Beerhouse Staff Brewday

On Monday the 9th of June we closed shop and had a  Staff brew day with our navigators. The Beer Whisperer, Ryno Reyneke ( Author of African Brew), Ant Cawood (man behind Beerguevara Brew shop) and Morne Uys ( Lakeside Brewery) gathered together to hold a home brew tutorial for the staff.

Our navigators were walked through the brewing process and the great balance between science and artistic expression that makes making so exciting. The staff were broken into three groups and each brewed off Beerguevara’s box kits that we sell in our merchandise shop.

Each team was paired with a Beerlovers tribal elder and walked through the process of brewing including, mashing, boiling, cooling, pitching and fermenting. Ryno, Morne and Ant gave great insight from there experience in brewing and the navigators really enjoyed the exercise. It opened up their  eyes to the art and science and allowed them to understand the manipulation of the four key ingredients, water, grain, hops and yeast in creating the huge variety in styles of beer. By brewing under the watchful eye of guys who have being doing for years afforded our navigators a great understanding of beer and how it is made, thus allowing them to help our beerlovers through their journey through beerland.

Next Monday the 23rd of June we will transfer the fermented beer to bottles for secondary fermentation. A further two weeks from then we will open up our American Amber Ales and see just how good our maiden home brew is. The Tribal Elders will return to judge and the winning team who will win a further home brewing course at Beerguevara.

 

Stay Thirsty Stay Curious

 

Clockwise: Matt and Reda cooling beer, mashing the grain, Beer in fermenter, this team reckons its going to win.

Clockwise: Matt and Reda cooling beer, mashing the grain, Beer in fermenter, this team reckons its going to win.


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