About CBM

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The Carolina BrewMasters is a non-profit club whose members enjoy making, tasting, and sharing beer, mead, and cider.

Our 100-plus members live in or around the Charlotte, NC metropolitan area and range in experience level from beginner to expert at making great home brews. The club meets at 6:30pm the first Tuesday of each month at GoodRoad CiderWorks where we discuss club activities, hold educational presentations and enjoy a sampling of home-brewed beer.

We also hold monthly brew sessions at a member's house, which presents opportunities to learn about different methods, systems and gadgets that other home brewers use. CBM members also regularly enter home brew competitions, including our own US Open held each May in Charlotte.

In addition to these regular monthly activities, the club is the organizer and driving force behind the annual Charlotte Oktoberfest beer festival held each fall. Oktoberfest is one of the largest festivals in the country and donates most of its proceeds to needy charities and non-profits that devote their energies to helping others. A team of eight officers (see list to left) coordinates all club activities.  The CBM Board provides guidance and support to the VPs and manages the CBM budget and finances.

Visitors and those curious about homebrewing are always welcome. And annual membership dues are only $25 for one person and a discounted $40 for a couple, which quickly pays for itself in discounts at Alternative Beverage, a local brewing supply store. Please join us at a future club meeting or contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


If you would like to join, CBM uses an online Form to capture your information, and you pay via PayPal. It's a simple three-step process:

  1. Read the CBM Code of Conduct at this link.
  2. Pay your dues at this link. Enter your phone and Spouse's name (if applicable) on the PayPal form page.

That should do it. Now check out CBM's other communications tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Brewnet.

Brewnet is an email list service that CBM uses to push information via email. Increasingly, Facebook is the primary communications platform.
The CBM Code of Conduct is a statement we ask all members to read and affirm when joining, and again annually when paying dues. Here are the official Bylaws for our non-profit corporation. CBM elects officers annually at the November meeting.

Officer Position Descriptions

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