November Members Meeting – 8pm start!

Quick reminder folks – the November Members Meeting will be held this Wednesday 19th of November at The Wheaty. This has been delayed from the normal 7pm start, due to the Components of Beer event which begins at 6pm and will finish around 8pm.

This “components of beer” event will discuss the component “yeast” and will be an informative event – get onboard and buy your tickets for the event by clicking this link! Attendance is entirely optional as this is a Wheaty event, not an SABC event. Our meeting remains FREE for members, as normal.

Also, don’t forget that club members going along to the components of beer event who let us know (so we can let the Wheaty know!) will recieve a free pint of beer!

BVB Event – Cutoff Date for RSVP – 12/11/14!

Tomorrow – 12th of November – is the cutoff date to RSVP for the BVB event! This is due to the fact that we need to finalise numbers with BVB for catering requirements.

This event is fantastic value if you’re interested in beer and food pairing; and even if you’re not – it will be a great chance to catch up with other members and enjoy some quality food and beer from Barossa Valley Brewing.

Full information is available at our previous post by clicking here.

Brewer of the Year – The Decider!

Both brewers have brewed their beers and both are currently going through fermentation as this is typed!

Both brewers have provided some notes on their beers below:

Brewer 1: There were a few dough balls. The mash was terminated by heating to 86°C. The kettle losses were high due to the size of the kettle. This meant that top up water was required.
A 90min mash was performed on my beer. The volumes after were down and gravities were up. Its up to you to judge the beer, but the brew day was a success. I was really surprised and happy that my efficiency guestimates worked.

Brewer 2: Everything went to plan. All my numbers were matched (Volume and OG). My mash temps seemed to fluctuated a bit (later in the mash), but never drifted more than 1 degree C away from my target temp. I hit my final volume into the fermentor, so I know my boil went to plan. I pitched the yeast that night and it was bubbling pretty hard by morning, It was a hot few days during the early stages of the fermentation, which worried me at the time. The temps were right where I wanted them during the fermentation, never more than half a degree C away from my target.

The countdown to the BVB event is ON! This will be a cracking final challenge and will decide our winner!

Get your tickets here Barossa Valley Brewing – Beer Degustation – Subsidised Event

Have you booked your seat at BVB?

You haven’t? You’re risking missing out entirely! The event is selling out fast and tickets are very limited. This is also one of the two subsidised members events, so if you don’t go – you’re missing out on a fantastic discounted event.

The Battle for the SABC Brewer of the Year will also be decided with Simon R and Greg W going head to head to determine the One Beer to Rule Them All.

A Pre-dinner drink will be provided and there is the option of the Full Beer Degustation or the Food Degustation for non-drinkers.

Where: Barossa Valley Brewing, 2A Murray St, Tanunda SA 5352
When: Saturday November 29, from 6pm.

SABC Brewer of the year judging 6:30pm sharp, dinner commencing 7:30pm

Full Beer Degustation
SABC Members $30
Non SABC Members $50

Food Degustation Only
SABC Members $10
Non SABC Members $30

To book your tickets, payment in full must be made by direct deposit to the SABC Treasurer. Payment to be made November 12 so we can advise BVB of the number of people attending. Remember, members, family members and friends of the club are invited. First in best dressed. Once all tickets are sold you will miss out!

Bank Details:
Account – South Australian Brewing Club Incorporated
Account No. – 1073 8025
BSB – 06 5004

After payment, an email must be sent to detailing:

Your name, and partner or friends name (if attending)
Any dietary requirements
Number and type of tickets purchased (Full Degustation vs Food only)
SABC encourages responsible alcohol consumption and provides the following suggestions for this event:

Shout a designated driver dinner and car pool with members, family and friends
Stay overnight at the Tanunda Caravan Park
Ensure you get your tickets early to avoid any disappointment!