How do I become a member?
Just join our email list! Membership is free to homebrewers of all experiences. Whether you’re looking to start, have made just a few batches or have been brewing for 20 years, you’ll be welcome at every meeting.
Also join our Facebook group where members talk homebrew tips, sell equipment, get questions answered or just generally chat all things homebrew.
When/Where do we meet?
We meet once a month, sometimes at beer/homebrew-friendly bar/restaurants, and sometimes at member’s homes. We generally meet in the evening on the Tuesday of the 3rd full week of the month, although there are always exceptions. Our club calendar and the emails announcing the meetings will give more specific information. Meetings are open to all levels of experience!
What are meetings like?
Our meetings are open to brewers of all experience levels. At a bar/restaurant they typically go like this: Please buy a beer and, if you’re hungry, some food from our hosts for the first 30 minutes or so of the meeting until we make announcements, and then we’ll open up the homebrews. Please do not bring in outside commercial beer and please tip your servers. Most people bring anywhere from two bottles to a growler of homebrew to the meetings.
Even if you don’t have beer that’s ready to bring this time, you’re welcome to come.
Once homebrew tasting is open, it’s pretty casual — just meet and greet and sip. If you have specific questions about brewing or about your beer, just ask! Members are glad to give feedback and suggestions. We have many BJCP judges among the membership if you’re looking for a critical evaluation as well.
Walking around the meeting with your bottle and offering pours is a great way to meet other members and get feedback on your beer. Be honest, but be kind. Constructive feedback is always appreciated.
How can I post on the website?
For obvious reasons, we can’t open the website to allow anyone to post. However, if you have a one-time post you’d like to get added, please send it to Outreach@DCHomebrewers.com. If you would like to become a regular contributor, please send an email to Leadership@DCHomebrewers.com outlining your ideas.
Where can I get a DC Homebrewers t-shirt?
You can buy all sorts of gear on our CafePress site.
There’s an event coming up that I think would be perfect for DCHomebrewers to get involved in. What should I do?
You can contact Outreach@DCHomebrewers.com, and that committee will work with you and the other committees/leadership to determine whether it’s a good fit for the club, and what our participation should be. Since we are a non-profit, there are certain activities that we are prohibited from engaging in. Under no circumstances should anyone portray themselves as an official representative of the club without the club leadership’s prior approval!