The Royal Oak Area Homebrew club was started in May 2015, and quickly grew to 50+ meetup members. Our goal is to meet at least once a month in order to share ideas, recipes, tastings, experiences, and stories related to homebrewing adventures.
One of the reasons I believe this group has grown so fast is that there seems to be a lack of homebrew support in this area that isn't directly sponsored by an intimidating brewery or group. My hope is to continue to grow this group with a diverse group of members ranging from people who have not brewed a single batch all the way through "self-proclaimed brewmasters" who are willing to contribute a wide-range of homebrewing knowledge with others. In addition to that, we hope to be able to eventually provide club members with bulk discounts on grain, hops, etc. as well as other fun club outings and benefits.
One theme that we are trying to establish with this club is the notion that experimenting with homebrewing is just as fun as brewing a certain style 'by the book.' In other words, no one here will judge you for being adventurous. You brew you.
Thanks for joining the group, and we're all looking forward to sharing a pint with you at our next meeting!