We hope you’re well.. .What a busy week we’ve had!
On Sunday, Chris, Jack and Sanghee were busy brewing a stout. If you would like to get involved with a brew day keep an eye on your emails for more information. We also got to use our brand new toy… An inline oxygentator! We can’t wait to see the results that come from using it.
The recipe design team are busy brewing this week and are prototyping two different Irish Red Ale recipes we’d like to wish good luck to everyone involved brewing! Hopefully our next batch of canning runs will be going off later this week which also means our cans of VMS and Extended Overdraught will be back. If you fancy getting your hands on some cans contact Harry and Lucy at email@example.com.
On Friday we took a group of members on a little pub crawl starting from the launch event of Core Curriculum at the Town Mouse. A really big thank you must go to Jon and the Town Mouse staff for a great cider weekend they’ve put on this weekend. After having a pint of cider at the Town Mouse we then headed to Ouseburn via the Tanners Arms and The Cumberland Arms.
We then reached our final port of call, Northern Alchemy’s Spark up event. It was a fantastic event made even better by an amazing selection of music that the DJ played to accompany the great range of beers on tap. The evening was topped off with a pint n the fantastic Free Trade Inn. Thanks to you lovely lot of people who joined us on the bar crawl. It was great to meet some new faces!
A lot of you will be very happy to hear that we are arranging a Stu Brew Tour! We’ve got an information session planned this Wednesday in Merz Court L101 for all of you who fancy finding out a bit more. You can find the event here… Also, for all of you quiz lovers we have a very special quiz planned. More information will be released this week so keep a close eye on our social media channels!
Our next Brewery Bash will be on Friday 9th November. This one will be a special brewery bash as we’re celebrating 4 years since our first brew. The Sghetti Monster will be joining us to get the party started and will be serving up some delicious food. Fancy coming along? This event is not one to be missed! You can check out our event on facebook here for more details.
That’s all from us this week. Have a fantastic week!
The Stu Brew Team
We hope you enjoyed our Brewery Bash on Friday. A lot of you came down and it was fab to see some faces we recognised and also great to see some new people. As usual the atmosphere was electric and made even better by our friends from Newcastle Student Radio who supplied us with some funky tunes to boogie to. Thankfully the weather stayed dry although it was a a tiny bit cold but that didn’t stop us!
Harry, Kenton and Jordan brewed a batch of Lab Session for can, cask and keg on Sunday. Kenton and Jordan are our second pair of brewers who have nabbed a ‘Been There, Brewed It’ T-Shirt for completing a brew day.
Our Recipe Design meeting is on Tuesday at 5pm in the Buttery, as usual, this week. Thank you to the bunch who came along last week. It’s a great opportunity to make new beers and get to grips with experimenting what goes into recipes. Tom was busy making a stout last week. The current task for Recipe Design Club is Irish Red Ale, fancy getting involved?
We’ve got a couple more events lined up in the next few weeks. We’re heading down to the cider launch at the Town Mouse, more details here https://www.facebook.com/events/1607453702694625/, on Friday and then doing an Ouseburn bar crawl. Ouseburn is an amazing part of newcastle if you like beer. We’ll be ending the bar crawl at Northern Alchemy’s Spark Up Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/171831933717229/.
Also, a few of us are going to Craft Beer Calling on 18th Oct, if fancy joining us at this iconic event you can get tickets here: https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/craft-beer-calling-18-wylam-brewery-tickets/7914485 Wylam Brewery is another amazing place for all you beer lovers and is situated in easily the most scenic part of Newcastle City Centre, Exhibition Park.
That’s all from us this week guys! We hope to see you around. Hope your week is a good one…
The Stu Brew Team x
We hope that you’ve had a really good Fresher’s Week, whether you’re a returning student or new to the university. As runners-up for Society of the Year 17/18 at Newcastle University we wanted to ensure that for Fresher’s week we properly showcased the society. We are so happy with the interest we’ve had into the society so far!
It was great to meet everyone at the Fresher’s Fair at the start of Fresher’s week. If you are interested in joining our society the link can be found here: https://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/societies/society/7521/ and for only £10 you can get involved with something that really will be worthwhile. A membership will give you access to brew days. If you’re wondering “But I know nothing about how to brew!” don’t worry as you’ll be taught how the process works and given a step by step instruction on our brew days. It’s a great learning experience!
Last Tuesday we went for a Pizza and a Pint at Newcastle Tap. Thank you to everyone who came along. It was great to meet some fresh faces. It was a lot of fun! As well as this, we’ve had a lovely week with our bar on campus. Thank you to everyone who came and had a pint! Fresher’s Week was awesome – oh to be a fresher again….
On Sunday Chris, with the help of Keenan and Sumile, made Malliot Blanc for can. They were really enthusiastic and asked some brilliant questions. It was great to brew with you both! For those of who are keen to get further involved in brewing keep a close eye out as we’ll have lots of brew days coming up! Keep checking your emails if you’re a member.
Our Recipe design team are having their first meet up of the year on Tuesday 2nd October at 5pm in the Buttery in Merz Court. For any issues or further information you can email Tom on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d like to congratulate James Milne, our ex Brewmaster and Sales who is now Brewery Assistant at Brewdog, it’s great to see Stu Brew graduates go out in industry. Here he is with Hugh, another Stu Brew graduate who is leaving his job at Brewdog to become Senior Brewer at Beavertown.
We’ve got two more events that are upcoming! The first is our Brewery Bash which is this Friday (October 6th) in the carpark of Merz Court. Come on down from 5pm. The atmosphere at these events is always amazing.
We’ve made some cider which we’re going to be launching on Friday 12th October at the Town Mouse. If you haven’t been to the Town Mouse yet, we definitely recommend a visit. It’s a warm pub with an amazing welcoming atmosphere. We’ve created a cider in collaboration with Tyneside & Northumberland CAMRA which is called Core Curriculum. Keep Friday 12th October free for this great event: it’s not one to be missed! Here’s a funky poster containing more information and keep an eye on our Facebook for more information.
That’s all from us for this week. Keep following our social media channels for updates.
The Stu Brew Team x
We hope you’re well. We would like to extend a big congratulations to everyone who completed the Great North Run yesterday. Harry and Tom completed it – well done boys! It was a great event to watch and the amount of money that was raised for such amazing causes was outstanding.
The main piece of news in this blog post is an EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT! Thats right, our beloved Brewery Bash is back. On Friday 5th October 2018 we’re going to be holding a back yard bash in the car park of Merz Court. We always love these events and look forward to seeing some familiar faces. We hope to welcome our new set of Freshers to Newcastle University too! Providing the food at this Brewery Bash is Wareoeng Indonesia who will be serving up some authentic Indonesian treats. All are welcome and we’ll see you from 5pm. For more details please check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2392209057455799/
If you’re a fresher we look forward to meeting you soon – keep an eye out on our social media sites to find out more information about upcoming events. Being a part of a society is such a rewarding thing to do at university and truly is a great experience.
We’ll be back next week, but for now, goodbye! Have a great week.
The Stu Brew Team. x
Hope everyone has had a great week! We’ve been up to loads of exciting stuff.
On Wednesday we had great day filming with Owen from ThumbPrint Design and Chris Bogle. We’ve been nominated for a Green Gown award and we made a video focused on everything Stu Brew does which we hope to show you soon. We’re all very excited about it.
This week has been a busy brewing week. On Wednesday Tom and Harry, with some help from Liam, brewed Extended Overdraught. Harry, Carey and Tom brewed Vanilla Milk Stout on Saturday too. We’re due to be putting both of these into cans soon.
A few of the team have lent a hand at Northern Alchemy this week which was great fun. The brewing community within Newcastle is so welcoming and it means if breweries ever need help we’re always willing to lend a hand.
Fresher’s Week is coming soon which means we will have lots of events to welcome our new and old students. Keep an eye on our social media channels for more information. Trust us, they’re great events we have planned!
The first confirmed date is a ‘Pizza and a Pint’ Meet the Brewer session down at Newcastle Tap on Tuesday the 25th of September – with 9AM Lecture, Lab Session and True Wisdom on tap it’s an event not to be missed!
That’s all from us this week. Have a good one!
The Stu Brew Team
We hope you’re well! It’s been a while since Carey has managed to sit down and write a blog post but rest assured, she’s back and armed.. with words.. Where shall we start?
Back in July we had a busy fortnight manning the Graduation Bar. We’d like to all extend a huge, warm congratulations to all of the students who have graduated from Newcastle University this summer. We’re very proud of our Stu Brew committee alumni who have graduated from different degree disciplines this year:
Sophie Murta (President 2016/17)
Michael Oates (Social Sec 2016/17)
Daniel Jordan (Sales 2016/17)
Alex Hunt (Social Media 2016/17)
Izzy Mills (Creative Design 2016/17)
Adam Lamberg (Logistics 2016/17)
Kieran Deakin (Quality Analyst 2016/17)
Dan March (President 2017/18)
Dan Curry (Sales 2017/18)
Pete Wrixon (Secretary 2017/18)
Laura Walls (Quality Analyst 2017/18)
Jack Coles (Quality Analyst 2016/17 & 2017/18)
Harry Middleton (Treasurer 2017/18)
Jacob Small (Social Media 2017/18)
We’re sorry if we’ve missed anyone. Our two other alumni are Emily Warner and James Milne who we will not forget to congratulate next semester when they graduate in the Winter congregations.
At the beginning of August we provided beer for a wedding which went down a treat. Mr and Mrs Lindley tied the knot and their guests got the opportunity to taste ‘Matt and Kate IPA’ which went down a storm. We can provide beer for any event! A big congratulations to the happy couple. Tom and Carey were on hand to pull some pints!
Results Day has been and gone which means that it’s nearly Freshers Week! A big well done to every one who has got a place at Newcastle University. We hope you enjoy your time here and if you’re interested in becoming a member of our great society feel free to come along and see us at the Freshers Fair where you’ll be able to find more information. Being a part of a society like ours is so much fun and great for meeting new people as well as gaining new experiences.
In case you missed it on our social media channels our President Tom is currently researching into the sustainability of plastic kegs. If you’re a pub and haven’t completed the survey he’d really appreciate it if you get involved – fill it out at tinyurl.com/kegquestions.
That’s all from us! We are currently in the process of organising various events around Newcastle for September and beyond. Keep your eye on social media for more information. We’ve got something for everyone. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
The Stu Brew Team
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