SABSOSA and AABC/ANHC

SABSOSA Reminder

There is just over a month to go before this years SABSOSA competition, so you have time to get a few more brews down. We’ll announce when the entry portal opens in the next week or two. In the mean time you can review this years style guidelines by visiting https://www.sabsosa.com.au/

Australian Amateur Brewing Championship

As always, the top 3 entries in each SABSOSA category will qualify to enter the national competition http://www.aabc.org.au/. This year judging will take place in Melbourne and it will coincide with the national homebrew conference (ANHC). Not only do we benefit from a relatively short journey for our SA entries to travel, the winners will be announced at an in-person awards ceremony. This is the ANHC you want to win at!

Australian National Homebrew Conference

ANHC is back! After skipping 2020 due to covid, the event will return to Melbourne on the 14/15 October. For those unfamiliar, ANHC is a bi-annual conference for homebrewers that sees international guests and expert locals deliver a series of sessions over two days. The conference will culminate in the infamous Club Night where homebrew clubs from around Australia setup themed bars, don ridiculous costumes and pour some of the best homebrew their club has to offer.

SABC has won prizes for best bar/theme two conferences in a row and we want to put on a great showing again! We’ll be calling out for all members attending ANHC to help put on another great night.

For ANHC tickets: https://anhc.com.au/

State Amateur Brewing Show is open for entries

Better known as SABSOSA to its mates, the 2020 competition is now open to enter for 2020. Most of you know the drill but if you’ve never entered a competition before, it’s easy. Read on.

Everything you need to know is on the website at https://www.sabsosa.com.au/ Read all the information carefully as it has changed.

Register for 2020, even if you’ve done it before, and add your beers, pay ONLINE and then print out the labels. Fix to bottles with a RUBBER BAND ONLY and drop them off.

Tell your brewer mates too. We want lots of entries this year.

Follow SABSOSA on Facebook for updates and after judging is over on Sept 18/19, check your scores, sweep in and pick up your loot of medals and tell your craft-loving brothers in law that you have proof your beers are good.

Judge training opportunity at Pirate Life

There is a judges ‘training session’ on Tuesday 8 September, 6.30pm at Pirate Life. Numbers limited to 20. You must register as a judge in the portal. Invites will only go out that way. More details to come.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu and edit your preferences to judge (and/ or steward).

SABSOSA State Homebrew Results

The results are in, with plenty of representation and wins from SABC members.

Well done to Adam Beauchamp who took out the Champion Brewer gong this year with 4 first placings and a string of other strong results.

For more info and to see the result head to sabsosa’s website:
http://www.sabsosa.com/

We will add photos (once available) from the presentation day this coming Sunday (15th September) at the Wheatsheaf Hotel from 12.30pm, we hope to see a great turnout on Sunday for the presentation.

Well done to the SABSOSA committee and a big thanks to the Sponsors for their generous contributions to help make this great even happen year after year.