Author Topic: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory  (Read 1095 times)

Offline wmbolling

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Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« 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!

« Last Edit: May 20, 2019, 09:40:43 PM by wmbolling »
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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #1 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.  :)
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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 02:00:36 PM »
Pretty sure this one has been inactive for a few years.

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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #4 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. ;)

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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #5 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
« Last Edit: June 06, 2019, 07:46:53 PM by mwabst »
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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019, 12:31:49 AM »
I'm pretty sure the Central District Brewing Collective in Seattle WA is in-active

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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2019, 03:17:48 PM »
These guys are gone.  A lot of them were grad students that moved on.

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Offline Mike Ohr Jr.

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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 06:41:45 PM »
The Valpo Brewers Association out of Valparaiso Indiana is no longer active.


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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #10 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

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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #11 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!
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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #12 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.


« Last Edit: November 10, 2019, 07:32:05 PM by Pricelessbrewing »

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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #13 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!
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Re: Help the AHA Clean-Up our Clubs Directory
« Reply #14 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.