Manifesto

We make better beer than the breweries. 

It's a bold statement, (we know), but when you can craft brews tailored to your every whim, desire, and wild hair, what in reality could be better?

Have you ever wanted to drown a beer in Galaxy hops? We've done it. Thought about adding fresh vanilla bean to a Guinness Draught clone? It was damn tasty. Ever imagined a sour beer with miso and mushrooms? Our raised eyebrows were met with a fantastic result.

Brewing your own all-grain beer makes you the commander of ingredients and techniques not viable on a commercial scale. You have the freedom to play with grains, experiment with recipes, and perfect methods in a way only hobbyists can. As a member of Big Easy Homebrewers, you're not only armed with this unique freedom, but also surrounded by a community of fellow enthusiasts ready to assist you in creating your perfect beer. A beer that personifies you.

Join us, and Brew What You Wanna.

Club History & Founder

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Cary Becker
Founder/ Board Emeritus

Born in Alabama
First Beer Style Brewed: Amber Ale

Cary Becker always wanted to start a homebrew club, so he decided to create a forum for homebrewers old and new to gather and see what flourished. He brewed alone for years but then met a few fellow homebrewers in 2016/2017 and decided this was close enough to a quorum. Let's start the homebrew club! Not a very exciting start, but we are having fun now. We are passionate about brewing beer and are successful in our endeavors.

Board Members

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Greg Johnson
Internal Affairs Manager \
Media Manager

Born in California
First Beer Style Brewed: Märzen

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Daniel Bryde
Treasurer

Born in Alabama
First Beer Style Brewed: Mr. Beer Honey Golden Ale

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Courtney Janvier
Membership Director

Born in Georgia
First Beer Style Brewed: Gosé

Member Awards

2024

Winterfest

Stephen Hardy
1st place People's Choice (Pecan Salted Caramel Brown Ale)

Boot Brew Fest

Greg Johnson
3rd place BJCP (German Pils)

2023

NOLA on Tap

Kevin Bergeron
1st place BJCP (Wild Ale)

Brewstock Fest

Josh Brudak
1st Place People's Choice

2022

Larry Hartzog's
Twisted Brew Fest

Danny Talbot
1st place BJCP (NEIPA)

Ryan Landry
3rd place BJCP (Stout)

Ryan Landry
2nd place People's Choice (Stout)

2021

Boot Brew Fest

Cary Becker
1st place BJCP (Belgian Strong Ale)

Connor Martinez
1st place BJCP (Historical Sour)

Daan Muller
1st place BJCP (International Pale Lager)

Daan Muller
1st place BJCP (Munich Helles)

Kevin Bergeron
1st place BJCP (Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer)

Cary Becker
1st place BJCP (Irish Extra Stout)

Brett Aiken
2nd place BJCP (Imperial Stout)

Danny Talbot
2nd place BJCP (Fruit Beer)

Vincent Liawyehsern
3rd place BJCP (Czech Pils)

2019

NOLA on Tap

Matt Meyers
2nd place BJCP (Blackberry Wild Ale)

Matt Meyers
2nd place People's Choice (Pastry Stout)

Bayou Beer Fest

Kevin Bergeron/Ryan Landry
1st Place People's Choice

Matt Meyers
2nd Place People's Choice

Larry Hartzog's
Twisted Brew Fest

Matt Meyers
1st place BJCP (Pastry Stout)

Matt Meyers
1st place People's Choice (Fruited Sour IPA)

Matt Meyers
2nd place People's Choice (Pastry Stout)

2018

NOLA on Tap

Cary Becker
3rd place BJCP (Belgian Strong Ale)

Vincent Liawyehsern
2nd place BJCP (Pilsner)

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Big Easy Homebrewers (BEH) is New Orleans premier nonprofit club of active, enthusiastic and award-winning homebrewers.

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