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DOA July Meeting: SAKE!

By ABQ Beer / June 16, 2017

Dukes of Ale July Meeting Join the Dukes at their July meeting where Tad and Marty Ashlock will share their wisdom about all things sake! The types, the tastes, and how to brew your best batch! Sake (Japanese: 酒), also spelled saké, is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove […]


DOA June Meeting: WATER

By ABQ Beer / May 24, 2017

Dukes of Ale June Meeting The Dukes of Ale will have a special guest presenting on a topic that a lot of people have questions on.  WATER. Scott Salvas is the Chief Engineer of Surface Water for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority managing the San Juan Chama Drinking Water Project.He manages operations of the […]


Carver Brewing & Animas Alers ProAm

By ABQ Beer / May 10, 2017

Carver Brewing & Animas Alers ProAm Home Brewing Competition 2017 Animas Aler’s Homebrew Club based in Durango, Colorado are hosting a GABF sanctioned Pro-Am Homebrew Competition with Carver Brewing Company (also in Durango). Entry registrations accepted 03/27/2017 at 12:00 AM, MDT through 06/05/2017 at 12:00 AM, MDT. Judging Date: 06/16/2017 at 12:00 AM, MDT This […]


National Home Brew Day 2017

By ABQ Beer / May 5, 2017

Join Southwest Grape & Grain and Worthogs Homebrew Club in Celebrating National Homebrew Day! Saturday May 6th – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm! Home brewers from the Worthogs Homebrew Club will be brewing an All-Grain batch. They will be ready and eager to talk to anyone interested in learning how to brew, answer questions and […]


Enchanted Brewing Challenge 2017

By ABQ Beer / March 8, 2017

Deadline April 14th! If you want to see how your Brewing, Cider making, Mead making skills stack up to other talents, this is the event for you! We’ll have quality judges that will give you valuable feedback on your creations, and there’s lots of winner’s medals and some excellent prizes as well. So check the […]


DOA: Club Brew at Broken Trails

By ABQ Beer / March 7, 2017

Dukes of Ales Members Event Initial order limited to 5 gallons Irish wort at $4.00/gallon and two bottles of spirits at $15.00/bottle. (Limited supply based on estimated 217 gallons wort and 100 bottles spirits.) March 11: Small group to help with mash of Irish whiskey spirit. March 18: Wort-share mash, boil, and distribution, same time […]


Home Brew News

By ABQ Beer / March 6, 2017

This is a new section we have added to the website to help support and promote the local home brew scene in New Mexico! Look for upcoming home brew news, events, competitions, special deals and much more!


The History and Function of Yeast in the Brewing of Beer

By ABQ Beer / September 21, 2014

The Chemical Magic of Yeast in Brewing Yeast has played a mysterious role in the brewing process since the early days of civilization; however, it wasn’t truly discovered until the late 1800s by Louis Pasteur. The fungus is responsible for producing a variety of compounds, including ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. Whether creating ale or […]


The Art and Science of Brewing Water

By ABQ Beer / August 2, 2014

Casual drinkers and novice brewers may not understand the importance of water to the beer brewing process, but they should. Ninety percent of beer consists of water, making it a vital ingredient throughout the brewing process. The flavor and quality of brewing water directly contributes to the flavor and quality of the end product; therefore, […]

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