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Monash Brewlab Newsletter Vol.11


Thirty new members were officially welcomed to the team at an amazing event hosted at Burnley Brewing. While the night was for celebrating the new arrivals, the team never stops seeking opportunities to learn more about brewing. Owners and Monash University alumni, Phil and Neil, lead a tour of the brewery and presented their brilliant Spark compact brewing system. This was the first introduction to the world of brewing for many new members and the start of an incredible journey with Monash Brewlab. Cheers to Burnley Brewing for hosting the team and sharing their brewing knowledge! 

The team got creative with the most recent brew, a Pumpkin Imperial Ale inspired by October and Halloween! A mixture of malts were used to complement the spiced pumpkin puree added, hopefully resulting in a spiced and creamy brew. An interesting sensory evaluation on this brew is expected in the next few weeks.

The BrewLab Team was also lucky to be involved with Monash CEPA's event Oktoberfest TGIF where we were able to show off some of our brews with some fellow Monash students.



We caught up with Carson and asked him a couple of questions so that YOU can get to know him better!

Role: External Operations Deputy Manager

Studies: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

What do you love most about BrewLab?

"BrewLab is like a little playground for me. It is a team with lovely and committed people from all backgrounds. It broadens my horizons and gives me chances to practice skills on management and business operation, which I would not have touched on just by finishing my course alone. And above all, from knowing nothing about beer at the start of the year, I've learned so much about the beer industry and even got to brew a few exotic recipes, not to mention the joy of tasting them at the end!"

What excites you most about the Craft Brewing Industry?

"In the past, I viewed beer as an "adult" drink, and I thought that people like it because of the alcohol. But I was wrong. As I started to try craft beers, it is like a whole new world, with so many different flavours! I will never forget the Black Forest Dark IPA that I tried at the start of the year, and it was a mind-blowing experience!"



A quick insight into the goings-on of our lab over the last week.

Our "Hop Notch NEIPA" will be ready for tasting after maturation, while our Pumpkin Imperial Ale is in the fermentation stage! 



A showcase of BrewLab's favourite beer from the week.

Boatrocker's Rasberry Berliner Weisse "Miss Pinky"

This funky sour uses over 250kg of Australian raspberries per brew! As you would expect this brew has a vibrant pink colour with a "dry and refreshingly tart finish".

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