Canberra Brewers February 2021 Meeting @ Capital Brewing Co

Please join the committee in raising a glass to the end of a tumultuous 2020. We’re looking forward to an exciting year for the club as restrictions continue to ease.
We are fast approaching the club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March as well, and prospective committee members are encouraged to register their interest – more info on that below.

Meeting Details

When: Thursday, 11th February 2021 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Note: Capital Brewing Co closes around 9:30pm – 10pm and the Education Session kicks off at 7:30pm, so you’re encouraged to arrive early – you’ll be in good company!
Where: Capital Brewing Co, Building 3/1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick ACT 2609
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

Capital Brewing Co

With the Bentspoke facility (temporarily) unavailable, Capital Brewing Co are generously hosting us this month. Brodburger is onsite at the brewery, so rather than supplying food, we encourage members to support them instead. Present proof of purchase at raffle time for $5 worth of raffle tickets per burger or hotdog!

IMPORTANT: No kegs this month, sorry brewers. Bottles and growlers only.

Bring your beer/brews to share

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

Education – ESB tasting

We’re kicking the first meeting of the year off with beer tastings!
At last November’s meeting the education session looked at different ways of packaging a beer once it’s finished fermenting – bottle conditioning, beergun, counter-pressure filler and a few variations. This included a rundown on an ESB (Experimental Special Bitter) that was packaged with these different methods. We’ll be doing an (ideally blind) tasting of these bottles to see what worked best and what gave different results.
There’ll be plenty to try so make sure you’re there and ready by 7.30 when we’ll start the tasting!

Raffle

We’ve got a few great prizes for this month:

  • a flow controller/measurement attachment thanks to Mashematics
  • brewing ingredients thanks to Belco Brew Supplies
  • beers you may not have tried, thanks to Page Bottler

Present proof of purchase at raffle time for $5 worth of raffle tickets per burger or hotdog.

BJCP Updates – Febuary 2021

The BJCP tasting course will be back on in 2021 as covid-safely as we can. We are after about 16 participants. Looking at nominally 2 Wednesdays (2nd & 4th) each month from 7:00pm on, at John James Hospital in Deakin. First lesson should be 24th Feb. This is a great oppotunity to learn about a wide variety of beers in the context of BJCP styles. This will help you understand what you are after when you brew a style and is a good segway into judging at our competions. More specific details will be on the forum with a sign up list.
Note: the dates may change at the whim of Chief Ministers, Premiers and the cursed pox but we will get there in the end.

Canberra Brewers AGM in March

The March club meeting will also comprise the club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). It is during this meeting that new committee members will be nominated and elected via popular vote.
If you are interested in helping run the club as a member of the Committee, express your interest in advance of the AGM by contacting the Dicko via PM on the forum or message the Canberra Brewers page on Facebook to request the committee nominations email address (we won’t write it here since spambots will pick it up and Dicko isn’t a fan of spam).

A list of committee positions can be found here.

 

See you on the night – and if you can’t make it, Brew Strong and stay safe.

MTB

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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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Next Meeting

The February Club Meeting is on this Thursday evening from 7:30pm at Capital Brewing Co. Attendance for non-members is free for their first meeting, but after then a paid membership is required. Visit this link to Become A Member.

Library

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