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


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.


The Stu Brew Team x

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


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

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!

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!


The Stu Brew Team


Weekly Blog 5: (12/06/2018) Brewery 2 Electricboogaloo

Hi guys, hope you are all well.
What a week! 
Our new brewery is offically installed and we’d like to thank everyone involved in the installation!
On Thursday we went along to the Pride of Newcastle University Awards at Newcastle Civic Centre where we were honoured to receive the Sustainability Award. We’d been invited to this award as a consequence of winning our Sustainability award though the university society awards. To win such a momentous award means a lot to us all here at Stu Brew. We were set up in 2013 with a vision of sustainability which we still hold to this day.
You may have noticed we’ve been set up on campus this week with our end of exams bar. We’ve been outside the Student’s Union selling pints to those who have been celebrating the end of exams. We ran the bar on Wednesday evening for the Newcastle Chemical engineering society here at Newcastle University. Their legendary beach socials are always such a good way to celebrate the end of the year. If your society needs a bar running get in touch as we’re always keen to get involved!
Thank you to everyone who attended our Brewery Bash on Friday. We had a very enjoyable and successful evening. The highlight of the night was the grand opening of our new brewery expansion which was completed by our president Tom and the Head of the School of Engineering here at Newcastle – Phil Taylor.
Since it’s now the the end of the academic year we would like to thank all of our members for being an amazing support to our society this year. All of us wish graduating members the best of luck for the future: you will always be welcome at our events at the future. Hopefully we will see familiar faces as members next year and we hope you keep part of our society. There’s always opportunities to get involved! If you’re reading our blog as a prospective student or an offer holder for the incoming year we think you’d love everything that our award winning society has to offer!
The Stu Brew Team

Weekly Blog (05/06/2018): The big reveal…


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


Weekly Blog 3 (28/05/2018): Fresh out of Toon

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 sales@stubrew.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

Into the Welsh Rarebit

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Into the Welsh Rarebit
Stu Brew's take on classic cheese on toast. Creamy and heavy for a cold morning, the sharp salty cheese undercut with the deep mellow, almost nutty malt of Into the Black, leaves a warm peppery afterglow from the Worcestershire sauce dancing on the tongue. Add fresh tomatoes, spinach and rocket for a crackin' snack.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
2 slices each
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
2 slices each
  1. Add all the ingredients (except parmesan, paprika and turmeric) to a pan over a low hob. Stir well as the mixture melts into a creamy sauce. Add turmeric carefully, stiring between pinches untl you reach a golden brown flush (don't go too far or you may spoil the taste, probably no more than 1tsp will do).
  2. Whilst that's melting pop some toast in, and once that's on your plate, add spinach, rocket and fresh tomatoes (to taste obvs). Pour over a decent serving of the rarebit, then add a few more twists of pepper, salt-bae some parmesan and paprika over the top and chow down!
  3. You'll have most of the bottle of Into the Black to enjoy with your meal, it works a treat.

Weekly Blog 2 (21/05/2018): Not bad for a bunch of students…

We’ve had another productive week here at Stu Brew.

On Monday Evening Emily and Jack presented at the Pint of Science event at The Old George Inn! It was a very successful evening and was a great opportunity to explain the brewing processes to a very interested audience. We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came and watched.

This week last year’s treasurer Harry has been busy making our cider, Copy & Paste, ready to serve another batch at our next Brewery Bash in June.  Also on the brewing calendar this week we’ve seen Chris and Arthur brewing True Wisdom which will be available in keg soon! Home Brew Club have also kept busy this week by continuing their work on a prototype of non-alcoholic Lab Session.

We received an exciting delivery this week which was the first sample of our NEW Stu Brew growlers. Although we’re in the process of altering the design here’s a sneak peak of the first sample. Our growlers have been designed in time for the upcoming graduation ceremonies here at Newcastle University and will be available for purchase at Graduation filled with Graduation Saison 2018 tied in a ribbon reflective of your faculty colours. They’ll also be on sale at our upcoming Brewery Bash.. but more about that later!

Upcoming events
We have a busy month of events organised at Stu Brew which means plenty of opportunity to try our selection of beers!

First on the agenda is our End of Exams bar which is running daily from 29th of May until the 6th of June. Let off some steam and come and celebrate! Still revising? Treat yo’ self to a revision break pint. 😉 Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/245277652875226/

Stu Brew is going on tour! We’ve been invited to attend Olives at the Station’s Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival on the 2nd and the 3rd of June which we’re looking forward to. We’ll be bringing our latest collab with Errant, Combustible Lemons, along with a few others you might recognise. See the event page for more details. It will be a great few days! Here’s the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/173782410013538/?active_tab=discussion

We’ve also got another Brewery Bash planned on the 8th June which we can’t wait for! We love planning and running these back yard bashes which will once again be taking place in the car park of Merz Court. Our good friends at Sghetti Monster will be cooking up a storm. Join us for one final blow out before the summer! Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/172784580099034/

Keep an eye out on Twitter and Facebook this coming week.. something BIG is about to happen!

Not bad for a bunch of students, ey?…. (see recent Untappd review)

The Stu Brew Team