1st Angus Kingston Mon Domestique English IPA English IPA
2nd Gary Waters Raj Wicket Keeper English IPA

Category 13: Brown British Beer (11 entries)

Pl. Brewer(s) Entry Name Style
1st Clint Fisher Dark Mild Dark Mild
2nd Dez Cook Dez Cook English Porter
3rd Alex Kiddy Dank Mild Dark Mild

Category 17: Strong British Ale (2 entries)

Pl. Brewer(s) Entry Name Style
1st Clint Fisher Old Ale Old Ale
2nd Kieren Vercoe Barleywine English Barleywine

 

2018-2019 Committee Announcement

Thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend this year’s AGM yesterday.  Please see below for links to the Treasurer’s report and President’s report.

It is with pleasure that I present the committee as elected at the AGM:

President: Clint Fisher
Vice President: Julien Gibson
Treasurer: Edward Shorne Holden
Secretary: Luke Moran
Competition Coordinator: Gary Waters
Publicity and Social Media Officer: Gus Kingston
IT Officer: Ben Till
Events Coordinator: Lachlan Johnson
Sponsorship Liaison Officer: Alex Kiddy

The new committee will be meeting shortly to begin planning out the the coming twelve months.  Stay posted for announcements!

SABC Presidents Report 2016-17

Audited SABC Financial Statement FY1617

SABC AGM and Committee Elections

We are not far from holding this year’s AGM, at which all committee positions are declared vacant.  To continue to thrive and offer good value to our members, the club relies on an active, motivated committee.  If you have a bit of room in your life and think you have something to offer the club, then you are encouraged to nominate for a position.  Please have a read of the linked document below to get an idea of what the various roles entail.  The committee meets about six times a year on average (always involving beer and food!) with the remainder of discussion happening via email.

Whilst in the past we have run with the main officers’ roles and three or four general positions, this year we are moving to more defined roles for all committee members,  with the aim to more evenly distribute the load across the committee.

If you would like to nominate for a position, please email the club to let us know.  If you can’t make it to the AGM, and wish to stand for a position, that’s no problem at all.

Note that to vote at the AGM, you must be a financial member of the club.  Our membership period coincides with the financial year, which means that renewals are due pretty much now.  Please head over to the Join SABC page, where you can renew and pay via PayPal or bank transfer.  The fees are unchanged from last year.

SABC Committee roles

Winter Competition Entry Portal Is Open

The Winter Competition web portal is now open for business.  You can check it out here.

If you registered on the site for the last competition then all your details should still be there, but if this is your first time using the portal then you will need to sign up.  As this competition is open judging, we do not need you to register as a judge, but we will need a few stewards, so if you are keen (and don’t want to judge), then please indicate this on you profile.

Please email competitions@sabrew.com if you have any difficulties with the portal.

Get your pucker up!

June’s meeting is going to be all about sours!

Love them or hate them, we’re aiming to have a good range to taste and discuss.  We’re not planning a formal presentation as such, but we would like to get a range of beers to taste, and to drive a discussion on the methods relevant to each style.

So if you have a sour (whether intentional or, ahem, otherwise) on tap or in the bottle, please let us know and bring it along. You will need about three long necks or equivalent, and ideally have your recipe and brew day notes.

Cheers!

 

Tonight’s NEIPA Presentation

Tonight’s meeting is in the dining room, which makes setting up a screen that everyone can see a little tricky, particularly if we have a good turnout.  As such, please see the link below to download a pdf of the presentation, which you can view on your device during the talk, or print out.  We will also have some printed copies available.

See you tonight!

NEIPA Presentation