Club and Membership Info
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Who we are -
We are an AHA Sanctioned homebrewing club in Tampa, Fl. We currently have over 150 members who are primarily active homebrewers with a variety of experience from novice to expert. BEERS is an active and award winning club in the Florida state homebrewing club circuit.
Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm at Mr. Dunderbaks located at 14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd in New Tampa and prospective members are invited to join us (click here for map). Meetings are informal in nature and participants are invited to bring homebrewed beer, information, and questions to share.
Membership in the club involves attending a meeting and paying dues according to the schedule below. Benefits of membership include discounts on purchases at local businesses whose banners are displayed on the left. Members also receive personal login and access to private areas of our website including member directory and access to our primary mode of communication - the BEERS email listserv.
If you are interested in joining but unable to attend a meeting, please use the "contact us" link on the left.
Our History -
The Tampa Bay BEERS (Brewing Enthusiasts Enjoying Real Suds) was formed in 1990 by Ben Meisler and friends at the original Tampa Bay Brewing Company located on Dale Mabry highway in Carollwood. After the TBBC closed in 1991 club meetings moved to the old Proud Lion Pub at Dale Mabry and Fletcher. When that place closed we again moved and have met at a variety of places all over town through the years including O’Briens Irish Pub, Gino’s, Hi Tide Fish & Chips, the Oak Barrel Tavern, the new Tampa Bay Brewing Company, the New World Brewery, and now Mr. Dunderbaks.
Membership Dues Schedule -
$15 per year ($20 for couples). All memberships expire at years end.
Prorated dues for new members:
Jan-April -as above $15/$20
May -Sept $10/$15
Oct-Dec - $15/$20 including the next year.