BYO Magazine, Discounted subscriptions for club members!

We are now able to offer a discounted subscription to the American homebrewing magazine BYO.

The normal subscription price for Australia, including international shipping, is $45 USD (~$48 AUD + bank fees).

We are able to offer to our financial club members an 8 issue subscription for $40 AUD, including international shipping. This represents an impressive saving over the normal price, with the additional benefit that SABC receives a percentage of this price which goes directly back to support the club!

There is a limited time on this offer, as we need to compile the members who wish to take advantage of this and their payments within 1 month, and there is a minimum of 10 members for this offer (Restriction imposed by BYO, not SABC). Cut off date is September 17th (Club Meeting), any interest after this date will miss out!

To take advantage of this offer, please email the club directly at sabrewclub@gmail.com stating your desire to be included, with your postal address, and transfer $40 AUD to the club bank account, as below:

Account – South Australian Brewing Club Incorporated
Account No. 1073 8025
BSB 065 004

Orders need to be received by September 17th (Club Meeting), as outlined above, to be included in the offer; and we need 10 members minimum (BYO restriction, not SABC). This order will only be completed once per year.

Gawler Show – Entries Close on Friday!

Folks if you’re planning on entering the Gawler Show, your time is running out! Entries need to be completed and submitted to the Gawler Show Office by THIS FRIDAY 8th of August!

For full details, please click on this link to access the entry form.

You still have a couple of weeks to get the bottles ready, but payment and paperwork DOES need to be completed by this Friday. Drop offs to BeerBelly or to the Gawler Show Office.

Also if you’re free on August 23rd and fancy your hand at some judging or stewarding; give Carty a shoutout by emailing him at mattjamescarty@gmail.com. Don’t forget to include your contact number so he can let you know the specifics.

Good luck!

Apologies if you read this in the newsletter after 8/8! Due to the method the newsletter is generated it’s not easily possible to exclude this notification.

Have you been getting our Newsletters?

Unfortunately some members, gmail users especially, have not been seeing these email newsletters arrive in their mailbox.

We use a mail distribution service called MailChimp, and apparently some of the email content (likely the HTML tags used, or perhaps other users of the same service) causes these emails to be picked up as spam. They’re not, we’re not selling anything, and all our members requested them.

To ensure reliable and safe delivery – please ensure emails from the club email address sabrewclub@gmail.com are marked as safe, or you have a filter which directs emails from this address into a known folder.

AGM Report

Thanks to all our members, previous and new, who attended our AGM yesterday afternoon at The Wheaty. It was well attended and some fantastic suggestions to improve the club were made and will be taken onboard by the Committee. We especially thank Darren B for his experienced execution of the meeting agenda which kept the meeting on track.

There were some changes to the committee, outlined below:

President: Brad Bown (No change)
Vice President/Secretary: Darren Billett (New appointment)
Treasurer: Ian Rawley (No change)
General Committee: Clint Fisher (No change)
General Committee: Dan Wild (New appointment)
General Committee: Simon Rofe (New appointment)
General Committee: Julien Gibson (No change)
General Committee: James McLean (Change from VP/Secretary to Gen Comm)

We welcome the new members to the committee and thank the outgoing committee members for their work and dedication over our first 18 months.

The minutes from this meeting will be available shortly.

Membership subs are due!

I’m sure current members will agree we’ve had a fantastic first 18 months as a club. With some excellent events in our past such as tours of Lobethal Bierhaus and Brew Boys breweries, an excellent American style BBQ thanks to valued club member Darren B; and of course our informative monthly club members meetings which take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the craft beer mecca The Wheaty.

That’s only the beginning! We have another fantastic 12 months ahead and we’re looking to share it with all our members. We have some exciting events planned including tours of a local maltster, tours of local breweries, two BJCP registered club competitions (members receive discounted entry) and lots more!

For the club year 14/15, all members receive a pair of beautiful etched SABC glasses which are very sturdy and their tulip shape suits a large range of beer styles.

Also included in your membership is two subsidised club events; these are yet to be announced at this point but rest assured they will be exciting social events you’re not going to want to miss.

Members fees are $60 for new members (inclusive of $10 joining fee), or $50 for members who are renewing their 13/14 membership.

Click here for the Membership Form.

Jump on board for another great year!

SABSOSA 2014

SABSOSA 2014 is coming up fast! Just over 6 weeks to get those entries ready and bottled, so now’s the time to get that yeast on the stir plate and that wort in a fermenter. Points from this competition also count towards the SABC Brewer of the Year competition.

Entries Close – Saturday 6th September 2014
Entry Fees – $5.00 per bottle, still one of the best value comps in Oz!
Judging – 20th & 21st September 2014 (a.m. judging sessions) at the Holdfast Bay Bowls & Croquet Club
Presentation – Sunday 28th September @ 12:30pm, Wheatsheaf Hotel, George St, Thebarton

Click here for the entry form (Link will take you to www.sabsosa.com)

Good luck!

SABC goes FERAL!

Thanks to Feral being as incredibly popular as they are, we got bumped! On July 16th, our normal monthly meeting night, The Wheaty are hosting a ‘Meet the Brewer’ night with Brendan Varis from Feral from 6pm until 8pm. Our Members meeting on July 16th will be held from 8PM in the back room at The Wheaty, rather than the normal 7pm.

This is a great chance for members to come along and meet one of the brewers of Australia’s favourite craft beers, Hop Hog. As an extra bonus, SABC members who come along to the event (ticket purchase required $20 + booking fee), and pre-register with SABC, will receive a free pint of beer courtesy of The Wheaty.

You must contact the club BEFORE COB Tuesday 15th of July to register to receive your free pint, and you must pay for a ticket to the Feral event! Don’t roll up unannounced looking for a free pint!

Meeting topic will be Basic Kegging techniques, with a reduced amount of tastings due to the time restrictions.

Winter Dark Beers competition results

Our Winter Dark beer brewing competition has been run and done! There was a good selection of beers from a range of styles including Robust and Baltic Porters, Schwartzbiers and of course Stouts of all persuasions.

Entry numbers were good, and the overall quality of entries was excellent!

Congratulations to Matt Kennedy for winning Best of Show and Dark Lagers with his Schwartzbier, and Greg Wieder for winning Porters with his Robust Porter and Other with his Oatmeal Stout.

Full results available on the Competitions page.

Birbecks Brewing Company & SABC – Discounted Carton Deal

Birbecks Brewing Company Discounted Carton Offer

*** Revised to now included Birbecks Mixed Carton comprising Sixpacks of: the Merchant, the Captain, and 2x Four Brothers for $75. ***

Its with great pleasure SABC can announce an exclusive carton discount offer to SABC Members and Friends. Birbecks Brewing Company will kindly donate $10 from each carton sold direct to your brewing club, SABC when orders are made using the form below.

This would make a great birthday or Christmas present for a family member or friend, or just a treat for yourself!

The order form can be downloaded from the link below:

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For further information on Birbecks history and range of beer, visit their website: http://www.birbecks.com.au/