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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 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.

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 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!

AGM, not far away!

Don’t forget folks, the AGM is just a couple of weeks away. It’s going to be held 2pm 3:30pm, July 26th at The Wheaty. Memberships are also now due, only financial members may vote at the AGM.

We will be accepting nominations at the next Members meeting this Wednesday,16th of July at The Wheaty. Fancy having a say in the day to day operation of your favourite brew club? Desire Fame and Fortune? Well, you won’t get any fame and definitely no fortune, but if you want to nominate for any of the Club Committee positions, now is your chance!

Apologies for incorrect starting time previously mentioned above. Official start is 3:30pm, however unofficial pre-game drinks from 2pm! 🙂


Thanks to Feral being as incredibly popular as they are, we got bumped! On July 16th, our normal monthly meeting night, The Wheaty are hosting a ‘Meet the Brewer’ night with Brendan Varis from Feral from 6pm until 8pm. Our Members meeting on July 16th will be held from 8PM in the back room at The Wheaty, rather than the normal 7pm.

This is a great chance for members to come along and meet one of the brewers of Australia’s favourite craft beers, Hop Hog. As an extra bonus, SABC members who come along to the event (ticket purchase required $20 + booking fee), and pre-register with SABC, will receive a free pint of beer courtesy of The Wheaty.

You must contact the club BEFORE COB Tuesday 15th of July to register to receive your free pint, and you must pay for a ticket to the Feral event! Don’t roll up unannounced looking for a free pint!

Meeting topic will be Basic Kegging techniques, with a reduced amount of tastings due to the time restrictions.

Winter Dark Beers competition results

Our Winter Dark beer brewing competition has been run and done! There was a good selection of beers from a range of styles including Robust and Baltic Porters, Schwartzbiers and of course Stouts of all persuasions.

Entry numbers were good, and the overall quality of entries was excellent!

Congratulations to Matt Kennedy for winning Best of Show and Dark Lagers with his Schwartzbier, and Greg Wieder for winning Porters with his Robust Porter and Other with his Oatmeal Stout.

Full results available on the Competitions page.