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: email@example.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.
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.
Sharing is caring!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get set for one of the most eagerly awaited meetings of the year on 21st February from 7pm at the West Thebby Social Club.
The meeting will feature a yeast master-class from Tomaso and Federico from Atomic Yeast. A word from Federico about the meeting:
“Brewing yeast: the science behind the art of beer”. Not a divine intervention gave man beer: chemistry and biology orchestrate the production of this delicious beverage. Yeast, a little single cell organism, plays a fundamental role and therefore it has been domesticated for its ability to produce different flavour and aroma. Since the discovery of yeast in the late 1860’s by Louis Pasteur we have been studying it, but, in 2018 we are still far from unveil all its mysteries. Here a short summary of what we learned along the way”
Summer Comp results announced: It’s the news you’ve been waiting for! All will be revealed and place getters announced, be there!
Meeting tastings will be kept to a maximum of 2, due to the presentation, please email the Club if you intend to bring a beer along. Only brewers that have confirmed their tastings will be accepted.
See you at the West Thebby!
This wednesday, join us for our first meeting of 2018 at Little Bang in Stepney from 7pm.
Ryan will be giving us the run down of the newest developments at one of SA’s brightest young micro’s. Always a treat to hear him talk.
There are spaces left for tastings at this meeting. Feel free to bring your best or worst or most interesting creation along for feedback from our knowledgeable gang, no beer is too too big or small and remember to bring at least 3-4 longnecks. We also encourage brewers to be prepared to bring as many notes and details about your brew as possible. Why not print out your recipe to pass out or post it on our Facebook page?
Also, remember that Summer Comp entries are welcome to be dropped off at this meeting.
See you there!
Please take the time to read through the exciting line-up of events and free up your fermenter space, your brewing prowess will be needed in the coming months:
December Meeting: Please note, December’s Club meeting will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month on the 13th December at the Wheaty. There will be a function in the tin shed, so Xmas beers will be enjoyed in the lounge room. SABC Kris Kringle Bottle Swap: Bring along a bottle of your best festive beer to the December meeting for a Kris Kringle bottle swap. Bottle should be a longneck or similar, and distinctly identifiable. The brewer need not divulge their identity if they wish not to. Don’t be the Christmas Grinch, bring along a bottle! Tasting beers brewed at November’s System Wars will be available for tasting. See you there!
Summer Comp yeast buy: We’ve extended the date to order your White Labs yeast bulk buy on the SABC store portal to end of day Thursday 7th December. Get your orders in ASAP as we will be ordering the following day. Visit the store on the SABC website to order.
Summer Comp, Brew the Wheaty: Summer comp entries will need to be brewed and entered for judging by no later than Thursday 25th January and will be judged on Saturday 27th Jan by Jade and her crew at the Wheaty. If you haven’t started planning, get your skates on!!
Hawkers Brewing and SABC. Call to brew: It was announced at the last Club meeting, SABC has received a supply of rare and now unavailable South African hop varieties which Hawkers Beer has sponsored to the Club. Brewers are invited to put their hands up to brew for a social event hosted by Hawkers in February (date and venue TBA). SABC will need to produce 2 full 19L kegs for the event. Varieties include, African Queen, Southern Dawn and Southern Star. We have secured 500g of each variety, so if you’re up for creating something unique send us an email with your interest and ideas for your African Ale creation. First in best dressed.
February meeting; Atomic Yeast: Volunteers needed! We are seeking 3 club members to assist with brewing a beer using Atomic Yeasts new yeast ‘paste’ formula. 3 mystery strains will be provided however they will be kept a secret and only revealed by Federico and Tommaso during their presentation to the club at our February meeting. In order to maintain consistency, a large single batch of wort will be produced and split 3 ways, so all you have to do is control the fermentation! Please note volunteers will need to have temperature controlled fermentation chambers and be available late Dec/early Jan for brewing.
Please message us on FB or email email@example.com if you are interested in brewing for the above mentioned events.
Cheers and good brewing!
Just a few days till November meeting at the Wheaty. Reminder that this month’s meeting is an introduction to our summer comp theme, Brew the Wheaty. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear how our very own award winning local, brews some of the country’s best craft beer. From 7pm, Wednesday 15th November, the Wheatsheaf Hotel, George St, Thebarton.
Also, if you have a beer you’d like to bring for tasting or feedback, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. As the club meetings have been better attended than ever, please bring at least the equivalent of 4 longnecks or 3L for tasting.
It’s Summer Comp time again soon as .. SABC brews the Wheaty!
To help celebrate their fantastic success at the locally held national CBIA, taking out best small brewery in Australia and winning silver or bronze for 4 of their beers, Wheaty Brewing Corps with head brewer and landlord, Jade Flavell, will be giving us the run down of how they brew their best beers.
The November meeting will give Jade a chance to talk about comps, brews, recipe writing and hopefully give a few tips for us mere home brewers. We are so unworthy..
Remember the prizes for the summer comp will be bigger than ever, did we mention flights to next years GABS and a brewing experience at the Wheaty? Oh, and Brewer of the Year points. So choose from their vast list of beery concoctions and be brave… or foolish, AND It’s all about BEER.
See you at the Wheaty on Wednesday 15th November.
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!
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 email@example.com if you could present your beer at the meeting.
September is synonymous with our state championships SABSOSA. It’s a month that many home brewers in SA look forward to and work hard to prepare for, as they anxiously await the results of the comp.
At SABC, we will no doubt have a few high achievers in this year’s comp and this got us thinking.. Why not celebrate in this success and share in our knowledge for the greater good?
We’d like to invite category winners or place getters to have the opportunity to share some of their tasty brews with us on Wednesday 20th September at the Wheaty.
Do you have a beer that has placed that you’re particularly proud of? How has your recipe formulation evolved to produce a winning beer? What are some of the keys to your success? … and more importantly, care to share your recipe and do you have a few longnecks to spare??
Let us know by emailing the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can participate in September’s meeting. We are hoping to get at least 3 participants.
Don’t be shy, this is your chance to show off!
Hoppy Monday brewers!
If you’re getting ready to head to the monthly SABC meeting at the Wheaty this Wednesday, DONT!!
Our regular slot for meetings has been moved to week after next, TUESDAY 29th August for a special guest presentation by managing director of BeerCo.com and all round beer geek enthusiast, Dermott Dowling. Dermott’s passion and enthusiasm for brewing is infectious, and he will be putting on a knowledgeable and interactive session which will feature:
- Gladfield Malt: How to spot great malt and get the most out of it when brewing.
- Hops: What is hot and what is not, rubbing and sniffing hops (sounds fantastic) and hop science 101
- Gigayeast: 101 tips for home brewers to get the most out of their yeast
Do not miss out on this meeting, it promises to be a ripper!