Starting on the 17th of August 091 Labs will be hosting beginner brewing workshops with a local home brewer every Saturday for a period of 4 weeks (or until the end brews are ready to collect).
The cost of this workshop is €25pp and you will get to bring home 20 bottles/20 pints/10 litres of their brew at the end of the course. You can also buy another starter kit at the end at cost price (€35) to do your own home homebrewing!
The course will be run with 2 people per brew kit (basically sharing the workload and end product brew).
You can register for the event on Facebook here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that there will be a minimum of ten attendees so it is important to get in touch with us to confirm your place.
Week 1: (First meeting) – you will sit down with Geoff, homebrewer extraordinaire, who will explain the differences between the different kinds of beers, explain the process of brewing (fermentation, bottling etc) and a trip to local craft beer pub The Salthouse for examples of beer styles (there will be a charge of €2 per attendee for sample platters). Attendees will pick what type of type of brew you want to make for the classes.
Week 2: The brewing proper begins.
Week 3, 4 or maybe 5: Teaching of proper bottling sterilisation and bottling of brew until it is completed.
The brewing classes will take place in the homebrewing corner of our hardware area at 091 Labs and tutorials/discussions will be held in the main room, usually for a few hours from noon on the Saturday. The brew buckets and other equipment will be supplied and stored in the brewing area.
This is a strictly over-18s event, ID will be required if necessary.
We’re trying something new at the Labs, and holding a crafting day. The idea is to have a day dedicated to some of our less technology-oriented pursuits. So this Saturday, the Labs should be open for most of the day, with some kind of crafting activity going on. The monthly knitting group will go ahead as usual, from 4 to 7. In addition, a group will be building a small mangonel, in the TNT (Totally Not Toys) workshop. Other events may be added. Everyone should feel free to stop by. If you have any questions, you can leave a comment or reach me at maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.
The labs is looking to expand the kinds of workshops and events we offer, and so we’re hoping to run more crafting events. Ideally, we’d like to have a monthly crafting day, starting this August. Right now, we’re looking for people who might be interested in running workshops or demonstrations. If you’re interested, or have any questions, or have a particular craft you’d like to see at the craft days, let us know. You can contact me either through the mailing list, or at maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.
Hey there LAN-goers, it’s only four days till our next gaming night! It’s happening this Saturday the 15th of June from 7pm onwards, with early set-up from 6pm (arrive early to start playing early!). For those of you who who’ve never made it to any of our previous LAN nights, this is a fundraiser for Galway’s Makerspace. Our other LAN nights were great fun, sometimes lasting until the following afternoon. The details for this event have changed since our last post, so here they are in their entirety:
6 Commerce House,
Galway (next to Gallery Beag)
Entry for the night will be 10 Euro, for both members and non-members.
20 people MAX
We will do our best to gauge how our attendance will look closer to the night and update this page accordingly.
Tournaments have been reduced to one, with super-secret prizes. On the night we’ll be having a Free-For-All tournament using a special version of the Gun Game Mod for Call of Duty 4 (we’ll have the mod ready to be installed on the night).
Games List: (we will be assisting with version compatibility for all games listed).
Call of Duty 4: Gun Game Mod
Company of heroes : Blitzkrieg Mod
World In Conflict
Unreal Tournament 2004
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
Rainbow 6 Vegas 2
Team Fortress 2
Worms: Reloaded (hotseat play)
091 Labs will be presenting our fourth Ignite Galway event this Wednesday the 27th from 8pm at Kelly’s Bar, Bridge Street, Galway! Ignite is a global lightning presentation format where speakers have five minutes and twenty timed slides to enlighten and inspire the audience about their chosen topic. Our previous Ignite Galway events were great fun and this time around we’ll have live music from local band Cotton Ball Three to spice things up.
If all this has gotten you thinking about giving a talk of your own we are still accepting submissions – all you need is to be passionate about your topic and have twenty slides to run in the background. In fact, here is an Ignite talk about giving Ignite talks! It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding, so if you’re interested get in touch by sending an email to email@example.com.