The Sultans of Swig and the Niagara Association of Homebrewers are Western New York's two biggest home-brewing clubs.

The Niagara Association of Homebrewers has monthly membership meetings; get more information at or e-mail questions to Meetings, held at public venues on Tuesdays and a member's home on Fridays, are open to current and prospective members.

The Sultans of Swig meet the third Monday of the month at Gene McCarthy's Irish Pub, 73 Hamburg St., and the first Monday of every month at beer-friendly locations. Contact President Kate Dee: