April Meeting

April meeting sees us back at the Wheaty once again on Wednesday 18th April from 7pm onwards.

Matt ‘The Craft Beer King’ King will be joining us again to keep us up to speed with the ever developing world of SA craft beer. This meeting we will also encourage at least 3 member tastings. Let’s start bringing some beers along to prime ourselves for SABSOSA and AABC success. Please notify the club at: info@sabrew.com if you wish to bring a beer for feedback. No beer is too big or small, good or bad, hazy or bright.. so get involved.

Don’t forget to bring your 6 pack swap beers along! see you at the Wheaty.

SABC Winter Event ‘BeerBQ’

As has become our winter event tradition in recent years, the Great SABC BeerBQ will be held on Saturday 5th May 2018.

As always, this will be a fully subsidised event for SABC club members and one not to be missed as previous events have been sensational. Non-members and friends just $20.

Book now:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sabc-2018-beerbq-tickets-44628919299 (choose member free or non-member)

Again, the venue this year is the Colonel Light Gardens Bowling Club. Kick off is at 6.00pm, and we will be wrapping things up by 10.00pm

Once again, there will be ample delicious barbecuey goodness to eat, accompanied by plenty of sides and other bits and pieces.

Members (and guests) are encouraged to bring along a keg of their finest home brew. There will be an informal competition to decide beer-of-the-night, so bring along lots of friends to vote for your beer (this is a proven strategy…). The winner will walk away with a nifty prize, and some points towards Brewer of the Year.

6 Pack Swap

At April’s meeting we will be starting our first 6 pack swap. The idea is simple:

The way it will work, the swap is not limited by number. We’ll distribute fairly the swap bottles such that everyone swapping comes home with 6 different beers.

Basically, bring six bottles of homebrew clearly marked. At the meeting, deliver to the swap table onto a piece of a4 paper with your name on it. We’ll do the divvy magic during the meeting, afterwards pick up ur swap beers.

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Winter SABC Comp Announcement

This years Winter Comp will be aimed towards our push for SABSOSA and AABC success. With that in mind we will be targeting some of the lesser brewed categories to hopefully place strongly in these sections. Categories open for our Winter Comp will include the following AABC sections:

1.0 Low Alchohol

7.0 Brown Ale

13.0 Wheat and Rye Ale

14.0 Sour Ale

17.0 Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

The competition will be judged at the July Club meeting (18th July 2018) which will co-incide with our AGM. Competition portal will be set up shortly.

As usual, the prizes will be fantastic. Ready, set, BREW!!

March Club Meeting Weds 21st

It’s back to the Wheaty for the March brew Club meeting on Wednesday 21st March from 7pm.

This month we’ll be asking the question; Can you brew a decent kit beer by following Coopers Kit instructions by the letter, or can some advanced methods be used to pimp it up? Club member Luke Scrivens has kindly volunteered to put this to the test in a brew off with one Kit beer brewed by the Coopers instructions and one brewed with more science involved with yeast, pitch rates and temperature in mind. A blind tasting will of course ensue.

Tastings for the meeting for feedback are encouraged, please email the Club to register your interest to bring  tasting at: info@sabrew.com


April Social Gathering Case Swap Sat 7th April

Brew Adelaide Case Swap has been a bit of a local homebrewing institution in SA.  Held twice yearly, and organised by the top folk on the Brew Adelaide forum, this years event will be a collaborative affair between BA locals and SABC. If you’re interested to attend, register your name on the BA thread: http://brewadelaide.com/forum/index.php?topic=3247.msg122818;topicseen#new

Bring some beer to share in bottles, kegs, miracle boxes, or whatever means that floats your boat and come along for a great day out.

Location: Gould Creek (Golden Grove)
Date: 7th April 2018, from 2pm till 11pm

The Case Swap is a good chance for brewers to get together to enjoy beer, talking brewing and of course talking crap. Attendees typically bring a keg or bottles of homebrew beer along to share. This is an awesome chance to try the variety of homebrew that the Brew Adelaide community produce. Food will be organised closer to the date by the host. A small contribution towards catering will be appreciated, approximately $10pp. Attendees will be advised closer the date of address details.

Good people, good food and of course good beer. All welcome.

Save the Date: SABC BeerBQ Sat 5th May

As has become our winter event tradition in recent years, the Great SABC BeerBQ will be coming your way on Saturday 5th May 2018.

As always, this will be a fully subsidised event for SABC club members and one not to be missed as previous events have been sensational.

More communication regarding venue etc will be announced in the near future.

Malt bulk buy

Unfortunately due to a lack of interest in the Gladfields malt buy, we will not be going ahead with the bulk buy at this time. Apologies to those who have made purchases, these will be refunded in full in the coming few days.

If you have any feedback for how or when we conduct buys again in the future, or if you have not received your refund within a week, please send us an email at info@sabrew.com

SABC and Hawkers Hop Safari

Come and join us on an African hop safari on Sunday 25th February from 3-5pm at the Wheaty with our friends from Hawkers Beer.

Enjoy a special one off beer produced by Hawkers for the event as well as tasters of some home brewed beers made by your very own fellow club members specially for the event using rare and now unavailable hops from South Africa.

Get to talk to the brewers about their experiences brewing with the hops and taste something a bit different. It’s never to be repeated, so get on down to the Wheaty.

ANHC Sub-Committee

We’ll be looking to have our first of several ANHC planning meetings from 5-6pm on Sunday 25th February just after the Hawkers Beer event at the Wheaty lead by Gary Waters.

At this stage there are no formal plans for the meeting. We are looking to guage interest in those wanting to join in for ANHC planning and get some discussion going around the travel plans and event going forward. This is going to be a massive event later in the year for SABC, don’t miss your chance to get involved.