Sharing homebrewing enthusiasm and Expertise in the dc area since 1981



is to have fun promoting the production and knowledge of good beer. Although BURP’s home is the Maryland, Virginia and metropolitain Washington DC area, anyone is welcome.


Upcoming events

    • 3 Jun 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Patapsco State Park

    It's Guild Picnic time!! Beer, Food, Beer competition. 

    When: Saturday, June 3, 2023
    Where: Patapsco State Park Hollofield area shelter #300

    There will be a hedonistic (whatever you want to brew) beer competition. So bring out your best summer beers. 

    The Guild Spirit Award will be presented.  

    Below is a sign-up form for the picnic:

    Known things coming

    Ice - Tom Flavin

    Coal - Chris Anderson

    Coal Chimny and Lighters - Chris Hermance

    Plasticware, napkins, trash bags, beer judging sheets, guild banner - Ben Swab 

    • 17 Jun 2023


    • 17 Jun 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Colesville, MD

    see "Next Monthly Meeting" section  under "For Burpers" for more info.

    • 22 Jul 2023
    see "Next Monthly Meeting" section  under "For Burpers" for more info.
    • 22 Jul 2023

    Kettle Sours

    • 17 Aug 2023
    • 20 Aug 2023

    Camp Mashout, August 17-20, 2023


    MASHOUT is the Mid-Atlantic States Homebrewers CampOUT, a 4-day outdoor celebration of the homebrewing hobby held each summer. MASHOUT began in 1988 with the combined efforts of Washington, DC's BURP (Brewers United for Real Potables) and Frederick, MD's FOAM (Frederick Original Ale Makers) homebrew clubs. 

    In 2019 MASHOUT became a completely independent organization and is now an American Homebrewers Association officially-affiliated homebrew club (Club MASHOUT). By registering for this event, you become a "member" of the club. If you would like to be involved in helping to plan and operate this and future MASHOUT's, please contact us at

    • 23 Sep 2023


    • 23 Sep 2023

    see "Next Monthly Meeting " for further details

    • 3 Nov 2023
    • 4 Nov 2023

    Competiton is held on November 3 and Festival is open to all members on November 4

    • 3 Nov 2023

    Real Ale (British Style Beers)

    • 1 Dec 2023
    • 23 Dec 2023

    Belgian Beer

Past events

20 May 2023 May Competition
20 May 2023 May Chili Cook Off
29 Apr 2023 Spirit of Free Beer
15 Apr 2023 April BURP Meeting April 15, 2023

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