Welcome to Central Arkansas Fermenters!

Welcome Fellow Fermenters!

The Central Arkansas Fermenters (CAF) is a home brew club located in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are one of the largest home brew clubs in the United States with over 100 current members.

 The mission of CAF is to provide education and enhance the awareness and understanding of the art, science, and craft underlying the at-home brewing of beer, ciders, wines, and other fermented beverages throughout the Central Arkansas region, and to use that craft to benefit other charitable organizations in the area.

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You can join the club by paying your dues online right here!

Annual Membership costs:

Single: $35.00

Couples Membership: $60.00

New Year membership renewal drives begin at our February meeting, so your dues are good for membership from February – January.

Questions about your membership? Please email our Club’s Secretary:

brian@centralarkansasfermenters.com

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Next Club Meeting:

February 2018 Club Meeting

Thursday February 8, 2018 @ 6:30PM

Location: Professor Bowl

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Membership Drive – Pay your 2018 membership dues!
  2. Upcoming events discussion
  3. BJCP Tasting Exam coming up March 3rd – Graham Linder
  4. Upcoming 2018 Club Competitions Reveal – Kent Thompson
  5. Awards handout for Berliner Weisse and American Brown Ale 2017 club competitions
  6. Other new business

Our Main Events

Little Rocktoberfest 2017

Every year our club hosts Little Rocktoberfest. This is a charity fundraiser beer festival that benefits an amazing organization each year. This year’s event will be held at Dickey Stevens Stadium on September 23th.  This year’s charity is Arkansas Women & Children First. Click above for more information.

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Arkansas State Fair Homebrew Competition 2017

Our 2017 State Fair competition will be held on October 12th and entry deadline is October 9th. Click the button above for more information and registration.

Awards will be presented on October 17th at the Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Click Here for more details and rules.

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Upcoming Competitions

Club Competitions

September 2017 Club Competition – Festbier (4B)

The September 2017 Club Competition will be a Festbier (4B). Entries are due at the September club meeting.

Results:

We had 2 entries to the competition. Neither entry scored over 30 points so no winners were awarded.

April 2017 Club Competition – Cream Ale (1C)

The April 2017 Club Competition will be a Cream Ale (1C). Entries are due at the April club meeting.

Results:

We had 15 entries to the competition.

  1. John Matejka
  2. Bryan Signorelli
  3. Garry Williams

Other Upcoming Competitions

32cd Annual Bluebonnet Brew-Off

It’s that time of year again! The 32cd Annual Bluebonnet Brew-Off is coming up soon in March.

Important Dates:

January 14 Online Entry Registration and Event Registration opens
January 28 Online Entry Registration closes (or total of 1525 entries)
February 1 Deadline for physical receipt of entries
March 16 Online Event Registration closes for reduced Admission
March 23 & 24 Bluebonnet Conference

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3rd Annual Ark-La-Tex Brew Off

This contest is hosted by our friends in the River Cities Brew Crewe:  https://www.facebook.com/rivercitiesbrewkrewe/

Judging will be April 7th. More information will be posted as it comes in.

Date of Competition: 2018-Apr-21
Dates for Entry Registration: 2017-Dec-19 – 2018-Apr-01
Dates for Judge Registration: 2017-Dec-01 – 2018-Apr-21
Dates for Entry Delivery: 2018-Mar-01 – 2018-Apr-01
Entry limit for competition: 120

To enter or judge, go to the ReggieBeer page here:

https://reggiebeer.com/ReggieEntry.php?CompetitionID=UWIHWV1000319

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2cd Annual SheBrew Homebrew Competition

2nd Annual SheBrew Homebrew Competition
Presented by The Oregon Brew Crew
AHA/BJCP Homebrew Competition for amateur female Homebrewers, 21 and older.

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Where: Baerlic Brewing, http://baerlicbrewing.com/
Drop off Sites: F.H. Steinbart
Shipping Location: F.H. Steinbart, 234 SE 12th, Portland, OR 97214
Entry Fee: $8
Entry Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018
Awards Ceremony: Saturday, March 3rd at the SheBrew Festival, https://www.shebrew.beer/

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Bluff City Brewers Extravaganza! 2018

The Bluff City Brewers BJCP Certified homebrew competition Extravaganza! is back! Get your brews ready, bottled and shipped to win cool medals and bragging rights.

Entry and account registration is open from 01.01.18 through 02.09.18 12:00 PM, CST.

Entry cut off for registration, drop-off and shipping ends 02.09.18 5:00pm CST

All information is available here:
http://bluffcitybrewers.brewcomp.com

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Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Next Level Events
1400 W Markham St Ste 104, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Brewers have until January 21, 2018 to enter their beers.

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CAF Arktoberfest Challenge Homebrew Competition

Central Arkansas Fermenters presents the Third Annual Arktoberfest Challenge Homebrew Competition! Judging will be October 27 and October 28th at Arktoberfest in Arkdadelphia. With cash prizes and traditional medals, the AHA/BJCP-sanctioned Arktoberfest Challenge should be at the top of every mid-South homebrewer’s list. Combine it with the Arktoberfest Craft Beer Festival filled with Arkansas craft beers, music, and fun, and there’s no doubt this competition will fill up fast. Click for more... read more

Latest News

Have any news or happenings to share with the club? Email them to our Club Secretary and we will get them posted! brian@centralarkansasfermenters.com

CAF Happenings

February 2018 Club Meeting

Thursday February 8, 2018 @ 6:30PM Location: Professor Bowl Meeting Agenda: Membership Drive – Pay your 2018 membership dues! Upcoming events discussion BJCP Tasting Exam coming up March 3rd – Graham Linder Upcoming 2018 Club Competitions Reveal – Kent Thompson Awards handout for Berliner Weisse and American Brown Ale 2017 club competitions Other new... read more

January 2018 Club Meeting

Thursday January 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM Location: Professor Bowl Meeting Agenda: Review expectations and duties for each Club Officer position 2018 Officer Nominations 2018 Officer Elections Scottish Export Club Competition... read more

September Meeting

The September meeting will be held on the 8th at 6:30pm downstairs at Professor Bowl West. read more

Local Happenings

Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Next Level Events
1400 W Markham St Ste 104, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Brewers have until January 21, 2018 to enter their beers.

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Hot Springs Oktoberfest 2017

Hot Springs Oktoberfest 2017 Location: Hill Wheatley Plaza, 629 Central Ave. It’s that time of year once again for everyone to mark their calendar for Oktoberfest, October 13th and 14th.  We will be posting updates closer to the date on our facebook page  so check us out daily.  This is a fundraiser for an amazing program that changes lives in the process. Times:   Friday 4p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday 10 p.m. – 3 p.m. This is a family oriented event open to the public. Children’s activity times each day starts at 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., don’t miss the live entertainment from Bavarian music on Friday and Saturday. Come enjoy a variety of authentic German beers, wines, and German cuisine food vendors including brats schnitzels Etc. For further information call the event contact number: 501-262-5272 email us at hotspringsoktoberfest@outlook.com and check us out online... read more

CAF Arktoberfest Challenge Homebrew Competition

Central Arkansas Fermenters presents the Third Annual Arktoberfest Challenge Homebrew Competition! Judging will be October 27 and October 28th at Arktoberfest in Arkdadelphia. With cash prizes and traditional medals, the AHA/BJCP-sanctioned Arktoberfest Challenge should be at the top of every mid-South homebrewer’s list. Combine it with the Arktoberfest Craft Beer Festival filled with Arkansas craft beers, music, and fun, and there’s no doubt this competition will fill up fast. Click for more... read more

Arkansas State Fair Competition 2017

The Arkansas State Fair 2017 Competition is coming up soon! Last day to enter: Monday, October 9th. Judging will be Thursday October 12th. Drop Off and Shipping: The Water Buffalo:  106 S Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72205 Fermentables:  3915 Crutcher St, North Little Rock, AR 72118 Click Here to Register Entries and to judge!! Click here for more... read more

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