Middlesex Malters Homebrew Club

Join the Club!

We are a homebrew club that supports homebrewers throughout central Connecticut. All who are interested (and 21 or older), whether you have no brewing experience at all and want to learn or are a seasoned homebrewer, are welcome to join. No dues are charged for membership and joining is as simple as clicking here and completing the short survey.   Follow us on Facebook at "Middlesex Malters". The club meets (generally) on the 4th Friday of each month.

2023 is going to be a rebuilding year.  Each month we'll feature a category of beers instead of one style  This will give some flexibility to brew things toward what you like best while experimenting with new styles. It will also allow us to get to know families of beers and appreciate their differences and similarities.  We also plan a quarterly experiment.  In the past this has been a lot of fun and helped those who participate learn some new things.  

In a  typical meeting, we will begin the with home brewed versions of the style family of the month, and some commercial versions.  Then open to all other styles for sharing and tasting.  

As always, all are welcome, longtime brewers, beginners and those looking to get started.  Feel free to bring a friend.  Cheers!

The schedule below is a work in progress, so things can change, but this is the current plan.  To get a monthly invitation to the meeting, along with specific location, fill out the form above and visit the Club Facebook page.

Meetings will include homebrew sharing, a mystery style test, various topic discussion and quarterly experiments

Summer botanical experiment - Botanical beers.  Create a beer with some botanical addition. 
Some options can be:  Jasmine, Hibiscus, Juniper, Spruce, Tea

July 28

Lagers (1, 2A, 3, 4, 5C)

Member home

August 26

Blond (18A, 25A)

Brew day and Equipment swap
9am to 9pm in Haddam

September 22

Botanical brew +
Belgium (24 & 25)

Member home

Fall wild yeast experiment - Wild yeast, brew a beer from the yeast collected from your back yard collected this spring

Purchase Apple Cider for fermenting and sharing at the November meeting

October 27

Sour, Wild (28)

Concentric Brewing
Portland, CT

November 17


TBD Cidery

December 15

Porter/Stout (9C, 13C, 15B, 16, 20

Member home
Middletown, CT

Past meetings months:

Winter learning - We plan to do an off-flavor training this quarter, maybe in March.  The plan would be to do it over 2 sessions.

January 27

What did your brew for the holidays?

Firefly Hollow Brewery, Bristol, CT

February 24

Kveik yeast

Alvarium Beer Co,
New Britain, CT

March 24

Irish (15) and Scottish (14)

Still Hill Brewery,
Rocky Hill, CT

Spring Wild Yeast experiment -, we'll show how to collect local yeast to make a wild brew for the fall.  

April 28

Wheat (1D, 10) / Rye (15D)

Coles Road Brewing
New Britain, CT

May 27

Brown (13)/Amber (19)

Rule of 3 brewing
East Hampton, CT

June 23

IPA (21)

Member home
Higganum, CT