This weekend U-Brew It opened in Canberra (23 Raws Crescent, Hume – 6260 1160). These guys are a DIY microbrewery, where customers mix up and boil their wort – for the uninitiated that’s water, hops, grains & malt which is fermented into beer. The wort is transfered into a fermenter, which is left to brew in their cool room for about two weeks. When the beer is ready it is filtered, and then punters have the option of keg, bottle or even can packaging. A single brew produces 50 litres of beer!
I think this gem on their website says it all: “Many of our brewers find that they ‘SPILL’ so much beer during bottling they have to arrange a taxi to get home”.
Unfortunately, we missed the grand opening yesterday, which I believe had a sausage sizzle & beer tasting, but maybe they’ll invite us out for a personal tour (and tasting).