We are the Central Coast Zymurgeeks, a loose group of home brewers and wannabe home brewers genuinely interested in learning more about this fascinating art. Our members are scattered everywhere from the stately redwoods of Boulder Creek to the lush farmlands of Watsonville, California. We meet monthly and we encourage interested folks to join us. 

While most of us brew beer, we are interested in all forms of fermentation, from Sauerkraut to Bread. We have members that make Ciders, Meads, Kefir, and Kombucha.


On Saturday May 20th, we’ll have our annual event with the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz, Suds & Shrooms. “We bring the beer, they bring the food.” Please reach out to info@zymurgeeks.org if you are interested in joining us.

Our April meeting was at the Highway 1 Brewing Company. After the business meeting, we enjoyed a tasting and tour by brewer Leslie.

At the March meeting, Steve delivered a great presentation on growing hops, AND they stuffed us with homemade chili and cornbread!

February’s meeting was at Woodhouse Blending & Brewing in Santa Cruz. Dave brought lots of props for his talk on various wort chillers.

After the storms, we managed to dry out enough to enjoy our meeting at Steel Bonnet in January, but we cut it short with no presentation so we could all go watch the niners game. ☹ Better luck next year team.


Our annual December Holiday party was held at Sante Adarius Rustic Ales in Santa Cruz. The brews and Detroit-style pizza were excellent.

In November, we elected new officers (see our About page). Congratulations to our new members!

The October meeting , started with club business to vote on by-laws and nominate members for next month’s election. Then we moved to Phil’s house for the club’s Oktoberfest celebration with the Santa Cruz Fungus Federation.

At the meeting on September 18th, Steve gave an excellent presentation on growing your own hops.

The August 21st  meeting was at club president Meg’s house for a nice afternoon in the Redwoods.

The July 17th meeting, at Woodhouse Blending and Brewing in Santa Cruz, featured a presentation by Professor Will on New Zealand hops.

The June meeting at Steel Bonnet Brewery in Scotts Valley started with a competition and judging. Will Rush took home the win for the wort share beer, and Dave Bossie in the English IPA category. Lots of good beer from all our brewers. After a brief  business meeting we had a wonderful presentation on German Hops by Phil Carpenter, thanks Phil!


For general membership meeting information, or to join our mailing list, contact info@zymurgeeks.org.

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