Join us for our October meeting at City-State Brewing Co!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25th, starting at 6:30 PM
WHERE: City-State Brewing Company
705 Edgewood St NE
Washington, DC 20017
(This is accessible from the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metro Station, but you can also easily walk down the MBT from the Brookland-CUA stop—both are on the Red Line)
THEME: Autum/Harvest Beers, so bring us that pumpkin beer that you brewed and love no matter what others say!
DETAILS: City-State was the first venue we gathered at in 2021 when we started in-person meetings again, so we like to show them some love. The founder, James, started as a homebrewer, and the company has done well since their opening.
No guarantee yet, but one of their brewers may hang out with us for a bit, so have your brewing questions ready. This is also on the Metropolitan Beer Trail, so earn 100 points by checking in during this meeting.
We have not confirmed whether there will be a food truck yet, but Wednesdays are normally their comedy night, so they might (they did last year). Also, City-State moved their comedy night to a back room, so we won’t be moved to an outside table—but if you are into live comedy, this will follow our regular meeting time block, so go enjoy some laughs.
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)
April: Spring cleaning
June*: Irresponsibly hopped beers
August: Lawnmower beers
September*: Oktoberfest/German beers
October: Autumn/Harvest beers
November/December: Spiced beers/Winter warmers
*Month with an asterisk indicates an in-club competition for that theme during the meeting (e.g., Oktoberfest/German beers would be any German style and High Gravity would be high OG/ABV beers).