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.
Our first meeting of 2023 will be on January 22, at Steel Bonnet Brewerey. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us.
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!