Founded in 1995, the Arizona Society of Homebrewers (ASH) is one of the largest and most recognized homebrew clubs in the United States. Incorporated as an Arizona 501(c)(3) organization, ASH has earned a solid reputation for delivering excellent value to its membership. This has been accomplished through quality educational programing, regular monthly meetings, homebrew competitions overseen by nationally ranked beer judges and regular social gatherings which promote the sharing of ideas and homebrews.
In 2020, all membership-based organizations were impacted terribly by the global pandemic. ASH was unable to hold meetings, gather to brew or unite for any reason. As a result, it was decided to freeze the collection of membership dues. The Covid-19 Pandemic left the club wondering about its future….
In 2021, the ASH Board of Directors made the decision that a new strengthened effort would be necessary to keep this Club prospering and return to the successes that had been demonstrated over the past 25 years. A decision was made to seek out a new clubhouse space where we could gather, learn, compete, and socialize again.
The fine people at Paul’s Ace Hardware had unused warehouse space available in Tempe behind one of their stores. There was one small airconditioned meeting room with the rest mostly unfinished office space. The first step was to obtain a five-year lease at a below market rate with an option to renew. This gave us a place to build from. In the last year through the donated labor of our members, we have modified and made significant improvements to this space adding a wet room, removing unneeded walls and redoing the electrical configuration.
However, it remains without air conditioning, which is necessary to complete the plan, so the space can be used year-round. We need your tax deductible support to make our plan come to fruition. Please consider donating to this campaign to demonstrate your support for keeping our homebrewing community vibrant and moving forward.