1234Welcome to Back Yard Obsessive Brewers Homebrew Club

We are a club based in Fairfield, NJ since 2009.
Our members brew beer, make wine, hard cider, and mead.


When and Where

We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at the Jersey Artisan Distillery located at 32 Pier Ln W, Fairfield, NJ 07004.

Please come by and meet some new friends in a casual environment. Bringing homebrew to share is always welcome.

Meeting starts at 6:30 PM.


New members are always welcome. Plan to attend a monthly meeting or one of our events.


Off flavors sensory class during regular meetings

Starting in March, BYOB will begin a series of sensory training sessions that will last for five meetings. During each meeting we will sample five common beer flavors, aromatics, and off flavors that home brewers most often encounter.
It will be held as a subset during the normal meeting time. Tickets will be available during the February meeting. Tickets to each tasting will be $5 and will be limited to 10 participants.

Meeting 1 – March

  • Hefeweizen (Spicy & banana)
  • Vanilla
  • Bitter (Hoppy, bitter)
  • Isovaleric acid (Cheesy, old hops, sweaty socks)
  • Indole (Farm, barnyard… Bacteria)

Meeting 2 – April

  • Isoamyl acetate (Banana, peardrop)
  • Almond (Marzipan, Almonds)
  • Caprylic acid (Soapy, fatty, candle wax)
  • Light-struck (Skunky, toffee or coffee like)
  • D.M.S. (Cooked corn)

Meeting 3 – May

  • Spicy (Cloves, all spice)
  • Earthy (Geosmin, soil-like)
  • Grainy (Husk-like, nut-like)
  • Ethyl hexanoate (Aniseed, apple or licorice)
  • Acetic acid (Vinegar-like)

Meeting 4 – June

  • Acetaldehyde (Green apple, cut grass)
  • Ethyl acetate (Solvent-like)
  • Papery (Cardboard, oxidized)
  • Contamination (sour buttery)
  • Butyric acid (Putrid, baby vomit)

Meeting 5 – July

  • Geraniol (Floral, geranium flowers… Hops)
  • Lactic acid (Sour, sour milk)
  • Diacetyl (Butter, butterscotch)
  • Metallic (tin-like, blood)

Mead Day 2015

Many varieties of mead to sampleMead-Day-2015-A

Raw honey to sample


Basics of beekeeping


Honey bee information






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