On Wednesday, March 6th, the UBC microbrewery viability committee presented to AMS council after months of deliberation. They presented a plan to set aside funds over the next 4 years in order to finance the construction of a UBC Microbrewery as part of the 2017 UBC Farm project. Needless to say, we are very excited about this.
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The Ubyssey was kind enough to help us make a how to brew video. Enjoy.
Exciting things are happening! Today’s the first day that we’re using the domain name brub.ca, making us way more legit than when we were just using brubc.wordpress.com. And we’re having our first summer brewing session this Sunday, July 17! Here’s the facebook event:
We’ve planned for it to be an outdoors brewing occasion, so hopefully Vancouver gets all her rain out in the next two days because we’re hoping for some sunshine and beer. Making.
Weve got ingredients for an extract/ grain version of the wheat beer, and it’ll be the first time we’re using liquid yeast! We never had the capacity to use liquid yeast because we were basically operating out of a closet in some grad society’s room last year, but we will have a room in the SUB next year! Hurrah!
Once again, membership is only $10, which gets you in to the beautiful world of home brewing, and meet other fellow UBC homebrewers. And why not start your membership early and get one this Sunday! See you then!
I can’t find my notes from the Brewery Creek Beer Fest, so I will give you this instead.
I headed down to the Central City Brewing Co’s Cask Fest on Saturday June 25 2011. Not going to lie, going down to Surrey to drink beer does seem a little much, but I trust the folk at Central City to throw us some good beers, so I wasn’t too whiny about it.
My ticket for the cask fest!
I met up with some of the old RBF crew, and we got some good hearty brunch in preparation. When we finally got to Surrey, I was quite disappointed with the selection of beers. There were some local beers, and some from the States, which was exciting. CAMRA was there as usual, with events like these to promote the awesomeness of real ales.
I was actually impressed by the selection of IPAs. Though I’m generally not a fan of IPAs, I have to say I was won over by the end of the cask fest. I really enjoyed the Promethius Double IPA from Elysian. It was fruity and smelled super hoppy, which I absolutely loved. Central City’s Oaked Imperial Smoked Porter and Storm’s Root of All Evil Root Beer would make excellent beer floats with their strong smokey flavours and sweetness respectively. I was disappointed with the mild tastings of the Spinnakers’s Peach Heffewizen and Vancouver Island Brewery’s Hibiscus Heffeweizen, because I guess I was hoping for a kick of the respective flavours. The R&B Milk Stout sounded way more interesting than it’s taste, which was really sort of a mellow coffee porter. I was hoping for a more milk/cream taste to the beer, which would be interesting.
Anyways, it was definitely an eye opener, and I was treated to the wonderful goodness of cask treated ales, which is a win in itself, so I’m not complaining.
Until next time!