Call for Beers – Dry Hopped!

The theme for February’s club meeting (Wednesday 18 February, 7pm out back at the Wheaty) is dry hopping. As well as a discussion of all things dry hopping, we will be enjoying a few tastings on the night and in keeping with the theme would like to offer some excellent dry hopped beers.

If you would like to present a dry hopped beer on the night, please email the club ( with a description of the beer and we’ll select a few of the most interesting sounding ones. We’re not just looking for over the top hop monsters – maybe a rarely used hop variety or a style that isn’t normally dry hopped will make the grade.

As always, we only have limited slots available for tastings so please only bring your beer if you are notified by the club. 2-3 longnecks or equivalent is suggested, and be prepared to discuss your recipe and process.

There’s still plenty of time to brew a killer beer, since when dry hopping fresh is best!

SABC tour of Cargill Malting & BSBC Lunch

SABC is proud to host our next major event comprising:
Cargill Malt Tour AND Big Shed Brewing Concern Lunch & Tour
Date: Saturday 28th February 2015
Cargill Malt (formerly Joe White) Tours
Times: 9am, 10am, 11am tours commence (max 12 members per timeslot).
Address: 98-102 Ocean Steamers Road, Port Adelaide (Enter through main gate, parking available. Meet at Reception)
Attire: Please wear closed in shoes for your safety
Due to logistical limitations, tour groups for Cargill Malt are limited to 12 members maximum. We do have 3 timeslots available to us. So limited to the first 36 SABC members.
After you tour group has finished, you will make your own travel arrangements to:
Big Shed Brewing Concern
Address: Unit 13, 2 Brandwood Street, Royal Park
Times: 10.15am onwards (following the first malting tour)
The Big Shed brewery will be open in time for the arrival of the first tour group.
Big Shed now have 6 beers featured on tap. One of these beers will have been brewed with the assistance of SABC Brewer of the Year Greg Wieder. Big Shed staff will be on hand to give informal brewery tours and to discuss all things brewing, and Greg will present to the SABC members briefly on his brewing experience for his featured beer.
Complimentary lunch is also provided for SABC members from Big Shed’s lunch menu.
SABC Members receive the maltsters tour, brewery lunch and complimentary pint for free.
Non SABC Members $20 (includes brewery lunch and complimentary pint)

Please Note Members need to arrange their own transport to and from each venue.
SABC are currently investigating a minibus for ferrying members from Cargill to Big Shed – further details to come.
Please RSVP by emailing the Club:
Stating your:
Member Name, and
Preferred Tour time (9, 10, or 11am):
Email to:
Members who only want to attend one component please also advise in your email. First in best dressed in regards to tour timeslots, so please get in early!

SABC supports the responsible consumption of alcohol, please don’t drink and drive.

Happy Brew Year 2015!

I hope the Christmas period treated you and your families well, and you sampled some quality beer over the festive season.

As you read this, the SABC committee is busily working behind the scenes preparing a number of upcoming events and meeting themes to align with suggestions and requests that we have received recently.

Please refer to our calendar outlining meeting themes for the coming months.

Some of the meeting and events include a Big Shed Brewing beer release, growing hops at home presentations and a Cargill (formerly Joe White) Maltings tour.

Finally, a big congratulations to Greg Weider, who won the inaugural SABC Brewer of the Year in 2014 beating Simon Rofe by a whisker, in the English Bitter taste off at the Barossa Valley Brewing dinner event on November 29 last year. Well done Greg.

See you at the next SABC meeting!
Cheers & Beers,
Brad Bown
SABC President