Memberships are now DUE!

Memberships are now DUE! Our memberships run from July to June – so all memberships (with the exception of the couple of members who joined after our subsidised events) are now due.

Click Here to download the membership form.

Fees this year remain at $50 for continuing members, or $60 inc Joining fee for new members.

Remember this includes two subsidised member events per year, a free gift (TBA at this moment) and other specials throughout the year. The first one will be The Wheaty Font of Darkness and Birthday Celebrations coming up just this week!

With the AGM coming up in a couple of weeks, this is the ideal time to renew your membership and perhaps even nominate for the committee to have a say in the operation of your club.

To nominate for the Committee, please email the club at sabrewclub@gmail.com – with details of which position you would specifically like to nominate for – if any.

Wheaty’s Font of Darkness and Birthday Beer Offer!

Wheaty’s Font of Darkness and Birthday Beer Offer:

The Wheaty has kindly offered all SABC Members a Wheaty Brewing Corps Beer from their selection on the night, Thursday 9th July, from 6 – 10pm.

If you wish to take up this offer, please email SABC sabrewclub@gmail.com to register your name by Wednesday 8th July. Keep in mind that memberships are all due as of now, so this is an extra benefit for all members who re-join ASAP!

This month is the ‘Font of Darkness’ at the Wheaty, with more info on the wide range (over 60 dark beers!) as per the link below.
http://wheatsheafhotel.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/r/43096B4973D548172540EF23F30FEDED

SABC AGM News. Constitution changes.

All clubs (except the most informal,) should set out their basic structure and methods of operating in writing. Not-for-profit clubs generally incorporate under State or Territory legislation known as the Associations Incorporation Act. To become incorporated, a club must (among other things) lodge a set of rules, commonly referred to as a “constitution”. The model rules are intended as a guide only and clubs can adopt, or change the rules to suit their needs so long as the basic requirements are met.

The product of this process is called a constitution. A club’s constitution should:

  • Outline the club’s purpose;
  • List all of the rules of operation; and
  • Set out the members’ rights and responsibilities.

On February 20, 2012 the SABC constitution was adopted. Since this time the constitution has been followed and at the 2015 SABC AGM, the committee proposes to modify the constitution. The modifications do not change the intent of the club, but provide additional detail and clarification.  Please see attached for a copy of the previous constitution and the proposed constitution. An executive summary of the changes is as follows:

  • Reformatted document
  • Section 3 ‘Powers’: expanded to be more specific
  • Section 4 ‘Membership’: Defined the membership requirements. Added ability to expel a member from the club for misconduct detrimental to the interests of the club
  • Section 6 ‘AGM and Elections’: New section to define the rules for the AGM and the elections
  • Section 7 ‘Club Officers’: Defines all committee positions and their roles in more detail
  • Section 8 ‘Vacancies’: Additional detail to allow the committee to fill vacated committee positions
  • Section 9 ‘Sub-committees’: New section to allow the committee to create and appoint sub-committees.
  • Section 10 ‘Meetings’: Defined the meetings in more detail
  • Section 15 ‘Life Membership’: New section to define life membership.

At the SABC 2015 AGM the proposed constitution will be discussed and voted on to be accepted by the club members. Please review the proposed amendments and have any questions ready for the meeting.

The proposed document can be viewed by clicking this link.

SABC and Good Beer Wheaty

SABC Involvement for Wheatsheaf Event Sat 16th May

3pm-5pm: Home Brewer Vs Pro Brewer Vs Hops –  Ticketed Tasting with HopCo (TAS), SABC (SA), Pirate Life (SA), Young Henrys (AUS) & Wheaty Brewing Corps (SA)

SABC are seeking volunteers to brew (and possibly present) a beer for the above event in just over 5 weeks time.

We are seeking beers in the following categories:
A Malt driven beer (eg stout/porter or similar)
A Yeast/fermentation driven beer (eg saison, wild/funk?)
A Hop driven beer (eg APA/IPA)
A water profiled driven beer (eg pilsner)

If you are interested in brewing a beer for this event, please email the club sabrewclub@gmail.com outlining your planned beer for one of the categories above.

We will need a couple of beers in each category, with the most suitable to be incorporated into the Wheaty’s tasting for the event. Beer selection will be at the discretion of the Wheaty and the SABC committee.

You will need to provide at least 8 Litres of ready to drink beer (bottles or kegs is acceptable) if your beer is selected for the event. Kegs can be made available for loan if required.

We are now only 5 weeks away from this event – so please email us with your interest asap. Closing date for email interest is Monday 13th April.

SABC – Spring Competition Announcement!

SABC’s Spring competition is being announced early this year with 3 categories, all will be eligible for Brewer of the Year points. Oktoberfest is traditionally brewed as a lager so extra time is being given for this category.

Categories are:
4.1 Oktoberfest / Marzen
12.1 Australian Stout / Foreign Extra Stout
Other (Beers from any other style category).

AABC Style Guidelines:
http://www.aabc.org.au/docs/AABC2014StyleGuidelines_OnePagePerStyle.pdf

Entries will close in early AUGUST (date TBA) – so get brewing! We’ve intentionally aligned this competition date to be close to SABSOSA as there is generally some crossover in entries between these competitions; additionally the ANAWBS ‘Mash Paddle’ award style this year is Oktoberfest – we’d love to see an SABC member take out the honours!

ANAWBS entries close:
Friday 18th Sept at Winequip Products
or can be delivered to Waite Campus on
Monday 21st Sept 10am – 4pm and Tuesday 23nd Sept 10am – 12 noon.
No BOTY points are on offer for ANAWBS.

We’re also planning a subsidised Members Event for later in the year which will tie in with the Oktoberfest / Marzen style – you probably don’t need to be a genius to figure out what that event will be based on these styles!

Members Meeting Tomorrow Night – Tasting Beers

Are you coming along to our members meeting tomorrow night, 18th of March? Have you got a beer you’d like to present to the members. Perhaps something you’re especially proud of? Perhaps something you’re not quite sure what’s wrong?

Let us know by emailing the club at sabrewclub@gmail.com and we’ll fit you in. There is a limit of 3 people each with 3 750mL longnecks each – so get in quick!

SABC tour of Cargill Malting & BSBC Lunch

SABC is proud to host our next major event comprising:
Cargill Malt Tour AND Big Shed Brewing Concern Lunch & Tour
Date: Saturday 28th February 2015
Cargill Malt (formerly Joe White) Tours
Times: 9am, 10am, 11am tours commence (max 12 members per timeslot).
Address: 98-102 Ocean Steamers Road, Port Adelaide (Enter through main gate, parking available. Meet at Reception)
Attire: Please wear closed in shoes for your safety
Due to logistical limitations, tour groups for Cargill Malt are limited to 12 members maximum. We do have 3 timeslots available to us. So limited to the first 36 SABC members.
After you tour group has finished, you will make your own travel arrangements to:
Big Shed Brewing Concern
Address: Unit 13, 2 Brandwood Street, Royal Park
Times: 10.15am onwards (following the first malting tour)
The Big Shed brewery will be open in time for the arrival of the first tour group.
Big Shed now have 6 beers featured on tap. One of these beers will have been brewed with the assistance of SABC Brewer of the Year Greg Wieder. Big Shed staff will be on hand to give informal brewery tours and to discuss all things brewing, and Greg will present to the SABC members briefly on his brewing experience for his featured beer.
Complimentary lunch is also provided for SABC members from Big Shed’s lunch menu.
Costs:
SABC Members receive the maltsters tour, brewery lunch and complimentary pint for free.
Non SABC Members $20 (includes brewery lunch and complimentary pint)

Please Note Members need to arrange their own transport to and from each venue.
SABC are currently investigating a minibus for ferrying members from Cargill to Big Shed – further details to come.
Please RSVP by emailing the Club:
Stating your:
Member Name, and
Preferred Tour time (9, 10, or 11am):
Email to: sabrewclub@gmail.com
Members who only want to attend one component please also advise in your email. First in best dressed in regards to tour timeslots, so please get in early!

SABC supports the responsible consumption of alcohol, please don’t drink and drive.

Bingle Jells…

Christmas has come early for SABC members with the SABC Christmas meeting at the Wheaty, 7pm, Wednesday December 17, 2014.

Santa (I mean  – President Brad) will reach deep into his sack to give every SABC member two Wheaty drink tokens; valued at $5 each.  The spirit of giving will then continue and Santa will place an order of pizza with his hard working elves for dinner at 7:30. Guests of SABC members (ie non-members) can also share in the pizza consumption for $10. Fear not SABC members attending the Wheaty components of beer event, a subsequent pizza order will be placed when the event concludes.

Please note, there won’t be any tastings or meeting formalities on the night.

Happy Holidays to all and don’t get caught under the mistletoe with Santa!

BVB Event – Cutoff Date for RSVP – 12/11/14!

Tomorrow – 12th of November – is the cutoff date to RSVP for the BVB event! This is due to the fact that we need to finalise numbers with BVB for catering requirements.

This event is fantastic value if you’re interested in beer and food pairing; and even if you’re not – it will be a great chance to catch up with other members and enjoy some quality food and beer from Barossa Valley Brewing.

Full information is available at our previous post by clicking here.

Brewer of the Year – The Decider!

Both brewers have brewed their beers and both are currently going through fermentation as this is typed!

Both brewers have provided some notes on their beers below:

Brewer 1: There were a few dough balls. The mash was terminated by heating to 86°C. The kettle losses were high due to the size of the kettle. This meant that top up water was required.
A 90min mash was performed on my beer. The volumes after were down and gravities were up. Its up to you to judge the beer, but the brew day was a success. I was really surprised and happy that my efficiency guestimates worked.

Brewer 2: Everything went to plan. All my numbers were matched (Volume and OG). My mash temps seemed to fluctuated a bit (later in the mash), but never drifted more than 1 degree C away from my target temp. I hit my final volume into the fermentor, so I know my boil went to plan. I pitched the yeast that night and it was bubbling pretty hard by morning, It was a hot few days during the early stages of the fermentation, which worried me at the time. The temps were right where I wanted them during the fermentation, never more than half a degree C away from my target.

The countdown to the BVB event is ON! This will be a cracking final challenge and will decide our winner!

Get your tickets here Barossa Valley Brewing – Beer Degustation – Subsidised Event