After a hard national lockdown, campus restrictions and other difficulties caused by lockdown, we’re happy to announce we have finally got up back up and running and there’s been a lot happening to update you on.
We began recommissioning the brewery in May! After cleaning, re-organising and re-testing our equipment we could finally brew again!! Our first brew back after 15 months was a special edition of our award winning maple and pecan stout, Exam Room Tears imperial stout (10%).
We have also been busy brewing some of our old favourites and new beers to try! One of our most popular beers, lab session (4.3%), has also been brewed again and has proved to be just as popular as we remembered. Our new beer, Back in Session, is a session IPA (3.2%) that is an easy-drinking beer bursting with flavour. We can’t wait for more of you try our new beer at our events! Currently we have fruit cake stout packages ready to go exclusively to The Town Mouse. For this beer we have teamed up with the Town Mouse to raise money for prostate cancer UK. For each pint bought money will be donated to the charity. Make sure to keep an eye out on our social media for details of when this beer is released in The Town Mouse to get a delicious pint for a good cause!
Freshers week was a busy week with our pop up bar at the Welcome village where we met some our new StuBrew members and finally see our existing members again. We showcased our new beer Back in Session (3.2% SIPA) as well as some of our favourite beers like Lab Session and Guapa. We had a great selection of our beers on offer which catered to everyone’s taste. Whether you prefer drinking a stout, IPA, pale ale, porter or a sour, we had it all!
At the end of Freshers week we had a really successful event at the Great North Museum for their History of Beer event. For this event we brewed a special Egyptian beer that proved more difficult than expected! The recipe we used was as close as we could make it to recipes used in ancient Egypt. After our first two brews which were unsuccessful we persevered and finally our third brew resulted in a delicious Egyptian beer we were very happy with. We even got pomegranate juice to serve with the beer so the colour and taste was even more similar to how it would have been back then! At this event we also showcased our Exam Room Tears (imperial stout), Lab Session (pale ale) and Back in Session (IPA).
We have a few events planned including StuBrew’s 7th Birthday which is fast approaching, so keep an eye out on our social media for updates about any new events we have coming.
Thats all the updates on everything we have been up to since lockdown ended and campus restrictions lightened. We really have appreciated your support through the lockdown and since things have opened back up. We have big ideas and plans. We’re so happy for you to join us our journey back to normality in the coming months.
The StuBrew Team