Club meeting this week

On Wednesday for our regular monthly meeting at the Wheaty we’re again giving the opportunity for members to have their beer anonymously assessed by the members in small judging groups.

Bring in a beer, ideally in an unmarked bottle, and let the members guess the style and give feedback. You can fess up if it’s yours or not. We only need one 750ml bottle or a couple of stubbies.

Bring in beers for bottle bingo too. Leave a bottle and take another one.

New members welcome.

If you missed the announcement about our 2022 summer comp… it will be a banger, trust us. The only styles being judged will be: 

  • Hop forward beers (IPA, pale ales etc)
  • Dark/Stout
  • Sours

Read more here.

Summer competition 2022 and November meeting

The club’s 2022 summer competition will be a banger, trust us. The only styles being judged will be: 

  • Hop forward beers (IPA, pale ales etc)
  • Dark/Stout
  • Sours

You can make anything you like in these BJCP styles below.

Tip: your beer must be able to be rebrewed, all-grain and able to be replicated and consumed within three months. Ideally not super high abv or aged. We strongly encourage you to keep detailed notes on your recipe, process and brew day. You may want to go all out to win this one. There will be limits on entries per brewer and an overall cap on entries.

Open to financial club members who are amateur brewers. 

  • Dates: Entries close: Sunday 16th January 2022
  • Drop off and portal opening details TBA
  • Judging: Saturday 22nd January 2022
  • Winners announced: Sunday 23rd January 20223 categories will be judged, with a winner announced in each of the three following categories:

Hop-Forward beers:

  • 12c English IPA
  • 18b American Pale Ale
  • 21A American IPA
  • 21B Specialty IPA (Brown/Black/hazy etc)
  • 22A Double IPA

Dark beers:

  • 13C English Porter
  • 15B Irish stout
  • 15C Irish Extra Stout
  • 16 Dark British Beer
  • 20 American Porter & Stout

Sour beers:

  • 23 European Sour Ale
  • 27 Historical Beer (Gose)
  • 28 American Wild Ale

SABC Summer competition 2022 Conditions: 

1. Entries must be All-grain, with exception of adjuncts, special ingredients. All special ingredients must be listed on entry.2. One bottle per entry as per the description of acceptable bottle type and volume set out in general club competition rules.3. Maximum of one entry per major category, 3 entries in total per brewer.4. Brewers must be able to provide detailed brewing notes to reproduce winning beers. 

General club competition rules: South Australian Brewing Club (“SABC”) General Competition Rules for all club competitions:

1. Disputes concerning any competition run by the SABC will be determined by the SABC in its sole and absolute discretion.2. Any dispute should be addressed to the Competitions Director and SABC committee.3. To be eligible for any prizes, an entrant must be a current financial member to enter.4. Bottle sizes: Only glass or plastic bottles or cans larger than or equal to 500ml and no greater than 1000ml will be accepted. 700ml bottles are preferred. 330ml stubby bottles or cans will not be accepted.5. Prior to the judging of entries, the Competitions Director may declare prizes available to any and all entrants.6. Prizes offered as are and cannot be exchanged for cash or same financial value.7. The Competitions Director may vary the rules applicable to any competition by declaring the variations prior to the commencement of judging.8. Entrants must declare any conflict of interest before taking part in the administration or judging of a competition.9. SABC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the competition.10. All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers.11. The competition director reserves the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries received.12. All participants in a SABC Competition shall act in good faith at all times

October club meeting

The next club meeting will be a member’s beer assessment meeting. Bring a long neck or at least 750mls of your beer and we’ll allocate it to groups for blind assessment. Don’t mark the bottle with what it is, let them guess. We’ve done it before and it’s good fun and you’ll receive sound feedback too.

Bring another bottle for bottle bingo too.

Other things

We’re planing a club barrel project. Stay tuned for that one. We’ll let you know what’s happening soon.

The Christmas event is being worked out. It’ll involve your beer in groups/teams.

Meeting this Wednesday – all things brewing tech

For the September monthly meeting, we have Brendan, Nick and Lachlan talking all things tech in brewing.

They will demonstrate several hardware and software solutions that can make the home brewing process just that little bit easier and help you keep track of your fermentation even when you’re away.

There will be digital hydrometers, internet-connected fermentation fridges, Pi’s, Plaato’s, cloud APIs, smartphone keg management tools and online tap lists and even a guest appearance by Alexa.

The Wheatsheaf Hotel, George St, Thebarton. 7pm.

One not to miss.

SABC’s Brendan Macey wins SABSOSA best brewer perpetual trophy

The Champion Brewer title for 2021 went to SABC member Brendan Macey!

He not only took home the perpetual Mike Leupold trophy but also a huge prize pack thanks to our friends at BeerCo.com

Best Beer of Show went to Allan Rowland, who has won the opportunity to collaborate on a brew with the guys at Western Ridge Brewing Collective.

Thanks as always to the Wheatsheaf Hotel for hosting the awards presentation, and to all the other SABSOSA sponsors for their support. (go on, click and see them all)

Results are now published on the entry portal and scoresheets are available for download.

Login to your account, scroll down to see your entries and then click the blue pdf icon to the right of each entry to download the scoresheets. https://enter.sabsosa.com.au

Brendan in SABC t-shirt holds the SABSISA trophy, a silver mash paddle mounted on a wooden board
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BOS – SABSOSA 2021 Competition

Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAlan RowlandNEIPANew England IPA [BJCP 21B] 

Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
2ndRafael AragonLeatherwood Batch 2Sweet Mead [BJCP M1C]SABC

Meeting this week IRL…

Howdy. It’s been a big beer week for us. SABSOSA had over 380 entries and thanks to the team who collected them all up from drop off venues and at the Irish Club on Saturday. Judging is this weekend. Again, we need help. If you can judge, please register in the portal enter.sabsosa.com.au or talk to Gary and the team on Wednesday night.

Yes, Wednesday night. We’re back IRL, in person, in skin. 7pm at the Wheaty.

We’ll knock over our AGM requirements swiftly. Nominations are still open at info@sabrewcom or on the night. If you’ve got ideas about things the club could do and steer in the future, put your hand up. We welcome you.

After that, we’ll be getting on to the ‘supermarket challenge beers’ tasting. They’re had an extra month to condition and by all accounts they’re drinkable.

Other than that, we’ve got nothing else.

A reminder that we have a closed Facebook Group for members to communicate and we share info. If you didn’t know or haven’t got around to joining, let us know at info@sabrew.com.au and we’ll get you in.

See you Wednesday.

SABC Winter Competition open

Hello. The entry portal for the club’s winter competition is open for entries today, Monday 28 June.

The competition is only open to current financial members of SABC (join or renew here). Read more rules and conditions on the portal. Entries may be disqualified if not in accordance

You must create a new account for this competition — even if you have entered our summer and winter or SABCSOA comps before. We start a new database for each competition. You only need to register your information once. You will be able to return to the portal enter more beers or edit entries.

Pay your entry fees online. After payment, you can print your bottle labels to fix to your entries. Do not put any other marking or your name on the bottle. We just need a clear barcode to scan.

Seriously, no names or bottle markings.

The focus is lager. No other beer styles are being judged. Two entries per category will be permitted. See listed categories below.

The winning lager, along with coveted club “brewer of the year” points, will have a special limited edition version of their winning brewed to be on tap at The Suburban Brew later in the year.

Of course, the winning brewer will be invited to help brew their beer at Suburban.

Dates:

3 – 10 July – Bottle drop off (strictly) at The Suburban Brew, Goodwood Rd, Goodwood during their open hours. Check here.

14 July – Judging. A closed event with accredited judges only.

Wednesday 21 July – Winners announced and prizes, at the club meeting being held at The Wheatsheaf Hotel.

Categories included for entries are (BJCP 2015 style guidelines) including sub-categories:

  • 1 Standard American Beer* excluding 1C, 1D
  • 2 International Lager
  • 3 Czech Lager
  • 4 Malty European lager
  • 5 Pale Bitter European
  • 6 Amber Malty European Lager
  • 7 Amber Bitter European Lager
  • 8 Dark European Lager
  • 9 Strong European Beer

BJCP styles and more on the comps page.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

All members are notified the AGM of the South Australian Brewing Club will be held on Wednesday, 21st July 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, George St, Thebarton.

AGM Agenda items:

  • Welcome
  • Confirmation of Minutes from the previous meeting, 15 July 2020, (read here).
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Election of Committee
  • Club business

All members are invited to attend. The Committee looks forward to wrapping up 2020 and plans for 2021 and beyond..

Please forward any nominations for committee positions or cub business to the Secretary, by July 7th or from the floor at the meeting.

Regards,

SABC Committee

Email your RSVP or apology.

0.9 and falling…

Everyone had an excellent time at our Real Ale Festival. Thank you brewers who created something for us to enjoy at the Hilton RSL.

It’s the third Wednesday of the month and that means it’s meeting week. This month we’re at Pirate Life in Port Adelaide where we will again be their guests and that often means treats and special offers.

The subject is no and low alcohol beers. PL has released their Point Nine, a 0.9% beer, and there are now many 0.0% abv beers on the shelves and they are getting better and better. How does Pirate Life brew them? 

Julien has also brewed one for us to assess.

‘Brewer’s shout’ happy hour is from 6pm- 7pm.

18 Baker St, Port Adelaide.

Members only for this one. If you’re interested in joining the club because we do cool stuff like this, join up or come to a regular meeting.

Hoodies and kit

Our new order of hoodies are in. If you expressed interest in one, log in to the shop and grab it. If they’re not bought soon they’ll be released to the wider club.

 https://shop.sabrew.com/product-category/swag/ Order ASAP and don’t miss out.

SABC Real Ale Fest this Saturday. June meeting at Pirate Life

SABC Real Ale Fest this Saturday, June 5

Our next big club event is our Real Ale Festival this coming Saturday night. It’s free for members and $10 for invited guests – members have to buy their tickets.  

Please book now. Partners who are non-drinking designated drivers are OK without a ticket.

Our members have brewed a range of British ales for us to enjoy. BYO food – Uber eats, share a pizza, bring a picnic to eat for yourself. 

The venue is the Hilton RSL – 147 Sir Donald Bradman Dr, Hilton SA 5033.

It’s a great little venue with a very ‘pub’ feel to it. Bring your darts and coins for cheap pool. Their bar will be open for wine or other beer.

If you have anything that you think would help, please let us know – info@sabrew.com

Note: we’ll only be serving the beers brewed specifically for this event – there won’t be any BYO kegs. We won’t have any ice or co2 for them anyway because. Real Ale!

June meeting at Pirate Life

Our Wednesday meeting in June will be at Pirate Life where we will again be their guests and that often means treats and special offers.

The subject is no and low alcohol beers. PL have released a 0.9 beer and there are now many 0.0% abv beers on the shelves and they are getting better and better. How does Pirate Life brew them? Member Julien has also brewed one for us to assess.

‘Brewer’s shout’ happy hour is from 6pm- 7pm.

18 Baker St, Port Adelaide.

Hoodies and kit

Our new order of hoodies are in. They’ll be available to buy online soon. https://shop.sabrew.com/product-category/swag/ Order ASAP and don’t miss out.

Brewing Q&A this Wednesday and tix available for Real Ale Fest

The club monthly meeting is this Wednesday at the Wheaty. If you’ve just joined the club, jump in. There are always new members at our meetings. We meet from 7pm in the back area of the pub. 

It’s a Q&A session. Bring along your most burning homebrewing question and get an answer from the member brains trust. It can be anonymous so you can get an answer without feeling like it’s below us. 

On the night you’ll be able to ask a question online or post it now.

ASK NOW

Tasting

We’ll be having a proper crack at tasting the Flanders Red Ale brewing by the club and barrel-aged.

Supermarket Challenge

We announced on Facebook that we’re doing a fun ‘supermarket will it brew challenge’. Get a team together or join one on Wednesday and help brew a beer using the ingredients in the mystery bag. 

We’ll give each team some credit to buy regular beer ingredients too. Your creations will be tasted in July, so there’s two months to brew and condition.

SABC Real Ale Fest

Our next big club event is our Real Ale Festival on June 5. Our members have brewed a range of British ales for us to enjoy. The venue is the Hilton RSL – 147 Sir Donald Bradman Dr, Hilton SA 5033.

It’s FREE for members and $10 for friends who are drinking book your ticket and friend ticket now! Partners and designated drivers are OK. 

BYO food – Uber eats, share a pizza, bring a picnic to eat for yourself. 

It’s a great little venue with a very ‘pub’ feel to it. Bring your darts and coins for cheap pool. Their bar will be open for wine or other beer.

If you have anything that you think would help, please reach out – info@sabrew.com

Note: we’ll only be serving the beers brewed specifically for this event – there won’t be any BYO kegs. We won’t have any ice or co2 for them anyway because. Real Ale!

Real Ale Fest update

Real Ale fest planning is coming along with 6 members volunteering to put down some British ales – thank you to all who have offered.

The venue has now been confirmed as the Hilton RSL –
147 Sir Donald Bradman Dr, Hilton SA 5033.

It’s a great little venue with a very ‘pub’ feel to it. Bring your darts and coins for cheap pool. Their bar will be open for wine or other beer.

Reaffirming the date for your diaries: Saturday June 5th, 6-10PM

Stay tuned for a FaceBook event and registration.

Meeting this week, beer judging explained

Our regular monthly meeting is in this week at The Wheaty from 7pm.

Gary Waters will be covering aspects of the BJCP qualification including
Guidelines of how to categorise your beer, how to improve your beer and judge other brewers beers appropriately.

If you want to become BJCP accredited by joining the next intake, improve your judging or even learn how judging can make you a better brewer, this meeting is for you.

Please email the club at info@sabrew.com if you can bring a beer to the next meeting.

And, as always (if you haven’t drank it all over the holiday period!) Bottle Bingo is back on – bring a bottle, take a bottle!