A quick reminder to send us an email at if you are intending to come to the BeerBQ in April, but also to let us know if you are bringing a keg.  This event is is fully self catered by the club, and we need beer to drink on the night.  Don’t forget that there will be an informal “beer of the night” competition with points towards BOTY up for grabs (not to mention a fabulous prize).

SABC Winter Competition Announced

The SABC Winter Competition was announced at the February meeting, and for those not in attendance (or who suffer from poor short term memory), here are the details:

The competition will be judged along the lines of the last winter competition, with all members eligible to judge.  We had good feedback from those who took part in the judging at the last competition, and it gives those with little or no experience a chance to have a go at judging along side more experienced judges.

The judging date is set for July 23rd, and entries will close one week prior to that.

There will be four broad categories based on the BJCP 2015 guidelines:

1- Pale Ales: 12A, 12B, 18, 24B

2- India Pale Ales: 12C, 21

3- Strong Ales: 14B, 14C, 17, 22, 25, 26C, 26D

4- Stouts: 15B, 15C, 16, 20B, 20C

This competition will attract double points towards Brewer of the Year, so start planning and get brewing.  We want everyone to have as good a chance as possible to refine their beers prior to SABSOSA, which of course leads into AABC here in Adelaide later in the year. Carpet bombing is encouraged!

Summer Competition Update

We are now able to announce that the Summer Competition will be judged at the Wheaty on Saturday March 12th.  Entries close on March 5th.  Please see the Competitions page here for details and the entry form.

Due to the fact that SABC competitions generally are limited category, the committee has decided to weight the Brewer of the Year points for the two annual SABC competitions.  This means that the Summer Competition, which only has one category, will attract triple points.  The Winter Competition will have at least two but probably more categories, and will attract double points.  We will be announcing the Winter Competition at the February meeting, so stay tuned.

Good luck and happy brewing!