March 2018 news and meeting preview

Time for another meeting already, an time for a new committee! This calls for a beer!

Annual General Meeting and committee nominations

Our March meeting will also be the club’s AGM. All committee positions are up for re-election as per the Rules of Association, and we are taking nominations now! This is your chance to steer the club for the next 12 months. Remember: Canberra Brewers can’t exist without a committee!

The office-bearers of the club are:
(a) the president;
(b) the treasurer;
(c) the social secretary;
(d) the competition secretary;
(e) the education officer;
(f) the editor.

The ordinary committee members of the club are:
(a) the webmaster;
(b) assistant committee member.

Further details, including how to nominate yourself or others for a committee role, are on the forum.

National Multicultural Festival – thank you!

The committee would like to reiterate our appreciation of all the members who volunteered their time for yet another successful ‘multi’.  This event is really valuable to the club, and this year was no exception. Thank you!

Education Session

e1fc4d_0df4a6cb8d4446f8b54632e4359babc5_mv2A big month for education, so big that the education session will be in the main hall because we’re having a return visit from brewer, historian and author Peter Symons. Peter will talk about his new book, 6 O’CLOCK Brews, and the history and evolution of the Australian Sparkling Ale.

Peter’s new work is a continuation, extension and amplification of his previous book, Bronzed Brews. Now after lots more research, including delving into heaps more mouldy brewing books, there are more stories from the past and of course even more (54) old recreation recipes!

Join us in the main hall at Gorman House to hear Peter’s talk at 7.30pm on Wednesday.

Six Pack Swap

As always, those of you who fancy a little more variety in your cellar/fridge should sign up for six pack swap on the forum! Don’t forget you can bring a mixed bag if you don’t have six of the same beer to swap!

Raffle

What do you do with leftover cases of beer that you didn’t manage to sell at the Multicultural Festival?  Raffle them off of course!  Buy tickets this week and perhaps you’ll be lugging home some cans.

See you on Wednesday…

This month’s club meeting will be held this Wednesday 7th March at Gorman House in Civic. 7.30pm sharp for the eduction session.

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February 2018 news and meeting preview

Howdy folks, and a belated Happy New Year to you all! This week sees our first club night of 2018. This calls for a beer!

Meeting this Wednesday at Gorman House

February’s club meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th February, once again at the Gorman Arts Centre in Civic. Don’t forget to BYO glassware if possible.

Gorman House map

National Multicultural Festival

It’s that time of year again – ‘multi‘ is fast approaching (16-18 Feb) and we still have shifts to fill for the club stall.  This is a really significant event for the club and it depends on the kindness of members to make it happen.  More details on the forum, where you can add your name to the roster if you’re available.  Thank you!

Six Pack Swap

A little birdy told me you should get rid of those bottles from 2017 and brew some fresh stuff.  Luckily we have just the thing to help: add your name to Feb’s six pack swap on the forum and turn your brews into a selection of other members’ creations! Don’t forget you can bring a mixed bag if you don’t have six of the same beer to swap.

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Education Session

This month, Canberra Brewers member Jamie Gilbert will be talking all things Fermentasaurus, including the good, the bad, and the hackable aspects of this relatively new ‘unitank’ fermentor.  You can even win one in the raffle!

Raffle

Another good one this month, including a Fermetasaurus + pressure kit from Mashematics, some ‘hard to get’ South African hops, courtesy of Hawkers Brewery, books, and merch from Thirsty Crow.

See you on Wednesday…

This month’s club meeting will be held this Wednesday 7th February at Gorman House in Civic. 7.30pm sharp for the eduction session.

Posted in Editor's report and club news

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The next club meeting is on Wednesday June 6, which is a fortnight from today. More information about club meetings is available on the Meetings page.

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