Brew Free or Die (BFD) is New Hampshire’s first homebrew club. BFD was started in January of 1991 by a few dedicated home brewers with the intent on establishing a club in New Hampshire to celebrate good beer and friends. Our 100+ members represent all levels of experience, including beginners, experts, all grain, extract and professional brewers. Stay connected by following our social channels or visit our membership page to join in the homebrew fun, Cheers!


BFD members participate in a number of brew-related events throughout the year. Check out our Google calendar below for a snapshot of our meetings, competitions, projects and special events. For information on any of our events, feel free to email info@bfd.org.

Our hallmark event is our annual competition, New England Regional Homebrew Competition (NERHBC). This event has been hosted by BFD since 2011, with proceeds from the event benefiting charity. In 2017, the club donated over $5000 to American Cancer Society and New Hampshire Food Bank. To get involved in club events, or to learn more about NERHBC, reach out to president@bfd.org.


Our membership ranges from novice brewers to professionals. Many members are BJCP judges, ranging from Certified to Grand Master. We also participate in many award winning brewers regional and national competitions including the New England Regional Homebrew Competition, MCAB and the National Homebrew Association Competitions.

Member Discounts

BFD members get discounts at a number of homebrew shops and beers stores in NH and MA, including:

Kettle to Keg

Beer-Wine Hobby

The Beer Store

Bulk Buy

BFD also hosts a grain Bulk Buy event twice a year exclusive to members, as well as a cider bulk buy once each year.

Club Projects

Participate in the club coolship, special local club competitions and much more!

Club Events

BFD holds monthly membership meetings, along with special events and competitions!