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Homebrewers of Philadelphia and Suburbs

Homebrewers of Philadelphia and Suburbs (H.O.P.S.) is a local club run by and for homebrewers in the greater Delaware Valley. Meetings are held approximately monthly at area B.Y.O.B. restaurants or at Home Sweet Homebrew. Activities include discussions of brewing methods and beer styles, demonstrations, competitions, annual events, and of course samplings.

Special Events

Regular stuff

If you would like to become a member of H.O.P.S. or would simply like more information about the club, send e-mail to Nancy Rigberg.

Monthly meetings occur the third Wednesday of every month at Home Sweet Homebrew, starting at 7pm, sometimes earlier....

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HomeSweet Homebrew

For homebrewing supplies, advice, and happenings.
Send e-mail or visit George & Nancy on the web.

A Few Other Local Clubs (listed alphabetically)

ALEiens Homebrew Club

ALEiens Homebrew Club

ALEiens Homebrew Club is dedicated to exchanging out-of-this-world homebrewing information and brewing techniques with like minded terrestrial beings on the planet Earth. We cover the North East region of Philadelphia and it's suburbs (Bucks, Burlington, and Montgomery Counties).

Brewers Unlimited Zany Zymurgists
"Relax.  Don't Worry.  Have a homebrew"
- Charles Papazian

Welcome to the Internet home of the BUZZ home brew club!  Although the Beer Unlimited store has closed their doors for the last time, the club lives on.  Based in Chester County, PA, BUZZ provides home brewers and beer enthusiasts an opportunity to gather and share feedback, anecdotes, and of course, fermented beverages!
Keystone Hops Homebrew Club Keystone Hops Homebrew Club
The Keystone Hops are an informally organized club of new and experienced brewers, ready to share advice, as well as beer, mead, cider and wine. In a relaxed and friendly environment the members will celebrate successes, commiserate over problems, and join together for a wide range of activities.
Lancaster County Brewers

Lancaster County Brewers

Lancaster County Brewers is more than sharing the great beers of the world. Many, but not all, club members are homebrewers, so natually one of our favorite activities includes tasting each otherŐs homebrews as well as micro-brews and imports we may have discovered.
Lehigh Valley Homebrewers

Lehigh Valley Homebrewers

A club dedicated to enlightening the masses, educating the uninitiated and advancing the skills of brewers across the valley.
North Jersey Homebrewers Organization of Practicing Zymurgists


North Jersey Homebrewers Organization of Practicing Zymurgists
Stoney Creek Homebrewers

Stoney Creek Homebrewers

The Stoney Creek Homebrewers formed at the inaugural meeting in April 2007, upon the adoption of our Constitution and Bylaws by unanimous vote. The club is named after the Stoney Creek in East Norriton, Pennsylvania, in which we bathe in the moonlight during the Harvest Moon (or is that another club?).
Stoney Creek Homebrewers


The Woodbridge Homebrewers Ale and Lager Enthusiast Society (you can call us WHALES!) is an AHA registered homebrewing club based out of Central New Jersey. Despite the beer-centric name, the club is also equally involved in the production of mead (fermented honey), ciders and wines. The club promotes an ongoing education of various brewing techniques through brewer presentations (both peer members and professional brewers alike).

A Few Beer Blogs and Sites of Interest

Lew Bryson
Joe SixPack
Jack Curtin
The Beer Lass
Philly Beer Week

HOPS web page / Webmaster / 12 September 2010