Hello and Welcome Fellow Brewers, Mead and Cider Makers!!!

Welcome to the Dukes of Ale Homebrew Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico serving the local homebrewing community by sharing ideas on what and how to brew, and by holding competitions. In addition to info on this website, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NM_Brewers/join to be a part of the email list.

December Party at Broken Trails Bunches-O-Fun!!

We had a great Dec. party at Broken Trails, and Ben Long won the bottle of Spiced Spirits ...we also had similar samples, and was delicious! Thanks to Matt for letting us take over his place! *AND, A BIG THANKS TO VIC (VIC'S DAILY CAFE) FOR DONATING ALL THAT WONDERFUL FOOD FOR THE PARTY!!! His donation consisted of Green Chile Enchaladas, Red Enchaladas Papas, beans, dip, chips. Wow, what a spread! Please try out his restaurant....I promise you won't be disappointed!!! Other members graciously donated pot luck, and all was fabulous. We have an invite to return, and will surely do so. That event is just one example of why it's great to be a Dukes member!! Thanks to all of you who brought food! And the Mike G. party was another hit. Sorry for those of you if you missed it!

Excellent Set of Officers Leads the Way to a Stellar 2017 Season!

The Dukes elections provided a solid set of officers/volunteer list, no doubt! So we have: Jeff Jantz- President, Shannon Dyke and Scott Carpenter- VPs, Tim Lambert- Treasurer, Ryan Sarhan- Web Manager, Carolyn Parsey- Facebook Manager, and I'll do some of the events planning/coordination but we could use another Events Director, to lighten the load. We've created a Competition Committee w/o a Competition Director, to lessen the burden on one person. If you want to join, we'd love to have you help! Current members are Jeff Jantz, Scott Carpenter, Kevin Fleming, Shannon Dyke, Marty and Tad Ashlock, and several others not "officially" on the list. I'm being honest in saying for 2017 we have one of the strongest set of officers in the history of the club! Here's just a few events we're planning: -"From Wort to Beer, to Spirits" Club beer recipe design to distillation at Broken Trails Distillery. -Explora, "Teaching Brewing Science". -Mead & Cider Competition with Seminars (April). -Brewery Bicycle Tour. -Belgian & Trappist Ales Seminar, given by Berkeley (From Abbey Brewing), AND MUCH MORE TO COME Prost! Kevin Fleming

Events

Feb. 2nd Meeting, 6:30 Monks' Corner Taproom "Belgian/Abbey Ales" Discussion Lead by Monk's Brewing Brothers.

A very special meeting and location for February 2nd, will be a discussion and sampling of Abbey ales at Monks Alb taproom (205 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102). Discussions will be lead by one or more of the Brothers that are brewers for Monk's Brewing, whose main brewery is near Abiquiu NM. http://www.oldworldbeer.com/abbey_beverage_ This is one of the very few breweries in the US located on-site at a Monastery (The Monastery of Christ in the Desert). These gentlemen are top notch Abbey brewers, and are generous enough to have us "take over" their taproom, where we can listen, sample their delicious brews, and get some brewing tips as well! We'll have an informal discussion/presentation, with tasting/sampling during the event. After the event, we'll sample homebrew as well. PLEASE.....be there by 6:30 or earlier (also,traffic & parking takes extra time), to show respect for the Brothers, since they're taking the time out of their schedule to host us at their taproom. And to get your creative brewing going, we'll have a May meeting, Trappist/Abbey-style Ale competition, where we'll judge the best Belgian-style homebrewed ales, with a gift card for the winner!....Better listen to the Monks carefully! Prost!

Frequent Questions
How often do the Dukes of Ale Meet?
The Dukes of Ale meet on the first Thursday of each month except for holidays. Meetings typically start at 6:30pm. We'll keep updates for special events, educational seminars, and meeting changes, on the calendar.
What does it cost to join?
A year's membership cost $25 per person. Your membership includes a general and liquor liability insurance, and many events throughout the year. You can join on line through Paypal, or at one of our meetings.
Do I need to know how to homebrew to join?
No, we have both seasoned veterans , novices and those that don't plan to brew but want to learn more about the brewing process and beer styles.
Can I donate to the Dukes of Ale?
Yes, the Dukes of Ale is now a Non-Profit 501 (c7) organization. As a non-profit we rely on membership dues, competition entry fees, and donations to fund our club, and events. Contact your accountant for more information on tax write offs regarding non-profits.

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