Area Covered
Davis based but serving Sacramento, East Bay, and the Foothills
January 2006
Monthly Meeting
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm at Sudwerk

Greenbelt Brewers Association is a Homebrew Club for the home brewing aficionado (or beginner) in the Davis and surrounding areas. We are an AHA recognized club dedicated to the joy of home brewing. We have over 100 active members mostly from Yolo, Solano, Sacramento and Eldorado Counties. We were the Anchor 2012 Homebrew Club of the Year.

This club was started in an effort to expand knowledge, share ideas, learn new techniques, and educate others about the craft of homebrewing. Whether you are new to brewing, or have been brewing since the days of prohibition, all are welcome. So come on in, pour a pint, and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

We currently hold meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7PM-9PM at Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, CA. Come 30min early to have a pint at the dock store and meet fellow club members. Please Contact Us for more information if you are interested in coming to a meeting and or joining the club.

A typical meeting usually features a presentation on a brewing style or technique. The presentations are usually given by a club member and we try to invite guest speakers at least twice a year. The meetings are also a great opportunity to share homebrew and get feedback on your brew.

Please come and attend a meeting to check out GBA. Dues are not required for the first meeting. After which you should pay your dues to get access to the club only google group, as well as the members only webpage that archives previous presentations. Membership as well gives you access to club only activities. To join the club you need to fill out our registration form which can found on the club website or register in person at a meeting. Dues are currently 26 dollars for 2015 but if you join after July 1st it is only 16 dollars. Feel free to test out a couple meetings before paying dues and joining formally.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Discounts at homebrew stores and breweries/bars and on brewing software.
  • Beginner/Club Brew Days: The club is aiming to host 4 club brew days a year where the goal will be to teach new brewers how to brew. It will also be a great opportunity to teach more advanced brewing techniques to mid leveled brewers.
  • Access to our members only site which has all presentations archived, brewery construction advice, where to shop for brewing related ingredients and hardware, club recipes, and pictures.
  • Mentor Program: New brewers are paired up with experienced homebrewers to accelerate their learning curve with one on one consultations.

Communication: The vast majority of our communication takes place through our google group mailing list. You can choose to receive a daily digest of email communication, or use it like a forum by logging into the google group from time to time to monitor discussions or search the archive for previous discussions. You can find and join the email list by following this link

Mike Matiasek, John Sanatar and John Alexander were interviewed as part of the GBA on Davis Media Access. See the whole interview here


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2006-02-10 11:05:29   Why concord? —ArlenAbraham

2006-02-10 11:10:43   That's where they are, they're nice, friendly, and have a huge inventory. Plus, the two times I've been to Original Homebrew in Sac, the guy there was a real jerk. —DanFisher

2006-11-30 13:30:28   Go Beer! —KentThompson

2009-02-25 11:30:54   We now meet in Davis at the Grad! Anyone interested in home brewing, please come to a meeting. Contact me for more information on the Greenbelt Brewers site. —JohnSanatar

2009-08-30 17:59:15   We just moved our meeting location to the classroom at Sudwerk, where we will be able to have meetings with a little more organization. Effective September 2009. —matiasek

2010-01-29 12:01:54   This is a great club for anyone interested in home brewing. Everyone is very friendly and helpfull, there are some very accomplished brewers amongst the members. —DagonJones