We want to hear from you about your club – Christmas event tickets now open

Christmas event tickets now open

Our Christmas event is on Saturday, December 8 at the Flinders Tavern from 1pm – 5pm. Members are free and guests are welcome to join us. The ticket for non-members is $25 which gets them a Burger Theory meal (inc. pint) and homebrew tastings.

Even though you’re a member, please grab a ticket here so we can generate a list of everyone attending and work out catering. You can buy one for a friend

The event is here on Facebook and below.

We want to hear from you. 

The committee takes a lot of time and consideration to plan the events and direction of the club. We want to know from you how you want us to give you the most value from being a member and what you want from the club — from the simple to big events. Please take five minutes to fill out this survey. It’s mostly tick-a-box style responses with a few places to write a broader answer. It’s also anonymous. The survey is now closed.

 

More on Christmas.. This years summer event will be held at the Flinders Tavern by Burger Theory at Flinders University. Saturday, December 8 at the Flinders Tavern from 1pm – 5pm.. Burger Theory is proudly South Australian small business and showcases a range of local and interstate craft beers in the tav including Big Shed, Mismatch, Hawkers and Green Beacon. As always the event is free for members and non-members can purchase a ticket. Snacks, a burger meal and pint will be provided.

Members raffle
We have a couple of prizes up for grabs for members only, you just need to be in attendance to go in the draw

1 x ticket on next years McLaren Vale brewery tour
1 x Inkbird temperature controller

Kegging and pressure filling demo
Thinking about moving away from the cleaning all those bottles and getting into kegging? We’re going to provide a kegging 101 demo and will show you how to:
-connect a basic keg & co2 setup
-transfer beer from keg to keg under pressure
-fill PET bottles from keg under pressure
A limited number of PET bottles will be filled with beer from the Left Barrel brew day and available for takeaway!

As is the tradition we’ll be announcing club brewer of the year and awarding the coveted trophy. There will be a couple of brew samples available from the Left Barrel brew day. The cricket will be on the TV, and the sun shining on the balcony.

Directions
Head to the main University entrance on Registry road. Enter the Student Hub and head upstairs.
Transport
Car
– car park 6 off Registry road. Free parking on weekends.
Uber
– enter ‘Registry road, Bedford Park’ as the destination for best results.
Bus
– catch the G10 direct from the CBD to the Flinders University interchange
– catch a bus to the Flinders Medical Centre interchange and walk 10 mins or catch another bus
Ride
A bike path follows the Sturt river from Anzac Highway to Maccas on South Road – then take the backstreets.

Brew day at Left Barrel Brewing

left Barrel Brewing are are at 37 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Balhannah.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.

 

State Amateur Brewing Show, SA (SABSOSA) entries open and help needed

SABSOSA Entries are now open
Entries are now open to the State Amateur Brewing Show of 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

Gawler Show entries are also open. You can enter until August 15. They also need judges  step up please. Let Steve Wilkins know on 0417 879 774

 

 

BeerBQ thank you

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.

Thanks and good brewing!

Clint

IMPORTANT: BeerBQ announcement

Previous communication about this Saturday’s BeerBQ has stated the INCORRECT address. Please accept our apologies for this mix up. The correct address below:

Colonel Light Gardens Bowling Club
Reade Park Reserve, Flinders Ave
Colonel Light Gardens, SA 5041

This address also appears on your eventbrite ticket.

Please register to attend before end of day tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd May) by following the link on the previous post.

 

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.

Final Brewboys Event Reminder

Hi Guys and Gals,

Final reminder to register at Saturdays event at Brewboys from 2pm onwards. Register via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sabc-brewboys-tickets-39381005648

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.

Looking forward to seeing you all then!

November Summer Event reminder

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? 

You must register your attendance ASAP.  Head to the eventbrite link as follows: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sabc-brewboys-tickets-39381005648

Select ‘tickets’ and then select ‘enter promotion code’ to claim your free ticket for the event. Enter ‘brewboys’ as the promo code. 

Non members or a +1 may attend but will need to purchase a $15 ticket to cover food. 

Please register for the event ASAP.
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SABC Summer Event: Sat 25th Nov 2pm

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: events@sabrew.com by Monday 20th November as catering needs will need to be assessed. Members with vegetarian or dietary requirements please also contact the Club.