Brewcastle University

Geordie students to make their own beer

Newcastle University are getting their students ready to take on Alan Sugar by launching their own micro-brewery.

Students will be growing their own organic hops before brewing the beer, bottling it, marketing it and finally selling it to fellow students in the union bar.

Dubbed “Stu Brew”, the business is to be set up in a disused barn in the next couple of weeks, with the ingredients grown on the university’s community allotment.

Beer today, gone tomorrow

Beer today, gone tomorrow

Bob Milan, manager of the NUSU community action projects, said: “We are really excited about launching this new venture and hope lots of students will want to get involved.

“This is a first for all of us involved so we don’t know yet what our beer will turn out like but we’re determined it will be good and made with the very best ingredients and a lot of enthusiasm.

“The aim is to set up the university’s first Brewing Society alongside the project to give students a real understanding and ownership of the project as well as providing them with some useful entrepreneurial experience.”

The micro-brewery is one of seven environmental projects at Newcastle University after a £269,341 cash injection through the National Union of Students’ Green Fund.

The first samples of the ale are due for taste-testing in the New Year.

Let’s hope the venture doesn’t end in f-ale-ure…