It’s the first Thursday of the month – which means its nearly time another Canberra Brewers Club Meeting!

Thursday 5th May 2022 from 7:30pm
Polish White Eagle Club
28 David St Turner ACT

a) Beer

Bring your best, in bottles, growlers or kegs to share – remember they earn NOOKIE points for the annual prize draw. And don’t forget the 6-pack swap.

b) The Polish Club

The Polo Restaurant is operating again, so Polish dumplings are available if you are looking for a meal. Also, please support our hosts by buying an interesting imported commercial beer or two from their well-stocked bar.

c) Raffle

Buy tickets in the monthly raffle for a chance to win great prizes and earn NOOKIE points for the big annual prize draw.

d) Education Session

Brewer’s Showcase: Experienced club brewer Ant Brewman will be presenting his hand-pumped Ordinary Bitter for tasting, and a talk about the style and his recipe, and the use of hand-pumps for home-brew.

e) Club News

Get the latest news on upcoming club events, including the BJCP course and International Home Brew Day on Sunday May 22nd

f) Consider the Safety of Your Community

Please remember that despite relaxed rules, we are still in a pandemic. If you have symptoms, get tested, and if you or a close contact has recently tested positive for COVID, please do the right thing by the club, play it safe and stay at home this month.  (I’ll personally be setting a good example this week as my wife tested positive last night – see you all at IHBD!)

And of course, please drink responsibly and make appropriate transport arrangements.

Have fun, I wish I could be there with you.

Mozzie

Thursday 7th April from 7:30pm
Polish White Eagle Club
28 David St Turner ACT

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

The first Thursday of April is rapidly approaching, and the Club will be back at the Polish Club to talk (and drink) all things beer.

Featuring:

a) Beer

Bring your best, in bottles, growlers or kegs to share – remember they earn NOOKIE points for the annual prize draw. And don’t forget the 6-pack swap.

b) The Polish Club

The Polo Restaurant is operating again, so Polish dumplings are available if you are looking for a meal. Also, please support our hosts by buying an interesting imported commercial beer or two from their well-stocked bar.

c) Raffle

Buy tickets in the monthly raffle for a chance to win great prizes and earn NOOKIE points for the big annual prize draw.

d) Education Session

With the days shortening and the temperature dropping, this month we take close look at Bocks – those darker stronger lagers that originated from Einbeck but became popular in Munich.

e) Consider the Safety of Your Community

Please be aware that we are still in a pandemic. If you have symptoms, get tested, and if you or a close contact has recently tested positive for COVID, please do the right thing by the club, play it safe and stay at home this month – we’ll look forward to seeing you in May.

And of course, please drink responsibly and make appropriate transport arrangements.

 

How many dry hops are optimal? It’s a question to which everyone has an answer.. but many answers are different. Our July education session will use a recent study undertaken by a US-based Professor of Fermentation Science, Tom Shellhammer, to explore dry hop dosage rates and also show how “hop creep” can cause your dry hops to trigger a re-fermentation and yield unpredictable results.

As always, the education session commences at 7:30pm at the Gorman Arts Centre in Civic, with the monthly club meeting commencing shortly afterward. This is a very worthwhile session for any hop-headed brewer to attend, and remember, the first meeting is free for new members so feel free to bring a friend.

Canberra Brewers December Meeting – 7:30pm

 

Education Session

This month we present Tim from Wild Polly, https://www.facebook.com/WildPollyBrews/
a new brewery opening up in Canberra will be giving us a run-down on what he has planned for the brewery, including some of the trials and tribulations of brewing with malted sorghum. Get there for 7.30 to hear all about it.

 

Raffle

Hops, Mosaic pale ale fresh wort kit, keg fridge conversion kit and Inkbird wireless thermometer

 

Library

Make sure you check out the library account. Visit: https://canberrabrewers.librarika.com/ and check out some great resources and reserve a book or two to read over the next month. You can reserve a copy of something and we’ll deliver it at the meeting. If the book is on loan, email education@canberrabrewers.com.au and we’ll arrange it to be brought back for you to borrow.  Don’t have access to the library? Email us and we’ll hook you up.

 

Christmas Party

Christmas has crept up on us with all our focus on the ANHC this year. We’d like to get an expression of interest for a Christmas party around the next few weekends in December.
Like previous years we would like it to be a family event so we’d like to seek availability of members and their families in the coming weeks to make this happen.
Depending on numbers we will consider events for the kidlets and a suitable location.
Proposed dates would be 8th-9th or 15th-16th December?
Please post your preferred day and how many attending, including kids and their ages here.

 

National Multicultural Festival Sub-Committee

The 2019 National Multicultural Festival, colloquially known by us as the Multicultural Festival(MCF) will be held on the 15-17th February.  The Festival is far and away our biggest and most important fundraiser and makes possible such things as International Home Brew Day, Wig and Pen Brew day, Oktoberfest, Christmas party, BJCP,  Club Library and more.  We are looking for people interested in being a part of the MCF sub-committee to be instrumental in organising a successful MCF.  Please talk to the President for more information about MCF.

 

Six-Pack Swap

The last club meeting for the year is next Wednesday 5 December, and along with it is your last chance to join the 6 pack swap. You contribute a six pack of your beers and get to sample a mixed six pack of styles, flavours, brewing techniques and ingredients, all packaged up by your fellow brewers. (It doesn’t matter if your beers will need a bit more time in the bottle before they’re ready to drink, join the swap and just suggest a ‘don’t drink before’ date). Add your details in the forum. Please put some kind of identifying mark or label on your bottles and bring them along to swap on Wednesday night.
A few of us are preparing for the BJCP exam in February 2019 and are looking to hone our beer description skills. This isn’t about passing judgement on your contribution to the swap, but if you’d like to hear feedback on how some of us are learning to describe your beer, mention it in the forum post and we’ll share our thoughts with you.

 

N.O.O.K.I.E !

Please don’t forget to bring beer to the meeting.  Your committee will furnish you with additional entries in the annual N.O.O.K.I.E. raffle.  Brewers who bring at least 750mls of beer will receive 1x N.O.O.K.I.E. entry and brewers who bring a keg will receive 3x N.O.O.K.I.E. entries.  Brewers can claim their N.O.O.K.I.E. entries from the raffle table when tickets are being sold on the night.