Society of Barley Engineers is a homebrew club based in North County San Diego, CA. The club was founded in 1994 by a group of avid homebrewers.


Our mission is to advocate the exchange of information relating to the art and science of brewing, thereby promoting quality engineered homebrews.

Monthly Meetings:

The club typically meets at Booze Brothers Brewing in Vista on the first Wednesday evening of every month starting at 6:00PM. Location and date are subject to change, so please check this website for the latest information. If you are potentially interested in joining, you are welcome to come to a meeting or two to see what we are about.

Discussions are led by members and outside experts who present information to the club from research and experiences. Meetings are otherwise informal and include planning for special events, sampling and judging beers, and general socialization.

Join The Society of Barley Engineers Today!

Membership is open to all interested brewers. Dues are $30/year and help to cover to costs of classic beers for related discussions at meetings, library acquisitions, website maintenance, special event flyers and other administrative costs.  Benefits include LHBS discounts, access to our extensive library, access to the discussion email list, and bulk rates on club purchased items such as kegging equipment, etc.

Sign me up!

The best way to join the club is to attend one of our monthly general meetings.  You can find out if the club suits you, and if you decide to become a member, you can join at the meeting. Meeting information will be posted to this website prior to each meeting.

Are you an SBE member but not an AHA member?  Get discounts at brewpubs, a subscription to Zymurgy magazine, and discounts on Books and special events…did I mention brewpub discounts?