Pirate Life Event – Important Update

Unfortunately for us (and Pirate Life), the council has temporarily withdrawn approval for licensed events along that section of South Road, citing safety concerns due to the road works.  This means we are not able to buy beer to drink on the premises (i.e. over the bar), and we are not able to have the food truck on premises.  This would have made for a rather dreary event, so the committee has decided to postpone until November.  We have been assured that by then everything will be back to normal.

Keep an eye out for further news, as we will be trying to lock in a date in the next week or so.

Pirate Life Event

A few more details for the Pirate Life event, which is on Sunday August 28th, starting at 12.30pm.  We will hopefully kick off with a brewery tour (and a pint), with lunch starting from 1.30pm.  There will be wood oven pizzas (vegetarian available), bruschetta and garlic bread served until 3.30pm.  We will have a raffle, and there will be a prize for the best pirate themed accessory or clothing.

Cost for non-members is $20.00 per person.

For catering numbers, please let us know if you are coming along, either by indicating so on the facebook event or the old fashioned way by emailing events@sabrew.com. 

See you there, shipmates!

Get Your Buckles Swashed!

We’re off to lead the Pirate Life (well, for an afternoon at least)!


The next SABC social event will be held at Pirate Life Brewing, on Sunday August 28th.  Walking the plank from 12:30pm onwards, there will be a brewery tour of course, plus food and beer.  BYO witty banter and pirate shenanigans.  There will be a prize for the best pirate costume, and other fun stuff.  We’re still thrashing out the details, but the date is locked in.  See you there, me hearties!

(More cheesy pirate talk is almost guaranteed…)

Good Beer Wheaty! Get into it!

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.

Check out the program here

SABC BeerBQ – so much meaty, beery goodness

From club secretary Luke Moran.

On a warm, peaceful autumn evening the South Australian Brewing Club descended upon the Clearview Lawn Bowls club with gallons of home crafted ales and mounds of slow cooked deliciousness.

What more could you ask for? 17 different ales and lagers were generously provided by various members to share. Each beer was lined up in a variety of porta-keg setups, (both large and small), with even stubbies, long-necks and growlers on offer. After a few issues with carbonation, the beers were pouring beautifully and members and guests started to get stuck in, each with their own souvenir SABC BeerBQ glassware. Beer of the night went to Lachlan, although it has to be said that it’s just as well there weren’t any polling scrutineers present.  A lesson in inviting as many friends as you can find.

Now what is a brew club if you don’t do some brewing? Committee member Gary, who is an experienced brewer using the all-in-one Grainfather brewing system, brewed up a storm on the night. The recipe chosen was a Russian Imperial Stout. Gary used not only a brand new Grainfather generously loaned by the distributors imake, but also his own Grainfather, due to the large amount of grain required to brew such a big beer. The resultant 20L batch was offered as first prize in a raffle on the night, which was won by Glen Phillis.

Let’s not forget about the grub. A large selection of delicious proteins were provided to soak up all of that home brew. Kranskies, chicken wings, pulled pork, brisket and a selection of salads were devoured, demolished and digested by all. Thanks must be given to Jules, Darren, BJ, Clint and Simon for providing such an amazing banquet. Special thanks must go to BJ who cooked up the Kranskies and wings on the night using his own purpose built charcoal pit.

Overall the night was a great success and considering it was the first time the club has put on an event like this it went fantastically well.

A BIG thanks to all who came along and contributed on the night to make it such a success and we’ll see you at the next one.

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The BeerBQ is getting close!

It’s been almost a month since I last badgered you about BeerBQ RSVPs, and that means the event is almost upon us.  We are now getting to the pointy end of organising things, so   the sooner we have a good idea of numbers the better.  No one wants to to see us running out of food…

Don’t forget that this is a fund-raising event for the club, so tell your workmates and friends if you think they would enjoy a night of Beer, BBQ and Bowls.  There will be an informal Beer of the Night vote, with points towards Brewer Of The Year, and we are also working on another surprise “entertainment” (no, not that…).

We would like RSVPs back by two weeks before the event to give us the best chance of getting the catering right. Email events@sabrew.com if you are coming along, and don’t forget to tell us if you are bringing a keg (or bottles).

Click here for (slightly) more info about the event.


A quick reminder to send us an email at events@sabrew.com if you are intending to come to the BeerBQ in April, but also to let us know if you are bringing a keg.  This event is is fully self catered by the club, and we need beer to drink on the night.  Don’t forget that there will be an informal “beer of the night” competition with points towards BOTY up for grabs (not to mention a fabulous prize).


The South Australian Brewing Club requests the pleasure of your company in joining them to celebrate the marriage of Beer and BBQ.

Beer and BBQ have been great friends for many years now and this event will formalise their union.

BBQ’s guests will include a buffet of Low and Slow cooked American BBQ meats (Pulled Pork, Brisket, Hot Links, Chicken) and sides (slaw, potato salad, rolls, pickles).

Beer guests will also co-inside with a SABC Homebrew competition. Members will be invited to bring a keg(s) of beer (and dispensing equipment) to the SABC BeerBQ; with the best keg of show being subjectively judged on the night. Every SABC member (or paying non-member) in attendance will receive one vote, to vote for which beer they like the most. Don’t keg? – not an issue; just bring your beer in bottles. There is no defined competition style, no cost to enter the competition; just bring a beer(s) you would like to drink and share with members. Points will be allocated and results will contribute to the SABC Brewer of the Year competition.

A commemorative glass will be provided for sampling all Beer.

We will also be trying our hand at lawn bowls on the night (weather permitting).

The SABC BeerBQ will take place at:
The Clearview Bowling Club
Coleridge Crescent Reserve, Gordon Ave, Clearview SA 5085


Saturday April 9th, 2016 at 6pm (for a 6:30 start) – ~11pm.


  • Free for SABC Members
  • Non-SABC Members – $25 for BBQ, plus $30 for Beer Sampling (including commemorative glass)
  • Non-SABC Member bringing a keg of beer to share – BBQ only cost.
  • Non-Member wishing to bowl $5

events@sabrew.com by March 26th

Payments MUST be made directly to the club account:
South Australian Brewing Club
BSB: 065004
Account: 1073 8025

!This is a great fundraising opportunity for the club and all SABC members and friends of SABC members are welcome to attend!

ANHC and AABC 2016 – We’ve got it!

For those who weren’t at the German Club on Saturday for Mike’s announcement, we can now happily confirm that South Australia will be hosting ANHC and AABC next year in October.  Thanks to all those who have put their name forward to help out – the response was extremely encouraging.  It’s early stages yet, but we will endeavour to keep everyone posted as things start to unfold.