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.
At our next monthly club meeting on August 15 at the Wheatsheaf Hotel with special guest Stephen Nelsen, head brewing lecturer at SA TAFE and someone who has had plenty of experience in commercial and home brewing. There will be a wide-ranging open Q&A session as well we’ve asked him to talk about astringency and other off flavours in beer. Sort of an extension of our June faults meeting.
Early signs indicate it’s going to be a popular meeting. We always welcome new members to attend a meeting but in this case we are assessing if we will charge an entry fee for non-members to help cover the costs of using a PA and radio mics for the night. Please indicate on the Facebook event if you will be ‘going’. It does help us plan things.
Also, Jade from Wheaty Brewing Corps has gifted SABC a sealed 5kg block of Vic Secrethops. They’re an Australian hop said to be similar to Galaxy. Every financial member who comes to the meeting will get 100grams. There is a catch. We’d like to do a meeting focusing on the beers made with Vic Secret with tastings. You get to brew what you want but if you commit to proving a beer for tasting at the October meeting we’ll give you 200grams. Think about what you can do and talk to the committee at the meeting.
Ideally, it’d be great to have a Vic Secret vs Galaxy tasting challenge. Get your thinking caps on.
In other member news, the committee, with the advice of our social media and comms officer Sam, has decided to change the SABC Facebook group to a closed group. Nothing changes except member comments and post are no longer seen in their personal feeds (great if you want to comment but your boss is watching) and new members have to be invited to join or are invited when they join as financial members. This means it’s a space we can share club member information, discussions and offers but still use our Facebook page to maintain a public side to the club to maintain our profile and be discovered by brewers who don’t know about SABC.
Also for your calendars, we’re looking at a club brew day in October and working on a special plan for the annual free for members summer event.
Annual menberships can now be renewed via our SABC shop portal HERE
Current members who renew on or around the start of the financial year, please renew your membership now to continue to enjoy all the benefits of your annual membership. If you have joined the Club in the past few months and/or have purchased a half year or full year membership in the past 6 months, we will endevour to remind you to renew when the time arises in the coming months.
Going forward, the Club will only offer annual memberships with no joining fee for new members. At the anniversary of your joining or renewal via the SABC Shop portal, you will recieve a reminder each year to renew.
Unfortunately due to a lack of interest in the Gladfields malt buy, we will not be going ahead with the bulk buy at this time. Apologies to those who have made purchases, these will be refunded in full in the coming few days.
If you have any feedback for how or when we conduct buys again in the future, or if you have not received your refund within a week, please send us an email at email@example.com
Due to a slow pick up on the Gladfields grain buy, the closing date will be extended to COB Friday 2nd March.
SABC Club members can purchase grain from the SABC shop on a first come first served basis at https://shop.sabrew.com/
Non club members on the SABC Facebook group may participate if a minimum of 40 Sacks (1 pallet) is not achieved by Club members alone. If you are not an SABC Club member, register your interest to purchase by emailing the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
The program for this year’s Good Beer Wheaty has been released, see below for the program and links to the ticketing site. Once again the team at the Wheaty have put together an interesting program, backed up no doubt with some cracking beers. In what is becoming a (very welcome) tradition, Jade has very kindly offered a free pint to SABC members who purchase a ticket to one of the paid events. To take advantage of this offer, you must email the club not less than 24 hours before the event. We will then email the Wheaty with a list of attending members, which will be behind the bar on the day. Note that this offer is only available to financial members.
Yes, it’s reminder season again here at SABC. This one’s for the BYO magazine subscription offer. We would like to finalise this one by mid February as well. The magazine is a good read, with quite a lot of useful information and interesting recipes each issue. The sign up page is here, so if you are interested please head over and put your name down.
We would like to finalise the Gladfield grain bulk buy by mid February. Currently, we have less than half the number of bags required to go ahead with the bulk buy, so if you have been thinking of putting your name down, please head over to the sign up page and fill out the form.
We are offering the discounted subscription to BYO Magazine again. Unfortunately, due to increased postage costs and the crappy exchange rate, the cost has gone up to $55.00 for a one year subscription. This still represents a saving of about $13.00 over a standard subscription delivered to Australia if you subscribed direct to the magazine. The magazine offers this deal to clubs as a fundraiser, so we get to keep a portion of the fee to put towards funding club activities. A win-win! Click here and fill out the form if you would like to take up the offer.
The program for Good Beer Wheaty has been announced, and once again it looks to promise four days and nights of interesting discussion, celebrity shoulder-rubbing and of course great beer.
And once again, in what we consider to be an extremely fine tradition, SABC members who purchase a ticket to one of the ticketed events will receive pint of beer on the Wheaty! To take advantage of this, you need to email us to let us know what sessions you are attending at least two days prior to the first one. We will then forward a list of names to the Wheaty the day before each event.