The Southern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union


Sothern Nevada Ale Fermentors Union

Helping Southern Nevadans Brew Better Beer Since 1989

About Us

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.


MEETINGS WILL NOW ALTERNATE BETWEEN ACES AND ALES ON NELLIS AND TENAYA LOCATIONS EVERY OTHER MONTH. See our events page for where we will be next. Meetings are the second Friday of each month and start at around 7:30 PM.  Make sure to support our host by buying food and drinks…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!).

Educational Opportunities:

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 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.
You can enter or judge in our many competitions.  See our calendar for upcoming events.
Members host bottle shares where we try unique beers and homebrew.
Check out our education page for more information!

Homebrew Competitions:

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 $25 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.

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