CABREW was formed as an educational get together to meet other area homebrewers, learn the art of homebrewing and improve upon ones homebrew skills. We meet once a month in Downtown Concord and have monthly brew sessions. We have periodic seasonal gatherings and participate in various regional beer festivals and homebrew events. We are a member of the American Hombrewers Association (AHA) and participate in the Carolina Brewer of the Year (CBoY) competition series. We look forward to meeting you and helping you become the best brewer you can be!
The Cabarrus Homebrewers Society meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month above Cabarrus Creamery and Red Hill Brewing, 25 Union Street South, directly beside Lil’ Robert’s Place in Downtown Concord, NC from 7pm-9pm.
In the Spring of 2013, CABREW planted 30 organic rhizomes in hopes of providing a local, organic source of hops for local home brewers and commercial breweries. That original planting has expanded to 60+ plantings which are made up of Chinook, Cascade, and Nugget hop varieties. We maintain these on Wednesday evenings at the Elma C Lomax incubator farm.
Education is one of cornerstone of CABREW. We attempt to take every learning opportunity available to make each of us the best brewers we can be. To that end we have a dedicated Education Chair person who organizes education sessions throughout the year.
Homebrewing is all about figuring out how to make beer that you like. To learn this you have to try many different styles and brew with various processes to narrow it down. The best and most fun way to do this is through experimentation. Various individual members or the club as a whole will do homebrew experiments then bring them to our monthly meetings to share with the members.
We are constantly looking for new and exciting experiments to bring to the club. If you know of one then please drop us a line and let us know. Or better yet come to a meeting!
CABREW members offer to host public brew sessions each month which allow new brewers to learn by doing and to see how others have built their brewing setup. It's a great chance to pick up on a new trick or learn about a new piece of equipment. Brewing together is also a lot of fun and a great way to make friends.
Each fall CABREW hosts a gathering of area home brewers which allow members of different clubs to mingle, compare beers and ideas, and enjoy sharing their beer in a relaxed environment. It is day of food, fun, music, and camping available each to members of invited clubs from around the Concord area.
CABREW is proud that some of it's members have taken the step to become commercial brewers. These professionals remember their roots and offer to collaborate with home brewers to make special releases of beer for the public.