What is MEGA?

Michiana Extract & Grain Association was formed in December of 2003 as a way for Michiana area home brewers to get together and discuss all aspects about the hobby of home brewing. The purpose of our club is to share ideas and homebrews with the goal of improving our own beers and advancing the hobby of homebrewing.

Our members range from those just getting into the hobby to those with several years of experience. Some of our members have even graduated to professional brewing. No matter where you are in your homebrewing experience, you are welcome. Everyone can learn something at our meetings, we are brewers helping brewers.

Michiana Extract & Grain Association is a member of the American Homebrewers Associaton (AHA).

Benefits of membership

We invite you to experience the joys and rewards of brewing your own great tasting beer at home.

MEGA offers a variety of activities designed to promote the appreciation of good beer and homebrewing. These activities include a monthly membership meeting, brewing education, assistance in brewing, beer styles and tasting appreciation, and social gatherings.

  • Discounts on homebrew supplies from participating
  • Discounts on grain purchased during club bulk grain
  • Eligible for raffle and door prizes at club meetings and
  • Eligible to participate in club bus trips and brewery
  • Eligible to participate in MEGA booth at area beer
  • Access to members only areas of website.
  • Participation in Facebook MEGA Members group.
  • Receive monthly MEGA News e-newsletter.

Why should I join MEGA?

First and foremost, we’re here to help each other navigate through the wonderful world of home brewing. MEGA is also a great way to meet other people who enjoy home brewing (and beer) as much as you do.

If you are new to home brewing, joining a club can really help you get a handle on the process, terminology and options available. MEGA provides an easy-going environment where you will learn about techniques and ingredients that will help you make better beer.

If you have been brewing for a while, the MEGA meetings are a great place to try out your brews on an educated audience. We will happily provide insightful feedback and advice on any beer you care to bring in. It’s also a great forum to discuss possible problems that you may have with a particular brew.

So, maybe you are new to home brewing and would like to learn about and sample new and interesting beers styles? Maybe you want some honest feedback and practical advice for your own home brewing adventures? Or maybe you want to join a great group who share a common interest making great beer!

Whatever the reason, MEGA is a great place to start!

Socialize with other beer enthusiasts

Anyone who enjoys crafting their own beers, or wants to learn how, is welcome to join us at our next meeting.

We discuss club business, the latest craft beer news, share home brewing advice, and sample each other’s homebrew.

Occasionally, we have floating meetings at different locations and times. These are more of a social meeting where family and friends can join us.

Our regular meetings are the 2nd Sunday of the month. Meetings start at 2pm and usually run about 2 hours.

Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House
1047 Lincolnway East
South Bend, IN

How do I join MEGA?

Annual membership runs the calendar year. Membership dues are $25 for an individual member and $35 for a family membership.

You may pay your dues at a monthly meeting or by PayPal using the button below….