The Mash Tun February 2023

This edition is a little early this month as there are some important dates to save and get those permission slips in! Thanks to Nick McAuley, Nick Hauschild, Josh Smith and Kieren Vercoe for their hard work in arranging these events for you.

Six Twelve Brewery Visit.

**This Sunday 12th of Feb @ 2pm please see and RSVP the facebook event**

Brad and his team have began upgrading their brewery for about a third time including their own kitchen! They are making a big name in the brewing scene having won awards and also venturing into the distilling scene, Five Eleven Distilling. This brewery visit is sure to be great, so get on over from 2pm on Sunday 12th Feb to enjoy some of the great line-up of beers and other drinks these guys have on tap. Brad will be providing a Q&A with members, tour of the brewery, and talk about the journey they made to get where the brewery is now. Nick M.

Summer Competition.

Congratulations to all the winners, the entry standard was well above average with some high scores seen. Best beer of show went to Mark Lehmann with a very impressive Hazy IPA. Lachlan Johnson was only a point away, also with a Hazy IPA. Don’t worry I heard how I cost him a win bahahaha! As always a big thank you to the judges, stewards and organisers that make the competition successful. Mark.

Winning Entries  

Table 1: Lagers (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
 1stChristopher KerrGreener On the Other SideLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerSouth Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
 2ndBrenton GeorgeNz PilsLSX5: New Zealand Pilsner
 3rdGerard FlynnLittle PLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerSouth Australian Brewing Club [Australia]

Table 2: Ales (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
 1stMark LehmannMates In the Trenches21C: Hazy IPASouth Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
 2ndLachlan JohnsonAnhazc21C: Hazy IPASouth Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
 3rdNick McAuleyAussie Aussie Aussie35A: NZ/AUS Pale Ale (18B American Pale Ale but must use native ingredients)South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]

Table 3: Experimental (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
 1stPaul QuirkAnzac Biscuit Brown Ale34C: Experimental Beer South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
 2ndJosh SmithYou Stink Strawberry, We Want Home Run Homer!34C: Experimental Beer South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]
 3rdNicholas HauschildTrans Tasman Gose34C: Experimental Beer South Australian Brewing Club [Australia]

February Meeting.

At The Wheaty on the 15th 7.00pm. As communicated this looks to be a cracker please see the pinned event in the fb group. Bring your version of hop water for tasting and as always dont forget a bottle of your best for bottle bingo. Nick M and Josh S.

Union Bridge Brewery Visit.

This is locked in for Saturday 4th of March. Time TBC and there will be a facebook event once it has been decided. Stuie Kirk their head brewer will be on hand to provide a tour and hopefully Q&A (If Josh has told him! Ed.) Expect there maybe a special announcement on the day. Nick M and Josh S.

March Meeting.

As communicated last Mash Tun this will be at Shapeshifter on 15th of March at 7pm. See the event (and RSVP pls!) Nick H.

SA Brew Crew hit the Barossa!

Cancel everything else for Saturday 25th of March, …..We are hiring a bus to tour the breweries. What could go wrong? Greenock Brewers, Western Ridge Brewing, Rehn Bier, Barossa Valley Brewing and Ministry of Beer have all confirmed. Obviously this will be a ticketed event with details to follow when finalised. Nick H and Kieren V.

Australian Amatuer Brewing Competition 2023.

It has been confirm this will be held in Adelaide later this year. Now we need judges, lots of judges! Even if you (or your partner) haven’t judged before it isn’t as intimidating as you may think with the head judge of the table there to guide you. State competition and Winter Competition are fantastic opportunities to practice and get involved in the process before the big one! Mark.

New Calendar.

As below lots of Beery good events coming up. Hop on them!

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