The Oxford Brewers Group is having a tour / visit to the XT Brewery, based outside Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire. A little off our normal area but if you are a member of the group you may recall Russ Taylor. Russ’s attendance at group meetings has waned a bit since starting his brewery about 18 months ago…Continue reading XT Brewery Tour – 9th March
A small number of Oxford Brewers had a trip out to the Oxfordshire / Warwickshire border to visit the Little Orchard Company that produces Thorn Brook cider. Partners Tony Harrison and Josephine Dakin set up the company a few years back as an alternative to their I.T. careers and following on from a masters degree…Continue reading Little Orchard Company & Thorn Brook Cider Tour
The Oxford Brewers Group’s Annual taste and swap event was held on the 16th June, at the now customary Marston Scout Hut Hall. This year’s speaker was Mattias Sjoberg, group member and founder / owner of the Compass Brewery. Mattias told us all about the journey of setting up his brewery and his beers. Mattias took…Continue reading Taste & Swap Day 2012
Get ready for the 2012 Taste & Swap event! The venue will be the Marston Scout Hut hall on the Marston Road in Oxford The event will take place on the weekend of the 16th – 17th June (actual day to be confirmed) Hopefully we will have some of the XT Brewing Jubilee Beer that…Continue reading Taste & Swap 2012
The Oxford Brewers Group held a return visit to the Wychwood Brewery in Witney on the 25th April. It had been some time in the organising, but well worth the wait. We had requested a brewer show us round, and we were graced with the presence of both the head brewer and second brewer. Dave,…Continue reading Wychwood Brewery Tour – 2012
Just a reminder about this month’s brew group meeting. It will be held on the 18th April at the Lamb & Flag on St. Giles, start at 7.30pm. Keep an eye out for the brewing books on the table.
The American homebrew movement has the benefit of a day of their own, 7th May is recognised by the US congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) draw people together at the at a weekend close to that date to help celebrate with the Big Brew Event. This year they are holding…Continue reading The Big Brew Event – 5th May 2012
Just a reminder about this month’s brew group meeting. It will be held on the 21st March at the Lamb & Flag on St. Giles, start at 7.30pm. Keep an eye out for the brewing books on the table.
At this meeting we will be trying beers to be entered into the CBA club competition. Beers must be in the ‘Bitter’ style. This month the meeting will be at the Chequers, on the High Street on the 15th February at 7.30pm onwards Please see http://www.oxfordbrewers.com/upcoming-events/ for more details
The National Homebrew Competition this year will feature a club only competition. Clubs select their best beer and send it to be judged by the host club. 3x500ml bottles (or equivalent). Entries are free. Any club affiliated to the CBA may enter. 1 entry per club per competition. Beers are placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd,…Continue reading The CBA Club Only Competition