CANBERRA CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL
HOMEBREW DAY at WESTSIDE
Saturday, May 2, 2014
Canberra home brewers are set to share their knowledge of how to turn malt into beer when they bring the International Homebrew Day to the capital’s newest social hub, Westside at Acton Park.
Ever wonder what goes into your favourite ale or lager, or how you can make your own world-class beer? The Canberra Brewers and Westside are joining forces and inviting everyone to come down to Lake Burley Griffin and watch how it’s done. Around the world, Big Brew participants are being encouraged to brew one of three specific styles: An American pale ale, a German kolsch and a barleywine.
At the Canberra event, eight different brewers will use range of brewing setups, from inexpensive beginner’s gear, right through to a computer-controlled, ‘all grain’ system. This is one of hundreds of events taking place around the world to celebrate the craft of brewing beer at home.
Anyone interested in getting into home brewing, or taking their hobby to the next level is being encouraged to come along on the day to meet and get some advice from national award-winning home brewers.
What: International Homebrew Day
When: Saturday May 2, from 10am.
Where: Westside, Acton Park. Barrine Drive, Canberra.
Canberra Brewers social secretary
0401 092 541
Canberra Brewers president
0421 725 886
Westside Acton Park
0424 127 126
Canberra Brewers Inc formed in 1995 and provides both a social and educational atmosphere for amateur brewers in Canberra. The club has more than 140 members including several who moved into professional brewing. At the club’s monthly meetings members exchange recipes and feedback on beers, striving to improve the end product. The club also hosts regular competitions that give formal, written feedback. www.canberrabrewers.com.au
The American Homebrewers Association (which boasts more than 36,000 members), started National Homebrew Day 17 years ago. It has since become a global event and is marked on the first Saturday of May each year. It brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing the same beers simultaneously. More than 8000 homebrewers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year.