When and where do we meet?
Meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm, upstairs at the Snowdrop Inn, Lewes. Sometimes there are exceptions to this, so check out the home page or twitter to confirm when the next meeting is.
Who can come along?
Anyone with an interest in home brewing – from beginners through to experts, hop-head IPA brewers to traditional best bitter makers. If you brew or are interested in doing so and would like to meet other brewers in the area, why not come along?
Do I have to pay to attend?
No, there’s no charge. If you want to say thanks to the pub for hosting us you can certainly buy a drink at the bar.
How many people attend?
To date there’s been as many as 10 and as few as 3, depending on various things. We hope to gather a steady number as more people find out about us.
What happens on the night?
Very simply we sit and talk about brewing over a few drinks, including taking the opportunity to sample each other’s home brews. Generally this means talking about our latest brews, discussing new trends, recipes, techniques, equipment, as well as discussions about commercial beers, breweries and the local pub scene. It’s all very casual with no set agenda.
Should I bring my home brew? What if I don’t have any, or I don’t want to?!
If you’ve made something you want to share, bring it along – people will be happy to try it. It doesn’t have to be your best brew – sometimes tasting the ones that didn’t quite work out can be just as interesting. And you certainly don’t need to bring anything. If you feel bad about trying people’s brews without bringing your own you can always buy a bottle from the bar to share around.
I’m driving or don’t want to drink
That’s OK, no-one will judge you 😉
Is this just about beer? I brew cider/wine/mead/etc
Most of the focus tends to be on beer, but all brewers are welcome. To date we’ve had makers of ciders, wines, liquers and even spirits.
Are there any other home brewing groups in the area?
Yes, there’s a group in Brighton that started in October 2014 and meets monthly. Check out the Brighton Homebrewers Facebook group for details.
What’s the history of the group?
The inaugural meeting took place in June 2013, organised by Chris, Besh and Tony. Since then Chris was responsible for confirming meeting dates and being the primary attendee, and as of October 2014 this is being done by Richard A.