ALEiens Homebrew Club

Spreading the Joys of Home Brewing Throughout Philadelphia and the Universe!

Welcome to the ALEiens Homebrew Club

This is the official website of the ALEiens Homebrew Club serving Philadelphia and its suburbs, Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Central New Jersey.

The ALEiens are dedicated to exchanging out-of-this-world home brewing information and brewing techniques.

Established in May 2008, the ALEiens meet monthly at The Hulmeville Inn.  We have just over 65 paying members and see around 35-45 members at each meeting.  Though, our most popular member is Zymie.  If you haven't met our ALEien Zymie, you're missing out! 

Not a member?  No problem!  Stop in to any meeting, check us out, and if you like it, come back again and become a member.


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Aug 26, 2017

Homebrew Club News and Information


Tuesday, 1/30/2018, 7:30pm

@ Hulmeville Inn

Iron Brewer, Round 1 - Session Beers

The beers of Iron Brewer VIII will arrive with Round 1 judging. We have a full slate of entries in our 4 session beer categories (Belgian, British, German and American). Please note:

  • If you signed up to participate in the competition, bring in a 6-pack, or equivalent, of your beer. Your bottles should be free of identifying labels, so make sure you check in with a club officer so your beer can be properly tagged. Also, each brewer / team will be able to specify their style so that we can better judge against what the brewer intended. For example, in the Belgian category, you can specify if you brewed a witbier, blond ale, saison, etc.
  • All club members will be able to judge, so please choose one of the category tables when you arrive. Of course, participants may not judge in their own category.

The top 2 entries from each category, plus 1 wild-card, will move on to Round 2. We'll also announce Round 2 ingredients so the winners can start preparing for the next judging at our April meeting.

Monk Melee

Our ALEiens-hosted homebrew competition was held this past Saturday. Entries from the ALEiens won 4 medals, most of any club. We’ll recap the event at the meeting.

War of the Worts

The region’s largest homebrew competition, War of the Worts, is now OPEN for registration. Sign up here to register your beer(s). Registered entries are currently up to 430 out of 750 max, so sign up sooner than later and drop off your entries by Feb 4 at Keystone Homebrew, Princeton Homebrew or at one of their other designated drop-off locations. Alternatively, if anyone wants to bring their registered and paid entries to the January meeting, we will make sure they are delivered.


ALEiens Homebrew Club Facebook GROUP.  Open group, click to join, a more organized way to share information and ideas on Facebook.  Dues are $25 a year (March).  *The "MEMBER" on your profile picture means you are a paid member.*

Contact the Club Officers at:



2/17/2018:  War of the Worts (entries due Feb 4)

3/3/2018:  Winter's Warmers (entries due Feb 26)

...and more...


3/3/2018:  Philly Homebrew Club Winter's Warmers Fest


5/5/2018:  Washington Crossing Brewfest

6/2/2018:  Yardley Beer Fest

...and more... and



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Blog Posts

Beer to Distill

Does anyone want about 4 gallons of 7.5% ABV beer to distill?

Posted by Jeffrey Lewis on July 26, 2013 at 11:18am

Do-over in Düsseldorf!

Had the chance to visit a few places in Düsseldorf the other day - travelling with friends from the Braustelle in Cologne and hitting no less than 7 brewereies and/or brewpubs.

A short train ride up, and then we went to work at Alter Bahnhof, or "Gulasch", a recent addition on the other side of hte Rhein:…


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