The South Australian Brewing Club requests the pleasure of your company in joining them to celebrate the marriage of Beer and BBQ.

Beer and BBQ have been great friends for many years now and this event will formalise their union.

BBQ’s guests will include a buffet of Low and Slow cooked American BBQ meats (Pulled Pork, Brisket, Hot Links, Chicken) and sides (slaw, potato salad, rolls, pickles).

Beer guests will also co-inside with a SABC Homebrew competition. Members will be invited to bring a keg(s) of beer (and dispensing equipment) to the SABC BeerBQ; with the best keg of show being subjectively judged on the night. Every SABC member (or paying non-member) in attendance will receive one vote, to vote for which beer they like the most. Don’t keg? – not an issue; just bring your beer in bottles. There is no defined competition style, no cost to enter the competition; just bring a beer(s) you would like to drink and share with members. Points will be allocated and results will contribute to the SABC Brewer of the Year competition.

A commemorative glass will be provided for sampling all Beer.

We will also be trying our hand at lawn bowls on the night (weather permitting).

The SABC BeerBQ will take place at:
The Clearview Bowling Club
Coleridge Crescent Reserve, Gordon Ave, Clearview SA 5085

Saturday April 9th, 2016 at 6pm (for a 6:30 start) – ~11pm.


  • Free for SABC Members
  • Non-SABC Members – $25 for BBQ, plus $30 for Beer Sampling (including commemorative glass)
  • Non-SABC Member bringing a keg of beer to share – BBQ only cost.
  • Non-Member wishing to bowl $5

RSVP by March 26th

Payments MUST be made directly to the club account:
South Australian Brewing Club
BSB: 065004
Account: 1073 8025

!This is a great fundraising opportunity for the club and all SABC members and friends of SABC members are welcome to attend!

December meeting

The December meeting is this coming Wednesday, and in keeping with previous years will be an informal (like we’re ever very formal…) Christmas drinks get together.  We will do a pizza order, which will be $5 per person, and if you’ve been a good little brewer Santa may throw a pint of beer down the chimney at you.

Hope to see you there!

Summer competition update

After some discussion with Jade, we have a bit more information regarding the style for this competition.  A firm judging date will be set soon, but expect early March.

Session IPA

Max ABV 4.9% (ie less than 5%)

IBU – as a guide 40 IBU+ (but it’s more about perceived bitterness –

an IPA’s got to be bitter!) Can be any variant on the IPA style (eg

red, black, rye etc) In broad terms a Session IPA should be hoppier

and drier than a Pale, for example – balance is key.

This article sums it up nicely:‘ 

Get brewing folks!