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.

The 2018 Enchanted Brewing Competition Page is Up!

The 2018 Enchanted Brewing Challenge is open to all amateur homebrewers and cider and mead makers in the USA.  The competition page is located at: http://dukesofale.com/upcoming-competitions/upcoming-competitions/

Important dates:

  • March 17 – April 6: Entry Registration
  • April 7: Bottle check-in
  • April 14-15: Judging weekend #1
  • April 21-22: Judging weekend #2
  • April 28: Additional day for judging, if needed
  • April 29: Awards Ceremony (Broken Trail Distillery)

Register for the competition and sign up for judging/stewarding at: https://reggiebeer.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classifieds:

  • Great amount of homebrew equipment accumulated 1979-2012, to be sold locally.  System set up as shown in picture brews two different beers at the same time.  10 gallons finished and 15 gallons finished for a total of 25. Both of the mash tuns and both brew kettles have false bottoms.  Includes the electric roller mill.  Located in Cedar Crest.  Can call Michael (505)440-8666.  My idea is to price to sell.  Have tons of equipment not shown plus a great deal of brewery memorabilia.  Tap handle collection.  All valves and connections and tanks stainless steel.

Events

May 3rd Meeting @ Rio Bravo – “YEAST 101.  COLLECTING, GROWING, PITCHING, CLEANING”

Have you wished you could get that yeast from an amazing Belgian beer, or the limited-release yeast collections, or just want to clean up a favorite and save it for next year?  Then the May 3rd meeting is for you! Tim Lambert and I (Kevin Fleming) will host an introduction to all those things, without geeking out too badly. We’ll discuss how to culture yeasts from bottles, create “slants & flats” used to grow cultures from single cells, cleaning/identifying contamination, and growing up small cultures to big populations for 5+ gallon batches. We’ll briefly discuss multi-cultures for sours, etc. So come on down for this seminar, bring your own brews, and we’ll have our sampling/tasting afterwords.  See you there!”

Blues & Brews at Sandia Casino May 27th

Hey all, time again for us Dukes to show off our brewing talents with our kegs on tap at Sandia Casino.  Any keg donors get first dibs of limited free passes ($40 value) to get in, help volunteer, check out the even, and talk/demo brewing to the 3000+ patrons. If you need reimbursement for ingredients, we can help you with some of the cost. We need 3-5 gallons, or for example meads/ciders, a couple growlers will do. Once we get a brew list, we’ll put it up on their billboard with your name and brew for all to see!  It’s a fun event & we usually have the biggest lines there!

Thanks all & pass the word to other Dukes if I’ve missed their email info. More info to follow.

Kevin
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.

Over 100 members and growing, We love our club!.

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