• 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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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.

Wizard of SAAZ

  • Joseph Dierksheide
    1st in 1D: Munich Helles
  • Keith Rush
    2nd in 1E: Festbier
  • Mike Yingling & Steve Amey
    1st in 2D: Bohemian Pilsener
  • Steve Amey & Mike Yingling
    3rd in 2D: Bohemian Pilsener
  • Mike Yingling & Greg I & Brian B
    1st in 3D: Kellerbier
  • Matt Shurtz
    3rd in 3C: Oktoberfest/Marzen
  • Joseph Dierksheide & Dave Stevens
    1st in 4B: Munich Dunkel
  • Todd Tolford
    2nd in 4D: Schwarzbier
  • Brian Bostaph & Mike Yingling
    3rd in 4B: Munich Dunkel
  • Larry & Donna Reuter
    1st in 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock
  • Rich Tomazin
    3rd in 5C: Doppelbock
  • Matt Shurtz
    1st in 8A: Ordinary Bitter
  • Nathan Levengood
    1st in 9E: Strong Scotch Ale
  • Nathan Levengood & Mike Swartzwelder
    1st in 10A American Pale Ale
  • Larry & Donna Reuter
    2nd in 10A American Pale Ale
  • Jon Hovan
    1st in 11B: American Brown Ale
  • John Wicks & Larry Reuter
    3rd in 12C: British Brown Ale
  • Nathan Levengood
    1st in 14C: Sweet Stout
  • Brian Bostaph
    2nd in 14D: Oatmeal Stout
  • Jeff Valore
    3rd in 14D: Oatmeal Stout
  • Adam Reinhart
    1st in 15D: Imperial Stout
  • Greg Snowden & Mike Danks
    2nd in 15A: Tropical Stout
  • John Wicks
    3rd in 15B: Foreign Extra Stout
  • Rich Tomazin & Ron Sternad
    1st in 16A: American IPA
  • Mark Milliren
    3rd in 16A: American IPA
  • Rich Tomazin
    3rd in 17B: Double IPA
  • Nathan Levengood & Mike Swartzwelder
    1st in 18C: Weizenbock
  • Joseph Powell & Derek Hill
    3rd in 18A: Weissbier
  • Mike Yingling & Joe Powell
    1st in 19D: Saison
  • Joshua Blubaugh
    2nd in 19D: Saison
  • Marty Hassink
    3rd in 19D: Saison
  • Joseph Powell & Derek Hill
    1st in 20A: Berliner Weisse
  • Nathan Levengood
    1st in 21E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Matt Shurtz
    2nd in 21C: Belgian Tripel
  • Keith McFarlane & MMBC
    3rd in 21A: Belgian Blond Ale
  • Mark Milliren
    1st in 22B: British Strong Ale
  • Michael Malinowski
    2nd in 22E: American Barleywine
  • Steve Amey
    3rd in 22C: American Strong Ale
  • Matt Shurtz
    1st in 23A: Fruit Beer
  • Nick Fantozzi
    2nd in 23A: Fruit Beer
  • Nick Fantozzi & Jonathan Miller
    3rd in 23A: Fruit Beer
  • Nathan Levengood
    1st in 24A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
  • Steve Amey
    2nd in 24A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
  • Nathan Levengood & Mike Swartzwelder
    3rd in 24C: Winter Seasonal Beer
  • Mike Yingling
    1st in 25E: Wood-Aged Beer
  • Joseph Dierksheide
    2nd in 25C: Rauchbier
  • Shawn Adams
    3rd in 25D: Classic Style Smoked Beer
  • Carl McMillin
    1st in 27C: Sweet Mead
  • Carl McMillin
    3rd in 27A: Dry Mead
  • Carl McMillin
    1st in 28A: Cyser
  • Carl McMillin
    1st in 29E: Experimental Mead
  • Carl McMillin
    3rd in 29B: Spice, Herb or Vegetable Mead
  • Mike Piazza
    3rd in 30B: English Cider

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