Club Meeting & NOOKIE Draw – December 2020

Our December Club Meeting will be hosted again at the Bentspoke facility in Mitchell – thanks as always to the Bentspoke team for their generosity in allowing us to use the premises.

When: Thursday, December 3rd 2020 from 7:30pm – late
Who: Attendance for non-members is free for their first meeting, but after then a paid membership is required. Visit this link to join up – Become A Member

Bring your beer/brews to share

Remember, our meetings are all about brewing – which includes sampling. Bring your best in bottles, growlers or kegs, and remember they earn NOOKIE entry points for the annual prize draw.

NOOKIE Prize Draw

The NOOKIE Prize, aka the Newcastle Or Otherwise Kinda Interstate Experience, is an annual award given to one lucky member who has accumulated NOOKIE tickets throughout the year by bringing beer to club meetings and buying raffle tickets. This year’s prize is a trip to Newcastle’s Foghorn Brewery!

Raffle

This month’s raffle prizes are centered around a summer theme;

  • Temperature controller – convert that old fridge into a temperature controlled fermentation chamber!
  • Citrusy hops – for summer ales
  • Hoppy beers – for summer drinking
  • Plenty of brewing goodies will be up for grabs as part of the lucky dip as well.

Education Session – Brewfather

MTB will be demonstrating the Brewfather software; Brewfather is growing in popularity among brewers, so we’re going to take a look at what it’s capable of.

Club Christmas Party

Separate to the monthly meeting, the club Christmas Party is being held on 12 December 2020 @ Black Mountain Peninsula. It’ll be a great opportunity to get together outside of the hustle and bustle of the monthly meeting and enjoy some great food, drink & banter in (hopefully) the Canberra summer sun.

Register your interest here.

COVID-19 Changes

  • A sign-in sheet will be provided for all attendees to complete. This is required for contact tracing purposes.
  • Nibbles will be provided per usual, but the committee will plate it out for members.
  • Seating and tables will be available sparingly to ensure social distancing. If you are able to stand, please do so.

If you are unwell or waiting on results from a COVID-19 test, please do not attend.
Hoping to see you there – and if you’re unable to, ensure you participate in our Canberra Brewers Members Facebook group and post up some banter on the Forum. The club’s all about collaboration!

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Oktoberfest & Club Meeting – October 2020

Brewers,

Oil those lederhosen and blow the dust off you favourite stein – can you believe it’s Oktoberfest time again? … but with a twist this year.

With COVID restrictions, it has proven too challenging to organise our usual Oktoberfest outing with suitably German fare. With a kind offer from BentSpoke to host us at the cannery, we are going to break the mould – we are going to self cater.

Note this event is the monthly club meeting for October.

Date: Monday, 5th of October
Time: Kick-off at 3:00pm (see schedule below). Remember that daylight savings will have started!
Place: BentSpoke Cannery, 79 Lysaght St Mitchell
Cost: $20 members, $35 non-members – guests are welcome, we will have plenty of space.

Schedule

3:30 German Beer tasting. BJCP style tasting of three classic German styles.
4:30 ACT Amateur Brewing Results, Medals etc
5:30 Extra-ordinary General Meeting
6:00 Dinner!

There will also be a German brewing competition which will be judged after dinner – free to enter, just bring along a bottle (or two) of your best bräu, and the usual raffle and socially distanced mingling afterwards.
The club raffle will be held at some point throughout the event as well.

Non-members are encouraged to email us to arrange registration and payment.
Members can register their attendance on the forum.

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