Time for our April meeting!
Now we’ve got the Committee sorted we’ll be back to normal meetings – Education, the Swap, Raffle, Brews – all the good things!
When: Thursday 1 April 2021, 7:30pm – late
Where: Bentspoke Brewery, 79 Lysaght St, Mitchell ACT 2911 (enter via side entrance on Lysaght St facing the petrol station – not the front door)
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 you earn NOOKIE entry points for the annual prize draw.
I happen to know that our new Education Officer Charles Newton (you likely know him as Chuck) has a bunch of great education sessions in the works for the coming year. Keep an eye out with each coming meeting for what we’ll be doing.
This week he’ll be giving us a primer on the bane of anyone who’s used a truckload of hops to make a facemelting (or, nowadays) juicy IPA – oxidation. In some styles a little bit is acceptable but in most cases it’s a great way to ruin your beer! Chuck will be taking us through how a beer can get oxidised (there are some obvious ways and some which are a regular source of debate) and ways to avoid it. These sort of fundamental concepts always lead to interesting discussions so make sure you arrive by 7.30pm and get involved.
This month’s 6-pack swap is shaping up to be pretty amazing! If you’ve never taken part just bring 6 of your brews and you’ll go home with a mixed 6 of beers made by your fellow club members. The more people we get the better, there isn’t a limit on the number of people who can take part and it’s a great way to get feedback for brewers of all abilities. Label your beers and post what you’re bringing on the forum https://www.canberrabrewers.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8683
International HomeBrew Day
International Homebrew Day (IHBD) is coming up on 1 May 2021! We’ll have more details soon but suffice to say a recipe is being adapted and we’ll have some details soon. I only took part in my first IHBD last year and, even done remotely, it was really fun brewing something you know others are brewing all around Canberra (and the world) at the same time. This year, COVID-willing, we’ll have a venue where people can bring their systems and brew alongside each other, so watch this space.
We’ve got a variety of great prizes again in this month’s raffle, from our valued sponsors;
- Craft beers from our friends at Page Bottler
- Stuff for brewing from Mashematics & Belco Brew Supplies
- Other goodies as determined closer to the night
Did you know the club has a library? Well, it does! It’s an amazing resource of books about brewing, about beer, about cooking things to go with beer…really, there are heaps of books! Ask anyone in the committee or who looks like they’re in the know, or look it up on the forum.
Hoping to see you there on thursday or sometime soon! Cheers!