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  • November Club Meeting
    30/11/2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    - Hard Road collaboration brew tasting: bring yours along!


    The official 50th Anniversary of the founding of the club.
    The Committee is planning a celebratory event although not for this exact date - stay tuned for future announcements.

    Meanwhile here is some info from long time member, Gunzel:

    Hi guys

    I'd just like to point out that December 5th of this year (unfortunately a Monday) is technically the Melbourne Brewers 50th birthday!

    In truth the club had already existed for several years but this is the day it was decided to go from being a "secret organisation" to a public club where anyone interested in brewing would be welcome to join.

    Some points of interest regarding the date:
    1. Date chosen by Gordon Clarke is the day Whitlam Government was elected and they had committed to making homebrewing legal in Australia.
    2. Existing Lib Gov with Don Chipp as responsible minister were actually planning to do this too.
    3. Although the club became "public" on Dec 5th 1972 home brewing in Australia didn't actually become legal until the act to make it legal was ratified and this did not occur until August 1973.