I am one of the Homebrew Party peeps... For me, the Homebrew crew is perfect for my schedule and my pace, plus I live a few miles away. Their club meetings used to be my Friday night beer drinking fun and socializing, but most recently, I have been tapping into the minds of the brewers in the group. I have been trying different recipes and learning new types of things to make.
I also brew with some friends from work who really don't associate with any of the clubs, I guess... We brew all-grain recipes and I always maintain 3 kegs in my fridge. I also make wine, sake' and other things and occasionally open my cellar doors for all to come and taste.