What do I get by Joining the Star City Brewers Guild?
First and foremost you get to hang out with some of the neatest people in the world - craft beer lovers! They say Virginia is for Lovers, well the Star City Brewers Guild is for Craft Beer Lovers. Our members have a passion for not only brewing great beer, but for supporting it all the way around: from grain to glass. We have members who have been brewing for years along with members who have just started, and even members who just love great beer and supporting the local craft beer scene.
Secondly, by joining the club you can help out at beer related events that we participate in. Locally, we give demonstrations on homebrewing at places like Blue Ridge Hydroponics and Homebrew, Big Lick Beertopia, and Microfestivus. This is great way to meet and help educate people in the community about beer and brewing. We also help judge at local festivals, we help put together the Valley's only Homebrew Competition, part of Big Lick Beertopia, and we often get together at local pubs and breweries to try out new beers on tap. Many times a member will have a brew session or gathering at their home to share homebrew. These tend to be member only events and are always a great time. As a club we also have quarterly themed competitions for members only with prizes and medals.
Membership is open to anyone interested in great beer that is of legal drinking age. Dues are $20 for an individual membership and $25 for a couples membership - i.e. spouses and significant others are welcome.