We’ve been brewing…

It’s Monday which means that the blog is back!

We hosted a Brewery Bash on Friday night in the Venue underneath our Student’s Union. We had a great turn out! Thank you to everyone who came along. We had a great night. Newcastle Student Radio were there providing the tunes and we had the gang from Newcastle Gaming Society providing the video games – thanks guys!

Yesterday we did a brew day with Tyne Bank Brewery. We were brewing something really special for an upcoming event. Next Saturday, 23rd October, we’ll be down at Tyne Bank. This is geared to be a great event with lots of other great breweries from all over the North East. You can find out more about it here


That’s all for us for now, but stay tuned on our social media channels for more updates.

Cheers!

The Stu Brew Team x

What’s been brewing?

Hello everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week. We’re back with an update regarding what has been happening in the society. Grab a cuppa or a pint – this is a big one.

On Monday we were joined by an extra guest. Nicci Peet came along to our committee meeting to take some photos of us for her freelance project documenting diversity in the brewing industry.  A big thanks to Nicci for coming along – we can’t wait to see the pictures.

Friday was a busy day! On Friday we did the first day of brewing our latest collab with Red from First and Last Brewery. It was really good to have Red back! We also met with Naomi Larsson from The Guardian who came to report on the research we do to combat sustainability in the brewing industry. Stay tuned for more on this!

On Sunday, Chris and Red finished off their brew. The gose is packed with sloes, corriander and raspberries. This beautiful brew will be launching at Tyne Bank Brewery’s Craft Beer Evolution Event on February 23rd. We’re super excited for this event.

This week we’re going to be at the Refresher’s Fair where you can come and meet some of the team. Always fancied getting involved in Stu Brew? Here’s your chance! As well as this, Home Brew Club will be meeting Tuesday at 5pm in the Buttery, Merz Court. This week’s task is a flavoured stout. Feel free to come along if you’re interested in creating some new recipes!

Last, but not least, we are hosting a brewery bash on Friday. We’ve decided to pick a warmer venue this time, since it’s a bit chilly outside lately. Join us in Venue (the bottom floor of Newcastle University Student’s Union) where we’ll be serving up a range of cask and keg beers. Looking for a break from your studies, or simply a Friday evening out – we will be serving from 5pm!

Cheers!

The Stu Brew Gang x

We’re Back!


Hello everyone…

THE BLOG IS BACK! We hope you all had a lovely christmas break and are all feeling refreshed and ready for the new term. We’ve got a lot of exciting things planned this semester which we can’t wait for you to hear about.

We’ve just undergone an intense exam period and we hope that you all did well in your exams. They can be such a stressful time for all of us! On Friday evening the gang headed over to Coppers at Gosforth as a type of post-exam celebration. We held a Meet the Brewer session which went really well.  At this event we met Chasing Everest and organised a Brew Day with them the next day. This was a great opportunity and we always love finding awesome breweries to collaborate with! Thanks guys.

If you’re interested in joining our society make sure to keep your eyes peeled for us at the upcoming Refreshers Fair. We still have a lot of opportunities for members to get involved and it’s never too late to join our society!

We’ve got another Brewery Bash on the 8th February which we are very excited about. It’s going to be held in Venue which is located inside the Student’s Union. Coming? Let us know here.

That’s all for now!

Have a good week…

The Stu Brew Team x

Review of 2018

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:

January:

  • 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 the SU.

February:

  • One of our first February brews was an adaptation on VMS, creating 9:00AM Lecture, to celebrate the Town Mouse’s first birthday.

March:

  • 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 Session.

April:

  • Chris headed over to Flash House and brewed the ‘About Time’ collaboration.
  • Additionally, collabed with Errant to make ‘Combustible Lemons’.
  • Second pub quiz of the year held in Luther’s after our AGM.
  • AGM and new committee elected.

May:

  • 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.

June:

  • Won ‘The Siemens Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and the Environment’ at the ‘Pride of Newcastle University Awards’.
  • We got a swanky new electric delivery van.
  • Another brewery bash saw the big revealed of the new kit.

July:

  • Ran a Graduation 2018 bar and launched our newest Saison in the Graduation Saison series.

August:

  • Shot some footage with Thumb Design for our nomination for the 2018 Green Gown awards.

September:

  • 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.

October:

  • 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!

November:

  • Green Gown Awards – finalist in enterprise category.
  • Final brewery bash of the year.
  • Second batch of cans arrived.
  • Collaboration with Rob from Two by Two.

December:

  • 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.

Cheers,

The Stu Brew Team x

Weekly Blog 19 10/12/18 – Lets get quizzical, it’s Christmas!

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.

Cheers!

The Stu Brew Team x

Weekly Blog 18 3/12/2018: What do you call a lion wearing a hat? A dandy lion…

Hello everyone.

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 sales@stubrew.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.


We hope you have a great week.

Cheers!

The Stu Brew Team x

 

Weekly Blog 17 26/11/2018: What’s brewing?

We’re back again for our weekly update!

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!

Here’s a few of the team… getting a full group picture proves rather hard when half of the committee are camera shy!

Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers!

The Stu Brew Team x

 

Weekly Blog 16 20/11/2018: When Opportunity Knocks…

Hey guys, it’s time for our weekly update!

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 secretary@stubrew.com

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 sales@stubrew.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!

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

Cheers!

The Stu Bream Team x

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