2018 marked four years since we first started brewing in
Merz Court and what a year it has been. Stu Brew gave over 40 different people
the opportunity to experience a brew day, brewing 33 full scale brews and 13
different prototypes. Highlights include trebling capacity and going into cans.
22,000 pints later, here’s a recap of what we’ve been busy with the year:
Our first brew of the year was during exam season,
students were hard at work but that didn’t
stop Paulius and four sabbatical officers knocking up a prototype.
To celebrate end of exams we ran a pop up bar in
One of our first February brews was an
adaptation on VMS, creating 9:00AM Lecture, to celebrate the Town Mouse’s first
First brewery bash of the year with the food
delights of Sghetti Monster.
First pub quiz of the year at Errant Brewery.
Celebrated St Patrick’s Day with green Lab
Chris headed over to Flash House and brewed the ‘About
Additionally, collabed with Errant to make ‘Combustible
Second pub quiz of the year held in Luther’s
after our AGM.
AGM and new committee elected.
First brewery bash held by the new team. Sylvia
provided some gorgeous Gyros to accompany the beer.
The team won the Community Impact Sustainability
award from NUSU.
Emily and Jack gave a Pint of Science talk about
‘Yeast in Brewing’.
We packed up the 400l kit and TRIPLED in size!!
Ran a pop-up bar outside the Student’s Union.
Won ‘The Siemens Award for Outstanding
Contribution to Sustainability and the Environment’ at the ‘Pride of Newcastle
We got a swanky new electric delivery van.
Another brewery bash saw the big revealed of the
Ran a Graduation 2018 bar and launched our newest
Saison in the Graduation Saison series.
Shot some footage with Thumb Design for our
nomination for the 2018 Green Gown awards.
Finally put beer on Eebria Trade.
Teamed up with Tyn CAMRA and made a cider.
Fresher’s Week stall and bar.
Pizza and Pint night at Newcastle Tap.
First brewery bash of the academic year.
Launch of Core Curriculum at the Town Mouse,
followed by a bar crawl showing the new students the Newcastle scene.
Our first batch of cans arrived!
Green Gown Awards – finalist in enterprise
Final brewery bash of the year.
Second batch of cans arrived.
Collaboration with Rob from Two by Two.
Last pub quiz of the year, at Errant Brewery.
Return of our third batch of cans.
Our final brew of the year is something not destined
to be a beer. Keep an eye out in 2019 for more details!
We’ve had a blast this year and hope you’ve enjoyed it too.
All the best to our customers, pubs, brewing friends and members this New Year.
Hi everyone! It’s finally the last week of term before the Christmas holidays and we’ve got our weekly update for you.
Paulius and Suzanne brewed a Vienna Lager over the weekend which we’re excited to taste soon. Members – we’re brewing a whiskey wash on Sunday! If you’re interested in participating in a brew day later this week please drop our secretary, Harry, an email.
Fancy a bit of festive fun before the Christmas break? Come and join us at Errant Brewery on Friday for our Pub Quiz! We’ll be starting the quiz at 8pm but we’ll be heading down for 7.30pm to indulge in some of Errant’s beer beforehand. To reserve a table for you and your friends, drop Tom an email! Check out our facebook event for more details.
We’ll be in Luthers Bar this week selling bottle packs, cans and a selection of our merchandise which all make perfect Christmas presents. Come and see us from 12-2pm to get your hands on some last minute Christmas presents.
That’s all from us! We hope you have a very merry Christmas and hopefully you’ll find some Stu Brew under your tree this year… if you’ve been nice.
Thanks to those of you who came along to the Heineken on Campus event. There was a brilliant turn out and we’d like to thank Heineken for coming along to give students an insight into the brewing industry!
This week we have some exciting news. We’ve made Non Linear Regression and Maillot Blanc (Saison) available in can form! You can pick these up from CentrAle in Newcastle Central Station, Coppers at Gosforth or by messaging Harry and Lucy at email@example.com. We’ve also had the privilege of brewing a Berliner Weisse in collaboration with Rob from Two by Two Brewing. Keep an eye out for our latest collab brew which should be ready in the next two weeks!
On Tuesday Harry, Tom and Carey had a great night at the PwC Opportunity Challenge Quiz at Tyneside Cinema. It was a great opportunity to meet other societies from Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Speaking of pub quizzes, we’ve got a great event lined up next week. We love quizzing here at Stu Brew and we’ve organised a pub quiz at Errant Brewery. You don’t need to be a member to attend and you can find out more details by checking out our facebook event.
We’ve had a delivery of some merchandise! Just in time for Christmas and the colder weather, we’ve received a first batch of some beanies with our own lovely lion on the logo. Carey and Liam could not WAIT to show you these. To pick these up you can pop along to the Student’s Union Shop. These would make a great Christmas present or simply a great addition to your A/W 2018 winter wardrobe.
On Saturday Harry and Jonah lent a hand and brewed Textbook IPA with Paulius. Members, if you fancy getting involved then keep an eye out on your emails. We’ll announce another brew day soon!
Our special news this week is that Heineken are on campus on Thursday! They’re going to be giving a presentation and host a Q&A with regards to their latest graduate schemes, 1) The Business Leadership Graduate Programme and The Brewery Operations Future Leaders Programme. These both are a great way to fulfil a career in the brewing industry. Let us know whether you’re going to come along by responding to our facebook event. After the talk the Stu Brew committee will be giving you the opportunity to give us direct feedback on the society this year in the form of a Q&A session. Here’s your chance to tell us what you think of how we’re doing. Is there anything we could do better? Do you have something you’d like to see us organise? We might even have a little surprise for those of you who stay for our Q&A in the form of a cold refreshment!
Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Chris brewed a Brut IPA with Thomas and Dan on Sunday. We’re excited for you to try it. If you’re a member and fancy spending a day brewing with us on Saturday 24th November we have another Brew Day lined up!! A Textbook brew day is what we’re after, with a Textbook IPA. If you’re free this Saturday between 9am and 6pm then drop Harry an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone for their great feedback on our new beer at the Free Trade, Maglia Nera! If you haven’t been to the free trade before you should pop along – its a warm and welcoming pub close to Ouseburn with some amazing views over the Quayside. Also, our event at Pacific House went swimmingly on Friday evening and the team had a great time getting involved in the battle of the Beers! Beer pong was great.
Christmas is just around the corner… If you’re looking for the perfect present for the beer lover in your life, our bottle packs are a great choice. They cost £12 and include 4 of our beers alongside a bottle opener keyring. If you fancy getting your hands on one contact Harry and Lucy at email@example.com.
Finally, on Thursday the 29th of November, Heineken are coming on campus to give a presentation and host a Q&A about their graduate schemes for those of you who are looking for career options.. The two graduate schemes on offer are the Business Leadership Graduate Programme and their Brewery Operations Future Leaders Programme. These both are a great way to fulfill a career in the brewing industry and we’re very lucky to have one of the UK’s biggest breweries to come on campus to chat! If you’re interested check out our Facebook event and let us know you’re coming here. For more information about the graduate schemes check out this link: www.heinekengraduates.co.uk. Nearer to the time we’ll confirm an exact location. This is a great opportunity which shouldn’t be missed!
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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!