Hello Fellow Brewers! (For NMHC, go to “Competitions” menu above, then “Upcoming Competitions” to get to the Registration/Info Site) Best of luck to you!!!

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.

(NMHC)New Mexico Homebrewing Competition (Formerly ProAm). NMHC Great Success. Thankyou Entrants & Volunteers!

Over 240 homebrewer entries and great help made this event a great one. Thanks to Jeff Jantz, Competition Director, for his excellent work, and a big thankyou to all the volunteers. We had some excellent entries from around the country. Events like these helps brewers see where they stand in the brewing world, and more importantly, get valuable feedback on improvements. And it gives folks a reason to come together and hang out! We're in the early stages of planning a Cider/Mead competition in Feb/March timeframe. In addition to the competition, we hope to have one or more experts talking about the aspects of the brews.....sort of a learning and competition combination. Stay tuned for more!!

Dukes' Raspberry-Hibiscus Saison Win Judges' Choice at Tractor's "Battle of the Beer Geeks"!

Well, there were a lot of good beers to go against but we narrowly edged out the others to take home bragging rights for the judges' choice portion of the competition. Babes in Brewland won the most votes from patrons, and their pineapple saison was delicious! Seriously, all the beers were very good, so must have been tough choosing! Thanks goes to Ben and William Hamilton, Shannon Dyke, Scott Carpenter, Scott Cadwell, Tractor Brewing owner, Dave Hargis, and the fantastic gang at Tractor!

Events

Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 3rd 6:30 Rio Bravo Brewery: "Ciders!" Making & Tasting the Styles"

Apple season is here, and we're celebrating by having all things ciders/apples! We'll talk about the basics of making a great cider, and all the different styles you can make and try (and you thought it was just fermented apple juice :) We'll also have samples from different cideries in the US and abroad, and have home-made examples of the styles. Just for fun, we'll have a few apple desserts, and if you have a favorite apple dessert, please bring it! And of course bring your brews too.

Dec. 1st 6:30 Meeting/Banquet @ Broken Trails Brewery/Distillery!! (Must be a paid up Dukes Member). Also Officers election & 12 Beers-of-Christmas exchange.

Mark your calenders for a "Can't-Miss Event! First, we'll have the 12 Beers of Christmas exchange for those of you that signed up (still time to contact Patti (p.melquist@yahoo.com). Matt will have an informal distillery & process tour. We'll also have some awesome Enchaladas and Posole from Vic's Daily Cafe. If you want to bring your favorite food to share, please do so. Meeting/Banquet @ Broken Trails Brewery/Distillery!! (Must be a paid up Dukes Member). Also Officers election & 12 Beers-of-Christmas exchange.

ABQ Beer Holiday Fiesta Homebrew competition

Cuyler Pagano is holding the ABQ Beer Holiday Fiesta Homebrew competition, with registration closing Dec 2nd. Should be a fun event again, and he's got prizes for several categories too! See info and registration links, and ya still got time to brew!!: http://abqbeer.com/holiday-fiesta-brew-competition/ http://reggiebeer.com/ReggieEntry.php?CompetitionID=UINVOY1000205
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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