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

When: the first Thursday of each month (except January). Keep an eye out on the forum or social media for posts about upcoming events.

What happens at club meetings?

First of all, bring some homebrew! Bottles and growlers are great and there’ll be miracle boxes with CO2 if you can bring a keg.

We gather from 7:30pm, often with a quick education session (could be a demonstration, presentation or discussion panel) for an 8pm ‘formal’ start.

The club’s committee will give an update on club activities and first-time visitors are warmly welcomed, and have the opportunity to briefly introduce themselves, so we know where they’re at with their brewing and what they’re interested in. This helps us give advice and plan future information sessions, which might encompass talks at a meeting, hands-on demonstrations, informal discussions or perhaps future tasting sessions. This formal session lasts anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, if there is a lot to discuss.

After the formal session is finished, we are all about sharing and talking about home brew! Members walk around sharing samples of their beer and discuss recipes, techniques and beer styles – visitors are encouraged to bring their own beer, mead or cider. If you’re still learning the ropes, please do not hesitate to bring a sample of your beer, and ask for tips on how to improve or general feedback.

A six-pack swap is run each month and has no limit on numbers. Simply bring six bottles of your brew and take home a mixed six made by your fellow brewers. It’s a great way to get feedback and a really great way to get some amazing beers; check the forum (paid members only) for current information regarding the six-pack swap.

We also run a monthly raffle, with anything from brewing equipment and ingredients, to beer and brewery merchandise up for grabs! For every three tickets members buy (at $5 for three), they get one entry into an end of year prize draw for an awesome interstate brewery trip! Bringing beer gets you tickets into the end of year draw as well.

Non-members are welcome to attend one club meeting to see what it’s all about; subsequent meetings require a paid club membership.