Off flavours in beer presentations

At our June meeting, the club presented a series of tastings of beers with off flavours added to them using professional sensory kits.

Acetaldehyde, Solvent-like, Diacetyl and DMS (dimethyl sulfide).

To accompany the tastings for discussion there was also some short presentations. You can download the slides as PDF documents below.

Off Flavours-Diacetyl

Off Flavours- Solvent-like

Off Flavours – DMS Dimethyl sulfide

Off Flavours – Acetaldehyde

Membership Renewal Update

SABC will soon be making some changes to the way membership renewals and new sign-ups take place.

Very shortly we’ll be offering members an opportunity to renew via a new membership portal on our website. These can be done by existing members around the beginning of the financial year (on or after 1st July).

To avoidance of confusion for new members, they will be able to enrol at any time during the year, and a year later, receive a renewal reminder. We are abolishing the administrative joining fee for new memberships too. Half-year memberships will no longer be available.

We ask at this time that you not renew your annual membership until the announcement of the new portal is made before the end of June. Any new members who have have recently joined the club with half-year memberships, please contact the Club at info@sabrew.com so we may manually register you for the year ahead.

SABC Winter Competition

SABC Winter Brewing CompetitionThe annual SABC Winter Competition is just over four weeks away on Wednesday, July 18 at our monthly meeting and, YES, there’s still time to get brewing. It’s not too late!

The competition entry portal is now open.

Our competition boasts the best prizes in the state, including a pass for this year’s Australian National Homebrew Conference (ANHC) in Melbourne and a bag of other prizes from our friends at BeerCo.com.au.

The only categories being judged in this year’s competition are: Low Alcohol (1.), Brown Ale (7.), Wheat and Rye Ale (13.), Sour Ale (14.), Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (17.). These are categories from the Aust. Amateur Brewing Championships (AABC) and can be found here.

If you have never entered a competition before, have a go. It just takes one bottle. It’s a great learning experience as well and beers brewed can also be entered into the State Amateur Brewing Competition (SABSOSA) in August.

Competition entries can be brought to the Wheaty on the night of the next meeting, July 18th, or by arrangement by emailing the Club. Judging will take place on the night and coincide with our AGM. Winners will be announced on the night.

Our Competition portal will be available before the end of June, watch this space. Any questions please email us or ask in the SABC Facebook group.

Competition: State Amateur Brewing Show of SA and Gawler Show dates announced

This year’s date for the State Amateur  Brewing Show of South Australia (commonly known as SABSOSA) has been announced. Entries close on August 24th, 2018 with judging taking place on the 1st and 2nd of September at the German Club on Flinders Street.

Please contact SABSOSA via their websites contact to register to help with judging.

The show is supported by us and you enter your beers via this competition link: http://sabsosa.com/?page_id=56

Before that though, the Gawler Show is calling for entries. The closing date is August 6th and judging on the 19th August. Visit https://gawlershow.org.au/services/home-brewed-beer/ to enter and contact convenor, Steve Wilkins, to register your interest to judge this BJCP sanctioned show.

Brewers who place at the State Amateur Brewing Show of South Australia are eligible to go on to the peak national competition, the Australian National Brewing Championships. SABC encourage all members to pledge to enter at least three beers. We have a real chance this year to push South Australia to the top of the tree and be awarded this year’s champion state. Let’s show the country what we’re made of!

 

June Club meeting is this Wednesday

Our regular monthly meeting is this Wednesday, June 20 at the Wheatsheaf Hotel from 7pm. The focus of the night will be looking at beer faults with a professional ‘off flavours’ addition kit.

Featuring those pesky off flavours we all strive to avoid in our precious brew, come along and taste them first hand and learn how to avoid them with some help from our knowledgeable presenters. We would like to also give a big thanks to Jade and the Wheaty for sponsoring our base beer.

Can you pick them? See you at the Wheaty to find out.

 

BYO Subscriptions

Thanks to those who have contacted the Club recently regarding BYO subscriptions. Despite several attempts to contact BYO, they have unfortunately not been responsive in offering Club subscriptions.

The committee have decide not to pursue Club subscriptions going forward.

We apologise for late notice and will ask those wanting to renew to do so on an individual basis in the future.

Autumn Newsletter

Winter is coming … hopefully that means the fermenters are filling with some dark winter warmers and a few brews for our upcoming Winter Competition.

Autumn has kicked off with a bang. Our SABC BeerBQ at Colonel Light Gardens Bowl club was a roaring success. Good Beer Wheaty followed shortly after. It was well attended by the SABC massive if the dodgy Facebook pics are anything to go by (Dave Pridham don’t give up your day job!). We then paid a visit to burgeoning Sweet Amber Brewing for May’s meeting. If you have brewed a beer for their bi-monthly competition, great job and thanks for representing SABC. Don’t forget, entries close 31st May.

As we head into winter, some good stuff is ahead with some notable dates for the diary:

June 20th: SABC Club meeting at the Wheaty. The theme is a faults tasting session. One not to be missed … so tell ya friends!

July 6-8th: Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival at the Showgrounds (Social Gathering).

July 18th: SABC Club meeting, AGM and Winter Competition judging at the Wheaty. If you are thinking of standing for the coming year committee, please have a chat with me at our next meeting. Your Club needs you!

The Club has just re-stocked with fresh merchandise; t-shirts, caps and hoodies. We can’t bring them all along to each meeting, so why not email the Club at info@sabrew.com to enquire about sizes so we can bring them along to the next gathering for you.

I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks time.

Clint

 

Winter Comp

It’s time to dust the cobwebs off the brew gear and get cracking for the annual SABC Winter Competition which is now just 7 weeks away. Brew your best beer or beers in one of the following AABC categories:

Low Alcohol (1.)

Brown Ale (7.)

Wheat and Rye Ale (13.)

Sour Ale (14.)

Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (17.)

So why not have a crack at something you’ve never brewed before like a Pumpkin Ale, Light Australian Lager, Dark Mild, Gose or your best tried and trusted Weizen. Plenty of styles to chose from and a host of bountiful prizes including a full pass to this years ANHC and some some of the finest ingredients our friends at BeerCo have to offer.

Ready…Set… Brew!

 

May Meeting Announcement

It’s SABC club meeting time tomorrow night.

Please be aware that this month’s meeting is NOT at the Wheaty!

We will be enjoying a brewery tour of one of SA’s newer craft breweries at Sweet Amber Brewing from 7pm

Unit 5, 21 Naweena road Regency Park.

(Note this is the brewery and tap room, not the Semaphore Cafe)

There will be a burger food truck from 6pm, so bring a few dollars for some tukka.

Tasting are welcome, please indicate if you have something to bring along by emailing info@sabrew.com

Good Beer Wheaty offer

It’s that time of year again when craft beer lovers and nerds convene at the Wheaty for Good Beer Wheaty from 10-13th of May. (That’s this week!!)

This year has some sessions that are not to be missed, and as an SABC member, the Wheaty are kindly offering each SABC member that attends a session a FREE schooner for that session.

See the sessions here:

https://craftypint.com/event/10464/Good-Beer-Wheaty-2018-SA

You must register to be eligible by filling in your details and the session you will be attending via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/TlxDchhVcppNx54o2

BeerBQ thank you

Saturday saw us enjoy another spectacular SABC BeerBQ with some 80 people in attendance. As the event continues to grow and get better and better each year, I wanted to take the time to thank a number of people for playing their part in its success.

Firstly, the committee who pulled together to make light work of a lot of tasks to get through, onya lads!

To our BBQ guru’s BJ, Sean Bradley, Jules, BobbyD and Butchy, what an effort! Meaty nirvana! Thanks guys.

A big thanks also to Lee Waters for her outstanding salads and Veggie options.

Thanks to everyone who brewed for the event, the beer turnout was truly epic with over 20 beers on tap at a terrific standard, not a bad beer in the house. Congratulations also to Joel Gaskin and Ben Till who’s beers were voted 3rd and 2nd respectively behind Wolf’s expertly brewed Pilsner which took out first place for best beer of the night, beautiful beer. Big thanks to our sponsors at Beerbelly too.

Our raffle was eventually won after several goes by that regular winner of SABC awards, Kieren Vercoe. Our thanks go to Brad at Left Barrel brewing for his support in the prize.

We’ve taken the experiences learned from this year’s event to hopefully improve things further. Please feel free to shoot us an email with any feedback for next year’s event, we’d love to make it even better.

Onwards now into competition season and if we can keep the standards high, state and national success is assured.

Thanks and good brewing!

Clint

IMPORTANT: BeerBQ announcement

Previous communication about this Saturday’s BeerBQ has stated the INCORRECT address. Please accept our apologies for this mix up. The correct address below:

Colonel Light Gardens Bowling Club
Reade Park Reserve, Flinders Ave
Colonel Light Gardens, SA 5041

This address also appears on your eventbrite ticket.

Please register to attend before end of day tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd May) by following the link on the previous post.