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 200-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 Wednesday of each month at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille 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. The growth of the festival over the years led to the formation of the CBM Board of Directors which consists of the current President, the past two Presidents, Treasurer, and the longest active member. The Board provides guidance and support to the Oktoberfest Committee and manages the CBM budget and finances.

Visitors and those curious about home brewing 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, our local brewing supply store. Please join us at a future club meeting or contact our VP of Recruitment 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.
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 December meeting.
2012 Elections Results
Officer Position Descriptions

CBM Twitter Feed

Our February meeting has moved back one week to Wednesday, February 8th. The meeting will still begin at 6:30 at @DilworthNG. See you then!

by Carolina BrewMasters