Author: Tyrone

Lunch at Little Creatures

This Sunday from 12:30 the Grog Cobras will be down at Little Creatures – Geelong.

All are welcome to come buy and meet the crew while enjoying a good meal and some tasty beers. We have members from all skill levels from the occasional kit brewer to full blown professional. No need to be shy, just look for the group in the black polos with the Grog Cobras logo on the front.

If you want any further information just shoot me an email here.

Something Red competition results

At the June meeting we had the judging of the Something Red competition.

For those of you playing at home, the competition required brewers to brew a batch that had some connection to the colour red. It didn’t matter how tenuous the link was, as long as the brewer could justify it to the rest of the club, everything was above board.

This competition saw the largest amount of entries we have ever received. Nearly every member brought along a brew and several even brought two.

After tasting all that was to offer it came down to two front runners. In the end Joel was beaten by one vote by Jimbo’s Russian Imperial Stout.

Jimbo is now our new club champion and gets to nominate the next club competition.

Little Creatures lunch & Super Brew III

The next lunch session at Little Creatures – Geelong is nearly here.

This month it will be a bit different. We will be brewing a Trappist beer for Super Brew III that morning from 10:00 inside the actual brewery. All members are encouraged to attend, but can you please let me know in advance so that we can ensure that you will have access to the brewing area.

The standard plan has had a bit of a mix up due to Super Brew III so lunch will be pushed out to 13:00 to accommodate the brewing schedule.

You are welcome to come and join us whether you are a complete newbie just getting started with a Cooper’s kit and a bag of sugar or an all grain wizard with a custom built, fully automated stainless steel masterpiece. No need to be shy, just look for the group in the black polos with the Grog Cobras logo on the front.

If you want further information just shoot me an email here.

Lunch at Little Creatures

Can you hear that distant rumbling on the wind?
That’s the sound of the next Grog Cobras Sunday session at Little Creatures – Geelong rapidly approaching.

So come on down this Sunday from 12:30 if you want to spend some time talking shop with a bunch of local brewers (of all skill levels).

You are welcome to come and join us whether you are a complete newbie just getting started with a Cooper’s kit and a bag of sugar or an all grain wizard with a custom built, fully automated stainless steel masterpiece. No need to be shy, just look for the group in the black polos with the Grog Cobras logo on the front.

If you want further information just shoot me an email here.

Return of the Dread

This Thursday from 1800, Little Creatures – Geelong are providing beer tastings and finger food to celebrate the launch of their first seasonal beer, Return of the Dread.
The beer itself is described on the website as being a seven malt mash with Fuggles hops to make a dark, black, formidable yet smooth beer. As one of the stout fans of this club, I am very much looking forward to trying this one.

Little Creatures tour wrap up

On Sunday some of the club faithful as well as a past member and several guests met at Little Creatures – Geelong for our regular lunch and beers session.

This time we were treated to a bonus behind-the-scenes tour by Chris.

The tour took us through the brew house, mill and yeast propagation areas (including a glimpse at a sneaky home brew setup tucked away in a quiet area) through to getting a good look at the bright tanks and the packaging plant.

The highlight was getting a taste of the Pale Ale at various stages of conditioning (including a finished version at the venue canteen).

It was a great opportunity to get a good look around the brewery and pick the brains of one of the brewers that make the magic happen.

Lunch at Little Creatures

Are you looking for something to do this Sunday?
Do you like the tasty food and beer at Little Creatures Geelong?
Do you like shooting the breeze with other passionate, local homebrewers?

If you shouted ‘YEAH!’ to all three of those questions you are in luck my friend. This Sunday you are invited to come to Little Creatures at 12:30 and hang out with the Grog Cobras in person!
We will have members on site just chilling out and generally being cool guys. You should totally come along and say ‘Hi’.

You are welcome to come and join us whether you are a complete newbie just getting started with a Cooper’s kit and a bag of sugar or an all grain wizard with a custom built, fully automated stainless steel masterpiece. No need to be shy, just look for the group in the black polos with the Grog Cobras logo on the front.

If you want further information just shoot me an email here.

January meeting

The first meeting of the year will be on Friday the 16th of January at Bjorn’s new place in Lara.

The meeting begins at 19:30 and you will have your opportunity to pick up your kit for the next competition. We also have a vote or two to get out of the way so come along and make your voice heard.

Grog Cobras library

Over the last year I have come into the possession of a fair bit of beer relating reading material, in no small part thanks to generous donations from Hauke and Chris.
I have collated these and formed the Grog Cobras library.

Currently the material is entirely Homebrewer and Brewer & Distiller International magazines, but it’s a start.

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All publications are free to loan for any Grog Cobras member.