Where: The February meeting will be at Bentspoke’s Cannery facility in Mitchell (79 Lysaght St, Mitchell)
When: The first Thursday of every month (except January). The meeting dates for 2017 are February 2, March 2, April 6, May 5, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7.
What happens at club meetings?
First of all, bring some home brew! When you get to the German Club, buy a beer at the bar and we gather from 7:30pm, often with a quick education session (could be a demonstration, presentation or discussion panel) for a 8pm “formal” start. The club’s committee will give an update on club activities and first-time visitors are warmly welcomed, and are encouraged to briefly introduce themselves, so we know where they’re at with their brewing and what they’re interested in. This helps us give advice and plan future information sessions, which might encompass talks at a meeting, hands-on demonstrations, informal discussions or perhaps future tasting sessions. This formal session lasts anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, if there is a lot to discuss.
After the formal session is finished, we are all about sharing and talking about home brew! Members walk around sharing samples of their beer (likely one they’ve recently bottled/kegged) and discuss recipes, techniques and beers styles – visitors are encouraged to bring their own beer and do the same. Don’t worry if your beer isn’t fantastic, we’re all about helping people improve their beer, so having a taste and a chat can lead to some fantastic tips.
We also run a monthly raffle, with anything from brewing equipment and ingredients to beer and brewery merchandise up for grabs! For every three tickets members buy (at $5 for three), they get one entry into an end of year prize draw for an awesome interstate brewery trip!
You’re more than welcome to come along — the first meeting or two is on us and after that you‘ll be begging for us to take your $40 for a year‘s membership!
Venue Location: When you arrive at Mitchell, please park in the carpark out the front in Baillieu Ct, and come in through the front door, introduce yourself to someone and get involved!