Southern Vales brewery tour tickets and Happy New Year

Happy New Year. The committee hopes you brewed a fine beer for the season. There’s not a lot to say at this time except welcome to our new members who joined over Christmas from gifts from their family or friends or new year’s resolutions to brew better beer.

The only news we have is, tickets for the McLaren Vale bus tour will go on sale Tuesday, Jan 2 from 8pm, from the SABC website shop at


The date is FEBRUARY 2. Tickets are $30. There are 21 seats available and are for members only – one per purchase and due to demand, you cannot buy for non-members.

*Please note, you will need to log in with the same you use to buy or renew SABC membership to see the item to buy.

The tour takes in some of McLaren Vales newest breweries and tap rooms, as well as an old favourite. Matt from My VIP driver will be driving us to:
Goodieson Brewery – meet head brewer Jeff
Shifty Lizard Brewing Co – meet head brewer Lee
Forktree Brewing – meet head brewer Ben. Lunch in the restaurant.
Swell -TBC

Pickup/dropoff point will be the Wheaty:
Depart: 9:45
Return: 17:45

If you live down south and would like to be picked up on the way, please contact us. We’ll look at adding a southern pickup point depending on numbers.

Please note that these venues have been booked based on our numbers. If you plan on driving yourself you may not be able to join our group for tastings/tours due to capacity limits.

~ Gus

Future Dates

January 16: January Bridge Road head brewer at The Wheaty  (TBC)

February 20: Monthly meeting (at Little Bang TBC)/ Summer comp close and judging. Competition details here.

March 20: Water chemistry.

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