Weekly Blog 15 12/11/2018: Events Galore

Hello everyone! It’s Monday again which means it’s time for our weekly blog!

Recipe Design Club were busy last Wednesday prototyping a Vienna Lager, we can’t wait to see the results once it has finished lagering. Remember if you want to get involved they meet every Tuesday at 5pm in the Buttery, Merz Court.

On Thursday Tom, Chris and Carey attended the Green Gown awards at the National Railway Museum in York. Unfortunately we didn’t come away with an award but we had a fantastic evening. It was an honour to even be nominated and we would like to congratulate Keele University for taking home the prize! Newcastle University didn’t go home empty handed as the Urban Science Building was crowned the winner of the Campus of The Future category. The emphasis on sustainability at the event was great and we were so lucky to have attended.

Tom, Carey and Chris at the Green Gown Awards
Our President and Marketing Manager looking SNAZZY 

Following on from the Green Gown awards, we’d like to thank the lovely bunch that came along to our Brewery Bash on Friday. The team had a great time celebrating our 4th birthday! Our good friends The Sghetti Monster provided the pasta goods and we partied the night away with full tummies – thanks guys.

One half of our events co-ordination team, Rachel, sent an email this morning about the details for our upcoming tour to Brussels. We’ve had an amazing response and we are so excited! If you’ve paid your deposit you’re guaranteed a space. Get checking those emails!

An exciting event we have planned for this week is our beer launch at Pacific House! We’ve teamed up with Pacific House to make them a new house beer. There’s two options – a bitter and a blonde. Which one will get the permanent residency? You decide. There’ll be £2.35 pints and beer pong to keep you entertained all night. It’s also a great chance to come and have a pint with committee and the perfect chance to meet new friends. Hope to see you all there.

Have a great week.

Cheers!

The Stu Brew Gang x

Weekly Blog 14 (4/11/18): 4 years later…

Well… what an exciting week we’ve got lined up! The 10th of November marks 4 years since obtained our license from HMRC and years on we couldn’t be happier with how it’s going. Read on to find out what we’re doing to celebrate…

On Saturday, Matthew and Henry accompanied Harry to brew Into the Black for the first time in nearly a year. This batch is getting sent off for can however we’ll have a bit leftover for a couple of casks or kegs. If you’re interested in preordering one why not drop our sales team,  Harry and Lucy, an email. Also our Recipe Design Club met up last week to decide a lager prototype recipe which is getting made in the next few days. They’re meeting this Tuesday at 5pm so if you’re interested come along to the Buttery in Merz Court.

Friday marked the deadline for deposits for our tour to Belgium and we’re really happy with the group of 19 we’ve got for the trip. If you’ve paid your deposit expect an email with more information shortly. Who’s excited?!

On Thursday Carey, Tom and Chris are going down to the Green Gown Awards at the National Railway Museum in York. We’re nominated in the Enterprise category. The category recognises social, social media and sustainable enterprise as key ingredients of contemporary education to ensure a supply of education leavers who can rise to the 21st century’s economic, environmental and social challenges. If you want to watch our video we made as part of our nomination you can do here.  We’re over the moon to be a finalist for the category, fingers crossed for the results on Thursday.

Check out this week’s copy of the Courier for our Beer Of The Week. If you want to get involved with writing the column drop Tom an email.

On Friday (9th November) we’re throwing a BIRTHDAY BREWERY BASH! We’ll have an array of food from Sghetti Monster and roughly 10 different beers and ciders on tap. More information can be found here. This Brewery Bash we will even have electric heaters to keep you warm!  

Also, we’ve made two house beers for Pacific House – a bitter and a blonde. Why not come down and try them on the 16th November to see which is your favourite! There will be some fun and games organised by Lydia and Rachel. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for more information.

We hope you have a great week. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date!

For now,

The Stu Brew Gang X

 

Weekly Blog 13 (29/10/18): Been There, Brewed That, Got The T-Shirt!

Hello everyone,

We hope you had a fabulous week. Its that time of year when the nights are getting darker and the temperature is dropping but fear not, we still have lots of fun activities on the go! On Saturday Chris, Coral and Kristin brewed Lab Session. We’ll be racking off a few casks and the rest is going into going to keg. If you’re interested in one drop our Sales Team an email. We recently brewed a new beer called Non Linear Regression which is now available for sale!

For those of you who had been planning to come down to the TwubQuiz tomorrow evening we regret to inform you that it has been postponed until later on in the year. Keep an eye on our social media channels for more updates. Events wise this week, Harry and Lucy had a great time meeting those of you who came and said hello at our can launch at CentrAle on Friday evening. CentrAle is a great bottle shop in Central Station with a huge selection of beers from around the world. A big thank you must be extended to Bruce and Ellen for hosting the event. 

If you’re wanting to join us on the Stu Brew tour the final date for deposits is coming up! Make sure you put down your £50 deposit before 5pm on the 2nd of November if you wish to join us on tour to Brussels. For more information on the tour you can click here

That’s all from us this week. Have a great week!

Cheers,

The Stu Brew Team x

Weekly Blog 12

Hello!

This weekend we’ve been busy brewing two beers for Pacific House. On Saturday, Paul, Dom and Kacper were brewing a house bitter for them – sadly not all brews go to plan so we’ll be busy brewing it again this Wednesday. Harry, Charlie and Jeanette had a more successful day on Sunday brewing the Pacific House Blonde. Both beers will be launching soon at Pacific House. Here’s them below with their lovely new t-shirts… Recipe design club have also been busy this week making two different Irish Red Ale prototypes – we can’t wait to try them!

 

The highlight of the week has to be our trip to Craft Beer Calling (which was AMAZING) on Thursday night. The committee went along and everyone was thrilled by the atmosphere. One highlight was the German beer chalet with it’s roaring log fires. It was definitely a night to remember.

Our cans have arrived! We are so excited about them. We’re going to be launching them at CentrAle between 3:30 & 6:30 this Friday. Centrale is tucked away in the train station but is a great bottle shop! We’ve also just sent off Malliot Blanc and our new ‘Non-Linear Regression’ off to can this week. Hopefully you’ll be able to get your hands on them mid to late November.

That’s all for this week!

Cheers,

The Stu Brew Team x

Weekly Blog 11 (15/10/18): A blog, or a novel?

Hello!

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 sales@stubrew.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!

Cheers,

The Stu Brew Team

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Weekly Blog 10 (8/10/18): Get involved!

Hello!

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…

Cheers,

The Stu Brew Team x

 

Weekly Blog 9 (1/10/18): Welcome to Newcastle!

Hello!

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 president@stubrew.com.

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.

Cheers

The Stu Brew Team x

Weekly Blog 8 | 10/09/2018: Exciting events ahead…

Hello!

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.

Cheers! 

The Stu Brew Team. x

Weekly Blog 7 / 28/08/2018 / Lights… Camera… Action! –

Hi everyone,

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!

Cheers,
The Stu Brew Team

(Not So) Weekly Blog 6 (20/08/2018): The mid-summer update

Hello everyone,

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!

Cheers,

The Stu Brew Team