About SAAZ

Hops-HangingWhat does SAAZ mean?

Saaz is a noble hop from the Czech Republic used in Bohemian Pilsners like Pilsner Urquell. SAAZ is also short for the Spacecoast Associates for the Advancement of Zymurgy.  What’s Zymurgy? It’s the scientific study of fermentation.  And that’s what we do!

Club Purpose

We encourage and help new members in the art of homebrewing to further our mission of educating and promoting homebrewing and craft beers. We have members who make beer, wine and mead (honey wine) and are happy to share their knowledge.


The SAAZ Homebrew Club was established in Brevard County Florida in 1992 as an AHA registered club.

Club Activities

SAAZ usually meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2pm. General membership meetings are held at various venues around Brevard County. Meetings include educational presentations as well as information about competitions, festivals, and other beer-related events.  Members bring homebrew for feedback and rare commercial brews for sharing. General Meetings are usually held in January, February, April, May, July and August. Check the calendar!

We typically have five parties a year! Spring (March), Summer (June), SAAZtoberfest (October), MEADing (November) and Christmas(December). Parties are usually the 3rd Saturday of the month, check the calendar for updates.

Every fall, SAAZ holds a homebrew competition – The Commander SAAZ Interplanetary Homebrew Blastoff. This has been one of the largest homebrew competitions in the Southeast. The competition is highlighted by Commander’s Call Florida Beer Fest and the Splashdown Party where the fun and the beer don’t stop flowing.  We have also had the distinction of being an MCAB (Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing) qualifying event several times.

In 2013 the club has started a new fundraiser, the Bottoms Up Beer Run. This is a fun 4K with homebrew along the way. Club members brew the beers and pass them out to the runners along the course. Portions of the proceeds benefit charity.

SAAZ also participates in Big Brew Day and other group brews. Recently SAAZ has taken bus trips and organized pub crawls. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Club Membership

Membership is $15 for an individual and $25 for a family. You can pay at the next meeting or online.

Please join us! We welcome visitors to our monthly meetings. Check the calendar for the next one!

Feel free to attend our next meeting:
Check the calendar on the side bar for more information.

Need more information or have questions? Please email the club president: prez@saaz.org