7th November 2018 – 7:30pm @ Gorman House

 

Education Session

This month we welcome a club legend Steve Kirby of Stone Dog Meadery.  Steve will be talking to us about Braggots and how you can make them at home.  This is sure to be a really interesting session so make sure you’re at the meeting by 7.30 to get a seat.

 

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.

 

Six-Pack Swap

Bring along a six pack of your own crafted brews to the November meeting, swap and go home with a mixed six pack. A great way to share your brewing and sample the efforts of other members across a range of beer styles.  Add your beer to the forum list and bring them along to the November meeting (with an identifying label or distinguishing mark so we all know what we’re drinking when we get them home).

 

Raffle

4kg of locally produced honey + other prizes

 

2018 Club Member of the Year

On Thursday the 1st of November you would have received an email about The Craig Robinson Memorial Trophy which is awarded to a club member who has demonstrated passion, generosity and devotion to the club over the last year.  If you think there is club member that has demonstrated these attributes then please forward your nomination to CRMtrophy@canberrabrewers.com.au by Sunday 25th November 2018 8pm.  For more details please read the 2018 Club Member of the Year link.

 

BJCP Exam Preparation

We still have some spots available for our BJCP tasting exam scheduled for 24th February – and to help get everybody ready, are gearing up for some exam study sessions.  Expanding on the tasting course we run each year, these sessions will focus on how to properly judge beer, and fill out a quality BJCP scoresheet.  Put your name down for a session in the thread here.  Patrick can provide more information at the meeting on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, we also need beer to practice on!  We’re after home-brew that we can judge in an exam-type setting – preferably beers that fit one of the classic BJCP styles, but we can be a little flexible.  Good and faulted beers welcome.  We’re after at least 500mL of each sample and are happy to collect at the meeting. Flick an email to bjcp@canberrabrewers.com.au if you can help.  We can give feedback to the brewer, or keep the brewer anonymous if they wish.

 

NOOKIE !

You look like you need a weekend away with that someone special.
Bring beer to the meeting and 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 1 N.O.O.K.I.E. entry and brewers who bring a keg will receive 3 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.

3rd October 2018 – 7:00 pm @ Zeirholz, Fyshwick

Oktoberfest!

It’s that time of year again folks!  This year we’re on for a Zierholz Oktoberfest from 7pm on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Member price is $40 per person, and non-members can join in for $55 per head.
For this price, Zierholz is putting on banquets for us, as well as throwing in a pint.  They’re also providing some prizes for us!
The chef will prepare enough vegetarian/vegan food to feed however many vegetarians turn up. (Please let Social Secretary know by COB today! if you have any dietary requirements, including vegetarian things and allergies in the forum link below!!).
We have the capacity for 80-90 people, so your friends are most welcome.

Please register your attendance here on the forum right now! We have callers standing by!  Payment should be made ahead of time by depositing the correct amount into the Canberra Brewers bank account.  Put your name and Oktoberfest in the description, and mark your name off on this list as paid once you have paid.

Bank details are:
Canberra Brewers
Westpac, Petrie Plaza
BSB 032 719
Account 451204

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.

Raffle Prizes

Inkbird Digital Thermometer in addition to Zierholz providing some prizes.

German Beer-Style Mini Comp – Beer for NOOKIE

Brew a German-style beer for Oktoberfest club night(It can be any type of beer) and we’ll organise some kind of competition with serious judges or at least a few people with beards.  If we get a few people entering I’ll see what I can do to organise a prize as well.  The kegs you bring along will go towards NOOKIE.

NOOKIE !

To further your chances of winning that weekend away is to bring beer to the meeting.  Your committee will be awarding additional entries in the annual N.O.O.K.I.E. raffle to brewers who bring beer to meetings.

Brewers who bring at least 750mls of beer will receive 1 N.O.O.K.I.E. entry and brewers who bring a keg will receive 3 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.

 

 

Prost!

5th September 2018 – 7:30 pm

Education Session

Stu Whytcross of Voyager Craft Malt fame is back this month to take us through a malt sensory evaluation process using a hot steeping method.  Stu will also give us a rundown on all the exciting things happening at Voyager.  Stu’s had a long association with the club and his presentations are always popular so make sure you get to Gorman House at 7.30pm to hear from this local legend.

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.

Raffle Prizes

Stone Berlin/The Bruery Collaboration Beer Magnum(1.5L) – only available through crowdfunding in 2013
Brewdog t-shirt
Stone Brewing Cap
Bag of Voyager Malt
2x 4 packs PACT DIPA
A counter pressure bottle filler from Mashematics
750 ml bottle dark candi syrup

2018 ACT Amateur Brewing Championship

Entries have now closed for the 2018 ACT Amateur Brewing Championship, to be held 8 and 9 Sept at John James.
A very strong 276 entries, from 32 brewers, an increase from last year but not quite a record.
But we are seriously short of the number of volunteers we need to judge and steward in order to actually run the competition well. (A big thanks for the members who have already volunteered.)

Please!! Club members, if you have a morning or an afternoon(or both) one either(or both) Saturday 8 or Sunday 9 Sept(next weekend), help out.

You don’t need to be experienced – stewarding is an easy entry into competitions – and everyone who has done the club supported BJCP course has all the skills needed to judge, paired up with experienced judges.

This is an important event for the club – one of the big ones for the year – and it it’s a great opportunity for members to support their club.

Go to the ‘Call for Judges and Stewards thread’ and put your name down!

The Committee looks forward to your support!

Six-Pack Swap

You know you have some good beer for the ACT Comp in September, bottle a few extra and join the six-pack swap this month.

I CAN HAZ NOOKIE FFS!!

Get your NOOKIE !
To further your chances of winning that weekend away is to bring beer to the meeting.  Your committee will be awarding additional entries in the annual N.O.O.K.I.E. raffle to brewers who bring beer to meetings.

Brewers who bring at least 750mls of beer will receive 1 N.O.O.K.I.E. entry and brewers who bring a keg will receive 3 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.

1st August 2018 – 8:00 pm

Education Session

Easter TrafficWe will be getting a visit from the local constabulary with breathalyser in hand.  How much have you had to drink and should you drive?
The breathalyser educational event will demonstrate how alcohol affects everyone differently.

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.

Raffle Prizes

Some great prizes for this month’s raffle.  PACT’s new Mt Tennent DIPA(Big Ups Kev!), Tim at the Page Bottler has donated a selection of warming beers for winter nights(follow the Page Bottler on Facebook – they have amazing beers!) and another great InkBird donation – a Bluetooth thermometer/hygrometer logger.

Club Comp 2

Celebrate the success of your fellow brewers at last weekend’s Club Comp 2, and share in thanks to those who volunteered their time to judge and steward.  Many great results, and good feedback for all entrants.  Scoresheets and medal certificates will be available at the meeting.

The ACT Championships is the next competition, coming up on 8-9 September – plan your entries!

Six-Pack Swap

The Six-pack swap is a great opportunity to share a few of your beers with other members.  Bring a six-pack of your homebrew and take home a mixed six pack of individually crafted beers from a range of club members. The number of participants is potentially limitless!
Please consider signing onto the six-pack swap on the forum!
As of today, 6 brewers have signed up.  If you don’t have six of the same beer to swap, you can also bring a mixed bag.

Bring Beer, Get Nookie

You Want NOOKIE !
To further your chances of winning that weekend away is to bring beer to the meeting.  Your committee will be awarding additional entries in the annual N.O.O.K.I.E. raffle to brewers who bring beer to meetings.

Brewers who bring at least 750mls of beer will receive 1 N.O.O.K.I.E. entry and brewers who bring a keg will receive 3 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.