The DCHG exists as a means for members to explore their hobby through the promotion and education of home brewing. The mission of the DCHG is to promote awareness and appreciation of the quality and variety of homebrewed beers, wines, meads, and tea through education, research, and the collection and dissemination of information: to serve as a forum for the technological and cross-cultural aspects of the art of zymurgy; and to encourage personal responsibility when using alcohol-containing beverages.