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Monash Brewlab Newsletter Vol.13


Exam time is here for Monash Brewlab members, but this hasn't stopped the team from brewing! After valuable feedback from the Industry and Tasting Night, an adjusted recipe for Stoichiometric Sweet Stout was developed and the second version was brewed. The benefit of having a nano-scale brewery is flexibility to experiment and optimise recipes!

The Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Association (CEPA) hold the annual CEPA conference, where postgraduate students showcase their research. Monash Brewlab was invited to cater for the event and present our recent brews, with the additional benefit of supporting two special members of Monash Brewlab who presented their hard work at the conference. 

Good luck to all students for their upcoming exams! 



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

Role: Business Strategy Team

Studies: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Finance

Why did you get involved in BrewLab?

"I got involved because of the excitement of being part of a student team with a start-up mentality and bold aspirations to take BrewLab to a commercial level. The role of business strategy was a unique opportunity to combine skills from both my degrees which is what I hope for in my eventual career."

What have you enjoyed the most about BrewLab so far?

"I like the challenge of a brew day - it’s something that requires careful planning, lots of patience, and the ability to think on your feet when things go a bit differently than you expected. I think there’s a great camaraderie in the team and everyone has their own authentic style. The tastings/sensory evaluations are always a highlight as I always learn and find something new."



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

Stoichiometric Sweet Stout Version 2 is in maturation phase



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

Hawkers Cognac Barrel-Aged Barleywine

With a sweet vanilla aroma this Hawker's brew is  "a beautifully complex beer worthy of any occasion. It’s big, very big!" 

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