The Southern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union
( SNAFU )
Helping Southern Nevadans Brew Better Beer Since 1989
Welcome to SNAFU, the Southern Nevada Ale Fermenter’s Union, the largest homebrewing club in Southern Nevada.
Our mission is to help our members make better beer (Mead and Cider as well), educate the public about homebrewing and craft beer, support local craft breweries, and drink, share, talk about, and appreciate fine beer.
We will be starting our in-person meetings again this November, Friday 11/13. The physical meetings have been on hold due to quarantine, but we’re back now! The meeting are hosted at at Aces and Ales, 3740 S. Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas, NV (directions). Meetings start at around 7:30 PM. Make sure to support our host, bring your mask to wear while walking about, and oh, yeah, bring your latest homebrew to share and talk about!
Our meetings are very informal. After taking care of club business, we enjoy each other’s company and (of course) homebrew! If this is your first time, don’t worry; we’ll be sure to welcome you with a homebrew. Our meetings are also a great opportunity to get advice and suggestions on your homebrews since we have a number of BJCP judges who will be happy to give you honest feedback on your beer, and ways to improve it. You can also learn as we all tell our own “Disasters in Homebrewing” stories (admit it, we all have them!).
Our next upcoming event is our Nevada State Homebrew Competition, Friday 10/23 at Astronomy Aleworks, and Saturday, 10/24 at Aces and Ales on Tenaya.
Check out our Events page!
One of our primary purposes is the continuing education or our members and the public in the fine arts and mysteries of the world’s favorite beverage: beer!
- We host semi-regular “Gauntlets”, where a homebrewer can have BJCP certified beer judges analyze his or her beer.
- We run BJCP training classes to help you prepare to take the test and become a certified beer judge!
- We host “learn-to-brew” days and other homebrewing demonstrations.
- We update our youtube channel with educational videos at least once a month, check us out!
Check out our education page for more information!
We host several homebrew competitions each year, with the biggest two being the Nevada State Homebrew Competition and our SNAFU Winterfest. We also host a number of smaller competitions each year as well. If you are interested in entering a beer or volunteering to steward or judge, please visit our competition page!
Club dues are $30 each year, just pay at one of the meetings or, (coming soon) online! Club membership benefits include access to all our our events, discounts at some local breweries and Vegas Homebrew, and paid shipping of your entries to our SNAFU-featured homebrew competitions! For more information, visit our membership page.