Next Meeting:

MALT August General Meeting
Date: Thursday, August 15th
Location: White Labs upstairs in the Culture Room, Downtown Asheville
Time: 7:00 meeting start, 6:00 p.m BJCP judge training

Guest speaker for this meeting is Mark Goodwin, Co-owner and Director of Fermentation at Cellarest Beer Project. His background comes from Cascade Brewing and Burial Beer Company’s wood-aged and sour beer program. For our meeting, he’s going to discuss the art of using wood in beer.

The Mountain Ale and Lager Tasters welcomes you to the wonderful world of fermented beverages! As  a non-profit homebrewing club located in Asheville, North Carolina, we are dedicated to the support and education of homebrewers who brew beer, cider, and mead, as well as preserving over 5,000 years of brewing culture.


  • Guest speakers from the local brew community
  • Collaborative brew-ins and wort share
  • Learn about tasting beer through informal events or formal Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) opportunities
  • Judge training and support in attaining BJCP certification
  • Novice to advanced learning opportunities to further brewing knowledge and skill


  • Blue Ridge Brew Off (BRBO)– One of the largest homebrew competitions in the region!
  • Monthly meetings with educational topics, friendly Brew Battles, and the opportunity to share your creations with like-minded enthusiasts.
  • Big Beer Bash – Celebration of the Pop the Cap legislation (NC HB 392) that raised the legal ABV for beer in NC from 6% to 15%
  • Big Brew Day – As part of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), a special brew day, bringing together club members and the public to share in the actual art and culture of the homebrewing experience!
  • Barleywine Event – Bottle share at the historic Highland Lake Inn Resort
  • What the Saison?! – Saison tasting and education
  • Just Brew It – Homebrew festival and competition, hosted by Just Economics
  • Belgian Beer Bash – Belgian beer tasting and education
  • Sour Soirée bottle share
  • Cider Convergence – Cider tasting and education, with the option to purchase local apple juice to make your own cider

Member Benefits:

  • One free entry into the BRBO homebrew competition
  • Discount for additional household members
  • Annual Bus/Camp Trip
  • Discounts and special offers at local businesses
  • Tours of local and regional breweries
  • Email newsletter of upcoming events and happenings around the western NC brewing scene

Become a member today on our Membership Page and we look forward to meeting you soon.


Member of the Asheville Brewers Alliance and the American Homebrewers Association (AHA).

Proud supporter of the Carolina Brewer of the Year, Carolina Master Brewer of the Year, and the Carolina Mead Maker of the Year.