Hope you’ve had a great week. Exams are nearly over and summer is just around the corner for us at Newcastle University!
Our old kit went up to its new home in Strathkiness on Friday. In order to prepare for the delivery of our new kit Chris and the workshop team did some work earlier in the week on the ventilation system so that the new brewery would fit! This morning we had the delivery of our new kit and we’re happy to inform you that we will be having a grand reveal at our Brewery Bash which is happening this Friday 8th June.
Our Growlers have also arrived and we’ve made them available to buy this week from our End of Exams Bar! Our first customer was very pleased with his purchase. They’ll also be available to buy from our upcoming brewery bash and graduation bars.
On Saturday and Sunday we went down to Olives at the Station in Whitley Bay for their Beer, Cider and Spirits festival. We had such a great time and particularly enjoyed meeting new customers. It was a great weekend had by all. Also, we’ve had our End of Exams bar set up all week outside the Student’s Union and we have been serving pints in the sunshine. This will be continuing this week so come on down!
Finally, we have a gift set for Father’s Day that you’re going to love. Our Father’s Day gift set is made up of a bottle of Lab Session, Extended Overdraught, True Wisdom and Into the Black lovingly packed into a box alongside a Stu Brew key ring.
We hope to see you at our Brewery Bash this Friday where we’ll be joined by The Sghetti Monster who will be serving lovely food. It starts at 5pm and we can’t wait to see you there.
The Stu Brew Team
Hope you’ve all had a lovely week and have enjoyed this wonderful sunny bank holiday!
On Thursday Harry and Dom, who are part of the Home Brew Club attempted to prototype a gluten free belgian blonde. Unfortunately issues with the gluten free millet meant that this prototype didn’t go quite to plan but as they say – practice makes perfect and there will be a final prototype soon.
As you might have seen on twitter Saturday saw the final brew on our current kit before it’s shipped off to a new home. They brewed Fresh in Toon which will soon be available in cask and Keg. Make sure you try it at our upcoming Brewery Bash! The guys also kegged Zest Tube making it now able to purchase in Keg.
As every avid follower of the Stu Brew social media universe will have already been aware of our big news this week was that we’re expanding! Since we started in 2013 we’ve had around 100 brews on our 2.5BBL kit and we’ve now managed to get funding to increase capacity to 6BBL. On Sunday, Tom and Chris gave the old kit one final thorough clean down and packed the kit up ready to be transported to The Strathkinness Tavern in Fife. We hope they enjoy using the kit as much as we have.
Our new equipment is arriving next week and if all goes to plan we will debut our new set up for the first time at the Brewery Bash on the 8th of June. Add that to your list of reasons to attend!
Other things to look out for within the next fortnight include our End of Exams Bar on campus which starts from tomorrow. We’ll be outside the Newcastle University Students Union serving up some treats. As well as this we’re taking along some of our favourite beers to Olives at the Station’s Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival. Finally, next week we have our Brewery Bash which is always a great night. We have our friends from Sghetti Monster serving up some lovely food too! Come down for a pint.
We hope you have a lovely week!
The Stu Brew Team
We’ve got some news…
After about 100 brews on our current kit since we launched in 2013 we’re now happy to announce that we’ll be expanding from our humble 2.5 BBL kit to a 6BBL kit!
Today has seen our last brew on our departing kit. Harry and Ben have spent their Saturday brewing “Fresh in Toon” so make sure you try this at our Brewery Bash. It’s a lovely fruity pale ale which we first launched for Freshers Week earlier this year therefore it’s a bit of a nice way to end the academic year! As well as this, the guys are also kegging Zest Tube: if you fancy picking a keg of this up contact Lucy and Harry over at email@example.com.
We’ve got an exciting few weeks lined up with the arrival of our new kit which we can’t wait to show off to you guys!
The Stu Brew Team
We’ve had another productive week here at Stu Brew.
On Monday Evening Emily and Jack presented at the Pint of Science event at The Old George Inn! It was a very successful evening and was a great opportunity to explain the brewing processes to a very interested audience. We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came and watched.
This week last year’s treasurer Harry has been busy making our cider, Copy & Paste, ready to serve another batch at our next Brewery Bash in June. Also on the brewing calendar this week we’ve seen Chris and Arthur brewing True Wisdom which will be available in keg soon! Home Brew Club have also kept busy this week by continuing their work on a prototype of non-alcoholic Lab Session.
We received an exciting delivery this week which was the first sample of our NEW Stu Brew growlers. Although we’re in the process of altering the design here’s a sneak peak of the first sample. Our growlers have been designed in time for the upcoming graduation ceremonies here at Newcastle University and will be available for purchase at Graduation filled with Graduation Saison 2018 tied in a ribbon reflective of your faculty colours. They’ll also be on sale at our upcoming Brewery Bash.. but more about that later!
We have a busy month of events organised at Stu Brew which means plenty of opportunity to try our selection of beers!
First on the agenda is our End of Exams bar which is running daily from 29th of May until the 6th of June. Let off some steam and come and celebrate! Still revising? Treat yo’ self to a revision break pint. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/245277652875226/
Stu Brew is going on tour! We’ve been invited to attend Olives at the Station’s Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival on the 2nd and the 3rd of June which we’re looking forward to. We’ll be bringing our latest collab with Errant, Combustible Lemons, along with a few others you might recognise. See the event page for more details. It will be a great few days! Here’s the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/173782410013538/?active_tab=discussion
We’ve also got another Brewery Bash planned on the 8th June which we can’t wait for! We love planning and running these back yard bashes which will once again be taking place in the car park of Merz Court. Our good friends at Sghetti Monster will be cooking up a storm. Join us for one final blow out before the summer! Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/172784580099034/
Keep an eye out on Twitter and Facebook this coming week.. something BIG is about to happen!
Not bad for a bunch of students, ey?…. (see recent Untappd review)
The Stu Brew Team
This week was a week like no other so we thought it’d be the perfect chance to launch our weekly blog. Our weekly update will hit your computer screens every Monday from now on so save the date!
This week has also been a fun week for attending awards ceremonies. On Wednesday evening we attended the Celebrating Success – Community Impact Awards at NUSU where we won Sustainability Champion of 2018. We were over the moon, to say the least, to have been recognised within the university community.
Then on Thursday we all got dressed up again to attend the Celebrating Success Societies Awards! Out of 200+ societies here at Newcastle University we came runners up out of three in the Society of the Year category. That was kind of a big deal and we raised a pint afterwards to celebrate!
As we mentioned in a previous blog post our home brew club has been busy prototyping a non alcoholic version of our much loved Lab Session. As well as this, Jack and Oengus have been busy brewing Zest Tube and we’ve also prototyped a pilsner which a few of you guessed on our twitter poll.
The new committee are now running the society. We’d like to thank all of last year’s committee for their hard work, ongoing support and in general for being a lovely group of people. We are looking forward to building upon the hard work they’ve done this year which has shown this week in being nominated in a handful of amazing awards. We are so pleased to be following in the footsteps of a wonderful set of people. We’ll miss them!
We hope you enjoyed this week’s blog and until next week.. Goodbye!
The Stu Brew Team
One of the best ways to get involved with Stu Brew other than coming along to events such as our Brewery Bashes is to join our Home Brew Club.
Home Brew Club is ran by our Head Student Brewer Paulius. We meet up on average once a week to discuss and design recipes. It’s great to see recipes you have designed as a team being brewed on the Braumeister as prototypes.
In the past we’ve prototyped a Scottish Ale, Rhubarb Braggott which was made whilst we tested the effects of using two different strains of yeast to change the flavour. Also, we recently designed an APA called Cascade Diagram which was entered into CAMRA’s Battle of the Beers held at Northumbria Student’s Union.
Today Home Brew Club members Dan and Dom brewed a prototype for a non-alcoholic version of our core beer Lab Session.
The future projects we have planned include making and designing a prototype for a gluten free beer brewed from rice and millet. We’re always looking for new people to to join us! If our Home Brew Club sounds like something you’d fancy getting involved with please contact Paulius at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries.
The Stu Brew Team
After the fun and festivities of the Brewery Bash we are back brewing. Thank you to everyone who attended – it was a great night had by all.
“Stu Brew!! What are you brewing?!!” we hear you cry.. well now it’s time to delve into to the specifics!
Last year we produced a Graduation Saison 2017 to commemorate the season and we’ve decided to make our new version based on the great feedback we had regarding last year’s brew. Paulius who is our student Brewmaster and Lydia and Rachel who are our events co-ordination team were up early on Sunday morning brewing the delight that is Graduation Saison 2018.
We’re happy to announce that Graduation Saison 2018 will be available for this year’s Graduation ceremonies to buy in specially etched Stu Brew growlers adorned with a ribbon complementing each faculty’s graduation colours.. how swanky!
The Stu Brew Team
It’s Tuesday which means it’s only 3 days until our Summer Brewery Bash!
Come and say hi to the new committee and say goodbye to last year’s fantastic team. This time we’re being joined by The Real Meditteranean Kitchen for some yummy Gyros which are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
See you from 5pm @ Merz Court Car park.