Listing of local competitions with approximate schedules. If you are interested in judging or being a steward, contact the competition organizers; there is always room for extra stewards and judges.

FOAM members, what do you have on tap? Anything good fermenting in your basement?- December 17th 2017, 04:44 (EST)
RT @BrnhouseBrewery: Take a break from Holiday shopping and enjoy the comfort of our tasting room. Hours: FRI 4-9, SAT 12-8, SUN 1-5. Beer:...- December 17th 2017, 04:43 (EST)

From Our President
FOAM had an exciting fall! We participated in both the Frederick Oktoberfest and the Schifferstadt Oktoberfest doing brewing demonstrations at both. We had a record turnout at the last FOAMstock at Sarah’s house. FOAMstock featured fellow FOAMer Joe Thompson’s band Simple Pleasure along with a ton of great homebrew and commercial beer. After many years of trying, I was finally able to win “Guess that Score” competition where we judge and guess the score of various beer entries from the Great Frederick Fair competition. We will be looking for a new location for FOAMstock in 2018.

We have an exciting holiday season planned with our annual post-Thanksgiving Pub Crawl on November 25th. This is always a blast, and this year we are starting in north Frederick and visiting our local breweries including Monocacy, Rockwell, and ATTABOY before hitting up our great beer pubs downtown. See our calendar for more information. Our holiday party is December 8th and will be back at Mike and Patti Lamb’s. This is one of our biggest event of the year and is always a great time for all. The club officers have been working hard on developing on club by-laws, and we’ll be voting to implement them at our December meeting. This is an important step to incorporating our club and establishing how we operate as a club. We are already starting to plan events for 2018, including attending the Free State Brewers Guild 20th anniversary party on January 20th at Duclaw Brewery in Baltimore.
(December '17)

The Club
Frederick's Original Ale Makers is a homebrew club targeted to those who are interested in sharing ideas and techniques in the quest to brew the ultimate beer.  Brewing your own beer is not necessary but is strongly encouraged.

Meetings consist of information sharing, as well as sharing your homebrew, to get opinions and tips on how to continually grow and make your beer better.  Many of our meetings include guests from breweries from both far and near.  Several of our meetings have been held at local breweries where tours are held.

If you are interested in joining the club, please contact our Membership Coordinator Richard Fawley, or download, fill in and mail the FOAM Membership Application.  The cost of membership is $25.00 a year.  This fee offsets the cost of having guests from other breweries, as well as the cost of the special events, parties and picnics that we hold throughout the year.

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Club Bylaws
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FOAM Cup Standings
1) Chris Walker (3 pts)
2) Chris Stover (2 pts)
3) Carlos Canas (1 pts)


FOAM strives to encourage responsible consumption and production of quality homebrew ales and lagers.