Queensland Homebrewing Conference Update
It’s been a little while since we last provided some information about what’s happening with the QHC.
So, by the numbers, this is what’s on offer;
5 Professional Brewers
We now have 5 professional brewers speaking on the day.
- Ian Morgan, brewer at Holgate since 2008, will be joining us to talk about all things hops. Ian is still a home brewer at heart, and when he is not brewing at Holgate, he still knocks out the odd brew for himself on his three tier gravity system.
- Along with Ian, presentations will also be made by Ben Krause (Bridge Road) and Josh Uljans (Moon Dog) from down south, and local brewers Ian Watson (Fortitude Brewing) and Wade Curtis (4 Hearts).
4 Break-out Sessions
To add some extra variety, we’ll be running a range of smaller sessions through the day. Topics include:
- Making Yeast Starters,
- Mashing for Whiskey,
- Sake Making
- Spiegelau Glass Tasting. For a select few (those who get in early and buy the tickets), we will be trying a range of Spiegelau glasses and seeing whether they really do make a difference to how your beer tastes. The tastings are normally $55, but for those at the conference, you can attend the tastings and walk away with 4 Spiegelau Glasses, for just $45. The glasses themselves have an RRP of $59.95, so this is a great opportunity to save some money and experience something quite unexpected.
3 Beer Breaks
At Morning and Afternoon Beers and straight after the conference, we will be having beers provided by a range of breweries, mostly from Queensland. Where possible, we’ll also have the brewers on hand to talk about the beers and then stay through the break so you get a chance to have a chat with them. There are also 7 beers at lunch to judge as part of the Club Wars Competition.
2 Expert Panel Sessions
Sometimes not all your questions can get answered during the sessions. We’ll be working to keep the sessions running right on time this year, so we are going to have two sessions where all our expert brewers will be available to answer questions.
1 Hell of a Good Time
It will be a great day with 16 sessions of education and fun (it won’t all be serious), and plenty of beer and food. There’ll be heaps of give-aways and plenty of chances to talk to guys that have made the jump from home brewing to commercial brewers.
0 Idea of the Topic of the After-dinner Speech
I’m not sure what they will be talking about, but I can guarantee that Ben and Kieran, the dynamic duo behind the Scratch Bar at Milton, will provide a very enjoyable session as we wrap up our Beer and Food matching dinner. A great way to round out the day.
Tickets are selling fast – we have almost reached last year’s attendance already, so don’t delay getting yours.
Tickets can be bought through the website – www.theqhc.com.au where you will also find more information about what will be happening on the day.