By Nick Wiseman, Editor
Chris “Duffbowl” Duffy
Attention members of the Canberra Brewers.
Duffbowl is about to undertake Movember as part of the Team Canberra Brewers (http://au.movember.com/team/1059261)
“Hang on, he’s already facially hirsute”, I hear you say! Well, this is a bit of a difference. Duffbowl will be shaving off his whiskers to start Movember, then growing back the upper lip only.
To help raise more funds, Duffbowl has agreed to allow the greatest donor the honour of ridding him of his facial hair.
By Nick Wiseman, Editor.
Andrew enjoys his meal
Once again Canberra Brewers celebrated Oktoberfest in style with a huge range of food and beer locking it in as one of the biggest nights on the club calendar.
More than 90 members and guests crowded into Knuckles restaurant at Canberra’s Harmonie Club with an additional number turning up after the meal to take part in the festivities.
Food for the night consisted of traditional German sausages, sauerkraut, pork, goulash and more with even some green healthy looking vegetable matter that somehow made it onto some plates.
Few dressed up for the occasion with most deciding to just come along and enjoy the festivities.
The clubs annual “Best of Fest”, a small competition held on the night, was run once again with members bringing in their best German beers to be judged.
Shout out goes to Ross Mitchell placing first and second with his Kolsch and Grätzer respectively. This was followed closely with Joel Baines taking third with his traditional German wheat.
Raffles on the night had lucky brewers heading home with grain packs, beers and a nine litre keg with club member Fiona Judge taking on Chris De La Rue as the most generous in regards to purchasing club tickets on the night – it also saw her take out two of the mentioned prizes.
A great night to be remembered by all and a big thanks goes out to all those who organised the night.
Reminder: This weeks meeting (Oktoberfest) is to be held next week on October 10 instead of this Thursday.
The limited number of places have been filled but please feel free to turn up after 8:30 when the dinner has concluded and enjoy the rest of the festivities of the night.
By Nick Wiseman, Editor
Water was on the minds of everyone this month after Dr Peter Aldred from the University of Ballarat visited the club as guest speaker and gave an in depth talk on the importance of this important ingredient in everyone’s favourite drink.
Not since Cougar gave his talk about how he got to where he is today had the club been so quiet, questions were fired at Dr Aldred who had an answer to everything and spoke keeping everyone captivated and amused at the same time.
Also available on the night to compliment the talks was a Brewer’s Showcase with the same beer brewed using different water styles.
This month also had a last minute change of venue to the Canberra Club to ensure everyone could fit in but it also allowed a much better room with everyone able to be seated and the use of a slideshow with detailed statistics on everything H2O.
As normal the raffles were held and although the talk went for quite a while (but well appreciated by everyone!) there was also ample time for the usual social catch-ups.
More photos available on Flickr
Next stop, Oktoberfest!