You have reached the Hampton Roads Brewing and Tasting Society (HRBTS) website. We are dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of homebrewing.

The HRBTS works throughout the Tidewater area (Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach) as well as Northeastern North Carolina to promote a greater appreciation of quality beer and to help raise the region’s level of beer consciousness. The HRBTS is southeastern Virginia’s premier homebrewing club!

The club meets the first Wednesday of every month to discuss homebrewing and the Beer of the Month (BOTM). Members receive a monthly newsletter via e-mail. The club also sponsors a variety of other activities such as monthly homebrewing competitions, group brewing sessions, annual summer picnic, and an Oktoberfest party. We encourage beer drinkers to discover the many unique and high quality craft beers from around the world.

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  1. Would like to join. I tried a few years ago but I had a standing commitment on the first Wednesday of each month when you met at the time.

    1. Pete, the application can be printed off this page and brought to the next meeting. I forwarded your information to the president and you should be hearing from her soon.

  2. I just paid the joining fee and am excited to meet you all! Looking forward to sharing my brews and sampling some of yours.Mike

    1. Mike, glad to have you on board. I just sent your information to our president. You should be hearing from her soon.

    2. Mike,
      I saw that you paid your dues via PayPal. Welcome to the HRB&TS. I need to get your contact information so that I can get you listed on the Aleline for the newsletter. Please fill out the application and bring it to the next meeting on Sep. 7th. You might also be able to mail the completed form to me via email if you are computer savvy. I’m not! Hope to see you soon.
      Ron Hartman, Treasurer

  3. Hi There,

    we are hosting an event called ” Ale for Arthritis” on Sept. 26th at the Slover Library in Downtown Norfolk– it is an evening social event designed to raise awareness for arthritis in Hampton Roads and raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation of Hampton Roads.

    We will be featuring – Alewerks Brewery Beer of Williamsburg at the event. I would love to see if you be willing to mention our event to your members?

    I would provide you with 2 free tickets to the event.

    thank you so much for your consideration.

    Kim Hudson

    1. Kim, I have forwarded your information to our president and meeting coordinator and will announce your event on our email list. You should be hearing from someone soon

    1. Michael, I forwarded your email address to our membership coordinator, Ron. You should hear from him within the next few days -Victor

  4. The web site looks great, Victor. I am on my third batch since my brewing hiatus began ten years ago. I am still brewing extract beers, because the mashing equipment is still being reconditioned. In particular, the old hand-pump I used to use needs some extensive rework, and I need to buy an electric pump in the meantime. Can anyone recommend a good one?
    – Sammy

  5. I bottled five gallons of Galena Stout this week. It is pretty cold so it will probably take longer than usual before it is carbonated.

    1. Sean, you have come to the right place. Our members include a brewers with wide ranging experience levels. We look forward to hearing from you.

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