May 2018 Meeting preview and other news

2nd May 2018 – 8pm

Please note there is no education session this month, the meeting will start at 8pm.  However, we will have some special guests from Capital Brewing Co.


No education session this month folks.  After one month in the role, Adi is taking a well-earned break…. Lucky for you there is still an opportunity to learn something because we’ve lined up brewers Wade and Matt from Capital Brewing Co to visit and tell you about the brewery in Fyshwick, how they got started and share some brewing tips.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about another one of Canberra’s great breweries.  Capital Brewing Co has kindly offered to host us for International Homebrew Day and it’s great to have them at the club to tell us more about their brewery.

2018 Club Competition 1

Thanks to all who have volunteered to assist with Club Comp 1 this Sunday 29 April and of course we’d welcome another steward or 2.  It’s great fun and you get to taste some winning beers at the conclusion and eat pizza!

There will be 36 beers in the comp and we will be running five tables of three judges.  Each flight is between six and eight beers.

International Homebrew Day

Saturday 5th May @ Capital Brewin Co.  11am – 4pm
Once again we will be doing our bit for IHBD.  This year it’s the 40th anniversary of the founding of the American Homebrewers Association by Charlie Papazian.  With two recipes to choose from, brewed on uniquely different systems will make for a great day for Canberra Brewers and members of the public.

The official brew day recipes are a Honey Lager
and an Irish Stout

In addition to Homebrewing demos, we also have the following:
12:00pm Home Coffee Roasting
1:00pm Sauerkraut making
2:00pm Charcuterie demonstration


Raffle prizes

Up for grabs this month are two oxygen kits, some bottles of Wig and Pen RIS, Some bottles of vintage cider and the book ‘Tasting Beer’ by Randy Mosher.

Education Survey

To help inform and shape the education sessions this year, we’ve put together a quick survey so members can share their thoughts and ideas on what they’d like to see in the education sessions.
If you haven’t already completed it, please have a look at


Make sure you check out the library account at and reserve a book or two to read over the next month.
Adi won’t be at the meeting this month but if you reserve a book for this month by Saturday 28 April, we’ll make sure we get it to you at the meeting.
Don’t have access to the library? Email and we’ll hook you up.  If you’ve borrowed something recently, please take the time to add a review or even a few comments to help others decide what to borrow.

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