Big Brew 2019

April 14th


Once again, Alley Kat Brewery has generously allowed us the use of their equipment to brew one of our recipies. This year will be a porter which can be almost endlessly modified at home.

What you need to do

  • email to reserve your carboy now
  • show up before 1:30
  • Members pay 35$, non-members pay $40
  • Though we usually sell out, sometimes we have no-shows. If that happens, there is a wait list at the door.

  • How the day will look

  • brewing will start around 8
  • if you want to get dirty, wear long sleeves and/or gloves
  • you must wear pants and closed-toed shoes
  • hang out with experienced and professional brewers
  • BBQ starts at noon - Beer $5 - Burgers $5

  • Let's Brew!

    If you've ever thought about getting into homebrewing, this is the easiest and most affordable way to get started. For less than $100, you can get all the equipment you need at Winning Wines Plus Southside and bring home some fresh, top quality wort. You can even use your guild membership to get 10% off the equipment! Already know how to brew, but have friends/family who keep stealing your beer? This is the best way to get them brewing themselves! Send an email to and reserve your carboy today. Space is extremely limited!

    Other stuff

    For the love of all that's holy, don't bring yeast into the brewery. For one, you don't want to contaminate the brewery, but also, once yeast gets into the wort, it's technically beer. That means that excise tax needs to be paid on it and unless you want to fill out a bunch of paperwork and pay the tax as well as never being allowed to do this again, just don't bring yeast to the brewery.