Brewers,

Who’s ready for the first in-person meeting of 2022? And it’s a big one – Annual General Meeting time!

If you’re interested in helping to run the club, please consider nominating yourself before the meeting! 

Meeting Details

When: Thursday 3 March 2022, 7:30pm – 10pm.

Where: Polish White Eagle Club, 38 David Street, Turner 2612 – main hall.
Please Note: The on-site restaurant is presently not running due to an ownership change. The Duxton is right over the road and serves a great meal.

Who: Attendance for non-members is free for their first meeting, but after then a paid membership is required.

Please make sure you only come if you are feeling well and not displaying any symptoms (get tested if you are!). COVID-19 measures have been loosening but best to check ACT Health’s restrictions as they’re changing over time. At the time of this email we are required to check in at licensed bars and pubs using the Check In CBR app and masks are still required indoors but we’re fine for numbers and now can have a beverage while standing as well as sitting…progress!

Annual General Meeting and Committee Election

The AGM covers off a range of club business, but of particular note is the Committee election.

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 our President Michael Brown (MTB on the forum), get in touch with the person who currently holds a position you’re interested in (list available here) or email committee.nominations@canberrabrewers.com.au. Nominations are welcome on the night as well.

Speaking from experience, joining the Committee is a really great way to get more involved in the Club, meet more members, take part in pretty much everything and help make the Club as great as it can be. It’s run by members just like you and me, so get involved!

The Committee is currently comprised of the following positions:
– President
– Treasurer
– Social Secretary
– Competition Secretary
– Education Officer
– Editor
– Webmaster
– Asset Manager
– General Members

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.

Monthly 6-pack swap

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.

Raffle and NOOKIE

The raffle returns! Prizes, beer and brewing prizes!

We’ll also be drawing the winner of the annual NOOKIE prize – this year the winner is going to Whitton Malt House. It’s where Voyager Malt comes from, heck yeah.

Education

No education this month as we’ve got AGM business to do. Stay tuned for next meeting though.

Cheers,

Kip.

Brewers,

It’s almost the end of the year but there’s time for one more meeting. We’ve been able to snag a Thursday slot for the second week of December. We’re working on a consistent timeslot for the coming year and will let members know as soon as we’ve got one locked in.
Please make sure you only come if you are feeling well and not displaying any symptoms (get tested if you are!). It is mandatory to check-in with the ACT app, follow current ACT Health guidelines and please make sure you act responsibly in a COVID-safe manner.

Meeting Details

When: Thursday 9 December 2021, 7:30pm – 10pm.

Where: Polish White Eagle Club, 38 David Street, Turner 2612 – main hall.

Who: Attendance for non-members is free for their first meeting, but after then a paid membership is required. Renew your membership here.

Please make sure you only come if you are feeling well and not displaying any symptoms (get tested if you are!). It is mandatory to check-in with the ACT app, follow current ACT Health guidelines and please make sure you act responsibly in a COVID-safe manner.

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.

Monthly 6-pack swap

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.

Education

Chuck will be running a session on cleaning and sanitising. Ideally we’ll be able to run this in a room off to the side from the hall where the meeting is being held. Kicking off 7.30pm before launching into the rest of the meeting in the main hall afterwards.

Kristmas-fest!

Unfortunately, restrictions prevented us from running our Oktoberfest this year, so we’re combining it with the Christmas Party to form Krist-mas Fest!

Kristmas-fest will be held on 11 December at Weston Park. Kicking off around 12. If you’re interested, please enter name plus any extras you’re bringing along. If you have any dietary requirements, please say so.

There’ll be a German-style beer competition on the day so bring your German beers along. Bring any other beers as well!

Club will organise meat and bread. If everyone else could bring salad, dessert plus some beer (if possible) that’d be great. Extra points for German and/or Christmassy salads, desserts and beer.

Get more details and put your name down on the forum.

Club Member of the Year

It’s time to think about nominating someone who has made your year in the Canberra Brewers that little bit better, someone who has gone out of their way to help you and fellow brewers and generally been a part of what makes this a great club.

We are now taking nominations for the 2021 Club Member of the Year award. The winner will be selected by a panel of the previous three winners: Charles Newton, Stephen Neilsen and Dave Johnson. Nominations can be PM’d to Charles Newton, Stephen (dr K) or Dave (Fish Frenzy) before 5pm, Sunday, 5th December.

ACT Competition

There are a few certificates, medals and scoring sheets for beers from our ACT Competition that haven’t been picked up. Announcements of results were done last meeting but if you weren’t able to receive them then seek out Richard Brown or Phil Duftman as they’ll bring them to the meeting.

Lots of things happening and it looks like the Polo restaurant at the Polish Club may be running during our meeting too – DUMPLINGS!

Cheers,

Kip.

Brewers,

I’m happy to announce that we’ve partnered with the White Eagle Polish Club in Turner, ACT to host our monthly club meetings following the Bentspoke Cannery in Mitchell commencing significant production line upgrades, rendering the venue no longer viable for club meetings. We cannot thank Bentspoke enough for their hospitality in hosting us for the monthly club meetings.

The club’s president, Andrew Bajkowski, has been very accommodating in our enquiries and is happy to work with us moving into the future for monthly club meetings – as well as other events.
This is overall a great result for the club. The White Eagle is located at the Turner shops, directly across from venues such as The Duxton. This gives members an option to grab dinner before heading to the club meeting. Additionally, it is more centrally located in the city, improving travel opportunities for our southside members. One change to the standard schedule, is that club meetings are to occur on Tuesday nights rather than Thursdays – this is due to an existing booking with the club Hall. If this changes in future you can be sure I’ll be grabbing the Thursday timeslot. Until then, we apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Look out for posts on the forum, and the Canberra Brewers Members Facebook group, for confirmation of the next club meeting.
Looking forward to enjoying a beer with our club members, and prospective newcomers, in the coming months as we return to our standard club meeting schedule.
MTB
Club President

Brewers,

In light of the heightened level of caution surrounding the recent growth in COVID-19 detections around the country the Committee has decided to postpone what would have been our monthly meeting this Thursday, 1 July 2020.

The recent mask mandate introduced by ACT Health (https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/act-status-and-response/face-masks) and other COVID-related measures show the potential seriousness of the wider situation and have informed the caution behind our decision. At this stage we consider our responsibility to Canberra Brewers’ Club members and as a community group is to hold off on promoting an event where people will gather. For members’ and the community’s safety.

We will have an update next week as to when we may be able to reschedule or if we will have to give this month a miss.

Stay safe, mask up and please reach out if you ever have any concerns or suggestions on how we can make sure our meetings and events are COVID-safe. Hopefully we can share a brew sooner rather than later.