Queers Makin' Beers

radicalLY hombrewing since 2015

homebrewed beer is our passion accessibility is our mission

Queers Makin' Beers is a homebrew club currently located in Oakland, California and Sacramento, California. Our mission is to provide fun, educational spaces and brewing events that uniquely inspire people who want to learn and make beer at any level - for free. Our first fundraising campaign is live; we are growing! QMB hosts two community brews each month where our experienced brewers are excited to share their deep beer knowledge and get everyone involved in the art of homebrew. Members are allowed to use our equipment to make delicious beer at home, too. QMB is committed to being a positive aspect of the communities we live in. We love donating beer, and beer-lovers to serve it, for charity and other social justice efforts. All members are invited to participate in events. We want to share beer; please share any ideas about projects QMB could contribute to. We have launched our first fundraising campaign on GoFundMe! Please enjoy our information and videos and consider making a contribution to our ongoing efforts in the awesome world of homebrew!

check out our new video

We have created a very special performance piece to highlight the spirit of our club and our deep commitment to "Makin' Beer".

our fundraising goals

We deeply appreciate our fans, our friends, our families and all the support we have received so far. Our successes are a reflection of an amazing community effort. We've grown too big for our own pockets and that's a good thing! Please consider donating, today!

Your support will:

1.  Improve our equipment, making more gear accessible to homebrewers free-of-charge.

2.  Provide $500 in start-up funding to new chapters around the country. Plans are already in place for Stuart, Florida and Seattle, Washington! Send us an email to inquire.

3.  Keep QMB free to participants. Equal access regardless of socio-economic status is a top priority.

4.  Ensure that we stay around for years to come! By raising $15,000 we can meet our equipment needs and maintain our club for at least 2 years. We aim to extend this by improving our efficiency and expanding our community with new clubs.

queer beer


Kate and Rebecca, two queers from Florida, first met in an Oakland bar while waiting for friends.  Over some tasty craftbrews they realized that they shared a common vision; both just wanted to make beer with other queer people. The two didn't hesitate to take their pairing to the next level... the grouping.  

The original Queers Makin’ Beers Meetup started on July 2, 2015 in Oakland, California and has grown to be one of the largest homebrew groups in the Bay Area with more than 500 members.  QMB is a community of queer-identified people teaching one another how to homebrew, while drinking beers we've made.  We address the need for experiential, educational spaces free of racism, misogyny, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, and judgement.  Making good beer is an empowering and radical act; we are radical people.  QMB is for the genderbenders, the dykes, the fags, the weirdos, the normal but not heteronormative. Queers are pouring forth to join the homebrew revolution, and it is radical. 

Members can access communal equipment and gain expertise in creating delicious brews, free of charge. In addition to hosting monthly brews, we tour breweries, throw parties, donate to charity, and collaborate on various side projects with one another. Our meetings are an opportunity for queer folks to meet and share their passion for beer and anything else. It's simple and it's fun. Make friends and make beers. Members may host brews, attend brews, attend social events, follow us on social media, become an organizer, create QMB artwork, or do pretty much anything they want. 

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Contact Us : queersmakinbeers@gmail.com

our impact to date

New Member Joins by Month

QMB is growing! Average join rate is 0.56 people per day. Data is provided by Meetup.com

Follow us on social media

INSTAGRAM FEED  @queers_makin_beers  (click here)

FACEBOOK  (click here)

GOFUNDME   (click here)

Local sponsors support Queers Makin' Beers by providing great deals to members! Have a business and want to find out more? Contact us, we would love to hear from you! 

calendar of brews and events