Queers Makin' Beers

radicalLY hombrewing since 2015

Brew Day and Keezer Build
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Brew Day and Keezer Build

It's a brew day! We'll be doing the usual backyard brew plus working on our keezer build. Our small chest fridge will get a wood collar and we will install taps for serving beer at our parties! Water starts cooking at noon, mash, sparge, boil and hop additions, cooling, and into the carboy for fermentation. Come learn or hang out and eat grilled delights. Bring snacks, bring grillables, bring your friends, family, children and dog. Something is always on tap but you are welcome to bring a favorite beer.

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Be an Ambassador for Dining out for life
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Be an Ambassador for Dining out for life

We have been invited to act as Ambassadors for Dining Out For Life in Partnership with Project Open Hand and Lost and Found Beer Garden. QMB will essentially act as the host of the party. Each Dining Out For Life Oakland partner restaurant will donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining towards Project Open Hand.

*Two shifts run from 5PM to 8PM and 7:30PM to 10:30PM. Please RSVP to all times you are available and we will decide which can be staffed by whom closer to the date.

All money raised makes a local impact, benefiting the sick and vulnerable throughout our Oakland community.

For over 30 years in Oakland, Project Open Hand has created a loving and supportive community to ensure that our neighbors with HIV/AIDS have access to healthy food and essential nutrition resources. Their mission is to improve health outcomes and quality of life for the critically-ill by providing nutritious meals prepared and delivered with love by their dedicated staff and volunteers.

As a Dining Out For Life Ambassador, you will act as the face of our organization and be a host at one of our Oakland restaurants.

https://www.diningoutforlife.com/city/oakland/

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Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Dyke March in Dolores Park

Each year we gather under our tent(s) and drink in merriment while surrounded by the queers. We'll have kegs of our beer and eachother... and hopefully new merch! This year we are planning to have a "water bar" with fruit-infused still and sparkling waters in kegs.

Setting up and breaking down are the big tasks. Otherwise we are all chilling. We will need a crew to drive all of our wonderful things to the park and set up around 10am. Putting it all back in the car will happen after the march itself begins.

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March Brew Day!
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

March Brew Day!

Just another brew day! We will have a party in May and this brew day will add a couple kegs to that event. No experience, a lot of experience, just want to hang out and drink beers (Mo is accidentally learning to brew by repetitive proximity... hahaha) all are welcome. Come alone. Bring your friends. Bring a straight friend. Bring your mom. Bring your favorite hot dogs for the grill. It's all good.

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Nov
14
3:00 PM15:00

Queer Homebrewed Thanksgiving + Pumpkin Ale Showdown

We have so much beer and so many queers to be thankful for. Let's get together and eat food while we sample beers from the QMB beer library. Partake in voting for the Great Pumpkin Ale Showdown as it goes down! These two special beers were brewed by our brew crews in September. 

Funf the Pumpkin Trainwreck - Rebecca, Nathan, Kirby, and Peeyush
VS. 
Pumpk It Ale - Kate S., Kate W., Anais, Dani, Summer, Erandy, Yajaira,

Other brews to try are: 
Secret Competition Beer - sideproject for homebrew comp. 
Sextapus - A sideproject porter
Four Austin - Belgian Dubbel
Third Time's a Charm Bracelet - GF Bourboned Porter
Soured Goodbis - Soured saison
One Peachy Queen - Peach saison

We will start at 3pm and be eating a couple hours after that. This is gonna be a big party, come hungry and bring thanksgiving food. Rebecca will be making gluten free, vegan gravy. Bring your favorite beer(s) to share. RSVP +1 if you want to bring yer boo. We will need a couple people to band together for big things like a turkey, set up, and coordinating.

In addition to what will already be a super radical party, there will be a great unveiling. You will see into our future. It will be mystical, magical, and well, let's hope you drink enough to be thoroughly impressed. Also come and get your QMB beer label magnets.

Location will be announced as soon as we figure out roughly how many people we will have, It will be in Berkeley or Oakland. If you want to host, feel free to let us know! See you and your beers around the table.

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Oktoberfest in Hans' Private Biergarten
Oct
18
3:30 PM15:30

Oktoberfest in Hans' Private Biergarten

Tischrunde-Dahoam is holding a small Oktoberfest on Sun 10/18 from 3:30-7:30 in our group's private Biergarten off of my home in Alameda.

Tischrunde-Dahoam will be offering guests ample amounts of its home cooking and brewing fare including: Allgäu-style smoked ham (prepared entirely on site), homemade sauerkraut, freshly harvested horseradish, and its own Münchner Festbier, brewed at our last Brew Day. Cost is $20/person (all included) and a donation of 6 German Beers (Oktoberfest variety encouraged). Tracht (traditional Bavarian attire) is encouraged but not required.

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October Brew Day
Oct
18
1:30 PM13:30

October Brew Day

Let's get together and brew this Sunday! A few recipe ideas were thrown around at our last planning session, including a chocolate maple porter (did I get that right, Kate?). If you can make it on sunday, post some recipe ideas in the comments so we can decide what we want to brew. Recipes can be all extract or partial mash (we may save the all grain for another time). Hope to see all you queers on Sunday!

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