Chris Cohen established the San Francisco Homebrewers Guild (SFHG) in 2012 to serve as an organizing force for the local homebrewer community. But wait, on the left side of the page here on Meetup it says the group was founded December 13, 2010. What gives?!?
SFHG's presence on Meetup.com is a result of a merger with the SF Home Brew Club, which Nate Oyler founded on Meetup in December 2010.
In October 2012, Kevin Inglin took over the Organizer role for the SF Home Brew Club on Meetup, and seeing the great work being done by Chris with SFHG, reached out in an effort to unite the two groups who essentially had the same goal - encourage the art and craft of homebrewing and to bring local brewers together.
This club is for both current and future home brewers. Whether you have been brewing for many years or have barely unpacked your starter kit, the SFHG welcomes homebrewers of all levels to our events. Even the most experienced homebrewers can benefit from feedback about their creations!
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, so please bring it all. 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.
Join us for monthly events including homebrew shares, brew days, commercial and home brewery tours, meet-the-brewer parties, style classes by pro brewers, and so on.