January meeting

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!

December Newsletter

G’day Brewers!

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 info@sabrew.com if you are interested in brewing for the above mentioned events.

Cheers and good brewing!

Clint

 

November meeting

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 info@sabrew.com. As the club meetings have been better attended than ever, please bring at least the equivalent of 4 longnecks or 3L for tasting. 

November Meeting

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.

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.

email: info@sabrew.com

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!

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 info@sabrew.com if you could present your beer at the meeting.

September meeting update

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 info@sabrew.com 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!

 

Important August meeting reminder

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:

  1. Gladfield Malt: How to spot great malt and get the most out of it when brewing.
  2. Hops: What is hot and what is not, rubbing and sniffing hops (sounds fantastic) and hop science 101
  3. 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!

Clint

2018-2019 Committee Announcement

Thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend this year’s AGM yesterday.  Please see below for links to the Treasurer’s report and President’s report.

It is with pleasure that I present the committee as elected at the AGM:

President: Clint Fisher
Vice President: Julien Gibson
Treasurer: Edward Shorne Holden
Secretary: Luke Moran
Competition Coordinator: Gary Waters
Publicity and Social Media Officer: Gus Kingston
IT Officer: Ben Till
Events Coordinator: Lachlan Johnson
Sponsorship Liaison Officer: Alex Kiddy

The new committee will be meeting shortly to begin planning out the the coming twelve months.  Stay posted for announcements!

SABC Presidents Report 2016-17

Audited SABC Financial Statement FY1617

SABC AGM and Committee Elections

We are not far from holding this year’s AGM, at which all committee positions are declared vacant.  To continue to thrive and offer good value to our members, the club relies on an active, motivated committee.  If you have a bit of room in your life and think you have something to offer the club, then you are encouraged to nominate for a position.  Please have a read of the linked document below to get an idea of what the various roles entail.  The committee meets about six times a year on average (always involving beer and food!) with the remainder of discussion happening via email.

Whilst in the past we have run with the main officers’ roles and three or four general positions, this year we are moving to more defined roles for all committee members,  with the aim to more evenly distribute the load across the committee.

If you would like to nominate for a position, please email the club to let us know.  If you can’t make it to the AGM, and wish to stand for a position, that’s no problem at all.

Note that to vote at the AGM, you must be a financial member of the club.  Our membership period coincides with the financial year, which means that renewals are due pretty much now.  Please head over to the Join SABC page, where you can renew and pay via PayPal or bank transfer.  The fees are unchanged from last year.

SABC Committee roles

Get your pucker up!

June’s meeting is going to be all about sours!

Love them or hate them, we’re aiming to have a good range to taste and discuss.  We’re not planning a formal presentation as such, but we would like to get a range of beers to taste, and to drive a discussion on the methods relevant to each style.

So if you have a sour (whether intentional or, ahem, otherwise) on tap or in the bottle, please let us know and bring it along. You will need about three long necks or equivalent, and ideally have your recipe and brew day notes.

Cheers!