August 2023 update

Brewers of Canberra!

The next Canberra Brewers meeting is on 3rd August @ 7:30pm located at the Polish White Eagle Club

Case Swap

It’s finally here, the 2023 Case Swap is happening during the August club meeting. Don’t forget to bring along your case of beer. Also, there’s still time to sign up on the forum here:

Big thanks to FishFrenzy for all his efforts in organising, also our thanks goes out to the club sponsors BentSpoke, Capital and Zierholz, Belco Brew Supplies, Brew Your Own at Home and Mashematics for their generous donations.


Kurtz will be talking about “Laying a place for yeast”. That is, mash temperature control and its influence on wort fermentability.

The regulars

  • The raffle will have a range of prizes
  • Bring your latest brew to share – in a bottle or keg
  • The 6 pack swap has been replaced this month with the case swap.
  • New members are always welcome, so feel free to bring along someone who’s interested, or new to, brewing.
  • Rideshare – reach out on the forum or the Facebook page if you’re looking to share an uber or taxi.
  • Don’t forget about COVID, there’s still plenty of it going around – so please consider sitting this one out you’ve tested positive.

Finally, please support our hosts by buying your first drink from the Polo, or arrive early and explore their menu.

Other Club Updates

2023 ACT Amateur Brewing Championships

An early place-marker for the ACTABC, scheduled for 15, 16 and 17 September 2023 (venue TBC). This is the qualifying competition for the Australian Amateur Brewing Championships (aka Nationals). It’s also the big competition for the club each year and it requires the support from all members to run successfully, especially all current and past beer judges. Please lock this one into your diary and contact Nic or Ed if you’re able to help out on the day.

Club Barrel Project Update

The club barrel project is progressing well, with both Wee Heavy’s and English Barley Wines fermenting well and will be ready to be transferred into the barrels by the end of the month (August). More details to follow.

2023 Oktoberfest

Oktober is approaching fast and it’s time to start thinking about brewing your german beers (yes, even Vienna Lagers). Further details will be posted to both FB and forum. It’s shaping up to be bigger and better than last year! Lock this one into your diary.

2023 Membership renewalThanks to everyone who has renewed their membership already. If you haven’t, you can do this here ( or alternatively at the club meeting.