BYO Magazine Offer – Last Chance!

As I type this I’m finalising the details for the BYO Subscription offer. It WILL be sent to BYO this week – so you have until COB Thursday to get your name down – or you miss out until next year!

$40 gets you 8 issues over 12 months – the magazine is full of handy hints, tips and recipes and this offer is cheaper than you can get it in stores for locally – with a percentage of the cost going directly back to SABC.

‘Components of Beer Tasting Series’ at The Wheaty

The Wheaty are going to be running a 4 part tasting series covering the 4 base ingredients in beer – beginning on October 1st with a session on Hops.

The 4 sessions are
October 1st, Hops
October 29th, Malt
November 19th, Yeast
December 17th, Water

The sessions will be conducted with the help of Laura Mirsch; who is an experienced brewer from a large craft brewery in San Diego.

Also as a major bonus, SABC members who choose to attend any of these events will receive a free pint of beer courtesy of the Wheaty. You must contact the club before the event date so we can advise the Wheaty you’re going along!

For more details, and to find the booking links, visit the Wheaty’s detail page here:

SABSOSA Placings!

The SABSOSA committee have been working tirelessly this afternoon after the completion of the judging, in the interest of getting results to people who qualify for the nationals as quickly as possible.

The placings are:

Low Alcohol
1st: James McLean
2nd: Brad Bown
3rd: Steve McKenzie

Pale Lager
1st: Simon Rofe
2nd: Brad Bown
3rd: James Forrest

1st: Mark Murray
2nd: Mike Leupold
3rd: Simon Batty

Amber & Dark Lager
1st: Peter Bradshaw
2nd: Greg Wieder
3rd: Peter Winch

Strong Lager
1st: Greg Wieder
2nd: Brad Bown
3rd: Peter Bradshaw

Pale Ale
1st: Peter Bradshaw
2nd: Simon Batty
3rd: Olexji Straschko

American Pale Ale
1st: Peter Bradshaw
2nd: Steve Day
3rd: Adrian Reich

Bitter Ale
1st: Daniel Bartholomaeus
2nd: Joel Harman
3rd: Brad Bown

Brown Ale
1st: Daniel Bartholomaeus
2nd: Brad Donaldson
3rd: Matt Kennedy

1st: Simon Rofe
2nd: Peter Taverner
3rd: Kevin Smith

1st: Sam Johns
2nd: Adrian Reich
3rd: Ben Johnson

Strong Stout
1st: James McLean
2nd: Liam Yorke
3rd: Julien Gibson

India Pale Ale
1st: Adam Beauchamp
2nd: Jason Badenoch
3rd: Matt Spencer

Strong Ale
1st: Richard Camp
2nd: Lynden Wilson
3rd: Adam Donnon

Belgian Strong Ale
1st: Peter Taverner
2nd: Rachel Edwards
3rd: Peter Winch

Wheat & Rye Beer
1st: Peter Taverner
2nd: Peter Taverner
3rd: Brad Bown

Farmhouse & Wild Beer
1st: Peter Taverner
2nd: Peter Winch
3rd: Ben Pearce

1st: Jason Badenoch
2nd: Andrew Coleman
3rd: Rodney Brown

Fantastic results for SABC members there, the scores were all generally very high and all placings are very well deserved!

If your name is above, you will have received an email from SABSOSA too, get your bottles ready for AABC ASAP!

Full results will be available at 8pm on 22nd September @

We’ll get our Club Brewer tally updated shortly too – it was very close going into this comp and with some great results for some of our brewers in this comp – it will go down to the wire!

September Members Meeting. This Wednesday!

It’s that time of the month again folks, time for our regular members meeting at The Wheaty. They’re held every 3rd Wednesday from 7pm out in the back room.

This meeting has no set discussion or presentation topic, but we will be running a dollar raffle for 2kg of spec malt – Special Roast, Melonoidin or Dark Crystal (to be decided). 100% of all money received goes directly to the club, as the malt was generously donated by a friend of the club.

This may also be your last chance to get in on the 8 issue BYO subscription for $40! This is a fantastic offer to get behind, the magazine has a good range of articles catering for brewers of every skill and experience level. It is cheaper to get the magazines via this order than to sign up for your own subscription by a good amount, with the extra benefit for your club that a percentage of the cost directly comes back to SABC!

Spots are filling fast – the offer will end at THIS club members meeting so that the details can be sent to BYO a week after the club meeting – you have until that date to get in!

We’ll see you at The Wheaty!

SABSOSA 2014. Are you entering?

Folks, entries for SA’s largest amateur brewing competition and our only pathway to the Nationals, close this Saturday, 6th of September!

You have until Saturday to get your entries in, they need to be delivered to either Brewmaker Home Brewing – 560 North East Road, Holden Hill; Beerbelly, 6/421 Prospect Road, Blair Athol; or Gulf Brewery 1/13-15 Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf.

Entries are just $5 each which is great value!

Full details are available over on the SABSOSA site.

Good luck!

Apologies if you saw this in the newsletter after the 6th, and missed the date. Due to the method used to generate the newsletters it is not easy to exclude posts from the newsletter.