South Australian Brewing Club (SABC) is a club based in Adelaide where beer and brewing enthusiasts can collaborate and discuss the brewing of beer at home or at the craft brewing level. We welcome members from all over South Australia.
The State Amateur Brewing Show of South Australia needs no introduction to most SABC members. It is SA’s premier amateur brewing competition and is open to all non-professional brewers in this state. It’d be great if SABC was well represented in the entries and even better if we do really well.
Apart from entering, the competition organisers need help. If you’re a BCJP judge or want to help steward let SABSOSA know. You can also add the times you can help with your entry. The other thing they need help with is bottle sorting on August 25/26. Not only does it help Tim, Gary and Keiran get things straightened out (because we’re expecting record entries this year) but it’s also a cruisy afternoon with some club members and a few beers. Watch out for the event or get in touch with SABSOSA or Gary.
The presentations are being held on the weekend of Sept 8-9 and that will be another opportunity for a member get together social meet-up.
If you’re just catching up, entries are open now at SABSOSA.com using the same competitions portal SABC has pioneered the use of. You will need a different account to your SABC comps one. Beers can be entered now and additional ones later with PayPal and credit cards accepted for the $5 entry fee. Entries close on August 24 and can be dropped off at a number of locations around Adelaide.
A couple of points worth noting: The preferred bottle size is 750mL but 500 ml or two 375mL firmly bound together are also accepted but be aware this is the last year two 375ml bottles will be accepted. Judging Guidelines, as used nationally, can be found on either sabsosa.com or aabc.org.au
A reminder that the SABC Winter Competition portal is now open for entries. All entries must be registered via the portal and entry fees paid to be eligible for entry. Please enter HERE
If you have not entered a competition via the site before, you will need to register first. Once entries have been made, be sure to print an entry barcode to attach to your bottle. Please enter one bottle of at least 500ml per entry or 2 bottles no less than 330ml.
Entries can be dropped off by emailing the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it along to the AGM winter competition meeting at the Wheaty on Wednesday 18th July.
SABC Winter Competition portal is now open for entries. All entries must be registered via the portal to be eligible for entry. Please enter HERE
If you have not entered a competition via the site before, you will need to register first. Once entries have been made, be sure to print an entry barcode to attach to your bottle. Please enter one bottle of at least 500ml per entry. Entries can be dropped off by emailing the Club at email@example.com or bring it along to the AGM winter competition meeting at the Wheaty on Wednesday 18th July.
Our competition boasts the best prizes in the state, including a pass for this year’s Australian National Homebrew Conference (ANHC) in Melbourne and a bag of other prizes from our friends at BeerCo.com.au.
The only categories being judged in this year’s competition are: Low Alcohol (1.), Brown Ale (7.), Wheat and Rye Ale (13.), Sour Ale (14.), Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (17.). These are categories from the Aust. Amateur Brewing Championships (AABC) and can be found here.
If you have never entered a competition before, have a go. It just takes one bottle. It’s a great learning experience as well and beers brewed can also be entered into the State Amateur Brewing Competition (SABSOSA) in August.
Competition entries can be brought to the Wheaty on the night of the next meeting, July 18th, or by arrangement by emailing the Club. Judging will take place on the night and coincide with our AGM. Winners will be announced on the night.
Our Competition portal will be available before the end of June, watch this space. Any questions please email us or ask in the SABC Facebook group.
This year’s date for the State Amateur Brewing Show of South Australia (commonly known as SABSOSA) has been announced. Entries close on August 24th, 2018 with judging taking place on the 1st and 2nd of September at the German Club on Flinders Street.
Please contact SABSOSA via their websites contact to register to help with judging.
Before that though, the Gawler Show is calling for entries. The closing date is August 6th and judging on the 19th August. Visit https://gawlershow.org.au/services/home-brewed-beer/ to enter and contact convenor, Steve Wilkins, to register your interest to judge this BJCP sanctioned show.
Brewers who place at the State Amateur Brewing Show of South Australia are eligible to go on to the peak national competition, the Australian National Brewing Championships. SABC encourage all members to pledge to enter at least three beers. We have a real chance this year to push South Australia to the top of the tree and be awarded this year’s champion state. Let’s show the country what we’re made of!
It’s time to dust the cobwebs off the brew gear and get cracking for the annual SABC Winter Competition which is now just 7 weeks away. Brew your best beer or beers in one of the following AABC categories:
Low Alcohol (1.)
Brown Ale (7.)
Wheat and Rye Ale (13.)
Sour Ale (14.)
Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (17.)
So why not have a crack at something you’ve never brewed before like a Pumpkin Ale, Light Australian Lager, Dark Mild, Gose or your best tried and trusted Weizen. Plenty of styles to chose from and a host of bountiful prizes including a full pass to this years ANHC and some some of the finest ingredients our friends at BeerCo have to offer.
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!!
We announced the winners of the summer competition at last night’s meeting at the West Thebby Social Club. Congratulations to all place-getters, and in particular to James Edwards, who took out the major prize.
All scoresheets are also available for download from the portal. After logging in, go to your account, select Entries and then click the little gavel symbol on the right of the entry listing. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues with this.
It’s time to get your Wheaty beers into bottles and head over to the Club competition site to get your entries in: https://comps.sabrew.com
Prizes have been nailed down and consist of flight to GABS with weekend pass, brewday at the Wheaty, Club membership for the year, Hawkers beer cases and Country Brewer vouchers. Oh, and not to mention, TRIPLE brewer of the year points!
Entries accepted at Country Brewer Clovelly Park, Beerbelly Pooraka and Brewmaker Holden Hill, alterntively, bring your bee along to the January Club meeting at Little Bang on Wednesday 17th.
It’s never been a better time to enter a brew in the Club Comp. Best of luck to all!!
We are now accepting entries for the Summer Competition. Head over to http://comps.sabrew.com to add your entries. Check the site for drop off locations, which will be updated as more options are confirmed.
Please be sure to choose the style 35A WBC Clone, and then enter the Wheaty beer you are cloning in the “Required Info” box.
If you haven’t heard, the brief is simple: Pick any beer that the Wheaty Brewing Corps has ever brewed, and have your best crack at reproducing it. All the info you need (and all the info you will get) is available at http://wheatybrewingcorps.com.
Judging will take place on January 27th, with entries closing on January 25th. The prize for first place is huge this year: Not only do you get to brew your (their) beer at the Wheaty, but you’ll be off to GABS next year to sample some of the counties best brews! What are you waiting for? Brew!
The Winter Competition was run and won after yesterday’s AGM, and we’re pleased to announce the results. Congratulations to all the place-getters, and in particular to our new president Clint Fisher for winning the Beer Of Show with his excellent Old Ale. For his troubles he gets a day of hard graft at Little Bang Brewing, and a double pass to the Beer and BBQ Festival thanks to Left Barrel Brewing. Thanks also to Tom Ryan at Barossa Valley Craft Malt for his time yesterday talking to us and generosity in providing a considerable amount of malt for prizes, Left Barrel for actual beer, and Country Brewer for gift vouchers. As always, thanks to Jade and all the Wheaty crew for their ongoing support of the club.
The score sheets will be scanned and uploaded in the next week