July 2017 news and meeting preview

Temperatures are plummeting – this calls for a beer! Our next meeting is this Thursday, 6 July.  Here are the deets:

Education

Have you ever wondered what your beer would taste like if you changed just one variable? In this month’s education session, our very own Paul Main will take us through a triangle test to see if we can notice the variable and find out which one you prefer. Think Brülosophy, Canberra Brewers style! Places will be limited, so be prompt for a 7.30pm start.

Comp 2

Club competition 2 is now open for entries! The comp will be held on Sunday 23 July with entries closing on Saturday 15 July. All information on entering the comp is on the forum.  There is also a call for judges and stewards, so whether you’re entering or not please consider supporting one of the club’s best services by volunteering you time and/or tastebuds! New judges are always welcome, no experience required and you can even sit in as an ‘unofficial’ judge to boost your confidence :)

Raffle

Another great raffle this time; prizes will include:

  • Voyager Atlas grain
  • New style heat belts
  • Fresh hops
  • And a lovely range of commercial beer!

Six Pack Swap: Dark Fest!

This month, the six pack swap will have a Dark Fest theme, focusing on all those dark beers (stouts, Schwarzbier, Porters, Munich Dunkel etc.) that are great styles to appreciate over the winter season. If you’re interested in joining in, simply add your name to the list on the forum before the club meeting. On Thursday we’ll pool our beers and everyone who contributes gets to take home a mixed six pack of roasty goodness..

IHBD Oktoberfests on tap

Flowing through the club miracle boxes this month will be the remaining four beers brewed at our International Home Brew Day event back in May. These are all Oktoberfests, the same recipe by four different members. Prost!

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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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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