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Title: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: wmbolling on May 20, 2019, 08:56:57 PM
Hi all -

The AHA has been working on verifying data in the homebrew club directory over the last 12 months to eliminate in-inactive clubs. We've been able to eliminate ~250 clubs that we know are no longer in existence during this time.

We're asking YOU - our awesome forum community - to help us identify other clubs in the AHA directory that we should mark as in-active. Please look in the clubs directory and review the clubs that are listed in your area. If you find any that you know are no longer in existence, please comment in this thread to let us know! We would really, really appreciate any help that we can get!

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/community/clubs/find-a-homebrew-club/

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: dmtaylor on May 21, 2019, 12:47:42 AM
Oops..... Listed in Two Rivers, WI, my club the Manty Malters is actually based out of Manitowoc, WI, not TR.  But... only 5 miles apart.  Still a VERY active club though.  :)
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: kramerog on May 21, 2019, 02:00:36 PM
Pretty sure this one has been inactive for a few years.

FOREST PARK, IL
T.A.B. - Thomas Avenue Brewers
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: jimmyd2 on May 29, 2019, 02:19:27 AM
Under Riverside CA you list "Fear no Beer".  The link is dead, no Facebook postings since 2016.  Never heard of them and they list a South Orange County phone number.  I think this is a defunct club.
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: cowboynate on May 30, 2019, 02:17:06 AM
Has anyone heard from either Brighton (Michigan) Brewclub or from Highland, MI's Brewhounds of Michigan?
Neither's public facing sites/pages seem active.
(And I've not exactly been foremost in trying to contact the Brighton group, but they've not shown to the local Big Brew public days, really, either. At least as I've noticed. Call me out if I'm wrong. ;)
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: mwabst on June 06, 2019, 07:45:07 PM
Thanks for the updates everybody! I've made updates to our database based on your feedback.

Keep 'em coming! Check your local area, reach out to clubs, make some more homebrewer friends  ;D
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: CassieS on July 08, 2019, 12:31:49 AM
I'm pretty sure the Central District Brewing Collective in Seattle WA is in-active
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: rob_f on July 30, 2019, 03:17:48 PM
These guys are gone.  A lot of them were grad students that moved on.

College Park, MD

    Yeast Culture Club
    (202) 525-7345 | Email
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: Mike Ohr Jr. on August 30, 2019, 02:58:02 PM
I have reached out to both of these clubs and they are no longer active, both in Carrollton GA:

Alementary Brewing Society
(404) 406-4527

Brew Carrollton
(678) 427-0808
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: rturner17 on August 30, 2019, 06:41:45 PM
The Valpo Brewers Association out of Valparaiso Indiana is no longer active.


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Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: crummydo on October 23, 2019, 05:09:21 PM
Texas Beer Brigade in Killeen, TX is still active but the email address needs updating. New email would be blackhawkbrewingsupply@gmail.com

Thanks
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: mwabst on November 06, 2019, 07:38:15 PM
Thanks for the updates all, we've made all those changes!

If you are in a club or creating a club or closing a club, be sure to send any updates our way via this link or in this forum!
https://brewersassociation.wufoo.com/forms/club-update-form/

Cheers!
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: Pricelessbrewing on November 10, 2019, 07:24:37 PM
90% sure that the following are inactive
gravity homebrew club in Canton, MI
smegma scoopers in Livonia MI
Holy cross brewers guild in plymouth MI
Malty dogs in wixom

@dkfick confirm?

I emailed
SMaSH Brewery Homebrew Club awhile ago and the email address is inactive.
Zythum Veritas never responded to email
Naperbrew never responded to email
The brew shed stated via facebook messenger that they're currently on hold
Elmhurst craft brewers never responded via email
Inebriati club responded via email that while they do still brew together sometimes, they no longer hold club meetings.
Project XXX Chicago Brew Crew  never responded via email
Suburban brew club never responded via email
Sneaky fox never responded via email, their last facebook post was in 2012.


Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: mwabst on November 12, 2019, 07:49:26 PM
Wow nice work @pricelessbrewing, thanks for the help!
We've made updates to those you mentioned.

Keep up the good research y'all!
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: Pricelessbrewing on November 21, 2019, 03:51:03 PM
I've reached out to a couple members of the AHA in the past regarding this, I think wmboling may have been one, but I'd love to update the AHA club listing to have some sort of map system.

The main issue mentioned previously was that each club may or may not have a semi permenant location, which I understand, but the existing AHA club listing page always lists a city. This shouldn't be an issue, if you go to google and ask for directions to the any given city it will give you directions to some central location for that city, and more importantly the distance from our location, or from one city to another, or from a zip code to a city (or zip code.

Being able to filter by distance would be a huge improvement for those unfamiliar with an area. Anytime I've moved it's taken maybe an hour or two to make a list of the nearby clubs from the AHA page, as I've had to pull up the club list, then google search each city and add a flag for a club then take a quick look at their website/facebook etc. It really should only take 5 minutes at most to get a short list of clubs within a given distance.
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: Liette on November 26, 2019, 07:06:44 PM
Mohegan Lake, NY, Northern Westchester Homebrewers Association is no longer active.
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: David Odefey on December 11, 2019, 12:40:48 AM
Looks like Corazon Brew in Chicago is inactive--website down and Facebook inactive since 2012. Reached out but haven't gotten a response.
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: David Odefey on December 11, 2019, 12:43:44 AM
Also 3 Branch also in Chicago.  Facebook is down and I haven't heard of them.
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: goose on December 31, 2019, 07:43:48 PM
Just a note.  As a member of the Clubs Subcommittee of the AHA Governing Committee, I have just finished trying to contact 145 clubs in AL, AR, CT, DE, ID, KS, KY MO, NH, NJ, NY and OK.  I e-mailed all of them I had e-mail addresses for and have also followed up with a phone call to those of which I have phone numbers.  I have had approximately a 30% response and am waiting to see if I hear from more in the next few weeks.  If anyone on this forum lives in those states, please PM me or send me an e-mail (w8av@aol.com) and I will see if we can work together to resolve the status of some of these clubs.  I would appreciate it as will the AHA!
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: ravenwater on May 04, 2020, 10:05:16 PM
For club listings in the Albuquerque New Mexico area here’s what I’ve been able to determine:
FUBAR (Fun Undertaking Advanced Brewing Recipes) – I spoke with the fellow at the contact number listed and he requested the listing be deleted – not an active group.
Burque Brew Crew – no reply to multiple email attempts, phone number does not connect to a person related to this listing. Having been active in an Albuquerque beer club for 4 years I’ve never run across any reference to this group. I’d say it’s a defunct listing.
Tapheads Homebrew and Tasting Club - phone number is not in service, no reply to email attempts. Also never have encountered mention of them locally. I’d say defunct as well.
Aegir Brew Club – I did get email response, this is not actually an organized club so not a valid listing for people attempting to participate in local brewing activities.
The other two listings are definitely very active clubs, the Dukes of Ale and my own club the Worthogs of New Mexico

  -  Shawn Crawford, president Worthogs Homebrew Club of New Mexico
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: mabrungard on May 05, 2020, 12:08:05 AM
Thanks for the update, Shawn.  We're at a bit of an impasse at the moment since AHA's club manager is a casualty of the recent plummeting economy. The Clubs subcommittee has recently plowed through the AHA club listings to try to trim out the deadwood. Hopefully those clubs had already been trimmed.
Title: Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
Post by: ravenwater on May 05, 2020, 12:42:36 AM
Martin - good to know that status of things, but doesn't sound like good news. Lots of things are a bit jumbled these days, no!?!?