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.
One of the excellent opportunities our events co-ord Lachlan has been working on for members is a brew day at Left Barrel Brewing with Brad Bown on his 250L system on Saturday, October 13.
This is a great opportunity for 10-15 members to come together and brew a 250 wort and all take away 20L each (or split in pairs/Left Barrel keep 50L). It’s then up to brewers as a group choose what to make and as individuals to ferment with their own choice of yeast and add dry hops. The club will cover the cost of the grain and boil hops.
So not only is this a great opportunity to brew with knowledgeable, award-winning brewer (and foundation SABC member and prez) but brew a top notch beer for your enjoyment saving about $50 on brewing your own. That’s the same value as your club membership. The only catch is we’d like to have tastings (2-3 longnecks/2L) to compare the different decisions made on the ferment side at our Christmas drinks meeting in December.
More info on this and sign on will be at our next meeting. The numbers are limited for brewers so jump on the offer. Everyone is welcome to visit the brewery on the day and be part of the social side of course.
**Event open to SABC financial members only. You need your own 20L vessel to take away wort. Own transport required. Two litres to be made available for club tasting. Does not include yeast or dry hops or any food or drinks consumed on the day.
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
Saturday saw us enjoy another spectacular SABC BeerBQ with some 80 people in attendance. As the event continues to grow and get better and better each year, I wanted to take the time to thank a number of people for playing their part in its success.
Firstly, the committee who pulled together to make light work of a lot of tasks to get through, onya lads!
To our BBQ guru’s BJ, Sean Bradley, Jules, BobbyD and Butchy, what an effort! Meaty nirvana! Thanks guys.
A big thanks also to Lee Waters for her outstanding salads and Veggie options.
Thanks to everyone who brewed for the event, the beer turnout was truly epic with over 20 beers on tap at a terrific standard, not a bad beer in the house. Congratulations also to Joel Gaskin and Ben Till who’s beers were voted 3rd and 2nd respectively behind Wolf’s expertly brewed Pilsner which took out first place for best beer of the night, beautiful beer. Big thanks to our sponsors at Beerbelly too.
Our raffle was eventually won after several goes by that regular winner of SABC awards, Kieren Vercoe. Our thanks go to Brad at Left Barrel brewing for his support in the prize.
We’ve taken the experiences learned from this year’s event to hopefully improve things further. Please feel free to shoot us an email with any feedback for next year’s event, we’d love to make it even better.
Onwards now into competition season and if we can keep the standards high, state and national success is assured.
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.
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.
If you’re a financial member, select tickets and then enter voucher code “brewboys” to claim your free entry. Please register before 6pm on Thursday 23rd November.
The order of play will start from 2pm onwards. Brewery tours will be taken in 2 sessions from approximately 2:30pm for the first run and the second run from 3pm or so.. depending on how much talking Simon does. OK, make that 3:30pm.
The pork spit roast experts will be preparing from earlier in the day and will look to eat by 4:30pm or so.
It’s less than 2 WEEKS till this year’s SABC summer event being held at Brewboys from 2pm onwards on Saturday 25th November.
It promises to be a feast of spit roast pork, brewery tour and some of SA’s finest craftys and if you’re a full financial member, food and your first pint is free and inclusive as part of your annual membership. Swine, pint, good times! So what are you waiting for?
The SABC Summer Event is fast approaching on the 25th November at Brewboys, 151 Regency Rd, Croydon Park, from 2pm onwards. http://www.brewboys.com.au
A full pork spit roast with all the trimmings will be served (OH YEAH!!) and a brewery tour with head brewer and owner Simon.
SABC members will have food and a pint of Brewboys’ finest ale subsidised as part of their annual membership. SABC members are also welcome to bring along a partner or +1 for the event, food will be charged at $15 pp for non members.
If you intend to attend the event, please indicate attendance on our Facebook event page or by emailing the Club at: email@example.com by Monday 20th November as catering needs will need to be assessed. Members with vegetarian or dietary requirements please also contact the Club.
Its only 5 sleeps till SABC Systems Wars.. cue Star Wars theme tune.
We’ll be pitting the wits of the Braumeister, Grandfather, BIAB and now, a newcomer, the Robobrew system against each other in a live brew off demonstration at Beerbelly Brewing in Pooraka from 10am onwards.
Come join a team, nosh on a sausage sizzle and enjoy 10% off at Beerbelly this Saturday, 4th November.