About Us

The Salt City Brew Club (SCBC) is an organization of homebrewers and lovers of beer, cider, and mead in the general Syracuse area. The purpose of the club is to share ideas, recipes, techniques, and stories all in the effort of helping each member in brewing his or her own best beer, cider, and mead.

Monthly Meetings

The club normally meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at McGraw Box Brewing Company’s tap room located in the former IBU Brewing space at 3703 Brewerton Road (Route 11), North Syracuse NY. Please check out our Facebook page for more details about our meetings or reach out to one of our officers.

Each meeting is broken down into three parts:

1. The Lecture/Discussion

The speaker for the month will hold a discourse on a pre-selected topic of general brewing interest. Varying each month, we cover everything from technique, to equipment, to beer styles. The forum is then opened for anyone to add to the discussion, or share their own points of view.

2. The Style of the Month

Each month we highlight a specific BJCP beer style. While some brewers take style guidelines as a general “rule of thumb,” other take them very seriously. A general overview of the style, its characteristics, and popular commercial examples leads directly into the third and last portion of the meeting.

3. The Tasting

The style highlight inevitably leads to the tasting. Several commercials and/or home brewed examples are provided by the Club and used to experience the style in its intended way – consumption! Monthly tastings are $5 for visitors.

4. Sharing Homebrews

Sharing of homebrewed beer, cider, and meads.  Members bring what they have recently made to share with everyone present. It’s a great opportunity to get feedback on your own homebrews or to share someone else’s beverage.


Dues are $45 a year or $75 for two adults in the same home (spouse, significant other, child 21+, roommate, etc). That entitles you to a monthly newsletter, a discount at the local homebrew shops (5%-10%, depending on the shop), our monthly meeting tastings, club functions and events, and other functions. If you are interested in finding out about us, come down to a club meeting and see what we’re about. You can join at the meeting if you are interested.


As part of the Incorporation of Salt City Brew Club, the bylaws were adjusted and amended.