Join us for our April Spring Cleaning meeting!

WHEN: Thursday, 4 April 2024, at 7:00 PM (but can show up any time before)

WHERE: DC Brau, 3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018 (not metro accessible this round, but they have parking and bus stops nearby)

THEME: We just wrapped up the Cherry Blossom Homebrew Competition, which means there’s plenty of competition beer to taste (and get out of DC Brau’s fridge!!). It’s also spring cleaning, so bring those dusty old bottles that have sat in the back of the closet since the pandemic.

DETAILS: We will have the Cherry Blossom awards ceremony during this event as well.


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!)
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

*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).