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The Star City Brewers Guild (“SCBG” or “the Guild”) is the area’s only homebrewers’ club officially recognized by the AHA (American Homebrewers Association). The SCBG serves the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas and includes members from as far away as Lynchburg, Martinsville, and Blacksburg, Virginia.  At the end of 2016, the Guild consisted of 90 paid members, including …


Brewer Profiles

#Coming soon… This page will feature Star City Brewers Guild members and their Home brewery setup. We will also profile their brewing style, philosophy and insights into what led them to the amazing world of homebrewing.


Competition News

Greetings friends…  There are multiple competitions that we will be highlighting as the year goes on. Several have not as yet updated their websites. As the competition sites become available, we will be featuring several of them, especially the ones we plan to participate in as brewers and/or judges.  UPCOMING EVENTS… War of the Worts …




Email List Usage Guidelines

SCBG Email Listserver Rules All currently paid members in good standing are allowed to use the SCBG email list. As with any community list, guidelines must be set and followed. If you have questions, contact the list managers. The list managers have the right to deny, suspend or terminate subscriptions for any reason. General Do …



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In The News

Here you’ll find various articles where the Guild and its members have made the news. February 2013, Salem Times Register – Salem catches craft beer fever June 2012, Salem Times Register & Cave Spring Connection – Big Lick Beertopia in Salem a craft brewed delight August 2011, Cave Spring Connection – Brew crews turn out …


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SCBG Apparel

We still have a few of our 2014 SCBG shirts available for those who are interested! They’re going quick though!! If you’re interested in a tee please email us at starcitybrewers@yahoogroups.com. 2013 T-shirts spotted around the Valley: We are an affiliate with Brewershirts. If you purchase an item, some of the profit will go to …


Our new stainless steel cups are in! We’ve co-branded with Klean Kanteen to offer the best stainless steel cups out there. Here’s what Klean Kanteen has to say about these great cups: Made of 18/8, food-grade stainless steel, the 16oz Kanteen Steel Pint Cup is durable, versatile, reusable, and dishwasher safe. Won’t break like glass …


Winning Recipes and Techniques

Recipe Beer Style Brewer The BGS Belgian Strong Ale Matt Klumpp CzechMate Czech Premium Pale Lager Rudy Lyon RECIPES BGS Belgian Golden Strong Recipe (5.25 gal batch): Matt Klumpp1ST PLACE – Light Category – 2018 Blacksburg Brew Do1 tsp gypsum.25# rice hulls11# Belgian Pilsner3# Domino Sugar2.81oz Saaz 2.8%AA (90 min addition)Big ass starter of Fermentis …

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