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Upcoming BURP Events

 Directions to Next Meeting (members only)

  Nov 15
18th Annual BURP Real Ale Festival  
  Dec 6 Annual FSHCG Guild Holiday Party  
  Dec TBD
Annual BURP Holiday Party



BURP Upcoming Monthly Competitions

 (greater competition detail HERE)



 Nov14   Real Ale Competition (Judges & Stewards Only)
 Dec TBD   Winter Warmers
Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP) is a club, founded in the fall of 1981 by avid homebrewers. It has grown to be one of the largest homebrew clubs in the world with over 300 members. BURP's home is the Maryland and Virginia metro area around Washington DC USA. BURP's mission is to promote the production and knowledge of good beer.

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Images from a Very Busy BURP October, Featuring Three Great Club Events
(Photos Courtesy of Adam Gallegos & Howard Michelsen)

On Sat, Oct 11, BURP bicyclists conducted a rolling pub crawl in Washington, DC to check out several new breweries. Here is the group enjoying libations at the recently-opened Atlas Brew Works on West Virginia Ave in the District.

Here is the funky outdoor brewing system at the recently opened Bardo Brewpub on Bladensburg Rd in the District.

On Sat, Oct 18, the club held its monthly meeting at a private home in beautiful Davidsonville, MD. Here is part of the crowd enjoying a gorgeous fall day, excellent food, and wonderful homebrew.

  Meeting co-host Emily Michelsen (on right) converses with BURP member Gaby Chidichimo, dressed in her fall finery.

The following day, Sun, Oct 19, BURP members enjoyed a gorgeous fall day of picking, crushing, and pressing apples at the Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Burkittsville, MD to make top quality hard cider at home. Here the group fills bins with loads of plump cider apples.

These apples went into a mix with several other varieties to make a very complex fermented cider. Hopefully, some of this cider will be available for tasting at future BURP meetings.


Please send in your BURP/beer pictures to burp_photo @ - they could beautify this space in a future website update!  Meeting photos always needed!