Where are you located? DOZE is based in California’s central Contra Costa county area, but our members hail from all over Contra Costa, Alameda, and Solano counties, and sometimes further afield. Our monthly meetings are held at the downstairs meeting room at Lindsay Wildlife Experience, in Walnut Creek.
When does DOZE meet? Our regular monthly meetings are held on the last Monday of the month, at the downstairs meeting room at Lindsay Wildlife Experience, in Walnut Creek [Due to the COVID-19 emergency, meetings have moved online.]. Holidays and special events can alter this schedule from time to time, so it is best to check the website, Facebook, or Slack, for any announced changes.
What’s required to Join? Officially joining DOZE is possible through paying yearly club dues ($40 January to January). Dues are applied toward meeting facility rental, discounted club events, and discounted club apparel. We are a non-profit club and adjust yearly dues as necessary to balance yearly income and expenses. Membership has it’s rewards, including a 5% discount at Morebeer (showroom purchases only) and pint discounts at various East Bay taprooms.
Can I join if I brew cider/mead/perry? Yes!
Does DOZE have an online discussion forum? Many of our club events and other topics are announced and discussed openly on DOZE’s Facebook page. DOZE also has a workspace on the Slack app which serves as our internal club forum.
What about the website accounts? Website accounts were, at one time, intended to give club members access to a members-only forum. However, that part of the website is obsolete, and although the odd member may still use it from time to time, it has not been utilized by the club at large in several years.
We are no longer recommending that one become a website member. However, a website membership is required in order to become a website contributor.
How do I join/leave the email list? See the DOZE Mail link on the main website page. Follow instructions to enter the email that you would like to include on the email list. Options exist for individual email notifications or digest form.
Why can’t I send to the email list? Only email list members are permitted to send email to the list. You must send email from the email account you joined the list with. For example if you used firstname.lastname@example.org, you cannot send email from email@example.com (unless that email is also a list member). Note: emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will not automatically copy the sender. To ensure your message was sent, cc or bcc your own email address when sending. Please use your discretion when sending emails to our list, and consider not responding to all if your response is only intended for the sender.
Can I contribute content to the webpage? DOZE needs your help in keeping our website current, relative, and interesting. If you are interested in becoming a contributor, please use the Contribute link under Members menu to request author access. This privilege provides the ability add new posts, new events, and upload media. We encourage all those interested to contribute to our site by providing relevant posts (new Bay Area beer events, brewing tips, new recipes, event reminders, competition results, etc.)
Where I can I make website suggestions? Please use the Contact link provide any website feedback or suggestions.
Is DOZE a non-profit? Yes, DOZE is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.