Queers Makin' Beers

radicalLY hombrewing since 2015


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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Brew Day for QMB Brunch
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Brew Day for QMB Brunch

BREW DAY!! We'll make some of the beers served at our donor brunch. The brunch will include beer cocktails and regular beers. We'll be making a baltic porter (with coffee), kölsch (with cucumber or strawberry juice), and an American Lager (with grapefruit soda). We will most likely be brewing kölsch on this particular day. There will be some beer on tap and, as always, the grill will be going. Come check out our system, learn to make beer, and hang out with cool friends!

Beers will be served July 14th to fundraiser donors. Our GoFundMe is live and those who have contributed $60 for one ticket or $100 for two tickets will be treated to food fresh from our garden and an open beer bar. Feel free to donate and share the campaign if you also want to experience QMB brunch in our amazing garden!

Link to Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/queersmakinbeers2019
RSVP to Donor Brunch: http://queersmakinbeers.com/

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May Brew Day
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

May Brew Day

We will be brewing 3 beers to prep for Pride. Whether you want to help set up, brew, clean up or just hang out, we'd love to see you.

Our brew days are open to and appropriate for everyone, no matter your experience/skill level. Bring whomever you'd like, bring some beer, drink whatever we have on tap, kids, dogs, whatever. We have a grill if you want to bring grillable things though the people brewing are generally pretty distracted and you may need to grill your own stuff to not have it burn to complete ash, hahaha.

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Bocce Tournament!
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Bocce Tournament!

Join the Queers Makin' Beers Bocce Brewmasters. We're putting together a team for the 2019 Coalition on Homelessness bocce tournament and fundraiser. In addition to playing, we will be bringing a keg to serve to the attendees. Let us know if you would like to play or just serve beer.

Event location: Aquatic Park, San Francisco

Address: 890 Beach St

Courts are at Beach St. and Van Ness

Start date: Saturday, May 18, 11am 

End date: Saturday, May 18, 3pm

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Beginner Brew Day!
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Brew Day!

Have you been wondering what magic conjuring the lead brewers are doing every brew day? Maybe you want to brush up your brew skills in anticipation of the club brew comp. Or maybe you just want to get comfortable brewing so you can brew on your own.

Enter the Beginner Brew Day.

Brew a beer with a small group and learn the whole process from recipe selection to packaging. Walk away with a 6-pack of finished beer to call your own

We will:

• meet up at the Brew store (Oak Barrel Winecraft)

• pick a recipe together and grab ingredients

• go back to the house, clean, and sanitize

• Brew!!

• clean up afterwards

Three weeks after the brew day, we will meet back up to package the beer into bottles and/or kegs.

THE FINE PRINT
This is a two-part event. We will schedule the second part to work for everyone, but please only sign up if you are committed to both parts.

So that everyone will be able to get active brew time, I limit this event to 5 people. Cost is $10 towards ingredients and supplies (propane, ice, etc.).

Because of the small size and popularity of these events, I will ask for confirmation and payment via paypal/venmo before moving people from "waitlist" to "going." Please make sure you include your email when you sign up. Refunds will be given for anyone cancelling at least a week in advance.

There will be some minimal homework. Everyone will also be expected to be an active participant in a successful brew day and take part in the whole day from 10:00am to approximately 6pm. (Rebecca always makes it look real easy, but all that prep and clean up she does takes awhile!)

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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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Brew Day and Keezer Build
Apr
21
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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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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