By Ditch 

Firstly, a big thank you to all those who bought a cube of wort. All the cubes produced were sold, so with the help of all the ingredients and cubes being donated, our homebrew club has raised AU$1200 for the Camp Fire Relief Fund. Our club has sponsored the cost of gas, sanitiser, and some miscellaneous items, so that 100% of funds are able to go to the relief fund. Secondly, another thank you to all those who pitched in over the 2 brew days – it was only achievable with the help of many. 

All ingredients were supplied by our sponsors, and Kegland – pls support them back when buying ingredients, and that bigger purchase of equipment. 

Why did Bayside do this: 

  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, and their community, was directly affected by a devastating wildfire. About 50 employees lost their homes. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co are considered one of the early craft breweries in California, & most influential during the 

  • 80-90s promoting the craft beer movement. 

  • Once Sierra Nevada created the Camp Fire Relief Fund, they published the Resilience IPA recipe, hoping that “200 breweries would sign up”. By mid January, about 1500 breweries had signed up, all donating proceeds to the relief fund. This is a massive response by the USA brewing community to help those affected 

  • By brewing this beer, with the help of our club sponsors, its shows that even in Melbourne Australia, our club cares about our brewing brothers & sisters in the USA. By raising money for charity, we can feel good about ourselves, show the rest of Australia that we are an active, community minded club. 

  • Even by buying a cube, you have helped others. 

  • The money raised has been now donated to the fund 

Our Monster system is so efficient, there were 3 extra cubes made, which were given to our sponsors (Kegland, BeerCo & G&G Yarraville) so that they also put the beer on tap in their stores, and show that they also took part in this kind act. 

Those who helped on the brew day: 

Brewday 1: Ditch, Greg, Mikko, Brett Elliot, Stuart Fleming, Peter, Gavin, Phil 

Brewday 2: Greg, Gav, John Kovacs, Brett Elliot, Brett Tyrrell, Andy, Ditch & Rob Rowe