In addition to monthly meetings, CARBOY hosts a number of events throughout the year for the area homebrewers to participate in.


CARBOY facilitates brewing demonstrations at various locations. The schedule varies, so select the Brew-In page for more details.

Also, at various times throughout the year members congregate at other member's home "brewery" to share ideas while learning and helping each other brew. These do not typically follow a formal schedule. If you'd like some company while you're brewing, just say FREE BEER! If you'd like to go to someone house to watch and learn, just say FREE BEER!

Shamrock Open Competition

The annual Shamrock Open Homebrew competition is the first in a series of competitions each year to crown the North Carolina Homebrewer Of The Year. Check out the Shamrock Open page to learn more.

National Homebrew Day

Since 1996, CARBOY has been hosting a BIG BREW session at one of the local micro's. It gives homebrewers a chance to play with the big boys and be a professional brewer for a day. Check out the NHD page to see pix from the past!


CARBOY has been holding an annual Oktoberfest for the local homebrewers at scenic Montague’s Lake in Cary. What better way to enjoy Oktoberfest than with homemade Brats, Sauerkraut, and German Potato Salad!

Oktoberfest 2004 Pictures