On Tap:

Update 4/8/2014

The results from the 2014 GAHBC have been posted. Click here to view

Update 3/5/2014

The online registration system for the Great Arizona Homebrew Competition 2014 is now open!

It's easy to indicate if you want to Judge, Steward and/or Submit Entries and Pay Online. Please select the appropriate button below.

Use the buttons below if you don't want to register your beers online and go old school.

Beer Evaluation Definitions

To see this year's poster and read more about the competition Click Here

Update 2/9/2014

We have 170 members online. And we welcomed new members at the meeting. We want to encourage the new members to learn to brew by having them be a brew buddy to help learn more. Or if they want us to come over and help them at their home we will help. Just let us know if you want any help.

Beer week is next week. We have a booth at the Strong beer festival. The club is selling t-shirts. Dean will also have a booth. Show up and have a great time at the festival.

Ground Control Tap House. Bill will be doing a demonstration of how to brew. It starts at 09:00 am. There will be happy hour pricing for food and beer. Come and enjoy the fun. the address is 4860 N Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park

AZ brewery tour of three new breweries on the east side. The three breweries are Huss, Wilderness and fate breweries. Meet at Freakin brewery at 10:00 am to get in the bus. Price is approximately $100.00 per person but that includes the beer and your lunch. Only thing not included is the tip for the bus driver. So it's a great deal come and enjoy all the fun.

Next meeting at Joe and Moe Burke's house. Joe says bring your swim suit because the pool has solar heat and should be warm enough to swim. There will be burgers and hotdogs to BBQ. And of course please bring a side dish, homebrew to share and a commercial beer to raffle.

Need volunteers to host Sunday 4/13 meeting and second Saturday of the month meetings for May, June July and August. September meeting will be on the 13th which is a Saturday instead of Sunday the 14th.

4/5/14 and 4/6/14

Home Brew Competition will be held April 5 & 6 at Grand Avenue Brewing located at 1205 W. Pierce St, Phoenix AZ 85007. Let Bill know if you can be a steward or a judge. We will need lots of help and it is so much fun, so come help do anything you can. Also the weekend before we will need help in labeling the bottles. So please volunteer to help out, it is appreciated so much.

The online registration system for the Great Arizona Homebrew Competition 2014 is now open!

To see this year's poster and read more about the competition Click Here

Let us know how many gallons you brewed to see who will win the Norm award. Please email your total gallons brewed to stu.siegel@yahoo.com.

Looking for a member to coordinate setting up happy hour. Please email Bill if you are interested in participating in helping set this up. wn45@ymail.com

Update 1/22/2014

Bru Gear stainless steel brewing kettles & fermenters

Phil Spivey a local from Scottsdale AZ has a Kickstarter project were you can get a great deal on some stainless steel brewing kettles and fermenters. For those of you who don't know what Kickstarter is it's a web site where people who are starting a business raise money to help fund the initial start-up (i.e. called Crowdsourcing). You can make a Pledge at different dollar amounts. If enough people pledge and the funding goal is met then the project is approved and the steel kettles and fermenters will be made. If the funding goal isn't met no money changes hands and the project is dead. FYI the project closes on Sunday Feb 16th at 11:39 am. Lots of times you can get in on the ground floor and get a killer deal. I made a pledge for $245. If the project is successful I'll get a brand new 15 gallon stainless steel mash tun with a false bottom. Oh I'm dreaming of using the mash tun to do a Barley Wine or Russian Imperial Stout! Yum. I can't make these with my current 5 gallon system. Here's a link to find out more if you are interested. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2055692701/bru-gear-stainless-steel-brewing-kettles-and-ferme?ref=search Your Web Master - Stu Siegel

National Homebrew Competition - New Registration Process

Open January 27 - February 2

A number of changes have been made to the registration process for the 2014 National Homebrew Competition (NHC), with the goal of maximizing the number of American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members that can participate in the competition while reducing the stress of the first come, first served registration process of previous years.

Open Registration

Registration for this year's NHC will be quite different than previous years. To avoid the time-sensitive nature of the first come, first served model of past years, the 2014 competition will have an open registration period from Monday, January 27 through Sunday, February 2, during which members of the American Homebrewers Association can register for the competition. The time at which registration is submitted will have no influence on registrants, so there is no need to sign up as soon as registration opens, nor any value to waiting until the last minute. Read the complete article.

Update 1/12/2014

Hello BA. We held our first meeting of 2014 on 1/12. Here's what was discussed:

If you love beer, especially your own homebrewed beer, or if you've been meaning to learn to brew beer, it's time for you to join Brewmeisters Anonymous! Click Here for a printable Club Membership form.

The best way to learn more about the club is to join us at a meeting.
You can find the next meeting listed above, or on the Calendar page.
Members bring homebrew and munchies to share, as well as a bottle or two of interesting commercial beer for the raffle.

This site serves as a resource for the Club to share and to communicate information about the hobby of home brewing beer, mead, and wine and share Beer related events. We appreciate your interest. Have a look around, enjoy the brewing information as much as we do and feel free to contact us anytime!