Sharing homebrewing enthusiasm and Expertise in the dc area since 1981



is to have fun promoting the production and knowledge of good beer. Although BURP’s home is the Maryland, Virginia and metropolitain Washington DC area, anyone is welcome.


Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • The Busch Biergarten (505 Springloch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904)

    Jim Busch will be hosting at his biergarten in Silver Spring.  The biergarten is in back of the house through the gate on the right from the driveway.  

    This is a regular potluck style meeting, so bring more food than you eat and more beer (commercial and homebrew are welcomed) than you drink. 

    Our esteemed Ministers of Culture will be organizing a competition for pale and amber lagers.

    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Jim Busch's Biergarten (Silver Spring, MD)

    The June competition will be for Pale and Amber Lagers.  This will be a popular vote competition. 

    There will be no requirement to enter your beers in a BJCP category.  Got a German Pils (5d) or a Czech Amber Lager (3c), great! Got a hoppy American pale that doesn't fit in a category, that's great as well! 

    The packaging format can be kegs, growlers, bottles, medicine bottles, even urns will work. As long as you have enough to serve to everyone (at least 2 gallons is recommended) we'll accept your entry. 

    Voting will begin at 2 pm sharp.  Daniel Warehime will be in charge of the ballot box.  

    • 20 Jul 2024
    • Silver Spring, MD

    Clint Sandford will be hosting at his home in Silver Spring. See "Next Monthly Meeting" section for details 

    • 21 Sep 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Seneca Creek State Park (Gaithersburg, MD)

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