- Founded: July 16, 2011
- Membership: 40±
- Location: Nacogdoches, Texas
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.nacbrewclub.org
- Club Motto: Come and Drink It!
$25 for six months and $50 for a year
Who we are and how we got started/why we got started:
We are a fun, friendly group of folks in Nacogdoches (the oldest town in Texas), who are interested and actively involved in the homebrewing of beer, wine and mead. We are a diverse group with members ranging from 21 to 65+ years of age, and all levels of experience. The club was established on July 16, 2011, when 27 of us met at the Nine Flags Bar in the Fredonia Hotel. We agreed to meet monthly and see where we could go with this idea.
Our club vibe:
For the most part, we are a bunch of fun-loving guys and gals who love a good beer, or whatever’s being poured. We’re curious experimental brewers who, if you look at what we tend to brew, think Reinheitsgebot is a four-letter-word.
Meetings are held monthly, usually on the 15, at members’ homes or local restaurants. Meetings tend to be business-like, with a slight parliamentary leaning. However, once meeting business has been completed, or at least tabled, the mood lightens and, as one might expect, becomes more affable.
We hold our annual spring Homebrew Festival at the Nacogdoches Civic Center which is a peer-judged event. There are five judging categories: Stout/Porter, IPA/APA, Amber/Brown Ales, Light Ales, Fruit Ales/Lagers and Mead. Each category has a member’s choice and brewer’s choice award. Members of the Nac Brew Club, as well as representatives from other clubs in east Texas and west Louisiana, provide their homebrewed beer, mead and/or wine to attendees. Club members have also recently started participating in the Lone Star Circuit.
Aside from casual get-togethers, the club often makes field trips to local breweries and homebrew supply shops. Members also frequently post on our Facebook when they’re planning to brew to offer an opportunity for inexperienced members to come over and learn, or experienced members to come over and sample previous batches. The club also holds a yearly beer exchange at the December meeting.