Save the Date: SABC BeerBQ Sat 5th May

As has become our winter event tradition in recent years, the Great SABC BeerBQ will be coming your way on Saturday 5th May 2018.

As always, this will be a fully subsidised event for SABC club members and one not to be missed as previous events have been sensational.

More communication regarding venue etc will be announced in the near future.

Malt bulk buy

Unfortunately due to a lack of interest in the Gladfields malt buy, we will not be going ahead with the bulk buy at this time. Apologies to those who have made purchases, these will be refunded in full in the coming few days.

If you have any feedback for how or when we conduct buys again in the future, or if you have not received your refund within a week, please send us an email at info@sabrew.com

Summer Competition Results

We announced the winners of the summer competition at last night’s meeting at the West Thebby Social Club.  Congratulations to all place-getters, and in particular to James Edwards, who took out the major prize.

Full results are available on the competition portal at https://comps.sabrew.com

All scoresheets are also available for download from the portal.  After logging in, go to your account, select Entries and then click the little gavel symbol on the right of the entry listing. Please email competitions@sabrew.com if you have any issues with this.

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.

ANHC Sub-Committee

We’ll be looking to have our first of several ANHC planning meetings from 5-6pm on Sunday 25th February just after the Hawkers Beer event at the Wheaty lead by Gary Waters.

At this stage there are no formal plans for the meeting. We are looking to guage interest in those wanting to join in for ANHC planning and get some discussion going around the travel plans and event going forward. This is going to be a massive event later in the year for SABC, don’t miss your chance to get involved.

Gladfields Bulk Buy

Grain bulk buy announcement:

Due to a slow pick up on the Gladfields grain buy, the closing date will be extended to COB Friday 2nd March.

SABC Club members can purchase grain from the SABC shop on a first come first served basis at https://shop.sabrew.com/

Non club members on the SABC Facebook group may participate if a minimum of 40 Sacks (1 pallet) is not achieved by Club members alone. If you are not an SABC Club member, register your interest to purchase by emailing the club at info@sabrew.com

Please jump on board and support the buy

February Meeting

Get set for one of the most eagerly awaited meetings of the year on 21st February from 7pm at the West Thebby Social Club.

The meeting will feature a yeast master-class from Tomaso and Federico from Atomic Yeast. A word from Federico about the meeting:

“Brewing yeast: the science behind the art of beer”. Not a divine intervention gave man beer: chemistry and biology orchestrate the production of this delicious beverage. Yeast, a little single cell organism, plays a fundamental role and therefore it has been domesticated for its ability to produce different flavour and aroma. Since the discovery of yeast in the late 1860’s by Louis Pasteur we have been studying it, but, in 2018 we are still far from unveil all its mysteries. Here a short summary of what we learned along the way”

Summer Comp results announced: It’s the news you’ve been waiting for! All will be revealed and place getters announced, be there!

Meeting tastings will be kept to a maximum of 2, due to the presentation, please email the Club if you intend to bring a beer along. Only brewers that have confirmed their tastings will be accepted.

See you at the West Thebby!

January meeting

This wednesday, join us for our first meeting of 2018 at Little Bang in Stepney from 7pm.

Ryan will be giving us the run down of the newest developments at one of SA’s brightest young micro’s. Always a treat to hear him talk.

There are spaces left for tastings at this meeting. Feel free to bring your best or worst or most interesting creation along for feedback from our knowledgeable gang, no beer is too too big or small and remember to bring at least 3-4 longnecks. We also encourage brewers to be prepared to bring as many notes and details about your brew as possible.  Why not print out your recipe to pass out or post it on our Facebook page?

Also, remember that Summer Comp entries are welcome to be dropped off at this meeting.

See you there!

Summer Comp final call

It’s time to get your Wheaty beers into bottles and head over to the Club competition site to get your entries in: https://comps.sabrew.com

Prizes have been nailed down and consist of flight to GABS with weekend pass, brewday at the Wheaty, Club membership for the year, Hawkers beer cases and Country Brewer vouchers. Oh, and not to mention, TRIPLE brewer of the year points!

Entries accepted at Country Brewer Clovelly Park, Beerbelly Pooraka and Brewmaker Holden Hill, alterntively, bring your bee along to the January Club meeting at Little Bang on Wednesday 17th.

It’s never been a better time to enter a brew in the Club Comp. Best of luck to all!!

West End brewry tour

February social gathering will be happening on Saturday 3rd February at West End from 1pm. Come and see a state of the art brewing facility up there with the worlds best.

Tickets are available and need to be pre-purchased at the SABC shop page: https://shop.sabrew.com

The Club needs a minimum of 15 attendees to proceed so please book ASAP and invite friends!

ANHC and Club Night

This years ANHC will be held in Melbourne from 22-24th October 2018. This year SABC has plans to attend the conference and Club Night event and all are welcome! We’d like to set up a sub committee for organising all aspects of the weekend including travel, accommodation, conference and of course the BIG BASH of Club night. Lock it in your diaries and if you want to be part of organising, please contact the Club at info@sabrew.com