San Francisco Homebrewers Guild

The San Francisco Homebrewers Guild is SF's top homebrew club. We welcome everyone from beginners to competitive brewers to join us at our monthly meetings, held on the third Tuesday of every month at local breweries. Sign up to become a member and get access to our fun and educational events, homebrew shares, brewery tours, group homebrew days, club-only competitions, BJCP classes, discounts at homebrew shops, and more. Let's brew better beer together!

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What: The San Francisco Homebrewers Guild was established in February 2012 to serve as an organizing force for the local homebrewer community. Our goal is to encourage the art and craft of homebrewing and to bring local brewers together. We have a network of over 950 local Bay Area beer geeks and homebrewers with 275 dues paying members and going strong. Join us as we continue to grow!

Join us for events including:

  • Regular Monthly Meetings at local breweries featuring talks by pro brewers (see schedule here)
  • our annual SF Beer Week homebrew share
  • brew days at members' homes
  • our annual brewery bus tour
  • our SFHG Homebrewer of the Year series of AHA-BJCP certified homebrew competitions
  • collaboration brews with pro breweries such as Cerveceria de MateVeza & Freewheel
  • SFHG group camping at the Northern CA Homebrew Festival
  • the summer Homebrew-B-Q in Golden Gate Park
  • many more small events, pro-am brews, happy hours, brewery tours, and beer geek parties throughout the year!
  • Even President Obama is down with the SFHG! Shouldn’t you be?

Keep up to date on SFHG activity via the SFHG Facebook page , Twitter stream, and SFHG MeetUp page.

Who: You! Whether you have been brewing all grain for many years or have barely unpacked your extract starter kit, the SFHG welcomes homebrewers and beer enthusiasts across all spectrums.

BYOH: Bring your own homebrew! We strongly encourage homebrewers to bring a few bottles of their brew to meetings to share with fellow homebrewers for fun and valuable feedback. Bring your best stuff to brag on and your not-so-good stuff for advice. Have you brewed up something with some serious off-flavors? Don’t be embarrassed about it, we’ve all done it! Homebrewers love to try weird brews to try to figure out what went right or wrong. Also, it’s OK to bring the occasional pro brew in order to demonstrate a particular style or if you were trying to clone it, but generally we do stick with sharing homebrew at our meetings.

Copyright SF Homebrewers Guild. Please contact us for more info. Brew strong and go Giants!