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Upcoming BURP Events

 Directions to Next Meeting (members only)

  Nov 15
18th Annual BURP Real Ale Festival  
  Dec TBD
Annual 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 almost 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 the Sep BURP Meeting and Oktoberfest Celebration at Seneca Creek State Park, MD

Mel Thompson started the day by handing out fragrant bags of hops purchased by club members as part of the annual club hop buy.

Bavarian costumes were prominent at this well attended event, held on a beautiful summer-like Autumn day at a favorite venue - Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, MD.

A highlight of the day was the St Pauli Girl Beer Stein Race. Here, BURP members Gaby Chidichimo and Emily Michelsen are ready to roll at the start of their race.

  The final competition of the day was the Beer Stein Holding Contest, where competitors tested their strength by seeing who could hold a full 1 liter Bavarian beer stein for the longest amount of time.


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