A Visit to a Modi’in Homebrewers Club Gathering
While on my trip to Israel earlier this year, I had the pleasurable opportunity to visit the gathering of dozens of Homebrewers in Modi’in for the Modi’in Homebrewers Club. Having met Levi Fried earlier in the day, he then picked me up later and we headed to the gathering of the club in an apartment in the Givat C neighborhood.
Most of those present brought one (or were supposed to have brought one) bottle of a homebrew (while Fried brought a half-dozen different beers). Although one guy seemed to be the master of ceremonies, it seemed to mostly operate on its own. This seemingly smoothly operating brew club (despite the various groups of folks seated around the table having their own conversations) had one bottle being passed around, tasted, commented upon, then moving onto another.
I found the atmosphere to be a convivial gathering of guys, mostly in their 40s-60s, most of whom were professionals of various sorts, including engineers and the like. According to those in attendance, there are about 30 guys who are involved from the greater Modi’in area (including Re’ut and Maccabim) and about 15 typically show up every meeting, which happens about once every five weeks at different members’ abodes.
Apparently, it’s one of the more active homebrew clubs in Israel and I enjoyed its cozy, heimish atmosphere, as well as its many beers 🙂