June 2017 news and meeting preview

Howdy folks! We’ve got a great meeting lined up for Thursday June 1st, so here’s the lowdown:

International Home Brew Day (IHBD) debrief

Before we get onto this week’s meeting, first a big thank you to all those who helped make IHBD such a success this year. We had a solid turnout (despite the weather) and some great feedback! You can check out some photos from the day here.

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What happened to all the beer that was brewed, you ask? Well, you can drink it at the meeting – a perfect accompaniment to the next education session…

Education

The June education session is definitely one for the hop-heads amongst us. As mentioned above, we’ll have the four American IPAs that were brewed during International Home Brew Day on tap and to compliment this, the education session this month will be all things IPA! You will be taken through a guided BJCP evaluation of a classic example; we’ll also go through recipe formulation tips and brewing process suggestions. If you’re a hop head, this session is one not to miss. Get your seats early to avoid missing out!

Raffle

June’s raffle is a goodie! Prizes will include:

  • A Bacchus Brewery fresh wort kit (American brown)
  • A ‘Rushmore IPA’ all-grain kit
  • An Intertap tap
  • An Erlenmeyer flask
  • A pressure relief valve regulator kit
  • Books & hops, hops hops….

Library update

Our most recent addition to the club library is the “Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing“. You can reserve this or a copy of something else and we’ll deliver it at the meeting. If the book is currently on loan, email education@canberrabrewers.com.au and we’ll arrange to have it brought back for you to borrow. Don’t have access to the library? Email us and we’ll hook you up.

Plonk tastings

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Did you know that club members often run public tasting sessions at Plonk? The deal, if you’re up for it, is to talk to customers about beer for three hours on a Saturday (1-4pm) and then get $75 of beer (after discount) in return. With the recent opening of Plonk’s second store in Belconnen, there are even more opportunities to get in on this gig. Talk to Darren the treasurer (‘Spaz’) if you’re interested!

Social media reminder

We’re socially mediating a little more these days, so why not like and follow Canberra Brewers on Facebook and Twitter for more frequent club news and updates? :)

See you on Thursday…

June’s club meeting will again be held at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah.  7.30pm sharp for the education session, followed by the usual club shenanigans.

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May 2017 news and meeting preview

Howdy folks!  Is it that time again already?  May’s meeting is this Thursday.  Here’s the latest…

Competition presentations

We’ll be presenting certificates and awards for Comp 1 and the nationals at this month’s meeting. Make sure you’re there if you’re a potential winner!  Comp 1 results have already been posted on the forums (photos of judging here).  Time to get brewing for Comp 2 in July!

International home brew day (IHBD)

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This one has kind of snuck up a bit, what with Easter and ANZAC day, but IHBD is next weekend! The venue is confirmed as the BentSpoke brewery in Mitchell.

We’re keen to get as many club members (and friends) to come out and participate as possible. Specifically, we are looking for people to: a) bring their breweries; b) brew on their own gear or on someone else’s; c) volunteer for general helping; and d) donate beers.  More details and the sign-up list are, of course, on the forum.

Its going to be a fun day, and a great opportunity to check out BentSpoke’s new stainless steel bling!  We hope to see you there.  Those of you on Facebook can share and/or RSVP to the event.

May’s education session

Our very own apple-fermenting guru Doug (aka 3SonsCider) will take us though a tasting (eating not drinking) of the different cider apple varieties that go into making a quality apple cider. Don’t miss out! The session starts at 7.30 pm.

Library

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Don’t forget you can check out the club library on Librarika and reserve a book to read over the next month. You can reserve a copy of something and we’ll deliver it at the meeting. If the book is currently on loan, email the education secretary and we’ll arrange to have it brought back for you to borrow. Don’t have access to the library? Email us and we’ll hook you up.

Six Pack Swap

One of the great things about club meetings is getting to sample a variety of other brewers’ handiwork, so why not enhance the club experience over the following weeks by joining the Six Pack Swap?

If you’re interested in joining, add your name to the list on the forum; on club night we’ll pool our beers and everyone who contributes gets to take home a mixed six pack.

See you on Thursday…

May’s club meeting will again be held at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah.  7.30pm sharp for the education session, followed by usual club shenanigans.

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