G’day brewer’s

The Committee is starting to get into the swing of things and have been hard at work to organise a bunch of exciting events happening in May, details below.

May Club Meeting

The next club meeting is on Thursday 4 May – full details are available here

International Homebrew Day

IHBD is scheduled for 7 May @ the Polo Club in O’Connor – full details are here

We’re looking for volunteer brewers! Please contact the Social Sec. Social@canberrabrewers.com.au

BJCP tasting course for 2023

We’re excited to announce that Zierholz Premium Brewery in Fyshwick is providing us with a venue for this year’s Beer Judge Certification Program tasting course! We’re confident this will be an excellent space and give a big thanks to Christoph for accommodating us.

We’re aiming for 11 sessions on Thursday nights starting from May 25 (depending on final venue details). Add your details to this form and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know when we’re ready to go: https://forms.gle/8C8t35sTwBYt8mrY7

2023 Club Competition

The Club Competition is set for June 17 – Full details are here

Contact Nicole or Ed through compsec@canberrabrewers.com.au with any questions.



The April/Easter Club meeting is coming up soon… Thursday, 6th April 2023 @ 7:30pm.

The Polish White Eagle Club is hosting us again at 28 David St Turner ACT https://goo.gl/maps/KGLdTnfnEtX16UWg8
If you’re feeling peckish before the meeting, then why not arrive early and grab a feed at the Polish Club. They have a range of delicious traditional Polish food available. Check out their menu here: https://tinyurl.com/2yzn3765
Please support our hosts and buy your first beer of the evening from the Polo Club. They have a variety of interesting imported beers behind the bar to choose from.

Club announcements

The April meeting will be a Special General Meeting to present the financial accounts to the club. Many thanks to Ike, Chuck and Spaz for their efforts on this.

New members always welcome

Have you thought about home-brewing? Your first club meeting is free to attend.
Do you home-brew and you’ve heard rumours about how good the club is?
Got a mate who needs to up his home-brew game?
Come along to the meeting and find out what this great hobby is all about. Bring along your latest to share.

Education Session – Liquid:Grain ratio

Watch in utter amazement as Kurtz shows you bottles with cracked grain and water in them.
We will discuss L:G ratio and why it is important, then wonder why anecdotal and even controlled experiments (based only on taste) show that it may not be.
We will feel at one with the cherry blossoms of Japan that started a bit early this year and contemplate the whole not just pick the blossoms out that fit. We will discuss, time permitting exactly what you feel no-sparge is all about and have a brief look at George Fix’s observations.

Prizes, prizes, prizes!

As usual, there will be a range of swag up for grabs at the raffle and earn NOOKIE at the same time.
More details to come.

6-pack swap

It’s on again! Give six of your latest creation and receive six different beers. What a deal!
Details available on forum https://tinyurl.com/2s3v42nv and on the members-Facebook page.
New members can bring a six pack along and we will fit you in.


Have you brewed something that you’re particularly proud of? Want to get some feedback from some of the best brewers and judges in the country?
Then bring your latest creation to the meeting to share. Don’t forget, there’s extra NOOKIE for bringing a bottle, more if you bring a keg.

Safety considerations

Please consider your fellow club-members and the community, if you’re displaying symptoms of COVID, please RAT before arriving. Also please consider staying at home if you’re a close contact.
Finally, please drink responsibly. There’s a bunch of people who share Ubers or car pool. Reach out on the forum (https://tinyurl.com/4ted4s7y) or the Facebook page if you’re looking for a ride.

Multicultural Festival is Back in 2023!!

Don’t miss the Canberra Brewers live at Stall H69, at Canberra’s Multicultural Festival.

  • Friday 17 February from 2 pm to 11 pm
  • Saturday 18 February from 10 am to 11 pm
  • Sunday 19 February from 10 am to 5 pm

We will have the best Beers on tap from Bentspoke, Capital Brewing and Zierholz!

Drop in and say Hi!

For more details, visit https://www.multiculturalfestival.com.au/

The ACT Amateur Brewing Championships is the feeder competition to the national amateur brewing championships (the AABC). The ACT Championships are open to all ACT-based homebrewers. You do not have to be a member of the Canberra Brewers to enter.