Lady Brew Baltimore is distinct in that, instead of meeting to talk about homebrewing or swap tips, "we work in collaboration every step of the way," Cohen says, "so we decide on recipes and what kind of beer we want to make together, and then we brew the beer together, and then we all decide on creating labels and someone different creates the label each time, and then we bottle together, and then whenever we do homebrew competitions, we do it together." New members are thrown immediately into the mix: "You come and you've never done it before? That's cool, filter out the ingredients and decide what order they're gonna go in, and they're like, 'what?' and I'm like 'yeah it's gonna be great, do it!'" Cohen says.