SABC and Hawkers Hop Safari

Come and join us on an African hop safari on Sunday 25th February from 3-5pm at the Wheaty with our friends from Hawkers Beer.

Enjoy a special one off beer produced by Hawkers for the event as well as tasters of some home brewed beers made by your very own fellow club members specially for the event using rare and now unavailable hops from South Africa.

Get to talk to the brewers about their experiences brewing with the hops and taste something a bit different. It’s never to be repeated, so get on down to the Wheaty.

ANHC Sub-Committee

We’ll be looking to have our first of several ANHC planning meetings from 5-6pm on Sunday 25th February just after the Hawkers Beer event at the Wheaty lead by Gary Waters.

At this stage there are no formal plans for the meeting. We are looking to guage interest in those wanting to join in for ANHC planning and get some discussion going around the travel plans and event going forward. This is going to be a massive event later in the year for SABC, don’t miss your chance to get involved.

Gladfields Bulk Buy

Grain bulk buy announcement:

Due to a slow pick up on the Gladfields grain buy, the closing date will be extended to COB Friday 2nd March.

SABC Club members can purchase grain from the SABC shop on a first come first served basis at https://shop.sabrew.com/

Non club members on the SABC Facebook group may participate if a minimum of 40 Sacks (1 pallet) is not achieved by Club members alone. If you are not an SABC Club member, register your interest to purchase by emailing the club at info@sabrew.com

Please jump on board and support the buy

February Meeting

Get set for one of the most eagerly awaited meetings of the year on 21st February from 7pm at the West Thebby Social Club.

The meeting will feature a yeast master-class from Tomaso and Federico from Atomic Yeast. A word from Federico about the meeting:

“Brewing yeast: the science behind the art of beer”. Not a divine intervention gave man beer: chemistry and biology orchestrate the production of this delicious beverage. Yeast, a little single cell organism, plays a fundamental role and therefore it has been domesticated for its ability to produce different flavour and aroma. Since the discovery of yeast in the late 1860’s by Louis Pasteur we have been studying it, but, in 2018 we are still far from unveil all its mysteries. Here a short summary of what we learned along the way”

Summer Comp results announced: It’s the news you’ve been waiting for! All will be revealed and place getters announced, be there!

Meeting tastings will be kept to a maximum of 2, due to the presentation, please email the Club if you intend to bring a beer along. Only brewers that have confirmed their tastings will be accepted.

See you at the West Thebby!

January meeting

This wednesday, join us for our first meeting of 2018 at Little Bang in Stepney from 7pm.

Ryan will be giving us the run down of the newest developments at one of SA’s brightest young micro’s. Always a treat to hear him talk.

There are spaces left for tastings at this meeting. Feel free to bring your best or worst or most interesting creation along for feedback from our knowledgeable gang, no beer is too too big or small and remember to bring at least 3-4 longnecks. We also encourage brewers to be prepared to bring as many notes and details about your brew as possible.  Why not print out your recipe to pass out or post it on our Facebook page?

Also, remember that Summer Comp entries are welcome to be dropped off at this meeting.

See you there!

Summer Comp final call

It’s time to get your Wheaty beers into bottles and head over to the Club competition site to get your entries in: https://comps.sabrew.com

Prizes have been nailed down and consist of flight to GABS with weekend pass, brewday at the Wheaty, Club membership for the year, Hawkers beer cases and Country Brewer vouchers. Oh, and not to mention, TRIPLE brewer of the year points!

Entries accepted at Country Brewer Clovelly Park, Beerbelly Pooraka and Brewmaker Holden Hill, alterntively, bring your bee along to the January Club meeting at Little Bang on Wednesday 17th.

It’s never been a better time to enter a brew in the Club Comp. Best of luck to all!!

West End brewry tour

February social gathering will be happening on Saturday 3rd February at West End from 1pm. Come and see a state of the art brewing facility up there with the worlds best.

Tickets are available and need to be pre-purchased at the SABC shop page: https://shop.sabrew.com

The Club needs a minimum of 15 attendees to proceed so please book ASAP and invite friends!

ANHC and Club Night

This years ANHC will be held in Melbourne from 22-24th October 2018. This year SABC has plans to attend the conference and Club Night event and all are welcome! We’d like to set up a sub committee for organising all aspects of the weekend including travel, accommodation, conference and of course the BIG BASH of Club night. Lock it in your diaries and if you want to be part of organising, please contact the Club at info@sabrew.com

January Newsletter

Hoppy New Year, brewers!

Now that the festive season has come and gone and the kegs have been drained, time to get your brew on again! Its been a memorable 2017 for the club, with our biggest growth in membership to date, some enjoyable events and social gatherings, some great meetings and many great beers brewed over the year which have had success at state and national level.

We’ll be going even bigger and better in 2018 which promises to be our strongest year yet as our committee will be meeting this week to plan out the next 6 months activities. If you have any suggestions or input, drop us an email at info@sabrew.com

Dates for the diary in the next 2 months:

January meeting: 7pm Wednesday 17th at Little Bang Brewery, Stepney

Summer Comp: Entries close Thursday 25th January. Enter at our competition portal here: https://comps.sabrew.com/

Social Gatherings: West End brewery tour Saturday 3rd February at 1pm. Details to follow shortly. 

February meeting: Atomic Yeast presentation, yeast master-class and tastings. 7pm Wednesday 21st February at West Thebby Social Club. 

Late February (TBA) Hawkers Beer South African hops showcase event with special tastings by SABC and Hawkers Beer.

 

 

Summer Competition Entry Portal Open

We are now accepting entries for the Summer Competition.  Head over to http://comps.sabrew.com to add your entries.  Check the site for drop off locations, which will be updated as more options are confirmed.

Please be sure to choose the style 35A WBC Clone, and then enter the Wheaty beer you are cloning in the “Required Info” box.

If you haven’t heard, the brief is simple:  Pick any beer that the Wheaty Brewing Corps has ever brewed, and have your best crack at reproducing it.  All the info you need (and all the info you will get) is available at http://wheatybrewingcorps.com.

Judging will take place on January 27th, with entries closing on January 25th.  The prize for first place is huge this year:  Not only do you get to brew your (their) beer at the Wheaty, but you’ll be off to GABS next year to sample some of the counties best brews!  What are you waiting for? Brew!

December Newsletter

G’day Brewers!

Please take the time to read through the exciting line-up of events and free up your fermenter space, your brewing prowess will be needed in the coming months:

December Meeting: Please note, December’s Club meeting will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month on the 13th December at the Wheaty. There will be a function in the tin shed, so Xmas beers will be enjoyed in the lounge room. SABC Kris Kringle Bottle Swap: Bring along a bottle of your best festive beer to the December meeting for a Kris Kringle bottle swap. Bottle should be a longneck or similar, and distinctly identifiable. The brewer need not divulge their identity if they wish not to. Don’t be the Christmas Grinch, bring along a bottle! Tasting beers brewed at November’s System Wars will be available for tasting. See you there!

Summer Comp yeast buy: We’ve extended the date to order your White Labs yeast bulk buy on the SABC store portal to end of day Thursday 7th December. Get your orders in ASAP as we will be ordering the following day. Visit the store on the SABC website to order.

Summer Comp, Brew the Wheaty: Summer comp entries will need to be brewed and entered for judging by no later than Thursday 25th January and will be judged on Saturday 27th Jan by Jade and her crew at the Wheaty. If you haven’t started planning, get your skates on!!

Hawkers Brewing and SABC. Call to brew: It was announced at the last Club meeting, SABC has received a supply of rare and now unavailable South African hop varieties which Hawkers Beer has sponsored to the Club. Brewers are invited to put their hands up to brew for a social event hosted by Hawkers in February (date and venue TBA). SABC will need to produce 2 full 19L kegs for the event. Varieties include, African Queen, Southern Dawn and Southern Star. We have secured 500g of each variety, so if you’re up for creating something unique send us an email with your interest and ideas for your African Ale creation. First in best dressed.

February meeting; Atomic Yeast: Volunteers needed! We are seeking 3 club members to assist with brewing a beer using Atomic Yeasts new yeast ‘paste’ formula. 3 mystery strains will be provided however they will be kept a secret and only revealed by Federico and Tommaso during their presentation to the club at our February meeting. In order to maintain consistency, a large single batch of wort will be produced and split 3 ways, so all you have to do is control the fermentation! Please note volunteers will need to have temperature controlled fermentation chambers and be available late Dec/early Jan for brewing.

Please message us on FB or email info@sabrew.com if you are interested in brewing for the above mentioned events.

Cheers and good brewing!

Clint