Monthly Meeting Info
The BUZZ club meets on the first Thursday of most months at 7:00pm at the Bread Company, located at 706 S. Goodwin Ave in Urbana. Beginners and new members are always welcome and you do not need to be a student to join, though you must be at least 21 years old to participate in any activities involving alcohol.
A meeting typically starts with a discussion of new business including upcoming events and social opportunities. Often there is a technical topic for the month that is also presented at the meeting. This topic may be a brewing technique, a specific style of beer, or a spotlight on a particular brewing ingredient. The meeting always concludes with a sampling of homebrewed beers, meads, and wines that members bring to the meeting. Every brewer has a chance to tell us about what they brought and then receives honest feedback about their creation. Meetings often finish with a tasting of rare or otherwise notable commercial creations.
The Boneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots is the official homebrew club of the University of Illinois with member approved by-laws. Membership dues in the BUZZ club are $15 per year. BUZZ membership has many benefits:
- The opportunity to interact with a large number of experienced brewers.
- Constructive feedback about your brewing and the chance to taste a wide range of styles.
- Participation in bulk purchases in which the members pool their orders for brewing ingredients or equipment and are able to get a substantial discount.
At the beginning of every school year, new officers are elected and dues are collected for the coming year.
Belly Up To The Bar
If you are interested in joining the BUZZ club, attend one of our monthly meetings. Until then, you can join our forum and start participating now.