Welcome


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 encourages beer drinkers to discover the many unique and high quality craft beers from around the world.

21 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. I’m very interested in joining a group of people that enjoy the art and sometimes chaotic world of homebrewing. Is there a calender showing other events or brew sessions beside the monthly meetings. I just moved here from a house in Illinois to an apartment in Downtown Norfolk. Brewing space for me is limited but alot of my equipment i’ve placed on wheels so im mobile. Thanks

    1. Jason, we are getting together a calendar for the remainder of the year. The best way to stay in touch is by becoming a member and getting placed on the maillist. Also, try following the Facebook link. Upcoming meeting information can be had by emailing the meeting coordinator or the president. Hope to see you soon.

  2. Hi all,

    I will be working in Norfolk just for a few months this summer. I would like to continue brewing, however I’ll be in a business apartment so I don’t think that Would work. I was wondering if you guys ever hold group brewing sessions? Or any other suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks

  3. Where are the monthly meetings normally held? Also, where would I submit the application for membership?

    Looking to maybe join. Brewed my 3rd batch of beer recently and just getting more into homebrewing.

    1. Scott, We meet in different locations, the first Wednesday of every month. Contact our Meeting Coordinator (email address is on this page) for the next meeting. Membership goes to the treasurer, Ron Hartman. We don’t have a P.O. Box so I will email the address to you.

  4. Hello all,
    I’m just getting into brewing and looking for a few people to kinda help me on the right path. I’m brewing a Czech Pilsner right now should be ready for bottles this weekend…so wish me luck it’s my first batch!

    1. Chris, you came to the right place contact our Meeting Coordinator (email address is on this page) for the next meeting. We meet in different locations, the first Wednesday of every month. Good luck with that Pilsner.

    1. Richard, It’s not up here. The treasurer is Ron Hartman. We don’t have a P.O. Box and I don’t want to post his address. I will email it to you.

  5. Hi, my name is Duane, local military brewer. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction . I am looking to pick up an empty 1/4 snake skinny keg. Anyone have on relaying around?

    Thank you!

  6. 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

  7. 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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