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.

Events

“Using Fruit in your Brew” – 6:30 PM Thursday, August 9 at Bombs Away Brewing
Kevin Fleming will demo/talk about how to process & use fruit in beers, ciders, meads. Other uses for a paint mixer?…fruit puree, big-batches! Demo of the “famous” apple & fruit smasher garbage disposal. Also modifying your blender for small batches, freeze concentrating, smashing, crushing….yeah! We’ll touch on pH, enzymes for clear brews, heat/chemical bacteria cleaner-upper techniques. Bring your techniques to share, and your brews of course.  CU there!
Oktoberfest Event! Saturday Sept. 8th 3-7PM @ Wagner Farms, Corrales (see link below).
“The fun you’ve been waiting for! Anthony Wagner (Dukes Member), owner of Wagner Farms is kindly letting the club hold it’s event in his beautiful 950+-tree apple orchard. Scott C. is loaning his grill & we’ll have hamburgers, hotdogs, brats and corn-on-the-cob. Please bring a potluck side item. There’s lots to see/do there, such as a river-walk just yards from the event. Also, there’ll be an orchard tour by Anthony, horseshoe,and/or cornhole games, so you can show off your skills! And, we’ll demonstrate coolship wild/spontaneous fermentation (orchard has LOTS of wild stuff for your brew!). And bring your homebrews too. The club will also buy some Oktoberfest commercial beers as well.  We’ll need help setting up, and other stuff, so if you can help your club, we’d appreciate it. This is a private event for members and their guests. Cost for paid-up Dukes members is free, and $7 for guests, to cover costs. This’ll be a blast….hope to see you there!!
(Please RSVP by Sept 1st, by replying to this email, so we can buy appropriately)
Using Brews in Food & Brew/Food Pairing. Oct. 11th 6:30pm at Bombs Away Brewery (BAB)
Executive pastry chef Kerry Logan (Dukes Member) will discuss easy to make dishes using brews (beer, cider, meads). Kerry will pair brews with foods to bring out the best in both!
“In-House Competition Using Fruit.” Nov. 8th 6:30pm at BAB
Any brew style will be judged and winners recieve prizes for their awesome creation.
“Officer Elections & Potluck Banquet.” December 13th 6:30pm BAB
Bring your brews and food. Christmas brews too!
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 $30 per person and is due on February 1 each year. 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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