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.

MD Homebrewers (aka Guild Club)

Free State Homebrew Club Guild meeting wrap up



Guild holiday party (flyer attached)

·         Saturday 12/1, 6-10 PM.

·         Club Hour will be 2 hours.  Each club picks their own theme.  Stipend raised to $100 per club to offset the cost of ingredients for the club’s food.

·         Most food to be supplied by clubs.  Guild will supply a sandwich station, veggie lasagna, salad, maybe fruit, and desserts.

·         Each club will be guaranteed at least 10 tickets.

·         Charities voted and approved were: House of Ruth, Wounded Warriors, Baltimore Station, and Animal Advocates.

·         If you are interested in attending please let me know ASAP ( so I may provide the Guild with some idea of FOAM’s level of participation.


2013 AHA conference

·         June 27-29, in Philadelphia. --- Keep the date in mind for your brew calendar!


Upcoming club events, festivals, etc

·         9/29: Maryland Microbrew Festival ( and homebrew competition (  $18, 11am – 7pm.  Please do not confuse this with the Carroll County Craft Beer Festival, which will be on the same day.  There are 104 entries to judge.  If you would like to judge or steward, go to to sign up.  You will get BJCP points, breakfast, lunch, and free entry to the festival!

·         10/13: Maryland Brewers Oktoberfest.  See

·         10/19 - 10/28: Baltimore Beer Week.  See

·         10/20: Chesapeake Real Ale Festival at Pratt Street Ale House.  See

·         10/20: All Hopped Up homebrew competition at the Star Spangled Banner Flag House ( ).  Cash prizes.  Must be present to win.  Submit at least 200 ounces (about 3 growlers).  Contact to sign up.

·         10/20: Gruit competition at Liam Flynn’s Ale House ( ).  E-mail for details.

·         10/21: Women of Homebrew Unite homebrew competition, noon at Maryland Homebrew.  Proceeds to benefit the Women’s Law Center of Maryland ( ).

·         10/24: Little Havana Homebrew Event.  Proceeds benefit BARCS ( ).  6-9 PM, but brewers arrive at 5 to set up and taste other brewers’ wares.  Top 12 beers get prizes.  Check out the event on Facebook at or contact Judy at .

·         10/26: ChiliBrew VI.  See .  Starts at 6 PM for competitors, 7 PM for everyone else.  Benefits Whitelock Community Farm, Baltimore Rock Opera Society, and The Indypendent Reader.  Enter a homebrew, chili, or both.  Submit entries online at by 10/12.  Union Craft brewing, which about 3 miles from the event, will be donating some beer and might throw a party afterwards.

·         10/27 (tentative): MALT Oktoberfest to be open to all clubs.  E-mail if interested.

·         11/3: Wootown’s Mead Day.  Learn how to make mead.  E-mail if interested.

·         11/18: MALT’s Turkey Shoot (their 8th annual BJCP competition).  Info at .  To enter a beer, or register to judge or steward, go to http://turkeyshoot.brewcompetition.combetween 10/1 and 11/11.

·         12/1: Guild holiday party.

·         March 2013: Wootown’s Barley Legal (their 3rd annual BJCP competition).