Join us for National Homebrew Day!

WHEN: Saturday, May 2nd | 3pm

WHERE: Register on Zoom.

DETAILS: Come hang out and brew (virtually) with the DC Homebrew (DCHB) club on National Homebrew Day!

We’re going to have multiple demonstrations of a few different brewing techniques and beer styles with ongoing Q&A and special guests. The event will be hosted by DCHB’ers Mike Stein (beer educator, historian, and homebrewer) and Michael Tonsmeire (of the Mad Fermentationist blog and head brewer at Sapwood Cellars).

Whether you want to learn how to brew, have been brewing for 20 years, or are just looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon while drinking a beer, we’ll have a little bit of something for everyone!

INFO FOR AFTER THE VIRUS:


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