• We are a homebrew club based in Akron, OH that meets monthly to discuss homebrew styles, techniques, recipes, activities, and equipment. We try to have a local brewer or members of our club give lectures on beer and brewing related topics. More importantly, we meet to share our homemade brews. We find that by sampling many beers and talking with other homebrewers, everyone learns about making exceptional beer. We try to have a lot of socializing at each meeting. About 25-35 people attend a typical meeting which is held at a variety of venues. Check the events list to see where we are having upcoming meetings.

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Upcoming Events

SAAZ Hall of Fame

These outstanding members have taken their brewing to the professional level, and are enriching the beer culture of our community. We salute you!

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Recent Awards

Congratulations to our members who have brought home medals at recent competitions.

Beer for Boobs

  • Nathan Levengood & Mike Swartzwelder
    3rd in 1C: Cream Ale
  • Matt Shurtz
    1st in 4B: Festbier
  • Larry Reuter & John Wicks
    3rd in 3D: Czech Dark Lager
  • Nathan Levengood & Mike Malinowski
    1st in 8A: Munich Dunkel
  • Keith McFarlane & MMBC
    1st in 26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Mike Yingling & Chris Gaul
    2nd in 26A: Trappist Single
  • Larry Reuter
    2nd in 28C: Soured Fruit Beer
  • Nathan Levengood
    3rd in 16A: Sweet Stout
  • Nathan Levengood & Mike Swartzwelder
    2nd in 14C: Scottish Export
  • Mike Yingling & Chris Gaul
    1st in 13A: Dark Mild
  • Mike Creveling
    2nd in 13B: English Brown Ale
  • Matt Shurtz
    2nd in 19B: California Common
  • Nathan Levengood & Mike Yingling
    1st in 9A: Doppelbock
  • Shawn Adams
    2nd in 9C: Baltic Porter
  • Shawn Adams & Josh Blubaugh
    2nd in 30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer
  • Matt Shurtz
    3rd in 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
  • Larry Reuter
    3rd in M2B: Pyment

Son of Brewzilla

  • Mike Yingling & Larry Reuter
    1st in 1B: Standard American Lager
  • Matt Shurtz & Larry Rueter
    3rd in 1B: Standard American Lager
  • Mike Yingling & Chris Gaul
    2nd in 2A: German Pilsner
  • Joseph Dierksheide & Big-Brew Crew
    3rd in 2C: Classic American Pilsner
  • Brian Bostaph & Mike Yingling
    1st in 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen
  • Christopher Pfeiffer
    2nd in 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen
  • Matt Shurtz
    3rd in 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen
  • Mike Creveling
    2nd in 7B: California Common Beer
  • Mike Yingling & Brian Bostaph
    3rd in 9E: Strong Scotch Ale
  • Rich Tomazin
    1st in 27A: Common Cider
  • Greg Snowden
    2nd in 27A: Common Cider
  • Carl McMillin
    1st in 24C: Sweet Mead
  • Carl McMillin
    2nd in 24A: Dry Mead
  • Michael Malinowski
    2nd in 4B: Munich Dunkel
  • Joseph Dierksheide
    3rd in 4C: Schwarzbier
  • Nathan Levengood & Mike Yingling
    2nd in 5C: Doppelbock
  • Mark Milliren
    3rd in 12B: Robust Porter
  • Joseph Dierksheide
    2nd in 11A: Mild
  • Goose Steingass
    3rd in 11C: Northern English Brown Ale
  • John Wicks
    1st in 13D: Foreign Extra Stout
  • Nathan Levengood
    2nd in 13B: Sweet Stout
  • Rich Tomazin
    1st in 14B: American IPA
  • Shawn Adams
    2nd in 16C: Saison
  • Shawn Adams & Larry Reuter
    3rd in 17H: American Wild Ale
  • Michael Malinowski
    2nd in 18B: Belgian Dubbel
  • Michael Malinowski
    1st in 19A: Old Ale
  • Shawn Adams & Josh Blubaugh
    2nd in 19B: English Barleywine
  • Jeffrey Valore & Amanda Doll
    3rd in 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
  • John Wicks & Larry Reuter
    2nd in 22A: Classic Rauchbier
  • Mike Yingling & Brian Bostaph
    2nd in 23A: Specialty Beer
  • Greg Snowden
    3rd in 23A: Specialty Beer
  • Carl McMillin
    2nd in 25B: Pyment
  • Carl McMillin & Larry Ruter
    1st in 26B: Braggot
  • Carl McMillin
    2nd in 26A: Metheglin