Our next meeting is our Oktoberfest meeting!

WHEN: October 5th, 1-4pm.

WHERE: Bob & Raine’s new place (address will be emailed to members).

DETAILS: Bring your German homebrew. Bring your other homebrew. Bring some commercial beer to share, if you wish. Bring some German food to share. Extra (virtual) points for wearing lederhosen or a dirndl!

If you wish to enter the German beer competition, register now and bring your beer to the meeting in an unlabeled vessel (bottles, growler, etc.). This is a crowd-judged competition, so it’s recommended you bring at least a growler’s worth of beer (the more people who can taste it, the better chance you have to win). When you arrive, check in with Bob Rouse to have your beer set up. To register, email competitions@dchomebrewers.com

First meeting? Welcome! 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.

Each month our meetings follow a theme and usually have a competition. Members are not required to bring only this type of beer, but it is fun to have a bit of a guideline and we try to tie our educational component to the theme.

January: High Gravity (and our Anniversary beer!)
February: JamBEERee (no theme, a group meeting with local homebrew clubs)
March: UK/Irish
April: Spring cleaning
May: Lagers/Maibocks
June: Irresponsibly hopped beers
July: Sours
August: Lawnmower beers
September: Oktoberfest/German beers
October: Autumn/Harvest beers
November/December: Spiced beers/Winter warmers