Home Brew Club

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 p.rasiukas@newcastle.ac.uk who will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries.

Cheers! 

The Stu Brew Team

Graduation Saison Brew Day

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!

Cheers!

The Stu Brew Team

Start of Summer Brewery Bash

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.

Meet our new Quality Analyst… Dom!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing our new committee members!

Today Dom, our new quality analyst, did his first distillation therefore we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to tell you all more about him. Dom has been active in Stu Brew all throughout his first year and has attended many events, participated in a brew day and is a member of our home brew club. We can’t wait to have him on the team!

Name:
Dom Smith

Stage & Degree:
Stage One, Biomedical Genetics (Biomedical Sciences)

Role:
Quality Analyst

Key responsibilities:
– Performing distillations on beer samples to calculate the ABV
– Investigating any potential contamination
– Determining if any microorganisms are present
– Assessing the potential toxicity of unknown substances

Most Rewarding Aspect of being on the Stu Brew Committee:
Seeing the beers we make being sold in local pubs and getting more people interested in craft beer and brewing.

Why did you get involved with Stu Brew?
I have always enjoyed drinking lots of different beers and I wanted to learn about the brewing process and how to design recipes.

Favourite Stu Brew Beer:
It’s hard to pick just one but the Vanilla Milk Stout is great!

Fun Fact about yourself:
I met Tony Blair in Germany when I was two months old.

We all wish him the best of luck for the upcoming year!

Cheers,
The Stu Brew Team

Learning more about Stocks and Sales

Today we’ll be talking about one of our stock and sales team, Daniel Curry. If anyone is interested in what this role involves and wants to run for it then email secretary@stubrew.com.

In general the role involves:

  • Ensuring quick and easy delivery of produce to customers
  • Maintaining and developing new and existing customer relationships
  • Checking and advising on current stock levels and when new stock may need to be ordered

What has Daniel found the most rewarding by being a part of Stu Brew?

Being able to develop a comprehensive, accurate costing spreadsheet for the brewery in addition to developing and maintaining customer relationships.

AGM – Members Deal

Calling all members!

There will be a free, yes free, pint of Cascade Diagram for all members who come to the AGM, listen to the current committee talk about their respective roles and most importantly return their voting slip to choose the new committee.

Dont miss out on this amazing deal so come down to The Venue @ the Students Union at 5:30pm this coming Thursday to take advantage!

A word with our treasurer

Today we’ll be talking about our treasurer, Harry Middleton. If anyone is interested in what this role involves and offers then email secretary@stubrew.com.

In general the role involves:

-Dealing with financial matters including purchasing
-Liaising with the finance department
-Keeping track of accounts and cash flow

Learning More About our Secretary

Today we’ll be talking about our secretary, Pete Wrixon. If anyone is interested in what this role involves and offers!

In general the role involves:

-Managing emails which are a first point of contact for student members, union, external company queries and more.
-Organising volunteers for brew days and general events.
-Leading weekly Stu Brew committee meetings, ensuring follow up actions are met and agenda is up-to-date.
-Liaising with Sales teams to generate monthly stock emails / newsletters to pubs, bottles shops bars.

What has Pete found the most rewarding by being a part of Stu Brew?

Being part of the Stu Brew committee gives you the opportunity to develop valuable professional skills but on a project that’s incredibly unique. The best part is it all ultimately revolves around beer, which is fun to make (and even better to drink!)