The Worthogs Homebrew Club of New Mexico is a club of brewing hobbyists and craft beer enthusiast dedicated to building our skills as brewers, sharing knowledge of the craft of brewing, and fostering camaraderie focused around a shared enthusiasm for brewing and enjoying fermented beverages. For more information, click HERE.
Let's catch up on what the Worthogs have been doing this summer:
Meetings are being held with a join-by-video option, members only. We anticipate meetings being closed to the public for the foreseeable future. However, contact the club by emailing email@example.com if you’re interested in membership or need to communicate with us.
In July groups of 2 or 3 members were given identical pre-selected ingredients - grain, yeast, hops - to brew an American Pale Ale, with the provision that no additional ingredients could be used. Brewers had control over equipment and process specifics – mash and fermentation temperatures, hops additions, boil length, etc. Teams submitted notes on what they’d done. Several members then convened and tasted the results. Not surprisingly we had 8 distinct beers for which we could surmise what contributed to their different attributes. We called this the “Brewers Thumbprint Challenge” as each team’s decisions made their beer distinct.
In September we held our annual Big Beer Brew Day and produced a doppelbock, upholding our tradition of brewing a high gravity and age-worthy beer each year that gets distributed to all members and enjoyed at our winter gathering.
AHA Virtual Big Beer Homebrew Event May 2nd, 2020
Several Worthogs brewed in celebration of Big Beer Day, an American Homebrewers Association event held each May. Members made 35 gallons of beer and 5 gallons of melomel (fruit mead). This year we made the decision to brew individually - no group gathering- so we were part of a virtual brew day.
Wort Share with Enchanted Circle Brewing
Worthogs appreciate the generosity of Enchanted Circle Brewing Company for hosting us and extending an opportunity for members to share wort from the brewery which we’ll ferment into our individual unique beers.
A huge thank you to Steve Larson!
3rd Annual Winter Beer Competition
Congratulations to Ariel Figueroa for being the winner of our club's 3rd Annual Winter Beer Competition.
2019 National Learn to Homebrew Day!
The Worthogs would like to thank Canteen Brewhouse for hosting our 2019 National Learn to Homebrew Day event. Thanks also go out to all club members who participated and the people who dropped in to observe and learn, tip a beer with us, and share in our passion for all things beer and brewing. Here’s to this year’s success- cheers!
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2019 Zombie Brew Cruise
Science of Beer 2019 at ¡explora!
What an amazing night! Explora's Science of Beer was a great success! Thank you to all who came by to visit our Hop Stand, Brew Equipment Exhibit and Club/Raffle Table. We loved meeting you all, sharing our passion, and hopefully convincing you make it a passion of yours. We look forward to seeing all of you soon at any of our future events and meetings!
Thinking of joining a homebrew club?
Worthog Shawn Crawford writes in the latest issue of New Mexico Brewery Magazine about advantages of belonging to a homebrew club.
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The Worthogs get mentioned in 2019 Jan/Feb edition of Zymurgy
Thank you to all at the American Homebrewers Association for everything that you do to support us homebrewers and this great hobby! And thank you for the shoutout!
Learn to Homebrew with the Worthogs, Canteen Brewhouse & Southwest Grape & Grain
Learn to Homebrew Day 2017 Co-Club Event
This past Saturday November 4th, The Worthogs and The Dukes of Ale came together to celebrate National Learn to Homebrew Day. Many great styles were brewed and new lessons learned.
A huge thank you to our event partners, The Dukes of Ale. 11 Homebrewers and 69.25 Gallons of amazing beer produced!
Another huge thank you to our host Rio Bravo Brewing Company. Thank you for allowing us to use your amazing facility.
Worthogs bring home hardware from Colorado!
Great news out of Durango, CO! Members of the Worthogs represent New Mexico by taking home 7 Medals at this years Carver Brewing and Animas Alers ProAm!!!! Congrats to our following members: Christine Elliott Bernard, Marc Bernard, Gary West, Chris Teller, & Ariel Figueroa.
We are just getting started!
A special thanks to the Animas Alers & Carver Brewing for hosting this event!
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