Join us for our December 2022 holiday party!

WHEN: Friday, December 9th, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Jake and Lisa’s place
1807 4th St. NW, WDC 20001
(red brick house with a flag out front)

DETAILS: Come hang out with the DC Homebrew (DCHB) club at our December 2022 holiday party!

Our annual holiday party will be Friday, December 9th, at 7p at Jake and Lisa’s house in Ledroit Park. This year we’re going to have a potluck, so please bring a side or a snack, if possible. Jake will smoke a pork butt for some BBQ, so anything along those lines would be ideal.

The meeting theme is holiday beers – think spiced or big and boozy or winter warmers. Per tradition, we will also be doing a few vertical tastings (Brooklyn Black Chocolate, Anchor Xmas, and Cigar City Hunahpu’s), so feel free to bring a few dusty bottles too.

Note for new members: Since this meeting is at a member’s house, you can bring food and/or commercial beer in addition to homebrew. Most people bring a few bottles or a growler. But even if you don’t have beer that’s ready, you’re welcome to come – for this meeting, you can bring commercially brewed beer and/or some food to contribute for the night. The meeting is casual but tends to get crowded and a bit rowdy (so bringing children is not a good idea).

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