Homebrewing & Beer

Building a Community for Brewers and Friends

In 2015, I founded the Brewminaries Homebrew Club in Brooklyn, New York with the help of other passionate homebrewers. We are now the largest homebrewing club in New York, with over 150 members. I created the Brewminaries to make scientific experimentation available to homebrewers through shared knowledge and experiences. Not only are we brewing better beer, we are a strong and diverse community of friends and fermentation enthusiasts!
Here are some of the ways I helped build the Brewminaries.

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Organizational Development

I developed an organizational structure for the Brewminaries that ensures long-term success. Accountability, transparency, and providing enriching experiences to the membership is the cornerstone of club governance. My work included creating administrative procedures for planning annual activities, participatory budget development, successful fundraising, and club communications.

Inspiring Leadership

Building a new organization requires executive competence and inspiring leadership. As President from 2015 - 2017, I helped create a club culture that is inclusive and encouraging, embodying the fun and curious nature of our membership. I provided direction in consultation with other governing officers as we navigated new opportunities and challenges.

Public Speaking and Event Planning

I had the privilege of representing the Brewminaries and wider homebrewing community on numerous panel discussions and craft beer events throughout Brooklyn. I orchestrated six large public events, raising thousands of dollars to help sustain our club. I proudly wrote and delivered the annual "State of the Brewnion" address to large crowds, and chaired monthly meetings with our membership.

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Brewing Accomplishments


Commercial Brewery Collaborations

Seven Sheds Brewery, Meadery, and Hop Garden | Tasmania, Australia
The Wig and Pen Brewpub | Canberra, Australia
Rockaway Brewing Company | Queens, NY
Strong Rope Brewery | Brooklyn, NY
Kings County Brewers Collective | Brooklyn, NY

Connecting the Community Worldwide

  • "World's Farthest Homebrew Swap" with Northern Sydney Homebrew Club & Akasha Brewing Company | Sydney, Australia

  • Homebrew Swap with Bruny Island Beer Company | Tasmania, Australia

  • Guest at Philadelphia Homebrew Club's "Big Brew Day"

  • Guest at Rhode Island Brewing Society meeting

  • Guest of Boston Homebrew Club and Jack's Abbey Brewing 

Panels, Media, and Teaching

Video Below: Live with Kelly and Ryan Homebrewing Demonstration

Women's Brewshop 101, Co-Creator/Teacher | Bitter & Esters 

Brewprenticeship Class Series Co-Creator/Teacher | Bitter & Esters 

BRIC Arts and Media Center Stoop Series: It's Brewing in Brooklyn Panel 

The Well Brooklyn | Craft Beer Panel 

Brew to Share Podcast

Homebrewing Awards

1st Place, Standard American Beer: "Nailed It" Cream Ale | Homebrew Alley 2017

February 8, 2019: Homebrewing Demonstration on Live with Kelly and Ryan