2021 Maryland Microbrewery Festival Update!!

posted Jul 9, 2021, 10:04 AM by Midnight Brewers

The Maryland Microbrewery Festival returns, on September 25, 2021, at Union Mills Homestead in Westminster.  Also returning is the Homebrew Competition, and the Homebrewing Demonstration Tent.  We are seeking volunteers for both of those activities.  Judges, Stewards, and staff for the Homebrewing Demonstration Tent are needed.  For the Tent, we need one (1) additional brewer to brew a batch of beer on site during the festival.  For the Competition, we need Judges (novice Judges are welcome) and Stewards.  Volunteers will get free entry to the Festival.  Please let me know if you can help.

Tapping Party @ Buffalo Wild Wings 2/28/17

posted Feb 26, 2017, 10:36 AM by Steve Kranz

Please join other club members on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Westminster Buffalo Wild Wings for a tapping party to celebrate the release of Brewtherville Blonde Bock.  This beer was brewed by DuClaw Brewing Company for exclusive draft sales at Buffalo Wild Wings.  It is based on the recipe of Lee Kexel, the Best Of Show winner of the 2016 Maryland Microbrewery Festival Homebrew Competition.

Hope to see you there!

AHA Rally @ DuClaw

posted Feb 14, 2016, 7:00 PM by Steve Kranz

Join other Mid-Atlantic homebrewers for an AHA Rally at DuClaw on Saturday, February 20, 2015.  Share a ride.  Stop at Binkert's Meats beforehand.  Join the AHA if you plan to attend the National Homebrewers Conference in June.

Tasting Saturday, Nov. 21

posted Nov 16, 2015, 8:46 AM by Midnight Brewers   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 8:51 AM ]

Hosted by Teresa & Charlie Heaps.  RSVP Charlie Heaps @

Brew-Ha-Ha is July 11, 2015

posted Jun 24, 2015, 7:46 PM by Midnight Brewers

This annual event is typically our club's largest.  This year's event is Saturday, July 11, 2015.  Hosted by Neil Mezebish in Westminster, club members bring all sorts of brewing apparatus to brew outdoors.  Bring your folding chairs and canopies, homebrews and a side dish, salad, or desert to share.

RSVP directly to Neil, whether you plan to brew or just supervise, at

Big Brew 2015

posted Mar 13, 2015, 8:40 AM by Midnight Brewers

National Homebrew Day is Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Each year it is celebrated nation-wide by homebrewers doing what they do...brewing beer!  It's called Big Brew.  The Midnight Homebrewers' League has celebrated each year by holding a local Big Brew event at a club member's home in Carroll County, Maryland.  This year's Big Brew is hosted by Kyle Snell in Hampstead, Maryland.

Brewers are responsible for bringing their brewing equipment and ingredients.  Well water that is good for brewing will be available, but to relieve the strain on Kyle's well it is requested that brewers consider bringing at least some of their own brewing water.  Also bring chairs, canopies, portable tables, and anything else you'll need for the day.  The club will provide some food items, and bottled water, but members are also asked to bring a dish to share for breakfast, lunch, or snacks.

If you plan to attend, whether or not you are brewing, please RSVP directly to Kyle at

Barrel Projects - What next?

posted Jan 26, 2015, 11:17 AM by Midnight Brewers

We have two 53-gallon bourbon barrels which are currently aging their second beers.  In the next couple of months we will start tasting them, and deciding when those beers need to come out.

We have posted a new Survey to receive feedback on what to put into the barrels next.  One will definitely be a sour.  The other all depends on responses.  If you are interested in either or both barrels, please go to the survey:

20th Anniversary Picnic & Brew-Ha-Ha

posted Jun 27, 2014, 10:35 AM by Midnight Brewers   [ updated Jul 5, 2014, 11:36 PM by Steve Kranz ]

All members are encouraged to turn out at the club's 20th Anniversary Picnic and Brew-Ha-Ha hosted by Lindy and Neil Mezebish on Saturday, July 12.  It will be an all-day affair of brewing, eating, swimming, and of course sharing homebrews.  Bring family and friends, swim suits and towels, lawn chairs, canopies if you wish, and of course your brewing gear.  Brewers will have access to Neil's filtered well water, but if you prefer your own brewing water, bring it.  If your all-grain rig requires gravity flow, scaffolding will be set up to accommodate at least two brewers.  And if you are an extract brewer interested in sharing a 10-gallon all-grain batch with another brewer, let us know and we'll try to hook you up.

We'll have a special 20th Anniversary Gift for all members in attendance...with an option for personalization on site!  Raffle for a 50/50 prize plus additional 20th Anniversary club swag, and some other goodies including donated brewing equipment.  If you have some spare gear which needs a home and can donate it to the Raffle, let Debbie Lyons know.

Cost of the event is $10 per adult and includes all food, water and soft drinks, and an Anniversary gift.  RSVP your intentions (whether attending, and whether brewing) directly to Neil.

The club is providing all of the food for this event (including a few breakfast items for the early-arrivers).  So unless you have particular dietary needs which are not met by grilled & smoked meat, basic sides, snack items, salads and desserts, no additional food needs to be brought.

If you are unfamiliar with Neil's address, please be aware that the official Post Office address won't get you there if you use GPS.  You need to access Neil's driveway on Glenvue Road. The GPS address is 3020 Glenvue,  Call him first if you need specifics (his address and # are in the Membership Roster if you need to look it up...I won't post them here since this is a public posting.

Depending on your brewing gear, you are advised to drop off your equipment at Neil's on Friday night because access may be limited on Saturday with other brewers' set ups in place.

Craft Beer Dinner

posted May 11, 2014, 6:12 AM by Midnight Brewers

College Square Liquors is hosting a Craft Beer Dinner at the Blue Bistro in Westminster.  May 21 at 7:00 PM.  $65 per person all-inclusive.  Tickets available at the store.

2015 National HB Conference: San Diego

posted Jan 26, 2014, 9:20 PM by Steve Kranz

It was announced today that the 2015 National Homebrewers Conference will be held in San Diego, where it was also held in 2011.

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