Mar 29, 2019

BIG BREW 2019

Hello Brewers, it's almost time for the biggest homebrew event of the year, The American Homebrewers' Association BIG BREW on May 4th, 2019! This is in celebration of National Homebrew Day. The day when all of us homebrewers get together to brew beer together, drink beer together, and share in our mutual love for this crazy hobby of ours.

This year our Big Brew day will be held at Eccentric Brewing in Midland, TX. Bring your gear, bring your ingredients, bring some beer, and let's all enjoy homebrewing together! Be on the lookout for an evite with more details...

If you are a member and not receiving evites (or you just want to get evites to our events), please email us at basinbrewerstx@gmail.com and I will get you on the list! Happy brewing! 

Mar 26, 2019

And the winner is...

From left to right: Nick (3rd), Rob (1st), Sam (2nd)
Thank you to everyone who joined us for March Meat Madness! Great food and beer was enjoyed by all. Congrats to our winners of the Pale Off, pale ale competition!

1st Place: Rob Lee
2nd Place: Sam Jordan
3rd Place: Nick Banks

You guys brewed some awesome beer! And you get to enjoy your new custom tap handles made by Jamie from Eccentric Brewing and MetalEfx. Thank you for designing and contributing these trophies to our competition Jamie, they are great!!

(Special shoutout to our Treasurer Robert, your fajitas were fucking amazing. We'll all be dreaming about your meat for awhile)



a sample of our tasty meat

The kickass tap handles Jamie made for the winners

Rob and Starkey getting ready to enjoy some meat

announcing the winners

intense beer and meat discussion

a head of lettuce sacrificed to the meat gods


Feb 18, 2019

Busy March for Basin Brewers

Hello Brewers! One our favorite months of the year is coming, and it is a busy one this year. We'll kick off the month with our Roundtable meeting on March 2nd, then MARCH MEAT MADNESS on March 23rd, and end the month with a Basin Brewers Road Trip to San Angelo's Craft Beer Experience on March 30th. We hope to see you guys there!

PALE OFF
As is tradition, we will be judging our annual pale off during March Meat Madness. This competition is open to all (except commercial brewers obviously) and the style is American Pale Ale (18B)  If you plan to brew for this competition, get on it quick because it is fast approaching! We will also need judges for this event. More details to come...

Jan 7, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Happy New Year to all you Brewers and potential new Brewers. We hope you had a fun and safe holiday and look forward to seeing you all this year!

Be sure to stay current on your dues by paying online! And join the Facebook group if you haven't already as that is the best way to keep up to date with club happenings. Prost!

Oct 1, 2018

KEG CRAWL 2018

Calling all brewers, it's that time of year again, time for the Basin Brewers annual KEG CRAWL! On October 27th at 7pm, we'll rent a van and pay a designated driver to haul our asses all over Midland Odessa stopping by brewers' houses to sample their homebrew. Right now we are looking for crawl stops. If you are an active brewer and have beer ready to serve, please get in contact with us via basinbrewerstx@gmail.com or through the Facebook group. We need your help to make this a fun event, so if you've got beer ready to share, we are ready to drink!!

Update, 10/25/18:
Due to lack of participation we had to cancel this years Keg Crawl. It is a busy time of year and hard to get a good group of us together. We hope to see you at the next event!

May 31, 2018

AHA Big Brew 2018 Success!

The 2018 Basing Brewer's Big Brew was a blast! There were plenty of hiccups as there always is, but a fellow brewer was always close by to help. This is a great event every year and a perfect introduction to brewing for someone looking to get into the hobby. See you guys on the first Saturday in May, 2019! Huge thanks to James for hosting, and thank you for this awesome video of the day!

Apr 17, 2018

AHA BIG BREW 2018

Hey Brewers, it's time once again to celebrate National Homebrew Day!

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.

Please join us on May 5th, 2018 for the Basin Brewers' Big Brew! Thank you to James Rhoades for volunteering his massive backyard for the event! If you can bring a canopy or chairs, please do so. We plan to start around 10am, and the toast is at noon as usual. We hope to see you all there!

This year's Big Brew recipe's were handpicked by Charlie Papazian himself:

  • Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager 
  • Dusty Mud Irish-style Stout 

Find the full recipes here:
2018 Big Brew Official Recipes