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Our Mission

Dahoamwhile often translated as "at home," is less a place and more a feeling: "at home:" "cozy"..." with loved ones"..." welcomed".   It is where you come back to; where you want to be.  There's even a saying for this feeling: do bin i dahoam..." there I'm at home."

Our Mission is to have fun and share the joy of brewing and cooking, with a uniquely Bavarian flare.  We provide small, hands-on, beginner-friendly classes and experiences hosted by passionate homebrewers and chefs.  We welcome everyone and believe in knowledge-sharing and the building of community and friendships.  Our classes and experiences are all in English and we keep things simple and focused on having fun while learning together.

Our Team

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Founder, Brewmaster

Chef, Brewer, Host

Hans brings his energy, passion, and authenticity to dahoam1516.  Brewing, cooking, hosting:

Hans does it all.

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Co-Founder, Pitmaster

Chef, Brewer, BBQ Queen

Louise brings her sharp wit, great sense of spice, and BBQ expertise to dahoam1516.  Part of the founding 3, she is dedicated.

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Artist in Tracht

Artist, Helper, Witzer

Dane brings a passion for art & design to dahoam1516. Look around and you'll see his work -- it's everywhere. Part of founding 3.

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Keller, Wurstmaster

Handyman, Chef, Helper

Martin is always there with a "how can I help?"  No task is too odd and he makes a mean wurst too. An early member, he is dedicated.

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Chief Growth Officer

Gardener, Veggie King

Pedro loves gardening, gnomes, and all things that grow.  He raises much of our produce on site and ready with a gardening tip.



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Community Event
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All of us together, build a community.

We live in Alameda...teach in Alameda...brew in  Alameda.

We are your neighbors and your local community brewing and cooking school.

As part of our mission, we partner with local businesses, non-profits, and civic groups that support a strong Alameda

and believe that learning and sharing is what make a community.

Local Business Partners & Supporters

Island Savoy Market logo
Pacific Pinball Museum logo
Boys & Girls Club logo
Speisekammer logo
Paganos logo
Best of Alameda 2023 logo
4th of July parade logo
Corks, Forks, Rhythm and Brews logo
Alameda logo

Charitable & Civic Events

Local Vendors & Supporters

More Beer logo
Admiral Maltings logo
American Homebrewer Association logo
Weyermann Maltings logo
Briess Maltings logo

Business Profile


Organizational Framework

dahoam1516 is organized as a fully self-sustaining and self-funding school and club.  Hosts and teachers are not compensated for their time and there are no employees or beneficiaries.

All training equipment is provided by the teachers or club members at no cost.   We maintain no assets or liabilities.


All revenues after expenses are reinvested back in the club, either as scholarships for free class admissions for low-income residents or through our community outreach program and in alignment with our mission and commitment towards community building and knowledge sharing.

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Hans Diehl

Founder / Chairman of Board / President

(415) 853-4048

Dane Layton

Secretary & Treasurer

(702) 287-9550

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