Adelaide University Stein Club

Unlike other University clubs, the Stein Club is all about quality rather than quantity. Founded by Tony Jones, head brewer for the Malt Shovel Brewery, we enjoy a wide range of beers from around the globe.

Are you tired of cheap, generic beers? Have you ever wanted to try a true German lager? Perhaps some Japanese beer? Or maybe just something you’ve never tried before? If you said yes to any of these, then this is the club for you!

We usually hold 4 members nights per year, one during each term throughout the academic year. For a small price for the night, members receive a local beer to clean their palette, 2 imported beers, and 2 lesser known local beers, as well as a meal (usually pizza, wedges, etc). An insight is provided into the production of each beer, including the processes used, hop varieties, styles, etc. Some of our more popular beers have included Gilde Pilsner, Lowenbrau, Old Speckled Hen, Carlsberg Elephant, Little Creatures Pale Ale and of course the James Squire range, just to name a few.

We also hold a host of other events, including themed parties, home-brewer’s events, pub-crawls and even brewery tours. So what’s the catch you ask? There isn’t one! Everyone ends up making new friends, has a great night out, and gets to try some new beers. Many members also try their luck at home-brewing, and the Stein Club helps to bring home-brewers together for sampling and discussions.

In short – if you like your beer; and you would like to know more about it… come and try the Stein Club!