September Newsletter

September update:

Its been a busy month for homebrewers in SA. With SABSOSA results released, a big congratulations to the following Club members who won places:

Adrian (Wol) Reich: GOLD for Amercan Pale Ale, GOLD for Speciality beer, BRONZE for Brown Ale and BRONZE for Stout

Dez Cook: GOLD for IPA, BRONZE for Strong Stout and BRONZE for Sour Ale

Clint Fisher: GOLD for Old Ale

Craig Milnes: GOLD for Stout

Luke Skrivens: SILVER for American Pale Ale

Greg Weider: SILVER for Low Alchohol

Matt Kennedy: SILVER for Brown Ale

Gus Kingston: SILVER for IPA

Mark Reed: BRONZE for Bitter Ale

Honourable mentions also to Greg Weider, Mark Reed , Clint Fisher and Kent Getsinger who had beer finishing in 4th, just outside the places.

Our September meeting held at the Wheaty had Adrian, Matt and Greg bring their outstanding APA, Scottish Export and Ordinary Bitters respectively. Some insights into their winning brews were shared and a few tales of the recipe development and some mishaps along the way were well enjoyed by a good turnout.

Club Merchandise: 

We have fresh stock of T-Shirts ($25), Ladies singlets ($25), Hoodies ($45) and Caps ($25). The new logo layout looks fantastic and we have a selection of high quality Flexfit caps in a choice of 3 styles available, a plain black, black trucker with rear mesh and a unique green and white high profile at the next meeting in October or contact the Club at if you would like to purchase earlier.


BJCP enrolment: 

The upcoming year’s enrolment for the Beer Judge Certification Program starts next month in October and run by our resident Club comp guru, Gary Waters. If you want to become a certified beer judge, contact Gary to enrol. Its a fantastic way to learn to understand what makes a good beer, how to use and understand the effects of ingredients in the brewing processes and help you make a better beer at the same time. Contact Gary on 04178923321






September Meeting

We’re one bee short for our September SABSOSA themed meeting. If you’ve won or placed, we’d love to hear from you.

We will also have space at the meeting for a general tasting and feedback session for at least one beer. If you’d like to bring a beer along please also let us know.


Club merchandise will be available to purchase on the night. We will have our new Club T-shirts, singlets and Hoodies available, but due to a delay in supply, unfortunately no caps at this meeting.

See you on Wednesday at the Wheaty!

ANAWBS Judge call out

Australian National Amateur Wine and Beer Show judging is taking place on Saturday and Sunday 23/24th September (AM and PM) held at the Waite Institute.  Judges are still urgently needed for this event.

Details at:

They are still in need of judges for this event, if you are available to judge for this event, please contact Gavin Pennell on 0412107107 or

September meeting reminder

We’re celebrating SABSOSA success at SABC next Wednesday 20th September at the Wheaty. Results are out soon, with prize giving at the Wheaty next Sunday 17th at 12h30 pm.

If you have a beer that has placed in SABSOSA, we’d love to hear from you to share some of your special brew at our Club meeting on the 20th.

Let us know at if you could present your beer at the meeting.