In this issue of Brew News: 2018 Year in Review, 2018 DOH Competition Results, 2018 Regional Competitions, Recipe of the Month,... Read More
Started in 2012 by a group of likeminded homebrewers, this small club has grown to over 50 members in 6 years and has become one of the most popular clubs in the area. With award winning beers having been produced at many Virginia breweries including Front Royal Brewing Company, Castleburg Brewery and Taproom and Portner Brewhouse, our members have been pushing the limits of homebrew since the clubs creation.
Even in success, the club has stayed true to it's roots of camaraderie. With a mix of brewers both new to the hobby and those who have been brewing for 20 years, Downright Obsessed Homebrewers is both approachable and enjoyable for any level brewer.
Meet our Officers
Our officers are responsible for putting together our meetings, events, competitions and everything else we do as a group. Meet the fine folks who volunteer their time to make it all happen.
Dan lives in Gainesville and has been brewing all grain since 2012. He has been with DOH since 2013 and an AHA member since 2014.
Patrick SchmidtVice President
Christine lives in Nokesville and has significantly increased her brew knowledge by active participation in DOH.
Jon lives in Warrenton, VA. He has been a member of DOH since 2012. He enjoys a mix of classic and modern beer styles.
Greg RamirezEvent Planner / Social Outreach
Event Planner / Social Outreach
Chris TheobaldCo-Education Chair
Ty BachusCo-Education Chair
Ty lives in Manassas near old town and joined DOH! In 2018 with his boyfriend. Although he still needs help with all the steps in brewing, Ty likes to experiment with unique flavors and off-style ingredients.
Each month we'll feature a new brewer from our club. This is a member who has risen to the top in some way, such as being a strong mentor for others, winning innumerable awards or is just a genuinely good person.
- Dan Ryan -
Dan Ryan, a previous DOH officer, is a prime example of the kind of brewer you want in your club. He’s talented, genuine with his feedback, and concerned not only with his own success, but with others.
A day doesn’t pass that Dan isn’t looking for a regional competition the club can get involved with, and often he’s the one to drop off everyone’s entries. It also seems like a day can’t go buy without Dan posting a selfie at a brewery behind a row of glasses.
Read below to see a bit more about Dan!