Meetings

  • When: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise indicated on the events calendar)
  • Where: Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road

Membership benefits

Forum

Members have access to an online forum that not only keeps them up to date with upcoming events between meetings but also serves as a marketplace of ideas for homebrewing methods and recipes, a place to ask questions and an outlet for buying and selling equipment and supplies.

Rental equipment

The LBG owns two jockey boxes, a 10-tapper and four tents that are available to rent for members. An equipment rental calendar can be accessed through the members-only section of the forum.

Library

The LBG owns more than 125 books and magazines covering the homebrew and craft beer world that are available for checkout for members. The materials are available for checking in and out at each meeting, as well as by appointment with the librarian. A complete list of available materials can be accessed through the members-only section of the forum.

Bulk buying

LBG members can purchase a number of homebrew supplies at discounted rates through bulk buys. Supplies available include base and specialty grains, cleaners, sanitizers, kegs and keg parts. Bulk buys are announced at meetings, as well as in the members-only section of the forum.

Discounts

A few local stores offer discounts to LBG members.

  • Praxair— A list of discounts is available in the members-only section of the forum
  • 10 percent off the week that contains the second Friday of the month at Bacchus and Barleycorn, 6633 Nieman Road, Shawnee
  • 10 percent off anytime at Homebrew Pro Shoppe, 2061 E. Santa Fe, Olathe
  • 10 percent off anytime at Ernst & Son Hardware, 826 Massachusetts St., Lawrence
  • $10 off one-hour massages at The Massage Professionals Inc., 3115 W. Sixth St., Lawrence

Beer trips and tours

The LBG prides itself on exposing its members to some of the best craft beer available. In addition to local beer events in Lawrence and nearby in Kansas City and Topeka, members also frequently attend large beer festivals, including the National Homebrewers Conference, Great Taste of the Midwest and the Great American Beer Festival.

Become a member

LBG membership dues are $25 for a single or $35 for a family.

Pay dues

  • In person via cash or check at the monthly meeting
  • Via PayPal by following the instructions here.

Join the forum

  • Create a forum name by following the instructions here.

Join the Facebook group

  • Request to join our Facebook group of members here.

Renew your membership

Pay dues

  • In person via cash or check at the monthly meeting
  • Via PayPal by following the instructions here.