Christmas drinks and a sour beer masterclass with Wildflower

Crashing towards the end of the year, we hope your Christmas beers are in the keg or fermentors for the holidays. This newsletter only has celebration content too.

December meeting, Christmas drinks

We made the decision to cancel the end of year event at Flinders Tavern and make our regular meeting on December 19 a casual catchup but still stacked with some cool raffle prizes (and InkBird temp controller). We’ll also order in some pizzas. Also as we did last year, we are doing another secret Santa bottle swap. Everyone brings a bottle in a brown paper bag and leaves with another. While we expect it would be homebrew, if you’re stuck you can buy something commercial so everyone gets something. Stick your name on the bottle so the recipient knows whose it was. We’ll be there from 7 pm as usual and probably roll on until closing.

Club casual meetup: Wildflower sours masterclass Topher Boehm

We are jumping onto this Wheaty event this Wednesday, December 6 as a social gathering. Join SABC members for a sour beer masterclass at the Wheaty with Wildflower head brewer Topher Boehm. Topher recently presented at the Australian National Homebrew Conference and we can assure you he is a wealth of knowledge in sour brewing and blending. If you missed the conference, this was one of the standout presentations and you’re getting an opportunity to experience it on home soil.

As a bonus, The Wheaty is offering a free Fancy of choice to current SABC financial members who attend the tasting. You need to indicate in this event that you are ‘going’ so we can generate a list on our group Facebook event. If you’re not on Facebook, email us. Currently, there are 14 members going.

This is a Wheaty seated event like Good Beer Wheaty so bookings ($20+bf ) are essential through OZTIX here. Find out heaps more on their website.

Final reminder: Please take five to fill out our member survey. We’ll close it on Wednesday night.  It’s mostly tick-a-box style responses with a few places to write a broader answer. It’s also anonymous. Click here to start the survey

Summer competition

The categories for our summer competition, judged at our February meeting, are:

Saison BJCP 25b: A great style for summer competition brewing because it ferments we’ll in warmer temperatures, so those who do not have temp control can experiment with the yeast.

Milk Stout: Based on 16a sweet stout. Emphasis is on a milky creamy mouthfeel with lactose the main source of the sweetness.

Milkshake stout will also be allowed. They should be higher in mouthfeel. Roastiness and hoppyness should be increased to balance the extra mouthfeel and sweetness. Any additions like chocolate strawberries vanilla etc should be noted in the entry.

NEIPA: From a stylistic standpoint, NEIPA is itself a bit of a conundrum. Opaque, cloudy and occasionally turbid in appearance. NEIPA is most often characterised by restrained bitterness, intense aromatics and “juicy” hop character.

Future dates

January 16: January catchup at Little Bang’s new digs.

February 20: Monthly meeting/ Summer comp close and judging.

March 20: Water chemistry (TBC)

 

April Social Gathering Case Swap Sat 7th April

Brew Adelaide Case Swap has been a bit of a local homebrewing institution in SA.  Held twice yearly, and organised by the top folk on the Brew Adelaide forum, this years event will be a collaborative affair between BA locals and SABC. If you’re interested to attend, register your name on the BA thread: http://brewadelaide.com/forum/index.php?topic=3247.msg122818;topicseen#new

Bring some beer to share in bottles, kegs, miracle boxes, or whatever means that floats your boat and come along for a great day out.

Location: Gould Creek (Golden Grove)
Date: 7th April 2018, from 2pm till 11pm

The Case Swap is a good chance for brewers to get together to enjoy beer, talking brewing and of course talking crap. Attendees typically bring a keg or bottles of homebrew beer along to share. This is an awesome chance to try the variety of homebrew that the Brew Adelaide community produce. Food will be organised closer to the date by the host. A small contribution towards catering will be appreciated, approximately $10pp. Attendees will be advised closer the date of address details.

Good people, good food and of course good beer. All welcome.

SABC and Hawkers Hop Safari

Come and join us on an African hop safari on Sunday 25th February from 3-5pm at the Wheaty with our friends from Hawkers Beer.

Enjoy a special one off beer produced by Hawkers for the event as well as tasters of some home brewed beers made by your very own fellow club members specially for the event using rare and now unavailable hops from South Africa.

Get to talk to the brewers about their experiences brewing with the hops and taste something a bit different. It’s never to be repeated, so get on down to the Wheaty.