Club Business & Style of the Month Competition
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Torrent Brewing Company (MAP)
How to Join
- Show up to out monthly meeting!
- Check us out on
- Join the
Google Group to signup for the mailing list
*email MikeYoungHB "at" gmail.com with
The Ames Brewers League meeting consists of discussing
club business & events and then holding a monthly
of the Month competition. The monthly competition
is a great way to get feedback from experienced judges
and provides a way for you to discuss feedback
afterwards. When the competition has ended,
members will talk amongst themselves about various
brewing related topics and share any other homebrews that were
brought. Bringing samples of your homebrewed beer
is always appreciated!
**We ask that no one under the age of 21 attend
our monthly meetings. Torrent Brewing Company has
been very generous to allow us to meet at their brewery,
and we would hate to jeopardize their Native Brewery
How to Join the ABL
Joining the Ames Brewers League is easy: just attend one
of the monthly meeting at Torrent Brewing Company.
You can check out the club and see if it's something you
would be interested in. No commitments needed.
To stay up-to-date on club information and activities,
we suggest you sign up for the ABL Email List through
Google Groups as well as the ABL Facebook group.
Click the links below to sign up!
We are the Ames Brewers League. Our
mission is to help educate the region of central Iowa
centered around Ames, IA, about the brewing and
enjoyment of beer. The production of beer is a
conceptually simple process of fermenting a hop-infused
sugary solution with yeast, but it is much more than
that. Our purpose is to help our membership to brew
better beer, and to educate the public about the many
and varied styles of beer made in the world today. We
also have a great deal of fun at our monthly meetings,
trading experiences and exchanging information about new
techniques and established practices. We always
have something interesting to discuss at every meeting.
Our club has been growing steadily since
its inception in March of 1999. We currently have
between 20 and 30 members. These members come from every
walk of life, and every level of brewing experience is
represented from absolute beginners to commercial
brewers. We also have members at every level of brewing
complexity from all extract to full, multi-step mash
regimes. Everyone is welcome to attend as long as
they are of legal drinking age.
Past Guest Speakers
Cory O'Neel - Head Brewer at Granite City
Jeff "Puff" Irvin - Head Brewer at Olde Main
Steve Zimmerman - former Head Brewer at Court Avenue
Brewing Company, Des Moines
- Once of Miller Brewing, now the Director of the
Brewing Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College
- Head Brewer at Rock Bottom Brewing, Des Moines
Coy - Head Brewer at Raccoon River Brewing Company
- American Homebrewers Association Board of
Advisors, Winner of the 1996 Gold Medal for Barleywines