Passion for Brewing
The Upper Palmetto Zymurgy society is a homebrew club focused on homebrew education. We give members the tools, knowledge, and the combined learning experiences of the entire club. We also pride ourselves on being a positive and inclusive club that provides educational opportunities for all of our members. A group that includes everyone, from amateurs to professionals, our commitment to collaboration and experimentation drives the club towards making better brewers.
WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT
01. DRIVEN BY CURIOSITY
Our number one goal is to foster a culture of education. We pride ourselves on actively planning out education events that suit all brewers (novice to professional). We have active guest education speakers ranging from a number of professional brewers locally, coffee roasters, professional cider makers, malt experts, cicerones, BJCP judges, to name a few. This club will always generate meaningful conversation that upgrade your Brew IQ.
02. MAKING CONNECTIONS
Our club offers a number of opportunities for networking. We sponsor networking events like Learn to Homebrew Day, regular club brew days, open board meetings, monthly club meetings, club competitions, and holiday parties.
03. NO JUDGEMENT
We’ve all brewed duds – we aim to help each other learn from mistakes so that the next batch is always improving. Our seasoned brewers are always available to answer questions anyone may have. This club is truly like family with no judgment.
04. FRIENDLY COMPETITION
We fundamentally believe that friendly competition is a fantastic way to advance our craft. We hold several club competitions annually where the winning brewer gets to brew their beer at a commercial brewery.
We also have active participation from many club members in the Southeastern Homebrewers Association competition circuit. We compete as a club against other clubs in the southeast. The feedback we get from professional BJCP judges advances each of us in our recipe building/beer making hobby.
05. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION
At UPZS our club continues to grow exponentially. This isn’t a phone it in club where we have members join and maybe show up 2x annually. Our member base participates in events, monthly meetings, competitions, education, all things brewing related! Why? Mostly because it’s simply an enjoyable club with a relaxed atmosphere.