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